BioMedia - The Important Role of Multimedia Research for Healthcare

Future research directions in the intersection of computer science and medicine to improve the healthcare system.


12. June.

Time: 10:45 - 11:15


In this talk, the speaker will focus on the potential of multimedia data and applications to improve the healthcare system. First, a focus on the various data is given. This is followed by a discussion about the importance of multimodal data fusion and context aware analysis. Most important, the speaker will discuss the significance of handling and including the medical experts and patients as users. Finally, the speaker will present momentous future directions and research questions. This seminar will be held in English.

Michael is a senior researcher at SimulaMet. He received his Master’s degree from Klagenfurt University with distinction and finished his PhD at the University of Oslo in two and a half years. His PhD thesis topic was efficient processing of medical multimedia workloads. His research interests are medical multimedia data analysis and understanding, image processing, image retrieval, parallel processing, crowdsourcing, social computing and user intent. He is involved in several initiatives like the MediaEval Benchmarking initiative for Multimedia Evaluation, which runs this year the Medico task (automatic analysis of colonoscopy videos). Furthermore he is part of an expert group for the Norwegian Council of Technology on Machine Learning for Healthcare.

This event is part of the Media City Bergen Future Week on June 11-14.
50+ events will be taking place inside the Media City Bergen building, and all focused on topics that challenge our common future as it is driven and shaped by technology.

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