Professor Karin Verspoor – RMIT University

09/09/2024 11:00 am - 09/09/2024 12:00 pm
Davis Auditorium

Postgraduate Seminar Series – Computational Biology Theme hosted by Andrew Keniry, Nadia Davidson, Haloom Rafehi


Professor Karin Verspoor
Dean, School of Computing Technologies, RMIT University


From data to information to knowledge in biological research with the assistance of AI


Davis Auditorium

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Including Q&A session


Professor Karin Verspoor is Dean of the School of Computing Technologies at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. She is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health, a 2021 “Brilliant Woman in Digital Health”, and was selected as a finalist in the Women in AI Australia/New Zealand Awards 2022 for “AI in Innovation”. She is also a co-founder and the Victoria node lead of the Australian Alliance for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare, and a Director of BioGrid Australia.


Karin is passionate about using artificial intelligence to enable biological discovery and clinical decision support from data. Her work has a specific emphasis on the use of natural language processing to transform unstructured data in biomedicine into actionable information.


Karin held previous posts as Director of Health Technologies and Deputy Head of the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne, as the Scientific Director of Health and Life Sciences at NICTA Victoria Research Laboratory, at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and at Los Alamos National Laboratory.


She also spent 5 years in tech start-ups during the US Tech bubble, where she helped design an early artificial intelligence system.


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