23 Jun 2020
Congratulations to Heloise and Alexey
Very many congratulations to Heloise Greeff on a long list of achievements! Firstly, Heloise was invited to the Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET) awards at the UK Houses of Parliament in early March, which recognises the work of outstanding early-career researchers across the UK. Heloise has also been appointed to a prestigious Junior Research Fellowship at Linacre College for her work on AI for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
Relatedly, Heloise has had a trio of grant successes in AI for patient monitoring in LMICs: the UK Global Challenges Research Fund is supporting a new project that she is leading in India for low-cost wearable sensing; the Balliol Interdisciplinary Institute is supporting a range of workshops to be held by Heloise in India; the PITCH-IN initiative is funding Heloise to look at IOT-related sensing, linking the Emergency Department of the Oxford University Hospitals to collaborators in Vietnam.
Likewise, many congratulations go to Alex Youssef, Rhodes scholar and DPhil student, who has been awarded RAEng "Frontiers of Development" funding to support his work on AI for medicine in LMICs. Alex will work with collaborators from the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka and from the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Syria to improve upon existing open-source Electronic Health Records. The team will develop modules that aim to reduce barriers to using such systems in low resource settings - including making an Arabic version, that could be used for over 300m people. The system will be piloted in two Syrian public hospitals.