21 Feb 2022
Department welcomes two academics to Engineering Science at Oxford in 2022
Associate Professors Konstantinos Kamnitsas and Dorian Gangloff joined the Department this year, working in biomedical imaging and quantum science and engineering respectively
Associate Professor (Biomedical Imaging) Konstantinos Kamnitsas joined the Department and Wolfson College as a Non-Tutorial Fellow in February 2022. His research focuses on machine-learning (ML) and primarily deep neural networks for medical image interpretation and analysis. His work aims to empower healthcare researchers and clinicians with ML methods and tools to better address their research questions and needs of clinical workflows; and to develop more reliable, transparent and accountable models for safer use in healthcare.
Konstantinos completed his PhD at Imperial College London, where he developed some of the first 3-dimensional neural networks for processing volumetric medical data, such as MRI and CT, and methods for improving generalization to heterogeneous data. His work has won various awards, among which two international competitions for brain cancer and ischemic stroke lesion segmentation. He also obtained an MSc in Computing Science from Imperial, and the diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He became a Lecturer in 2021 at the School of Computer Science of the University of Birmingham, where he retains a position as an Honorary Research Fellow.
He has also spent time conducting research in industry, such as at the Healthcare Intelligence team of Microsoft Research and Kheiron Medical Technologies.
Associate Professor Dorian Gangloff joined the Department in January 2022. An Engineering Physics graduate from the University of British Columbia (BASc 2010), he received a PhD in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with a focus on Atomic and Optical Physics, in 2016.
As a graduate student, he and colleagues demonstrated the first-ever use of an optical lattice combined with an atomic trapped-ion crystal as a simulator of nanofrictional processes, work which earned him a Junior Research Fellowship at St John’s College, Cambridge, in 2017. There, he worked at the Cavendish Laboratory on coherent interfaces between solid-state qubits and easily transmissible photonic states. These are foundational components of quantum networking technologies and offer the opportunity to investigate fundamental quantum optical phenomena.
Dorian’s general research interests are in the field of quantum science and engineering. His recent work on all-optical control of two leading solid-state platforms – quantum dots and diamond colour centers – has had significant impact on spin-based quantum technologies and fundamental many-body physics. He was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in October 2021.