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Kimia Lab Members Selected as Vector Postgraduate Affiliates

Kimia Lab Members Selected as Vector  Postgraduate Affiliates

March 31, 2021 – The Vector Institute announced the 2021 candidates for its Postgraduate Affiliate Program. The new cohort of 30 talented researchers is a combination of new and returning members to Vector’s growing community. Established in 2018, the program promotes engagement and collaboration among researchers in the AI community who are in the early stages of their careers. Morteza Babaie and Shivam Kalra from Kimia Lab are among […]

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Kimia Students receive Waterloo AI Institute Scholarships

Kimia Students receive Waterloo AI Institute  Scholarships

The Waterloo AI Institute provides twelve one-time awards valued at $5,000 each. One Master’s student and one Ph.D. student from each of the University’s six faculties were chosen to receive a scholarship. This year Shivam Kalra and Milad Sikaroudi, Ph.D. students from Kimia Lab have been awarded the AI scholarship. Shivam Kalra is a Ph.D. candidate at the Kimia Lab. He has completed his MSc […]

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A search engine for better disease diagnosis and treatment

A search engine for better disease diagnosis and treatment

Waterloo Engineering researcher partners with alumnus on new technology they hope will revolutionize health care Hamid Tizhoosh was looking for a new idea, a fresh start when he began talking to doctors about how they do their jobs and how they might do them better.  Six months into his consultations, with his engineering lab at the University of Waterloo reduced to a one-man show by […]

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Vector Welcomes 2020 Cohort of Faculty Affiliates

Vector Welcomes 2020 Cohort of Faculty Affiliates

Professor Hamid Tizhoosh, the director of Kimia Lab, has been appointed as a faculty affiliate to the Vector Institute for a second time. On December 22, 2020, The Vector Institute announced that 72 faculty holding appointments at universities across Ontario have been appointed as 2020 Faculty Affiliates. The 2020 cohort is a combination of new and returning members. Dr. Tizhoosh’s first appointment was in June 2018 […]

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Kimia Lab joins WHO Consortium for Cancer Research

Kimia Lab joins WHO Consortium for Cancer Research

November 4, 2020 – UW’s Kimia Lab will contribute to WHO’s global research for cancer categorization.  The International Collaboration for Cancer Classification and Research (IC3R) officially accepted Kimia Lab as a full member on October 22, 2020. The UW lab, which is specialized on image search in medical archives, will assist IC3R to implement content-based image retrieval for a  WHO global digital atlas of histopathology […]

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World’s largest human tissue archive adopts Kimia’s AI algorithms

World’s largest human tissue archive adopts Kimia’s AI algorithms

Artificial intelligence technology will be used to help modernize US federal pathology facility Waterloo, ON, October 26, 2020 – Technology developed by Kimia researchers has been adopted by a major pathology facility in the United States. The Joint Pathology Center (JPC), which has the world’s largest collection of preserved human tissue samples, will use an artificial intelligence (AI) search engine to index and search its […]

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Kimia Lab and Huron at Pathology Visions 2020

Kimia Lab and Huron at Pathology Visions 2020

Monday, October 26 | 9-9:45am PTLive Q&A: 9:45-10:05am PT In this pre-conference workshop, Huron Digital Pathology’s CEO, Patrick Myles, and their AI advisor, Professor Hamid Tizhoosh, will illustrate how Huron’s LagottoTM image search platform has been designed to integrate seamlessly into existing and emerging digital pathology workflows, describing several workflow scenarios. Attendees will learn the following: How does WSI indexing work? What file formats does Lagotto […]

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UW Professor on The Pathologist’s “Power List 2020”

UW Professor on The Pathologist’s “Power List 2020”

UW’s Hamid Tizhoosh is among the 20 pathologists and computer scientists listed in this year’s “Power List” of The Pathologist who achieved  Big Breakthroughs, “ trailblazers working at the cutting edge and driving forward the future of the field”. The magazine collects nominations from the pathology community. An expert panel selects the distinguished physicians and researchers based on their track record and achievements in the field. […]

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Kimia Lab Students publish and present at ECCV and CVPR

Kimia Lab Students publish and present at ECCV and CVPR

A novel method developed by graduate students from Kimia Lab, Waterloo Engineering, Mohammed Adnan (1st-year MASc.), and Shivam Kalra (2nd year Ph.D.) has the potential to have a major impact in histopathological image analysis and cancer diagnostics. Their technique uses artificial intelligence (AI) to render digital representations of extremely high-resolution biopsy images. These digital representations can be used for real-time image search, providing critical information to pathologists for well-informed and […]

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Diagnostic consensus for cancer is possible through image search using AI

Diagnostic consensus for cancer is possible through image search using AI

Pan-cancer diagnostic consensus through searching archival histopathology images using artificial intelligence A new system combining artificial intelligence (AI) with human knowledge promises faster and more accurate cancer diagnosis. The powerful technology, developed by a team led by engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo, uses digital images of tissue samples to match new cases of suspected cancer with previously diagnosed cases in a database. In […]

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