Invited presentation on the national “Zdrowie Polakow” congress 26 October 2020 – Posted in: news – Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Dr. Kucewicz from our laboratory was invited to prepare a video talk about our work for the largest health conference in Poland. In the talk he described the latest methods that were developed in our group to analyze electrophysiological signals from the human brain. One of them employs an Artificial Intelligence (AI) approach to automatically select electrodes that record from brain regions that engage in memory functions without a need for expert review and manual selection. This approach also means less human errors and much more time saved to do the task. This project was led by Krishnakant Saboo – a PhD student from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in our international research team. A similar method was also developed by Cagdas Topcu from our BME lab based automatic computer analysis of the data (data-driven approach). The other method described in the talk also uses computer programs to analyze large numbers of signals obtained during electrical stimulation of the brain to find the best parameters for enhancing memory performance. Dr. Michal Lech – a postdoc in our BME lab, has developed these methods and came to important conclusions about how to stimulate the brain to treat memory disorders. His analysis would also benefit from the new AI approaches and faster computers to speed the analyses that normally take days or even weeks to complete. We live in the new era that urgently needs the help of intelligent computer programs that can complement human work with finding fast solutions to problems that take much effort and time even for the most skilled scientist expert.
This and other talks of the congress can be viewed on 26-27th of October via online transmission from the ‘Kopernik’ Science Center in Warsaw. Our presentation is scheduled for the 27th from 9:00-10:00am. It will be in the panel entitled: ‘Progress in applications of computer techniques in medicine’ together with similar talks about the latest technologies to combat the pandemic, the new era of complete digitization of the healthcare system, and the use of Artificial Intelligence in managing other big clinical datasets. The entire panel is chaired by Prof. Andrzej Czyzewski – the head of our Multimedia Systems department at the Gdansk University of Technology. Anyone is invited to register and attend!