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Johnson Chen

BSc. Computer Science & Statistics, UBC

Projects:

  • Image Data Curation

Johnson (Tingyu) is a 3rd-year UBC student studying Statistics and Computer Science. In May 2022, Johnson proudly joined the Image Curation group as a summer research student, and is assisting Dr. Rasika Rajapakshe and the team. Johnson is looking forward to facing the challenges ahead, one line of code at a time. Like many sweet-toothed people, Johnson spends his spare time in dessert places, gym, and then repeats.

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Isha Shah

BSc. Information Technology, University of Mumbai 2021. MSc. Computer Science, UBC,2023.

Projects:

  • Evaluating Cardiac Risk in Breast Cancer Patients using Artificial Intelligence

Isha comes from Mumbai, India. She received her bachelor degree in Information Technology at University of Mumbai, 2021. She is an incoming student this summer UBCO in MSc. Computer Science. Having a keen interest in women’s health and Artificial Intelligence, she is excited to work at BC Cancer. Outside of school, she enjoys baking, creative arts, reading and spending time by the beach.

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Liying Yang

BSc Computer Science, UBCO 2022

Projects:

  • Traceable medical image de-identification pipeline for AI applications
  • Validating Artificial Intelligence Algorithms for Breast Cancer Detection
  • NLP for automated extraction of cancer diagnosis from pathology reports

Liying was born in China, Guangzhou, she came to Canada for high school and university as an international student. Liying joined the Early Detection Research Group in the spring of 2022 after she graduated as a computer science student. Her past research experience has been in children’s robotics; however, she had a strong interest in the medical field. She hopes she can take the advantage of technology and use them in the medical field.

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Pengkun Liang

MSc Statistics, University of Calgary 2021

Project:

  • Breast density AI prediction

Pengkun graduated from Ucalgary as a master student majoring in Statistics this summer and is currently working on the breast density AI prediction project. He is proficient in R/SAS programming and data analysis. He is also a huge fan of video games.

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Zhenghua Chen

BSc. Computer Science, McGill University 2021
MSc. Computer Science, UBCO 2023

Project:

  • Develop and assess innovative Natural Language Processing methods to extract clinical information from BC Cancer Electronic Medical Record system

I come from China and have studied Computer Science since my first year in Canada. Machine Learning is one of the cool topics that I’m interested in and I find it has great potential use in medical/health-caring area. I’m so excited and proud to join this group and work with all the talents to contribute my effort and explore the endless possibilities!

I enjoy tasting delicious food from different places, playing tennis and singing. I’m a cat-person and I love creative and unique ideas 😀

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Quinn Wright

BSc. Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, UBCO 2017
BSc. Computer Science, UBCO 2021

Projects:

  • De-identification, curation, and migration of large volume DICOM imaging data to AWS

I was born in Kelowna and appreciate the what the Okanagan Valley has to offer! I’ve been interested in pursuing a career in the medical field for quite some time, but decided to take a few years off after my first degree and try my childhood dream of cooking for a living. That completely changed once I started programming, and now I’m very excited to be involved with the Early Detection Research Group in a technology focused role. I’m a bit of a generalist and tend to have a new hobby every few months, but some constants are food and wine, reading, and looking for great new music to enjoy.

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Mitch Wiebe

BSc Physics, UBCO 2020
MSc Medical Physics, UBCO 2022

Projects:

  • Tomohistology/ Lung RP
  • Deep Learning for Differential Diagnosis of Lung Cancer

Mitch is a recent graduate from UBCO with a BSc in Physics and will be moving into an MSc in Medical Physics this fall. He has contributed to projects that endeavour to predict high risk patients of radiation pneumonitis and detect lung cancer in its early stages. This summer his efforts will be focussed on using machine learning for the early detection of lung cancer. Outside of school and research, Mitch enjoys skateboarding, biking downtown, and snowboarding.

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Bianca Vizcaino

B.Sc. Biology, UBCO 2021

Projects:

  • Lung Cancer Wait Times

Bianca is a recent UBCO graduate where she obtained a BSc with an emphasis in Biology and Psychology. Having taken a wide variety of undergraduate courses while acquiring research experience across disciplines including electrical engineering, Bianca is motivated to continue participating in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research to further improve her critical thinking and problem-solving skills. As an aspiring medical doctor, she is excited to utilize her research skill set to improve the quality of healthcare. Further, she has joined the Early Detection Team to work alongside Dr. Humer on a retrospective chart review aimed at quantifying wait times for the Interior Thoracic Group’s surgical lung cancer patients to determine areas for improvement. During her leisure time, Bianca enjoys hiking, volunteering in the local community, and spending time with family.