ACEMS members contributed to the success of Queensland AI Hub's inaugural Medical Datathon, delivering presentations and teaming with others to apply diverse expertise to help solve problems in health.
The team combined data science and clinician expertise and experience with the aim of developing an AI tool for hospitals, to reduce both the under- and over-diagnosis of cancer.
"The datathon experience was a fun and invaluable learning opportunity and our team plans to continue working together to develop our proposed AI tool," says Owen.
Owen will receive support from the Queensland AI Hub and AWS, and may also apply to ACEMS funding schemes for research.
Owen recommends other students and researchers participate in similar hackathons/datathons to benefit from a multi-disciplinary team approach to solving a significant real-world problem in health or other domains of interest.