intLab members, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, Dr Elisa Rubegni and PhD student, Grace Ataguba, attended the 2018 ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) Conference hosted at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway.
Principal Investigator, Dr Bashir Al-Diri and colleagues at the School of Computer Science are conducting a research project to collect 2D fundus images and 3D Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) images using a fully automated user-friendly retinal-imaging camera (3D OCT-1 Maestro).
This study, titled ‘Automated Retinal Imaging Lab (ARIAL), will look towards finding and analysing new signs in the retinal vascular system photographed at the back of the eye, which might be changed due to disease. These signs can then be monitored and measured over time to detect signify disease progression.
OCT images are the most common techniques used for detecting eye diseases affecting the macula; OCT images are using in routine clinical practice and for diagnosis and monitoring diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure as well as other systemic diseases.
All images will be reviewed and stratified by a Consultant Ophthalmologist Surgeon. Any abnormality will be reported directly to you and your registered GP with clear advice on further action if needed.
For this study, we welcome everyone with or without any known eye disease or diagnosed with any chronic systemic diseases. OCT images and lifestyle data will be captured and collected every 6 months for the duration that you are available; each visit will take no longer than 30 minutes.
There has been no such dataset available for the research community in the past, so this project will be of great scientific interest.
Further information can be found here. To participate, please contact Dr Bashir Al-Diri:
T. 01522 837111 / E. firstname.lastname@example.org
Gregory will discuss the exciting new robotic platform and the research behind it as well as providing a live demonstration of DogBot.
The seminar will be on Friday 18th May 2018, 11:00am, in AAD0W25.
Everybody is welcome to join!
The School of Computer Science, University of Lincoln, UK, are holding their annual Student Showcase event on Tuesday 15th May 2018.
The showcase will take place from 9:30am – 4:30pm in the ground floor atrium of the Isaac Newton Building and students and colleagues from across the University are invited to attend throughout the course of the day.
Also in attendance will be approximately forty visitors from commercial companies and the public sector, which will provide delegates with a networking opportunity.
This event does not form part of any student assessment and all student exhibitors will be attending because they have created a project that they are justifiably proud of – and they want to show it to the widest possible audience.
This year, there will be over thirty exhibits from first, second, third and fourth year undergraduates, as well as exhibits from our MSc students. Some of our second year Group Project module students have also been working with final year Product Design students from the College of Arts to help make their designs into reality. This is the second year in a row that this interdisciplinary collaboration has taken place and BA Product Design students will also be at the Showcase supporting the group that they have worked with.
To mention the themes of just a few of the student exhibits, these will include:
- Stem cell tracking and segmentation.
- Using medical imaging for enhanced probability of cancer detection.
- Patient zero – a zombie game produced by a group of first year undergraduates during a 48 hour Game Jam.
- An investigation into the viability of an automated news-driven algorithmic share trading system.
- RaptorProtector – using social media to raise awareness of wildlife crime density in the vicinity of driven grouse moors. A number of students have been mentored on this subject by TV wildlife expert Chris Packham during their final year project. Officers from the Lincolnshire Police Wildlife Crimes Unit are among the confirmed guests attending the event.
For more details, please contact Bruce Hargrave: email@example.com