fungalAi is a cross discipline team

Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah 
Infectious Diseases & General Medicine  

Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah PhD is a physician in general medicine and infectious diseases at The Alfred Hospital, a major Australian transplant centre. She has expertise in fungal infections, antifungal stewardship and the role of artificial intelligence in improving patient outcomes. In 2019, she was awarded a prestigious TRIP (Translating Research into Practice) fellowship by the Medical Research Future Fund and was appointed to JAMA Network Open as a statistical & methods reviewer. Michelle has led development, she is the founder of fungalAi. Her academic profile is here.

Prof Tom Drummond 
Computer Vision

Prof Tom Drummond is a professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering at Monash University and chief investigator on an Australian Research Council Centre for Research Excellence in Robotic Vision. His research is principally in the field of real-time computer vision which has applications in augmented reality, robotics, assistive technologies and medical imaging. His academic profile is here.

Dr Samantha Ellis 

Dr Samantha Ellis is a senior consultant radiologist and Head of Thoracic Radiology at The Alfred Hospital. Her expertise includes interstitial lung disease and invasive fungal infections.

Dr Anthony Kam 

Dr Anthony Kam is the Head of Neuroradiology and Director of MRI at The Alfred Hospital. His research interests include imaging in stroke, neurodegenerative disorders and targeted tumour treatment. He is a consultant for a Silicon Valley based medical software company which offers an automated image analysis platform that is used by stroke centres worldwide. 

Dr Francois Petitjean 
Machine Learning

François is a Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of IT at Monash University. François is an expert in machine learning, time series analysis and image analysis. He holds a prestigious ARC DECRA fellowship and has received funding from the French Space Agency (CNES), the Australia Research Council, the US Air Force and IBM. His academic profile is here

Dr Titus Tang 
Computer vision

Dr Titus Tang is a deep learning consultant specialising in the research and development of early stage AI applications. He has a PhD in computer vision and a passion in bringing research outcomes to market.

Prof Geoff Webb
Machine Learning

Prof Geoff Webb is Director of the Monash University Centre for Data Science, Faculty of IT, Monash University and a leading data scientist. He is the author of the Magnum Opus commercial data mining software package, a system that embodies many of his research contributions in the area of data mining. In 2017 he was the recipient of the inaugural Eureka Prize for Excellence in Data Science. His academic profile is here

A/Prof  Reza Haffari 
Language Technology

A/Prof Reza Haffari is a Senior Lecturer and the Director of the Graduate Diploma in Data Science in the Faculty of IT, Monash University. He is a Nature published Bioinformatician and specialist in Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing. His research is supported by Google Inc and the Australian Research Council. In 2019 he was awarded a prestigious ARC Future Fellowship. His academic profile is here.

A/Prof Dinesh Varma

A/Prof Dinesh Varma is the acting Director of Radiology and Head of Trauma and Emergency Radiology at The Alfred Hospital. His area of interest is trauma and emergency Radiology and MRI, and the role of radiology in the integrated multidisciplinary approach to imaging.

Dr Jarrel Seah 

Jarrel is a radiology fellow at Alfred Health with expertise in computer vision, machine learning, application development and general radiology. He is the co-winner of the 2014 Microsoft Imagine Cup, a global competition, for the development of Eyenaemia - a non-invasive screening algorithm for anaemia. He is currently working with a Sydney based radiology start up while maintaining his academic interests in radiology.

Dr Christoph Bergmeir  
Data Science

Christoph is a Lecturer in Data Science in the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University. His research spans diverse sectors from healthcare to infrastructure maintenance. In 2019, he was awarded a prestigious ARC DECRA fellowship. Christoph holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Granada, Spain, and an M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the University of Ulm, Germany.

Mr Islam Nassar
PhD Candidate

Islam is a PhD student in Monash University. His research focuses on leveraging Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for healthcare applications. He has extensive industry experience in Data Management and Engineering. He holds a bachelor of Electronics and Communications Engineering from Cairo University and a M.Sc. degree in Data Science from Monash University. In 2019, he was awarded the Academic Medal of Achievement for his outstanding academic performance. He is co-supervised by Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah, Prof Wray Buntine and A/Prof Reza Haffari.