fungalAi is a cross discipline team

Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah 
Infectious Diseases & General Medicine  
A/Prof  Reza Haffari 
Language Technology

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. From 2019-20, she held the 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 is the founder of fungalAi. Her other interests include occupational safety in healthcare. 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.

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 Samantha Ellis 
Radiology

A/Prof 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 Jarrel Seah 
Radiology

Dr Jarrel Seah 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.

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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.