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Monday 02 May 2022 08:30 - 13:00

The aim of Valais/Wallis Workshops on Artificial Intelligence is to bring together engineers and researchers active in pattern analysis and machine intelligence with related applications in Security, Health or Energy. This workshop is organised in partnership with The Sense academic center.

Date : 02.05.2022 - 08:30 - 13:00

Place : Technopôle, Sierre (Salle Electra)

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Coffee and croissants


Short official opening


Invited presentation: Igor Letovanec (Valais Hospital): "Digital pathology : Facts, opportunities and challenges"

Dr Igor Letovanec graduated from Lausanne University Medical School in 1999. He trained in pathology at the CHUV and HUG Hospitals and since 2010 has been working as pathologist - médecin associé - at the CHUV, in charge of thoracic, bone and soft tissue and skin pathology. Since 2020 he is Head of the Pathology Department of the Valais Hospital Central Institute and kept an affiliation to the CHUV. Dr Letovanec authored or co-authored over 90 papers in peer reviewed journals (Cancer Discovery, Journal of Thoracic oncology or Nature among others). His main fields of research are biomarkers, lung pathology and tumor heterogeneity. He is also interested in innovation and digital pathology.


Niccolo Marini (HES-SO Valais): "Reducing the need for manual annotations when extracting knowledge from multimodal data sources"


Ina Kodrasi (IDIAP): "Detecting Neurological Disorders from Speech using Deep Learning"


Valentin Oreiller (HES-SO Valais): "Robust Multi-Organ Nucleus Segmentation Using a Locally Rotation Invariant Bispectral U-Net”


Lonneke Van Der Plas (IDIAP): "Novel concept Generation and ist applicability to the medical domain"


Coffee break


Invited presentation: Meritxel Bach Cuadra (CIBM Center for Biomedical Imaging, UNIL/CHUV): "MSxplain: towards XAI-systems for the assessment of MRI biomarkers in Multiple Sclerosis"

Meritxell Bach Cuadra is a Senior Lecturer and Privat Docent at the University of Lausanne (UNIL). She is  head of the  CIBM Center for Biomedical Imaging  Signal Processing  CHUV-UNIL Computational Neuroanatomy & Fetal Imaging Section and head of the Medical Image Analysis Laboratory (MIAL) hosted in the Radiology Department of the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV). Since 2000, she has pursued a career in research in medical image analysis, with focus in the domain of machine learning, reconstruction, segmentation and registration in computational brain anatomy. She currently leads a group of ~10 researchers (among engineers and medical doctors) with the aim to develop novel image processing methods to allow a more effective use of emerging medical images, balanced between fundamental research aspects of image processing and application-oriented projects.


Zohreh Mostaani (IDIAP): "Audio-based Covid-19 Infection Detection using Neural Embeddings"


Dhrangadhariya Anjani (HES-SO): "Weak Supervision for fuzzy clinical span detection"


Andre Freitas (IDIAP):"Delivering complex and explainable AI inference in medicine"


Gaetano Manzo (HES-SO) : «Breast Cancer Survival Analysis for Clinical Decision Support»


Lunch break, time for discussions