We took four Imperial academics to the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Tianjin last month along with our serial collaborators Tech Foresight. Below you can find four short films giving you an overview of the research from Dr. Gabrielle Thomas, Dr. Ben Glocker, Dr. Stamatia Giannarou and Dr. Tobias Witting.
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Dr. Gabrielle Thomas: Imaging the Health of Our Planet
Gabrielle Thomas is a Research Associate in the Department of Physics in the Faculty of Natural Sciences.
Her research focuses on developing lasers that can monitor a variety of conditions, including vegetation health. The development of this technology is an important step forward in the quest to improve the accuracy of agriculture.
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Dr. Ben Glocker: Unlocking Patterns in Medical Images with Artificial Intelligence
Ben Glocker is a Lecturer in the Department of Computing in the Faculty of Engineering.
His research aims to highlight and extract clinically valuable information from medical images faster, reducing the time doctors take to initially analyse an image. With development, the artificial intelligence in this technology could make the knowledge of a doctor accessible even in the remotest regions, potentially acting as a catalyst in the democratisation of healthcare.
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Dr. Stamatia Giannarou: Transforming Surgery with Real-Time, Multi-Scale Imaging
Stamatia Giannarou is a Research Fellow in the Department of Computing in the Faculty of Engineering.
Her research orbits the practical issues facing surgeons, especially when dealing with the intricate procedures of brain tumour removal. To tackle the precarious task of eliminating tumours whilst retaining brain function, she is developing a “sat nav for surgeons” which will allow medical professionals to view regions at a micro and macro scale in real time without interrupting workflow.
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Dr. Tobias Witting: Attosecond Science: Imaging at the Size and Speed of Electrons
Tobias Witting is a Research Associate in the Department of Physics in the Faculty of Natural Sciences.
The objective of his research is to photograph atoms as they move through space at incredible speeds. In catching their movements on camera it is hoped we will better understand how they fundamentally move and can subsequently harness this movement to harvest the enormous energy potential of light. A future application could be to further develop optical computing, which will deliver computer that are a million times faster than the ones we currently run.
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