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James McCouat

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James McCouat

Doctoral Student



I work in the field of Medical Image Analysis specifically the use of machine learning, such as deep learning, to automatically extract clinically useful information from patient MRIs or X-rays. I am jointly supervised by Irina Voiculescu in Computer Science and Sion Glyn-Jones in Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) a department I am also affiliated with. I work mainly on scans or X-rays of the hip and pelvis. I am particularly interested in the following areas:

  • How prior knowledge of the shape and structure of the human anatomy can be encoded into machine learning algorithms.
  • Techniques to improve the performance of machine learning algorithms on limited data.
  • Unsupervised and semi-unsupervised machine learning techniques that are viable in situations where not all the dataset is labeled.
  • How machine learning can be practically implemented within the NHS to give information that is genuinely useful to doctors.

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