Artificial Intelligence and Computational Imaging: Opportunities for Precision Medicine
Pallavi Tiwari
April 19, 2023, Wednesday, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
In this talk, Dr. Tiwari will focus on her lab's recent efforts in developing machine learning techniques to capture insights into the underlying tumor biology as observed across non-invasive imaging, histopathology, and omics data. She will focus on applications of this work for predicting disease outcome, recurrence, progression and response to therapy specifically in the context of brain tumors. She will also discuss current efforts in developing new image-based features for post-treatment evaluation and predicting response to chemo-radiation treatment. Dr. Tiwari will conclude her talk with a discussion of some of the translational aspects of her work from a clinical perspective.
Dr. Tiwari is a Visiting Associate Professor (tenure) in the Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Tiwari also has an affiliate position in the Department of Medical Physics and serves as the Co-Director of Imaging and Radiation Science at the Carbone Cancer Center. Prior to joining UW-Madison, Dr. Tiwari was at Case Western Reserve University, where she was the director of the Brain Image Computing Laboratory and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Tiwari's research interests lie in pattern recognition, data mining, and image analysis for automated computerized diagnostic, prognostic, and treatment evaluation solutions using radiologic imaging in oncology and neurological disorders. Her research has so far evolved into over 60 peer-reviewed publications, 50 peer-reviewed abstracts, and 12 patents (7 issued, 5 pending). Dr. Tiwari has been a recipient of several scientific awards, most notably being named as one of 100 women achievers by Government of India for making a positive impact in the field of Science and Innovation. In 2018, she was selected as one of Crain's Business Cleveland Forty under 40. In 2020, she was awarded the J&J Women in STEM (WiSTEM2D) scholar award in Technology. In 2021, she was awarded the Honorary Early Career Achievement Award through the Society for Imaging informatics in Medicine. Dr. Tiwari has received certification of commendation from the General Assembly of the State of Ohio and from Ohio Secretary of State for her work in brain tumors. Dr. Tiwari's research is funded through the National Cancer Institute, Department of Defense, and various foundation and state grants.