PhD defence F.P.G. (Florian) Dubost


Prof.dr. W.J. Niessen


Prof.dr. M.W. Vernooij


Dr. M. de Bruijne

Friday 8 May 2020, 13:30 - 15:00
PhD defence
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On Friday 8 May 2020, F.P.G. Dubost will defend his PhD dissertation, entitled: ‘Artificial Intelligence with Light Supervision, Application to Neuroimaging’.

Recent developments in artificial intelligence research have resulted in tremendous success in computer vision, natural language processing and medical imaging tasks, often reaching human or superhuman performance. In this thesis, I further developed artificial intelligence methods based on convolutional neural networks with a special focus on the automated analysis of brain magnetic resonance imaging scans (MRI). I showed that efficient artificial intelligence systems can be created using only minimal supervision, by reducing the quantity and quality of annotations used for training. I applied those methods to the automated assessment of the burden of enlarged perivascular spaces, brain structural changes that may be related to dementia, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and sleep.

The PhD defences will not take place publicly in the Senate Hall or Professor Andries Queridoroom due to the coronavirus. The candidates will defend their thesis online.

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