Artificial Intelligence for Medical Image Analysis

Tareen Dawood

Tareen Dawood received her BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand in 2010. In 2011, she began her career in the corporate world and worked in a variety of industries, notably defence and finance. However, in 2018 she decided to move into academics after her own illness made her want to use her technical background to improve healthcare with a focus on the field of medical imaging. From 2018-2020, Tareen went to study her MSc in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Cape Town. Her thesis focused on automated feature detection from ultrasound to improve the diagnostic pathway for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma as it is often mistaken for TB and HIV within Africa. In 2021, Tareen began her DRIVE-Health studentship supervised by Dr Andrew King, Prof Reza Razavi and Dr Esther Puyol Antón. Her PhD project aims to develop an artificial intelligence (AI) decision support tool that can use big data to assist cardiologists in making better decisions about treating heart failure patients.