“If you research something you are passionate about, it never gets old.”
Supervisor: Terence M. Peters
Describe your research.
My research is about using concepts in mathematical optimization to improve medical image segmentation. I am trying to develop algorithms that allow for clinicians to encode their anatomical knowledge in a way that a computer can readily understand. Ultimately, I hope to improve the quality, and meaningfulness, of interaction between doctors and computers with respect to medical image processing.
What suggestion would you like to share with the Western graduate community?
Take some time to share your research interests with a completely new audience. This could be through the 3 Minute Thesis competition, or volunteering with Retiring with Strong Minds. It really forces you to try to think of your research in a new way, and sometimes that's when really neat ideas start to pop-up.
What is your “dream” career?
My dream career is to do research on human computer interaction, but in an industry setting. Ideally, it would be something that mixes programming and prototype development with research and evaluation. My dream career is a lot like my graduate studies in that sense, there is always a new challenge just around the bend.
Where’s your favourite place on campus?
My favourite place on campus is right outside Westchester Hall near the creek. It is very quiet and peaceful there and it's a great place to read and to enjoy Western's campus.
What is it about your grad program that enables you to thrive and be successful?
For me, it is the people inside my program, and my lab, who are so friendly and open to collaboration. We often try to help brainstorm ideas, and help address each other’s' research problems. It's an amazing environment to be in.