Frank Rudzicz
  • Associate Scientist, International Centre for Surgical Safety, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael’s Hospital

    Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto

    Director of AI, Surgical Safety Technologies Inc

    Co-Founder, WinterLight Labs Inc

    Faculty Member, Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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Research Interests

  • Natural language processing
  • Healthcare informatics
  • Speech technologies
  • Speech-language pathology

Biography

Frank Rudzicz is an Associate Scientist, International Centre for Surgical Safety, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael’s Hospital where he is applying natural language processing and machine learning to various tasks in healthcare, including in detecting dementia from speech. Frank completed his PhD in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto and his Master’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering from McGill University. Frank is also the co-founder and President of WinterLight Labs. As an Assistant Professor (status) at the University of Toronto, he teaches natural language processing and artificial intelligence in clinical medicine.

Highlights

  • Recipient, Connaught Innovation award
  • Recipient, Early Researcher Award, Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science
  • Recipient, Excellence in Applied Research award, National Speech-Language & Audiology Canada
  • President, Joint Special Interest Group of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) and the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA), 2015-present
  • Member, CIHR College of Reviewers
  • Appeared in The Telegraph, Globe & Mail, Wired, Maclean’s, Space, CTV News, CBC News, Toronto Star, National Post, and Scientific America
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