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

    Canada CIFAR Artificial Intelligence Chair

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Research Interests

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

Biography

Frank Rudzicz is a Scientist, International Centre for Surgical Safety, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael’s Hospital His research is in machine learning in healthcare, especially in natural language processing, speech recognition, and surgical safety. 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 Associate 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 New York Times, the Globe & Mail, Wired, Maclean’s, Space, CTV News, CBC News, the Toronto Star, Nature, and Scientific American.
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