Dr Francis Chmiel DPhil
Enterprise fellow - Data Science
I am a data scientist at the IT Innovation centre (part of the Electronics and Computer Science department), where I focus on the application of artificial intelligence and machine-learning to problems in healthcare. I work in close colloboration with clinicial and medical professionals, which has been a great privilege.
Currently, I'm focussing on several projects bringing AI and machine-learning techniques to healthcare, including:
- A collaboration with Prof. Neil White (UoS) and the University of Hospitals Southampton to study the use of machine-learning algorithms to support the operational aspects of emergency deparments (see more on the Alan Turing website who are funding this work).
- Collaborating with Dr I. Robertson (UHS) and Prof. Y. Cheong (UHS) to use machine-learning and data science techniques to help streamline fertility treatment. This was covered in a recent news article by ECS.
- Working with self-reported (smartphone) health data to predict exacerbation events in COPD patients as part of the BigMedlytics consortium.
Previously I worked as an Operational Reseacher for the Ministry of Defence and am a physicist by education; I have an MPhys from the University of Durham and a DPhil in Condensed Matter Physics from the University of Oxford. My DPhil research focussed on using national science facilities (such as the Diamond Light Source) to study magnetoelectric and multiferroic materials. Here I developed a love of handling data, and particularly in deep-insight analytics. My publications are tracked on my Scholar profile.