ARC Training Centre in Cognitive Computing for Medical Technologies

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Number of Honour Places Available
Medicine and Radiology
St Vincent's Hospital
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof Mark Cook Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Dean Freestone Personal web page

Project Details

The Centre will train individuals to learn skills applicable across technologies and medical sectors and will focus its research on four high-value medical domains:

1) epileptic seizure prediction based on real-time data analytics and online training using data streams from neurobionics devices;brain-controlled prostheses to improve the mobility,
2) function and quality of life of the disabled, based on machine learning using multimodal data streams from brain implants and video and speech inputs;
3)predicting the Alzheimer’s disease (AD) risk trajectory of an individual; and
4) real-time clinical decision support to improve the quality of clinical decisions.  

This Centre will train a new generation of entrepreneurial experts in cognitive computing for medical technologies, who will understand business drivers and opportunities for Australian industry. The experience of 12 months embedded in IBM will give the participants real industry experience and meet a key recommendation of the Australian Councilof Learned Academies (ACOLA) Review of Australia’s Research Training System.

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry

Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.


Medicine and Radiology

Research Group / Unit / Centre

Neural Engineering and Brain Dynamics

Research Node

St Vincent's Hospital

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