Dr Norman Poh awarded Medical Research Council (MRC) Research Grant

Monday 16 March 2015

Dr Norman Poh, a Lecturer of the Department of Computing working on healthcare and biometrics, was recently awarded a research project grant titled "Modelling and Predicting the Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease" by MRC (Medical Research Council). The project will be led by Dr Poh and contributed by Prof Simon de Lusignan and Dr Tom Chan from the Department of Health Care Management and Policy as co-investigators. The project is expected to start on 1st September 2015 and will last for 3 years.

An overarching objective of this MRC research is to revisit the problem of modelling the progression of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) using state-of-the-art machine learning techniques and methodologies. The project will focus on three main research tasks: 1) statistical models that directly predict key clinical variables so that clinicians can make more informed decisions; 2) a method for identifying patient groups by using data-driven methods; 3) a risk model for predicting and detecting Acute Kidney Injury (AKI).

More details about this project can be found at here.

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