When a patient undergoes surgery, the operating room contains many devices to help perform and monitor the operation. For example, medical imaging devices allow us to see the patient’s anatomy, surgical navigation technology allows us to track the motion of surgical tools, and vital signs monitors allow us to observe the patient’s status. Together, these devices allow the surgeon to successfully perform the surgery. But these devices also produce a lot of data.

During this online Science Café Matthew Holden, Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science at Carleton University, explores how to analyze this data and use artificial intelligence to help doctors perform surgery.

Explore science through Carleton University’s popular Science Cafés, now being held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We hope to resume our in-person Science Cafés in the future, generally held twice a month during the fall and winter terms at the Sunnyside Branch of the Ottawa Public Library. For now, you are invited to join us online throughout the summer for a lively discussion around a scientific issue of the day. Be prepared to be informed, engaged and even amused, as our professors share their scientific discoveries with you. All are welcome to join us via Zoom Webinar.

Visit the Science Café website for more information on upcoming online Science Cafés and to sign up for our newsletter, or contact the Faculty of Science by email at odscience@carleton.ca and by telephone at 613-520-4388.

Thursday, October 1, 2020 in ,
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