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19 Nov 2021: Talk by Shlomo Berkovsky

On 19 November 2021, from 12-1pm, A/Prof Shlomo Berkovsky will give a talk for the SydCHI community.

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Health Personalisation: From Wellbeing to Medicine


The current agenda of health personalisation research mainly revolves around lifestyle and wellbeing. A number of works on personalised technologies for physical activity, food intake, mental support, health information consumption, and more have been published recently. While these mainly addressed the patient as the recipient of the personalised service, strikingly little attention has been paid to personalised medical applications targeting clinical users. In this talk, we turn the spotlight to such medical use-cases and the advantages personalisation can bring there. We will overview the established health care processes and highlight the touch points, where personalised support can improve the clinician’s decision making. Also, we will discuss the differences between patient- and clinician-facing personalisation, particularly focussing on risk, trust, and explainability.


Shlomo Berkovsky is a Computer Scientist, with deep theoretical and applied expertise in several areas related to human-centric applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. His original research areas include user modelling and personalised technologies. Currently, he leads the Precision Health research stream at the Centre for Health Informatics, Macquarie University. The stream focusses on the use of AI to develop patient models and personalised predictions of diagnosis and care, and studies how sensors can be deployed to predict medical conditions, and how clinicians and patients interact with health technologies.

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