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09 Jan

CDT Seminar: Digital solutions for safer, accessible surgery

by Alice Hardy


Affordable and accessible surgical care would affect the lives of millions of people, however, about 5 billion people do not have access to it. Delivering such throughput is a major challenge due to the training, specialisation and cost required to perform interventional surgery, and even then, numerous problems could arise due to the lack of standardisation.

At Digital Surgery, they believe that digital solutions and data could eliminate this gap. The seminar will focus on the ecosystem of digital solutions at Digital Surgery and the challenges and learnings while building an AI team in London’s startup scene.


Imanol Luengo received his BSc, MSc and MRes in Computer Science and Computational Intelligence from the University of Basque Country in 2010/12/13. He defended his PhD in 2017 in the field of biomedical image analysis in collaboration with Diamond Light Source, UK’s national synchrotron, and the University of Nottingham. After working for another year at Diamond Light Source, where he developed algorithms and tools to assist particular needs from different Beamlines (both new materials and life science research groups), and briefly joining UCL’s WEISS centre, he started working at Digital Surgery.

At Digital Surgery Imanol is leading the Computer Vision / Machine Learning research team that focuses on automatic surgical understanding from video data. The team collaborates with other R&D, product and engineering departments of the company and has external collaborations with clinical and research institutions to design prototypes that can potentially impact the way surgical care is delivered around the globe.

Date: Tuesday 29 January
Location: Roberts Building, G08, Sir David Davies LT (map)
18.00 – 19.00: Seminar
19.00 – 20.00: Drinks reception


Alice Hardy
Alice Hardy

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