MMU Professor Wins the 2021 ISDB-IAEA Call for Innovation on Saving Women’s Lives from Cancer

Corporate Communications Department


We would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to Prof. Dr. Mohammad Faizal Ahmad Fauzi, the Head of the MMU-UKM-IMU Artificial Intelligence for Digital Pathology (AI4DP) Research Excellence Consortium, for being selected as one of the winners of the 2021 Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) – International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) joint Call for Innovation on Saving Women’s Lives from Cancer. The announcement was made during the 2021 World Cancer Leaders’ Summit, virtually held in Boston, the USA from 25th until 26th October 2021. The four winners will be awarded USD$50,000 cash each as well as certificates of recognition. Prof. Mohammad Faizal and his team at AI4DP will undertake projects on real-time grading of breast tumors, screening tools for cervical cancer, as well as cancer awareness applications using innovative artificial intelligence technologies.

AI4DP is a research consortium between MMU, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and International Medical University (IMU) established late last year, currently funded by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) under the Konsortium Kecemerlangan Penyelidikan (KKP) scheme. Besides Prof. Mohammad Faizal, AI4DP members from MMU are Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fazly Salleh Abas (FET), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wong Lai Kuan (FCI) and Dr. Wan Siti Halimatul Munirah Wan Ahmad (FOE). The consortium is expected to grow and become self-sustainable in the near future, and potentially be upgraded to a national Higher Institution Center of Excellence (HICoE) as well as becoming the national reference point for AI research in digital pathology. This new grant from IsDB-IAEA will definitely help AI4DP towards these goals. You may view the full announcement at http://bit.ly/3Cj8c5z.

Congratulations Prof. Dr. Mohammad Faizal!