The Faculty of Engineering (FOE) is honoured to host Dr. Satish E. Viswanath, an Associate Professor from the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, USA under the Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) from 10 to 25 August 2023. Dr. Viswanath is stationed at the Artificial Intelligence for Digital Pathology (AI4DP) research lab, headed by Prof. Mohammad Faizal Ahmad Fauzi, where he will be carrying out research and discussions, delivering seminars and workshop, as well as sharing his experience in steering high productivity and self-sustainable research labs.

Dr. Satish Viswanath is an expert in developing novel medical image analysis and machine learning tools for imaging data, through spatial correlation and cross-linking against pathology or molecular data. Applications of his tools are being examined in: (a) decision support for treatment (e.g., choice of therapy), (b) targeting therapeutic procedures (e.g., guiding ablation, radiotherapy, surgery), and (c) biological quantitation for treatment response characterization in vivo. This multidisciplinary, multi-pronged approach is being applied to colorectal, renal, and prostate cancers, as well as digestive diseases.

The Fulbright Specialist Programme, part of the larger Fulbright Program, was established in 2001 by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The FSP provides highly qualified U.S. academics and U.S. professionals whose credentials and experience are at the faculty or full professional level with an opportunity to share their expertise by carrying out projects requested by host institutions abroad. The programme is a field-driven initiative, conceptualisation and designing projects of interest within an eligible discipline that represents a priority for the host institution.