van der Schaar Lab

WeCREATE: Inspiration Session 1

8 June, 2022, saw WeCREATE Inspiration Session 1 of the van der Schaar lab.

During this session we highlighted three inspiring women, by showcasing creative and impactful projects they are working on. There was a fantastic panel discussion and great questions from the audience afterwards.

Our speakers for this session were:

Host: Prof. Mihaela van der Schaar.

Whether you’re a high school student wondering about your next big step into higher education, an undergraduate considering further study or career options outside academia, or a postgrad or professional looking for inspiration, we hope you’ll join us for future sessions! Sign up here.

NOTE: This information was up-to-date at the time of the presentation.

Mihaela van der Schaar

Mihaela van der Schaar is the John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Medicine at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow at The Alan Turing Institute in London.

Mihaela has received numerous awards, including the Oon Prize on Preventative Medicine from the University of Cambridge (2018), a National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2004), 3 IBM Faculty Awards, the IBM Exploratory Stream Analytics Innovation Award, the Philips Make a Difference Award and several best paper awards, including the IEEE Darlington Award.

In 2019, she was identified by National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts as the most-cited female AI researcher in the UK. She was also elected as a 2019 “Star in Computer Networking and Communications” by N²Women. Her research expertise span signal and image processing, communication networks, network science, multimedia, game theory, distributed systems, machine learning and AI.

Mihaela’s research focus is on machine learning, AI and operations research for healthcare and medicine.