MBP Welcomes Dr. Chris McIntosh
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Chris McIntosh, Assistant Professor, to the Department of Medical Biophysics.
Dr. McIntosh is a Scientist at the Techna Institute, the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, and the Joint Department of Medical Imaging at the University Health Network. He received his B.Sc. degree with honours in Computing Science from Simon Fraser University (SFU) in 2005 and his PhD in 2011 under the supervision of Dr. Ghassan Hamarneh. He is the recipient of academic awards from NSERC, CIHR, and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. His dissertation received an honourable mention for the top dissertation in computer vision and medical image analysis by the Canadian Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society. In 2010 he was a visiting researcher with the GALEN group at INRIA, Sacley, France, and Ecole Centrale de Paris. In 2012 he joined the Department of Radiation Physics as a Research Associate working in the labs of Drs. Tom Purdie and David Jaffray. In 2019 he started his own lab focusing on the theory and clinical application of AI in medicine for improving patient care including transfer learning, meta learning, computer vision, and explainable AI. Applications include deep learning for automated diagnosis, segmentation, quality assurance, and treatment planning. In particular, he and Tom Purdie’s work in radiation therapy has been commercialized and is now deployed in hospitals around the world, using AI to deliver reproducible, high quality cancer care.
Please join the Department in welcoming Dr. Chris McIntosh to Medical Biophysics.