Grant from Microsoft Azure

My team and I received a grant from Microsoft Azure for Research. Our proposal was named “Medical Image Classification for Computer Aided Diagnosis with Deep Learning and Jumbo Vectors”, with the following abstract :

Information retrieval and content-based image classification are progressing fast. A key application for those technologies is Computer-Aided Diagnosis (CAD), improving doctors’ ability to detect diseases and prevent their progression. Our aim is to advance the state of the art in disease screening based upon images, focusing on the early screening of melanoma. The techniques covered in this project are Deep Learning Architectures and Bag of Visual Words models, which show complementary advantages.

The grant provides us with Azure’s resources (storage, processing units, etc.) to run our techniques in that cloud-based environment.

We are much thankful to Microsoft Research for this opportunity.

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