Director of AI, Surgical Safety Technologies
Frank Rudzicz is a scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St Michael’s Hospital, Director of Artificial Intelligence at Surgical Safety Technologies Inc., an associate professor of Computer Science at the University of Toronto, co-founder and President of WinterLight Labs Inc., faculty member at the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence, President of the international joint ACL/ISCA special interest group on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies, Chair of the Standards Council of Canada’s subcommittee on Artificial Intelligence, and CIFAR Chair in Artificial Intelligence. He is the recent recipient of the Young Investigator award from the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada, the Early Researcher award from the Government of Ontario, the Excellence in Applied Research award from the National Speech-Language & Audiology Canada, and the Connaught Innovation Award.
His work is in machine learning in healthcare, normally applied to natural language processing and speech recognition, including automated cognitive assessments, assistive technologies, and AI for surgical safety. His research has appeared in popular media such as Scientific American, Wired, CBC, and the Globe and Mail, and in scientific press such as Nature.