EN
VN

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO: NEW VINBRAIN FELLOWSHIPS TO EMPOWER RESEARCH IN AI AND ROBOTICS

Calendar 13/10/2021

Steven Truong (EngSci 8T9) wants to solve the world’s biggest problems, and he believes U of T Engineering students are just the people for the job. A new set of fellowships sponsored by Truong’s company VinBrain will catalyze university research at the intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics.

Truong moved to Canada from Vietnam in 1983, when he was just 17, to study Engineering Science at the University of Toronto. Over the following four years, he gained the expertise and confidence to tackle complex social challenges.

“Without U of T, I wouldn’t have a career today,” he says.

He founded the Vietnamese-based VinBrain in summer 2019 to transform global health care and improve people’s lives. The team pioneered the DrAid™ Platform, an AI-based assistant that combines the power of big data and advanced imaging, including chest X-ray, CT scans, ultrasound, and MRI, into a comprehensive, AI cloud-based cognitive service. The platform helps diagnose diseases including COVID-19, prognosis, and management of clinical workflows. In addition, VinBrain just launched the telehealth platform AI SmartCare to equalize healthcare and drive the Online-to-Offline business model, allowing patients to access and consult experienced doctors from top hospitals anywhere anytime.

“How to effectively administer healthcare is one of the biggest problems humanity faces,” Truong explains. “Our focus is on solving unique and challenging problems at the intersection of big data, AI, IoT [Internet of Things] and IoP [Internet of People] to improve the outcomes for patients and streamline doctors’ workflow around the globe.”

Truong says that in all of these fields, there is an urgent need for skilled engineering graduates. By partnering with U of T Engineering, he wishes to help better prepare future generations of engineers to tackle the world’s big problems.

“One of the biggest barriers for young talents is money. If you provide students with financial security, they can focus their energy on solving problems and innovating,” Truong says.

Truong invested $130,000 to create the VinBrain AI Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowships and the VinBrain AI Graduate Student Fellowships. Starting Summer 2022, four undergraduate students will each receive $7,500 plus matching funds from their supervisor to research artificial intelligence and robotics, focusing on the areas of Smart Cities, Smart Health, and IoT.

The Faculty will also award four $25,000 fellowships to top graduate students in these fields, giving a preference to first-year Ph.D. candidates.

The undergraduate and graduate fellowships build upon U of T Engineering’s growing expertise in AI, including the Centre for Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Engineering (CARTE) and the University of Toronto Robotics Institute. The Faculty is also home to the first engineering program in machine intelligence, an undergraduate minor, and a certificate in artificial intelligence engineering. 

Truong hopes the fellowships will encourage more students to explore AI research and even spend a portion of their Fellowship working alongside VinBrain’s applied scientists and engineers.

“U of T Engineering is one of the top programs in the world,” Truong declares. “This is just the starting point of our journey together.”

Share:

News Related

Đưa ra nhiều góc nhìn mới mẻ về AI trong y tế, CEO VinBrain - Ông Trương Quốc Hùng ghi dấu đặc biệt tại hội nghị do ĐH Stanford  tổ chức tại Mỹ - chuyên đề AI cho hình ảnh Y tế - AIMI 2022! Calendar 23/06/2022

Đưa ra nhiều góc nhìn mới mẻ về...

Ngày 25/5/2022, CEO của VinBrain - ông Trương Quốc Hùng đã có nhiều chia sẻ...
View More
DRAID - AI APPLICATION SUPPORTING 70% OF DIAGNOSTIC WORK IN DEVELOPING Calendar 23/06/2022

DRAID - AI APPLICATION SUPPORTING 70% OF DIAGNOSTIC...

Technology, especially artificial intelligence, has been significantly improving the quality of modern life. With human...
View More
CONTINUE TO EXPAND THE JOURNEY OF POST-F0 CONSULTATION FOR 2,000 PATIENTS, 1,000 LONG BIEN DISTRICT PEOPLE REGISTER FOR EXAMINATION - CONSULTATION THROUGH VINBRAIN's AIVICARE APP! Calendar 23/06/2022

CONTINUE TO EXPAND THE JOURNEY OF POST-F0 CONSULTATION...

The post-COVID-19 syndrome is becoming a matter of urgent concern. In that context, the "Post-COVID-19...
View More
Người dân kéo nhau đến khám hậu COVID-19: 'Khám miễn phí là mừng nhất rồi!' Calendar 01/05/2022

Citizens flock to post-COVID-19 check-ups: 'Free check-ups are...

On May 14, at the Children's Palace in Hanoi, the launching ceremony of the journey...
View More
Ứng dụng công nghệ AI trong khám chữa bệnh - Tiện cho bác sĩ, tiện cho người bệnh Calendar 21/05/2022

Applying AI technology in medical examination and treatment...

No need to come in person, only using a phone with an available application, people...
View More
AIviCare - Artificial intelligence application provides free medical examination and consultation for more than 2000 workers and laborers. Calendar 07/05/2022

QUANG NAM NEWSPAPER: AIVICARE - ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE APPLICATION...

The hard work, the low income, and the limited time… are barricades that make most...
View More
KIỂM TRA SỨC KHỎE HẬU COVID-19 TRỰC TUYẾN QUA ỨNG DỤNG DI ĐỘNG Calendar 22/03/2022

ONLINE POST - COVID-19 HEALTH CHECK VIA THE...

In the context of the complicated development of the Covid-19 epidemic, many people are afraid...
View More
TUỔI TRẺ: TP.HCM ỨNG DỤNG TRÍ TUỆ NHÂN TẠO TRONG SÀNG LỌC, ĐIỀU TRỊ COVID-19 Calendar 15/10/2021

TUOI TRE: HCM APPLYING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN COVID-19...

The implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) application in COVID-19 screening and treatment has initially brought...
View More

Top

Share