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Researcher selected for prestigious global fellowship on artificial intelligence

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Regenstrief Institute

Regenstrief Institute Research Scientist Suranga Kasthurirathne, PhD

image: As a fellow of the 4th Intercontinental Academia (ICA): Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence, Regenstrief Institute Research Scientist Suranga Kasthurirathne, PhD, is studying the role of operationalizing artificial intelligence (AI) within learning health systems. view more 

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INDIANAPOLIS -- Regenstrief research scientist and Indiana University School of Medicine faculty member Suranga Kasthurirathne, PhD, has been selected as a fellow of the 4th Intercontinental Academia (ICA): Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence. He and the other outstanding early and midcareer researchers chosen as fellows will work together on cross-disciplinary projects while being mentored by some of the most renowned scientists from around the world, including Nobel Prize winners.

Through its fellowship program, the ICA seeks to create a global network of future research leaders.

Each fellow proposes a project. Dr. Kasthurirathne's focuses on the role of operationalizing artificial intelligence (AI) within learning health systems. In a learning health system, real world evidence is generated from every patient encounter, providing information on how to improve care for future patients and populations. AI can improve the analysis of that data.

Dr. Kasthurirathne has conducted a number of research projects on AI, including how to use it to address social determinants of health in a primary care visit as well as how to deal with biases that may exist in algorithms.

The ICA is organized by the Paris Institute for Advanced Study and the University-Based Institutes for Advanced Study (UBIAS). The program is based around two intensive workshops which will be held in France in October 2021 and Brazil in June 2022.


About Suranga Kasthurirathne, PhD

In addition to being a research scientist at Regenstrief Institute, Suranga Kasthurirathne, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

About Regenstrief Institute

Founded in 1969 in Indianapolis, the Regenstrief Institute is a local, national and global leader dedicated to a world where better information empowers people to end disease and realize true health. A key research partner to Indiana University, Regenstrief and its research scientists are responsible for a growing number of major healthcare innovations and studies. Examples range from the development of global health information technology standards that enable the use and interoperability of electronic health records to improving patient-physician communications, to creating models of care that inform practice and improve the lives of patients around the globe.

Sam Regenstrief, a nationally successful entrepreneur from Connersville, Indiana, founded the institute with the goal of making healthcare more efficient and accessible for everyone. His vision continues to guide the institute's research mission.

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