Dr Susmita Saha

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I completed my PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Melbourne in 2015. My PhD study was basically a part of the 'Bionic Eye' project conducted by Bionic Vision Australia. Afterwards, I worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Brain Inspired Computing team of IBM Research Australia from Sep 2015 to Sep 2017. I joined as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Medical Image Analysis team at CSIRO (The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) in 2018. Currently I am working on developing the cutting edge artificially intelligent models like deep learning/machine learning models to extract local features from very early brain MRI scans (around 30w and 40w of PMA) that are associated with different clinical scores/developmental outcome/disorders in preterm infants. This project also involves the application of deep learning in super-resolution reconstruction of MRI and segmentation/labelling and the integration of related pipelines in the cloud platform.

Overall, I am very passionate about innovative research/entrepreneurial activities in Biomedical Engineering, Neuroengineering, Neuroimaging, Neurophysiology, Clinical Applications, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Analytics (Medical Image, EEG) related fields.

Other Interests

In addition to my main project work, I am involved in pursuing new innovative projects and grants. I am also very actively involved in CSIRO's onsite/virtual(online) work experience programs for the high school students.

Achievements and Awards

  • 2016-2016

    Invention Achievement Award
    IBM Research, Australia,

  • 2017-2017

    Travel award to attend CNS 2017
    Organisation for Computational Neurosciences (OCNS)

  • 2011-2015

    Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)
    The University of Melbourne

  • 2011-2015

    Top-up Scholarship
    BVA (Bionic Vision Australia)

Current Roles

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Medical Image Analysis
    Application of deep learning on brain MRI and clinical data for early prediction of neurodevelopmental outcome in preterm infants.

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Medical Image Analysis
    Application of deep learning on super-resolution reconstruction on neonatal MR images

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Medical Image Analysis
    Integrating the associated pipelines in a cloud platform.

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Medical Image Analysis
    Supervising high school students under CSIRO virtual work experience program.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2015

    PhD in Neuroscience/NeuroEngineering/Biomedical Engineering
    The University of Melbourne

  • 2004

    Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh

  • 2010

    Executive Masters in Business Administration (Major in Entrepreneurship)
    Institute of Business Administration, DU, Bangladesh

Professional Experiences

  • 2015-2017

    Postdoctoral Researcher
    IBM Research Australia

  • 2018-Till date

    Postdoctoral Fellow
    CSIRO (The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)

  • 2005-2011

    Specialist in High Capacity Transmission
    GrameenPhone Limited, Bangladesh, the leading mobile operator company in Bangladesh and a branch of Telenor Norway


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