Md. Saiful Earns Google PhD Fellowship

October 23, 2023

Md. Saiful

Congratulations to Md. Saiful Islam, a computer science PhD student who received a prestigious Google PhD Fellowship in health. The fellowship was created to recognize outstanding graduate students doing exceptional and innovative research in areas relevant to computer science and related fields. Fellowships support promising PhD candidates of all backgrounds who seek to influence the future of technology.

Saiful’s research focuses on multimodal machine learning and its applications to healthcare. In particular, he is working on enabling neurological care available anytime, anywhere, using computer vision. He is working in collaboration with the neurology department of the University of Rochester Medical Center. His clinical collaborators include Associate Professor Jamie Adams; Ray Dorsey, the David M. Levy Professor of Neurology; and Associate Professor Ruth Schneider.  His PhD advisor is Ehsan Hoque.

Saiful also led a recent study outlining an online AI-based test for Parkinson’s disease severity. Please give him a hearty congratulations!