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As a postdoc in bias and fairness for medicine, you will be part of the section for Visual Computing at DTU Compute. We are a lively research environment dedicated to machine learning, statistics and algorithms to solve methodological and applied problems within imaging, computer graphics and related fields.
You will also be affiliated with the Neurobiology Research Unit (NRU) at Rigshospitalet (www. nru.dk), a cross-disciplinary research center focusing on brain neurobiology and advanced data analytic approaches of neuroimaging data.
You will be part of the research project “Bias and Fairness in Medicine”, which aims to develop new concepts of fairness for medicine in a collaboration that involves both machine learning, medicine, and ethics.
While state-of-the-art fair algorithms largely focus on mathematically constraining predictive algorithms to be fair in a legal sense, these constraints typically lead to decreased predictive power, which may be problematic in medicine: Are we willing to reduce our ability to diagnose depression in females just because we are less able to diagnose it in males? In collaboration with ethics, you will formulate new concepts of fairness and derive mathematical models for medical AI algorithms that increase fairness.
Responsibilities and qualifications
The goal of the project is to collaborate with researchers in ethics for AI to formulate new concepts of fairness specialized for medicine; derive mathematical models for how predictive algorithms will be fair in this new sense; and to document the effect of dataset bias on fair versus un-corrected algorithms via a registry study of diagnostic bias in depression.
- You will contribute to a registry study on depression, documenting bias in diagnosis on the dataset, and documenting how the dataset bias propagates to predictive algorithms trained on the dataset.
- You will develop mathematical models of fairness within medicine in collaboration with researchers within ethics for AI.
- Your research could include popular scientific dissemination to the general public and popular media.
This is an interdisciplinary research project involving three research groups: The group of Aasa Feragen (DTU Compute) which specializes in machine learning for biomedical imaging and related problems; the group of Melanie Ganz (NRU) which specializes in statistical methods for neuroimaging, and the group of Sune Hannibal Holm (University of Copenhagen), which specializes in ethics for AI.
While your base will be at DTU Compute, you will be co-affiliated with NRU, where the registry study will be located.
You will also collaborate actively with the ethics group, in particular for deriving new, ethically motivated, concepts of fairness.
You will also be part of the Center for Basic Machine Learning Research in Machine Learning.
You should have a PhD degree in computer science, statistics, mathematics or a similar degree.
Additionally, you should have
- An unstoppable drive and excitement for developing responsible machine learning algorithms
- A documented solid background in either machine learning or statistics
- Programming experience, in particular including Python
The position is part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary project. You thrive in collaboration with others, and you are excited to interact with researchers from different research fields and turn their problems into machine learning.
You are ambitious and wish to make a difference in how AI is used in healthcare. You seek to publish your research at top venues, and you are eager to communicate your science broadly to maximize its impact.
We offer DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice.
We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.
Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 2 years, starting June 1 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Your workplace will be split between the DTU Lyngby Campus and the Neurobiology Research Unit at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen.
Further information may be obtained from Aasa Feragen, tel.: +45 2622 0498, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can read more about the project at https:// fairmed.compute.dtu.dk, and you can read more about DTU Compute at www. compute.dtu.dk and aout NRU at www. nru.dk.