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Podcast Profile – Dr Hadi Modarres

Name:

Dr Hadi Modarres

Job Title:

Data Scientist

Place of work / study:

Cognetivity

Area of research:

Developing machine learning models for cognitive test platform (Integrated Cognitive Assessment) for detection of dementia.

How is your work currently funded:

Cognetivity is a publicly listed company.

Tell us a little about yourself:            

I graduated with a degree in Electrical engineering and completed a PhD in Nanoscience from Cambridge University. I always enjoyed working with and discovering new insights from data which led me to a career path in data science. I recently joined Cognetivity where I am applying data analysis, visualisation and modelling techniques to dementia detection and monitoring of brain health.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself:           

I started supporting Liverpool after I received their shirt as a gift from my mum who didn’t follow football much. Unfortunately for me we lived in Manchester at the time which made for a challenging experience as a Liverpool fan!

Why did you choose to work in dementia?

Coming from an engineering background I have been fascinated to learn about dementia and the enormous challenges it presents; from the fundamental science of the underlying diseases, to diagnosis, treatment and wider societal impact. I find it hugely rewarding to work in dementia and motivated to make a contribution, especially in the area of more accurate and early diagnosis.

 

 

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