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Podcast Profile – Dr Nicholas C. Firth

Working with AI and new technologies at UCL, working on new innovations, and can't get enough Pi

Name:

Dr Nicholas C. Firth

Job Title:

Research Associate

Place of work / study:

University College London

Area of Research:

Computer Science / Neuropsychology

How is your research funded:

EPSRC grant, plus two small grants for Echo project (ARUK and CSSD)

Tell us a little about yourself:

Before joining UCL I did my PhD in computational chemistry at The Institute of Cancer Research, looking at how we can use computers to design drugs. I have a strong interest in applications for AI and technology in the healthcare and biomedical fields. Outside of work I am keen Crystal Palace fan and lover of food and drink.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself:

When I was 18 I got a tattoo of pi on the back of my head…

Why did you choose to work in dementia:

Our understanding of the brain and dementia is year behind our understanding of other diseases such as cancer. This means there’s a lot of really interesting and challenging problems to work on.

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