Image-based Feature Engineering in Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): bridging the biology of ophthalmic imaging with advanced computer analytics for enhanced clinical trial design and personalized medicine in blinding eye disease.

This project allows a PDF to take on a “feature engineer” role in which she will work closely with a biomedical engineer to identify novel features based on Tracery’s proprietary imaging method for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). The PDF will serve as a vital link between clinical disease and computing, interacting with both academic and industry partners for automated feature extraction and ultimately machine learning and artificial intelligence. As there are no treatments for the 85% of patients with a diagnosis of “dry” AMD, the benefit the PDF will provide to the academic partner is a diagnostic tool to aid in patient care and the benefit to the industry partner is a novel tool to aid in the development of treatments for dry AMD.

Faculty Supervisor:

Filiberto Altomare


Emily Mathieu


Tracery Ophthalmics Inc


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