2022 & 2021 Team Events


11-19-22 Miles for Moffitt

Go #DataDashers!!




The Dr. Robert Gillies Machine Learning Workshop in Image Analytics

On November 14 and 15, 2022, we hosted the Dr. Robert Gillies Machine Learning Workshop in Image Analytics.

The conference was held in memory of Dr. Robert Gillies. 

The Dr. Robert Gillies Machine Learning Workshop in Image Analytics was the first annual conference in memory of Dr. Robert Gillies, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute. 

A full itinerary of the events held can be found here: https://moffitt.org/research-science/divisions-and-departments/quantitative-science/machine-learning/news-and-events/ 

Click here for all recordings from the workshop.

For any questions or concerns, please contact MachineLearning@moffitt.org

We were extremely blessed and privileged to have Julia Ford speak to us about her father, Dr. Robert Gillies at the Dr. Robert Gillies Machine Learning Workshop in Image Analytics (pictured).

Thank you so much Julia! We can't tell you how much we appreciate this!

"The global research community have lost a great leader, scientist, and collaborator. Robert J. Gillies died June 7, 2022, after an extended illness." Kim Polacek





10-28-22 Pumpkin Carving Contest Hosted by RET (Research Education and Training)

Happy Halloween! On Friday, October 28, 2022, some members of @ml4onco took 2nd place in a pumpkin carving contest hosted by the RET (Research Education and Training) office. @RuwFernando

For a really neat video of the pumpkin: https://moffitt.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/


10-26-22 Oktoberfest 

On October 26, 2022 the Machine Learning Department Celebrated Oktoberfest which was hosted by Dr. Dana Rollison.

It was wonderful being able to see other Quant Sci faculty and staff and collaborate! We celebrated with soft pretzels and apple pie!


9-14-22 Dr. Issam El Naqa's Birthday Party

Dr. Issam El Naqa’s, Chair and Senior Member, Department of Machine Learning and Moffitt Distinguished Scholar, birthday is today.

@ml4onco celebrated by throwing him a surprise birthday party. Happy Birthday
We appreciate all you do!





9-9-22 Junior Scientist Retreat

Postdocs and graduate students visited the @floridaaquarium today for the annual Junior Scientist Retreat, There they learned about scientific career paths and networking to help further their education and training in cancer research. 



8-25-22 Journal Club

The Machine Learning Department held its first Journal Club on the Bayesian Deep Neural Networks with Variational Interference by Dr. Ghulam Rasool and Dipesh Niraula.

When Bayesian networks can give you more confidence in predictions?




7-10-22 AAPM 2022 64th Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Dr. Issam El Naqa met with a new amazing generation of PhDs for breakfast at AAPM 2022 64th Annual Meeting & Exhibition which took place July 10, 2022 to July 14, 2022.

For more information: https://w4.aapm.org/meetings/2022AM/index.php


6-1-22 Abe Oraiqat Farewell Dinner

Abe Oraiqat became the second ever radiation oncology medical physics resident.

As we said farewell to Abe Oraiqat, we celebrated by hosting a wonderful dinner that everyone seemed to have fun at!




5-10-22 2022 Moffitt Scientific Symposium 

Some of our team participated in the 2022 Moffitt Symposium which began as a way to bring clinical, quantitative and translational scientists together for presentation of amazing work being done here at Moffitt Cancer Center. 

Dr. Dipesh Niraula, PhD presented "Evaluation of Physician's trust in AI-assisted decision making."


Dr. Ibrahim (Abe) Oraiqat, PhD presented "In Vivo Demonstration of 3D Dosimetry and Radiation Beam Localization via Ionizing Radiation Acoustics Imaging (iRAI) in Rabbit Model."

Photo of the 2022 Featured Poster Presentation Awards during the 2022 Moffitt Scientific Symposium.


3-14-22 - Pi Day 

It was great being able to see other Quant Sci faculty and staff and collaborate at 2022 Pi Day! We celebrated with pizza pie and mini fruit pies.


12-8-21 - Meeting with Dr. Hwu

It was great meeting with CEO, Dr. Patrick Hwu on December 8, 2021.

"Great meeting with the Machine Learning Department today! This team works hand in hand with research and clinical teams, leveraging AI, machine, and deep learning algorithms to accelerate research and improve cancer care." --- Dr. Patrick Hwu



12-6-21 - Holiday Pot Luck

The Machine Learning Department hosted our holiday potluck and gathering on December 6th, 2021. During this event, we were able to get a group photo of our team all together.