University of Amsterdam & Amsterdam UMC
AI for Health Decision-making
Clarisa Sánchez Gutiérrez
Clarisa Sánchez is Full Professor of AI & Health at the University of Amsterdam. She has appointments at Faculty of Science (Informatics Institute) and at the University Medical Center Amsterdam (Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Physics), where she leads the Quantitative Healthcare Analysis (qurAI) group, an interfaculty research group embedded in the Faculties of Medicine and Science. She graduated in Telecommunication Engineering at the University of Valladolid, Spain. In 2008, she obtained her Ph.D. (cum laude) at the University of Valladolid with a thesis entitled “Retinal image analysis by mixture model based clustering and discriminant analysis for automatic detection of hard exudates and hemorrhages. A tool for diabetic retinopathy screening”. From 2008 to 2010, she worked as a postdoc at the Image Sciences Institute of the University Medical Center Utrecht. In 2010 she joined the Diagnostic Image Analysis Group (DIAG) at the Radboud University Medical Center, in Nijmegen, where she became Assistant Professor in 2013 and Associate Professor in 2017. At DIAG she led the A-eye research group, a group focused on the development of AI solutions in Ophthalmology for 1) the automated screening of diseases, 2) the implementation of personalized treatment protocols, and 3) the computerized prediction of progression. In 2020 Clarisa moved with her group to the Informatics Institute, Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam. Her current research aims at enhancing patient care by designing and enabling leading edge AI technologies in healthcare, especially in the fields of ophthalmology, oncology and intensive care.