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Justin Xu

DPhil Student

Justin joined the Big Data Institute in 2023 to read for a DPhil in Biomedical Data Science. His research aims to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to decipher clinical data and enhance healthcare. Specifically, his current doctoral work focuses on developing, deploying, and evaluating AI/ML tools to help hospitals manage patient demand. Justin is co-advised by Professor David W. Eyre, Professor A. Sarah Walker, and Professor David A. Clifton. He is principally funded by Oxford University Press via the Clarendon Fund Scholarship.

In January 2024, Justin began his visit to Stanford University as a Canadian Fulbrighter. He joined the Centre for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine & Imaging (AIMI) to develop multimodal generative AI in radiology under Dr. Curtis P. Langlotz.

Prior to Oxford, Justin worked with Dr. Alistair E. W. Johnson at the Hospital for Sick Children in Canada. During this time, he worked with the MIMIC-IV dataset and deployed a clinical terminology annotation dashboard to support multi-site analyses of electronic health records with natural language processing. Additionally, he contributed to the task querying features of "EventStreamGPT", a pre-processing and modelling library designed for generative pre-trained transformers and medical record time series. Justin was trained as a biomedical engineer and holds a BASc in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto.