Project title: Information Visualization/Visual Analysis of Big Data from Critical Care
Director of Studies: Dr Liz Stuart
Second Supervisor: Dr Marco Palomino
The focus of this research is the visualization and analysis of big data from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. Our aim is to improve patient recovery in ICU. Long stays in ICU have been shown to be detrimental to long term recovery. Thus, the medical team at Derriford are increasing the use of different techniques of physiotherapy, during ICU stays, in order to speed up recovery and discharge from ICU.
The unique part of this project is the dynamic link between the big data specialists and the medical team. It is anticipated, that insights and breakthroughs derived during analysis and visualization will be rapidly communicated to the medical team, potentially resulting in changes to patient care.
The student will:
- apply their skills to manipulate and process raw data through
relevant analysis pipelines
- implement known techniques from Information
Visualization/Visual Analytics (for example interactive parallel coordinate
displays, multiple coordinated views, heatmaps, hyperbolic browsers) to support
the analysis of the critical care data
- derive and implement their own novel techniques for analysis
as they become more experienced in the field
- interpret and translate key findings back to staff and the
wider scientific community
- disseminate their findings at Conferences and publish their
research in relevant articles/journal papers.
Alongside an award winning clinical expert in critical care, the work will also be supported by the Data Management team at Derriford Hospital. This research will be performed under the guidance of a senior academic experienced in information visualization with a track record of successful PhD supervision and an experienced academic from the Big Data research group. This studentship is a superb opportunity to carry out valuable research that will significantly impact patient care.
If you are interested/potentially interested, then please do get in touch with the Director of Studies; Liz Stuart. We can discuss the project in more detail, have a tour around the ICU unit at Derriford and meet the inspiring medical team.