Katie Ovens , PhD

Medical AI Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Katie Ovens is a postdoctoral researcher at the McGill University Health Centre, where her current research is focussed on combining "omics" data with medical imaging features using machine learning and deep learning. Katie completed both her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan. Her doctoral research involved the bioinformatic analysis and visualization of transcriptomic datasets. She is interested in biological network analysis, with her Ph.D. research paying particular attention to gene co-expression networks and their comparison across various species to make evolutionary inferences. During both her M.Sc. and Ph.D., she also collaborated on many multi-disciplinary projects, including the evaluation of computational methods to make inferences from biomedical datasets and medical imaging analysis using machine learning and deep learning approaches.