18 Mar 2022

Sonika Tyagi finalist in Women in AI 2022 awards

Dr Sonika Tyagi

Dr Sonika Tyagi has been selected as one of three finalists for the Women in AI [Artificial Intelligence] awards for 2022, in the category of AI in Health (see finalist list).

Dr Tyagi is currently a Machine Learning lead in the SuperbugAI flagship project, which brings together researchers and clinicians from the Monash Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Central Clinical School, Faculty of IT and Monash Data Futures Institute. Her expertise is in developing new machine learning tools and pipelines, and applying these methods to solve biological research questions.

Sonika has developed novel probabilistic models based on natural language processing to predict non-coding RNA structures ab-Initio and has implemented deep learning approaches to predict functional motifs on these structures. She applied these methods to successfully predict novel miRNAs and detected DNA variants causing melanoma.

See more at: www.monash.edu/data-futures-institute/news/four-monash-researchers-named-finalists-in-wai-awards-2022-anz

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