Who is behind the Lens

Hanna Suominen

Hanna Suominen

Senior Researcher, NICTA

Hanna Suominen, PhD (CV) is an experienced researcher, coordinator and teacher on health and wellness technologies. She works as a machine learning researcher in the business team of health at NICTA, Australia's largest organisation dedicated to information and communication technologies (ICT) research. She also holds an adjunct research fellowship in the Australian National University, College of Engineering and Computer Science. Her research interests are developing and evaluating methods and applications of machine learning, mathematical modeling, and human language technologies. Hanna has contributed to numerous successful projects with research, industry, governmental, and educational partners in Australia and Europe and her collaborative research has lead to real-life applications for health and wellness. She has scored twice within the top teams in international medical language processing challenges. She has nearly 40 scientific, peer-reviewed publications, two best paper awarded contributions, and a Venture Cup 2007-2008 award. She has won several collaborative and personal research and commercialisation grants. Her doctoral dissertation on machine learning and clinical text was approved with honours of belonging to the ten percent elite of the field internationally.