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Nicholas (Nick) Heller

Posted on Sunday, March 3, 2019
MINNESOTA CHAPTER ARCS SCHOLAR AWARD
FIELD OF STUDY: COMPUTER SCIENCE

Nick is a PhD student in the department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He works under Professor Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos on the development of machine learning algorithms for medical image analysis. Nick hopes that his work will not only yield useful tools for clinical practice, but also aid in the discovery of visual biomarkers for non-invasive diagnoses.

Nick grew up in Burnsville, Minnesota and received his B.S. in computer science from the University of Minnesota in 2017. Nick is very grateful for this honor and plans to use the funds to expand his group's efforts toward a large-scale publicly available kidney cancer imaging database. 

Nick Heller