Dr. William Wasswa

Senior Lecturer, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda

3D Medical imaging


Dr. William Wasswa is a senior lecturer in the department of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering at Mbarara University of Science and Technology. He holds a first-class Honors Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering (BCE) awarded by Mbarara University and a master’s of medical science in Biomedical Engineering (MMedSc.BME) of the University of Cape Town (UCT) completed with distinction. His master’s research was to develop a tool for 3D approximation of a human scapula from 2D X-ray images. This research addressed the challenges associated with 3D medical imaging which include high costs and ionization radiations from CT.

Dr. William has a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. His research focused on developing a low-cost digital microscope slide scanner for automated Diagnosis and Classification of cervical cancer from Pap smear images. This research is a step in low-cost automated early diagnosis of cervical cancer and cervical cancer oncology toward digital oncology. This research plays a significant role to the research agenda of the department of Biomedical Engineering which includes designing low-cost Labs on chips diagnostic kits.

He has valuable skills and experience in Research Design both for qualitative and quantitative research, proposal writing, monitoring and evaluation, sampling methods, statistics, community engagement, policy and knowledge translation, oral and poster presentation, data analysis and tools, telemedicine, eLearning, Medical Imaging, Medical Physics and applications of Machine Learning techniques in Automated Oncology and software design and development.

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