Joel works as Data director to the Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV) and the Analytical Imaging Diagnostics Arena (AIDA), which is a collaboration arena supporting research and innovation in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in medical imaging diagnostics.
In this position Joel heads up the SciLifeLab unit AIDA Data Hub, which is a data infrastructure supporting AIDA with services for data sharing and high performance AI training on sensitive personal medical imaging data for research. Joel also leads the repository infrastructure development in the Bigpicture effort to establish a Petabyte AI platform for European digital pathology. Joel also heads up the efforts at AIDA Data Hub to provide similar data collaboration services for the European Cancer Imaging federation EUCAIM, and for the Linköping Health Data Spaces built in collaboration between Linköping University and the regional healthcare provider Region Östergötand. Joel is also engaging in the SciLifeLab Linköping Steering Group and as the Linköping Univerity data contact to the SciLifeLab & Wallenberg national program for Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS).
Previously, as a Ph d and application expert in bioinformatics at the National Supercomputer Centre (NSC), Joel engaged as an Executive in the formative years of the Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration (NeIC), and was part of initiating and running its Tryggve series of projects supporting transnational research on sensitive personal biomedical data together with the Nordic nodes of ELIXIR.
Joel Hedlund, Head of unit
Claes Lundström, Platform scientific director
Betül Eren, Data sharing
Caroline Bivik Stadler, AIDA Project lead
Emre Balsever, Systems developer
Erik Ylipää, Application expert
Pontus Freyhult, IT Architect
Shreyas Shivakumara, Systems developer
Varshith Konda, Systems developer