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Siriwan Suebnukarn

Vice Rector for Research and Innovation, Thammasat University, Thailand

Siriwan Suebnukarn

Intelligent Clinical Training during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Clinical training is one of the most challenging areas for education especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are limited access to apprenticeship training in the complex scenarios with corresponding difficulty training in a time-effective manner. Professor Suebnukarn’s work on intelligent clinical training systems provides one effective solution to this problem by introducing intelligent clinical training systems that can supplement tutoring sessions by expert clinical instructors. The Bayesian representation techniques and algorithms for generating tutoring feedback in medical problem-based learning group problem solving made important contributions to the field of Intelligent Tutoring Systems.  In particular, it was one of the first systems for tutoring groups of students and the first intelligent tutoring systems for medical problem-based learning.  The virtual reality simulator she developed is one of the most sophisticated dental simulators.  It stands out as the first dental simulator to integrate sophisticated analysis of the surgical procedure.  Particularly noteworthy is also the creative way to understand important issues such as differences in expert and novice performance, the effectiveness of virtual pre-operative practice, and the teaching effectiveness of the simulator. The systems have been implemented in undergrad pre-clinical training and postgrad pre-surgical training with strong scientific evidence of their effectiveness.

Biography

Professor Siriwan Suebnukarn serves as Vice Rector for Research and Innovation at Thammasat University, Thailand. Professor Suebnukarn’s combined background in Dentistry and Computer Science gives her a rather unique set of skills to tackle some important outstanding problems in Medical Informatics and Education. Her research work has included Artificial Intelligence in Education, Intelligent User Interfaces, and User Modeling. She developed an Intelligent Virtual Reality Clinical Training Simulator for which she won the prestigious International Federation of Inventor Association’s (IFIA) Lady Prize for the Best Women’s Invention and the National Outstanding Researcher Award in Education.

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Professor Siriwan Suebnukarn serves as Vice Rector for Research and Innovation at Thammasat University, Thailand. Professor Suebnukarn’s combined background in Dentistry and Computer Science gives her a rather unique set of skills to tackle some important outstanding problems in Medical Informatics and Education. Her research work has included Artificial Intelligence in Education, Intelligent User Interfaces, and User Modeling. She developed an Intelligent Virtual Reality Clinical Training Simulator for which she won the prestigious International Federation of Inventor Association’s (IFIA) Lady Prize for the Best Women’s Invention and the National Outstanding Researcher Award in Education.

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