Congratulations to Dr Kerry Halupka on recently completing her PhD with flying colours! Kerry worked with researchers at the Bionics Institute and the University of Melbourne on her project aimed at improving the resolution of vision provided by the bionic eye.

As part of her project, Kerry built a computer model that can predict the perceptual outcomes of interactions between electrodes. The software recommends the best stimulation pattern for the electrodes for improved vision.

Our bionic vision research aims to help those living with retinal conditions such as retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease that affects about one in every 3000 Australians.

Kerry has now joined a team as a post-doctoral researcher at IBM in Melbourne, working on improving the quality of care in interventional cardiology by leveraging artificial intelligence and deep learning technologies.