Nida’s project titled "Applications of artificial neural networks in health care organizational decision-making: a scoping review" was one of three awarded by the inaugural competition Showcase Your Work hosted by the University of Toronto Libraries.

The competition attracted students across all disciplines across St. George, Mississauga, and Scarborough campuses and was judged by a cross-disciplinary panel of faculty members.

UofT’s library system has been ranked as one of the top three (after Harvard and Yale) in North America. The largest library at UofT and in Canada, Robarts attracts as many as 18,000 people on a daily basis.

The recipients of the winning projects were celebrated at a special award ceremony led by Chief Librarian Larry P. Alford in the company of friends, family, colleagues and faculty members supporting the winning entries. In addition to being featured at Robarts, the winning projects were awarded $1,000 prizes.

Nida Shahid shares this award with her co-author, Tim Rappon, MD/PhD student at the IHPME. Dr. Whitney Berta, doctoral supervisor to both, was also present at the ceremony in support of this recognition.

"Our project was motivated by the need for a broader understanding of how artificial neural networks are being used to make decisions across the health care system. By bridging disciplines of organizational behaviour and computer science, we anticipate our paper will help researchers from different backgrounds and expertise interested in using neural networks in their work." - Nida

Nida is interested in understanding organizational behaviour of health care systems and the implementation of complex health interventions through the lens of complexity science, including fields of complex systems theory and artificial intelligence.

The winning exhibits will be on display until the end of February on the first floor of Robarts Library.

Posted on Jan 25, 2019 Photography: Paul Terefenko