CS Grad earns Governor General's Medal And First Combined PhD

October 24, 2022

On Oct. 19, Jaky Kueper graduated with Western’s first combined PhD, bringing together studies in epidemiology and biostatistics at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry with computer science in the Faculty of Science.  Kueper was one of 1,900 students being celebrated this week, during Western’s 320th convocation ceremonies.

Kueper combined techniques from AI and epidemiology to analyze their electronic health record data to provide the first large-scale overview of the population served by CHCs and to help predict when health or social problems may occur in their patients.

The combined PhD was supervised by Dan Lizotte who is jointly appointed to both epidemiology and biostatistics at Schulich Medicine and computer science in the Faculty of Science. 

Please see Western News for more details on Kueper's PhD announcement.

Jaky Kueper was also one of three Western graduates who were honoured as recipients of this year’s Governor General’s Academic Medals. Since 1873, the awards have recognized outstanding students across Canada.

Western PhD graduates Brianne Bruijns, Jaky Kueper, and Chloe Lau have received the Gold Medal, awarded for academic excellence at the graduate level.

Please also, see another Western news article for more details on the Governor General's medals.