Gongyu finished his Bachelor's studies in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Liverpool in 2018. He went to University College London and received his Master's degree in Computer Science in 2019. His course focused on image analysis, computer vision and machine learning. He was supervised by Prof. Daniel Alexander and Prof. Pearse Keane and developed a reinforcement learning algorithm which optimised the treatment intervals of Age-related Macular Degeneration. After graduation, he joined UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital as both data scientist and research assistant. During that period, he created different AI algorithms for assisting the diagnosis and prognosis of medical retinal diseases for the world-leading eye hospital. His algorithm was both published and integrated into the cloud-based hospital setting. During this experience he developed deeper interests in the field of AI assisted interventions for retinal images.
He is now part of the RViM group and a also PhD candidate, co-supervised by Prof. Timothy Jackson and Dr Christos Bergeles. He aims to solve retinal imaging problems for diabetic retinopathy with a team full of both clinicians and engineers.