Tim Lee is a Senior Scientist who works specifically on early skin cancer detection and epidemiologic research on skin cancer. Tim’s research interests include medical image analysis, artificial intelligence, polarization speckle, computer-aided diagnosis, and risk and prognosis factors of skin cancer.

Research Interests:

  • Polarization speckle: in vivo skin cancer screening technique
  • Artificial intelligence and computer aided diagnostic algorithms for analyzing skin images
  • Risk and prognosis factors for melanoma
Affiliations

Associate Professor, Dermatology and Skin Science, University of British Columbia

Associate Member, Biomedical Engineering Program, University of British Columbia

Associate Member, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia

Scientific & Research Staff, Dermatology and skin Science, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Vancouver Acute Health Service Delivery Area (VGH, UBCH & GF Strong)

Adjunct Professor, Computing Science, Simon Fraser University

Credentials

PhD. in Computer Science, Simon Fraser University, 2001

MSc. in Computer Science, University of British Columbia, 1983

BSc. in Computer Science and Mathematics, University of British Columbia, 1980

Projects

Melanoma probe

In this project, we develop a handheld and easy-to-operate optical probe for detecting melanoma. Delivery of the technology is aimed at non-dermatologist healthcare providers, improving their diagnostic accuracy and reducing the number of referrals to the specialists.

Selected Publications

Development and validation of a melanoma risk score based on pooled data from 16 case-control studies.

Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology, 2015
Davies, John R, Chang, Yu-mei, Bishop, D Timothy, Armstrong, Bruce K, Bataille, Veronique, Bergman, Wilma, Berwick, Marianne, Bracci, Paige M, Elwood, J Mark, Ernstoff, Marc S, Green, Adele, Gruis, Nelleke A, Holly, Elizabeth A, Ingvar, Christian, Kanetsky, Peter A, Karagas, Margaret R, Lee, Tim K, Le Marchand, Loïc, Mackie, Rona M, Olsson, Håkan, Østerlind, Anne, Rebbeck, Timothy R, Reich, Kristian, Sasieni, Peter, Siskind, Victor, Swerdlow, Anthony J, Titus, Linda, Zens, Michael S, Ziegler, Andreas, Gallagher, Richard P, Barrett, Jennifer H, Newton-Bishop, Julia
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