I'm Jarett Dewbury, a third-year undergraduate studying Biomedical Engineering at the University of Waterloo.
I'm interested in the intersection of medicine and machine learning, particularly in enhancing diagnostic capabilities and decision-making. My current research focuses on developing transformative AI-enabled tools tailored for use in low-resource settings. This involves creating robust multimodal models that can operate efficiently with minimal data and computational resources. By leveraging these advanced techniques, I aim to contribute to the development of accessible and accurate diagnostic solutions that can have a significant impact on global healthcare.
Currently, I'm a visiting researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology with Loza Tadesse working on machine learning for low-resource diagnostics. I'm the co-founder of WAT.ai, the University of Waterloo's artificial intelligence student design team. I'm also an undergraduate researcher in the Vision and Image Processing (VIP) Lab at the University of Waterloo working with Amy Tai on computer vision for prostate cancer segmentation. Previously, I was a machine learning researcher at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital working with OCT images for on-device segmentation applications.
I'm grateful to be supported by the Emergent Ventures Fellowship.
I enjoy staying active in the gym and engaging in a variety of sports and outdoor activities. Before attending university, I spent a large amount of my early life playing junior hockey and pursuing my athletic goals.
If you share similar interests or are seeking guidance in your own academic or professional endeavors, feel free to reach out to me!

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Research
Sharpness-Aware Minimization (SAM) Improves Classification Accuracy of Bacterial Raman Spectral Data Enabling Portable Diagnostics
Kaitlin Zareno*, Jarett Dewbury*, Siamak Sorooshyari, Hossein Mobahi, Loza F. Tadesse
ICLR 5th Workshop on Practical ML for Low Resource Settings (2024) [Oral]
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* Equal Contribution
News
Jan 2024 Joined the Vision and Image Processing (VIP) Lab at the University of Waterloo as an undergraduate researcher.
Aug 2023 Joined Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a visiting researcher.
Apr 2023 Awarded the Emergent Ventures Fellowship, supported by the Thiel Foundation.
Jan 2023 Joined Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital as an undergraduate researcher.
Jun 2022 Co-founded WAT.ai, the University of Waterloo's Artificial Intelligence Student Design Team.
May 2022 Joined the Medical AI Lab at the University of Waterloo as a member of the founding research team.