Dr Sally Shrapnel

Senior Lecturer

School of Mathematics and Physics
Faculty of Science
s.shrapnel@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56931

Overview

Dr Shrapnel is an interdisciplinary scientist working at the interface of causality and machine learning. She has studied biomedical science, medicine, surgery, biomedical engineering and has been a registered and practicing medical practitioner for over 20 years. She has also studied quantum physics and machine learning— her PhD topic was quantum causal learning— and she is currently a CI at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems. Her research goal is to infer causal relationships from different types of data, and build models that are robust with respect to interventional distributional shifts. Her research combines theory, methodology, and applications across a broad range of disciplines.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Medical Science, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Science, Imperial College

Publications

  • Kewming, M. J., Shrapnel, S., White, A. G. and Romero, J. (2020). Hiding ignorance using high dimensions. Physical Review Letters, 124 (25) 250401, 250401. doi: 10.1103/physrevlett.124.250401

  • Kewming, Michael, Shrapnel, Sally and Milburn, Gerard (2020). Quantum correlations in the Kerr Ising model. New Journal of Physics, 22 (5) 053042, 053042. doi: 10.1088/1367-2630/ab7255

  • Young, Kyle, Booth, Gareth, Simpson, Becks, Dutton, Reuben and Shrapnel, Sally (2019). Deep neural network or dermatologist?. Second International Workshop, iMIMIC 2019, and 9th International Workshop, ML-CDS 2019, Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2019, Shenzhen, China, 17 October 2019. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Journal Article

  • Kewming, M. J., Shrapnel, S., White, A. G. and Romero, J. (2020). Hiding ignorance using high dimensions. Physical Review Letters, 124 (25) 250401, 250401. doi: 10.1103/physrevlett.124.250401

  • Kewming, Michael, Shrapnel, Sally and Milburn, Gerard (2020). Quantum correlations in the Kerr Ising model. New Journal of Physics, 22 (5) 053042, 053042. doi: 10.1088/1367-2630/ab7255

  • Shrapnel, Sally, Costa, Fabio and Milburn, Gerard (2018). Quantum Markovianity as a supervised learning task. International Journal of Quantum Information, 16 (08) 1840010, 1840010. doi: 10.1142/s0219749918400105

  • Milburn, Gerard and Shrapnel, Sally (2018). Classical and quantum causal interventions. Entropy, 20 (9) 687, 687. doi: 10.3390/e20090687

  • Shrapnel, Sally and Costa, Fabio (2018). Causation does not explain contextuality. Quantum, 2 63, 63. doi: 10.22331/q-2018-05-18-63

  • Shrapnel, Sally, Costa, Fabio and Milburn, Gerard (2018). Updating the Born rule. New Journal of Physics, 20 (5) 053010, 053010. doi: 10.1088/1367-2630/aabe12

  • Shrapnel, Sally (2017). Discovering quantum causal models. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 70 (1), 1-25. doi: 10.1093/bjps/axx044

  • Costa, Fabio and Shrapnel, Sally (2016). Quantum causal modelling. New Journal of Physics, 18 (6) 063032, 063032. doi: 10.1088/1367-2630/18/6/063032

  • Shrapnel, Sally (2014). Quantum causal explanation: or, why birds fly south. European Journal for Philosophy of Science, Online First (3), 409-423. doi: 10.1007/s13194-014-0094-5

Conference Publication

  • Young, Kyle, Booth, Gareth, Simpson, Becks, Dutton, Reuben and Shrapnel, Sally (2019). Deep neural network or dermatologist?. Second International Workshop, iMIMIC 2019, and 9th International Workshop, ML-CDS 2019, Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2019, Shenzhen, China, 17 October 2019. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision