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Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

792 Elizabeth Street (Corner Grattan Street)

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Machine learning - the use of computational algorithms to find patterns in data - is increasingly being deployed in clinical contexts to support diagnosis and treatment decisions. In the context of growing volumes of clinical data available in electronic form, there is an opportunity to realise dramatic changes in the practice of medicine through the application of large-scale health data analytics and predictive modeling.

This talk will introduce a vision for the use of data-driven methods in health, while also raising important questions about the implementation of this vision: is it conceivable that one day your doctor might be replaced by a digital system? What are the risks?

Karin Verspoor
Karin Verspoor is a Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems and Deputy Director of the Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre at the University of Melbourne. Trained as a computational linguist, Karin’s research primarily focuses on extracting information from clinical texts and the biomedical literature using machine learning methods to enable biological discovery and clinical decision support. Karin held previous posts as the Scientific Director of Health and Life Sciences at NICTA Victoria Research Laboratory, at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. She also spent 5 years in start-ups during the US Tech bubble, where she helped design an early artificial intelligence system.

James Bailey
James Bailey is a Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne and was previously an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. He is an internationally leading researcher in data science with extensive experience in applying machine learning techniques to tackle challenges in health. In partnership with clinical collaborators, he has developed and deployed machine learning algorithms for real
time prediction of hospital medical emergencies, as well as intelligent algorithms for delivering automated feedback to medical students engaged in simulated surgical training.

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

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6.00 pm – 7.15 pm. Refreshments served from 5.15pm

VENUE:
Auditorium, Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
762 Elizabeth Street, (Corner Grattan Street)
Melbourne
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