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Title Date Location Presenter Abstract
Doctor AI - Interpretable Deep Learning Methods for modeling Electronic Health Records Feb 22 2018 -
10:45am to 11:45am
Biotechnology Center Auditorium

Jimeng Sun, PhD

Associate Professor,
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of...

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Title Presenter(s) Date Location Abstract
Doctor AI - Interpretable Deep Learning Methods for modeling Electronic Health Records

Jimeng Sun, PhD

Associate Professor,
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology


Abstract:
Abstract: Deep neural networks provide great potential to create better models for longitudinal electronic health records (EHRs). In this talk, we will present a series of case studies of deep learning for modeling EHR.
1) We illustrate how recurrent neural networks (RNN) can be used to model temporal relations among
events in electronic health records (EHRs) to predict heart failures.
2) We introduce an interpretable predictive model RETAIN which achieves high accuracy while remaining
clinically interpretable and is based on a two-level neural attention model that detects influential past
visits and significant clinical variables within those visits (e.g. key diagnoses).
3) Finally, we present a new approach, medical Generative Adversarial Network (medGAN), to generate realistic synthetic patient records.


Bio: Jimeng Sun is an Associate Professor of College of Computing at Georgia Tech. Prior to Georgia Tech, he was a researcher at IBM TJ Watson Research Center. His research focuses on health analytics and machine learning, especially in designing tensor factorizations, deep learning methods, and largescale predictive modeling systems. He published over 120 papers and filed over 20 patents (5 granted). He has received SDM/IBM early career research award 2017, ICDM best research paper award in 2008, SDM best research paper award in 2007, and KDD Dissertation runner-up award in 2008. Dr. Sun received B.S. and M.Phil. in Computer Science from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2002 and 2003, M.Sc and PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University in 2006 and 2007.

Thursday, February 22, 2018 -
10:45am to 11:45am
Biotechnology Center Auditorium PDF icon SUN Poster.pdf