Health Day at KDD

Monday, August 20, 2018

KDD 2018 is proud to organize a Health Day dedicated to bringing together domain and machine learning experts to discuss challenges and trends in the healthcare industry as well as techniques and methodologies machine learning community is using and in process of developing to address these challenges.

We will bring together researchers from machine learning, computational linguistics, medical informatics and large healthcare systems who share an interest in problems of transforming healthcare to meet the growing challenges. The goal of this workshop will be to act as the bridge between the theory of machine learning, natural language processing, data mining and the applications and needs of the healthcare community. We plan to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas, identification of important and challenging applications, and discovery of possible synergies. It is our hope that this will spur vigorous discussions and encourage collaboration between the various disciplines potentially resulting in collaborative projects and grant submissions. We will particularly emphasize the aspects of learning from large variety of data – clinical (phenotypic, genotypic and other omic), financial, social and IoT data for disease progression modelling, drug discovery, financial and clinical outcome analysis etc. We will also discuss the challenges the machine learning community faces in acceptance and widespread applicability in this domain while touching upon some steps e.g. interpretable models, the community is taking to address those.

We will try to address many of the topics through both invited and contributed talks. The workshop program will consist of presentations by invited speakers from both healthcare systems and machine learning community, and by authors of extended abstracts submitted to the workshop. In addition, there will be a discussion to identify important problems, applications, and synergies between the scientific disciplines.

The following sessions will be part of the Health Day. We look forward to see you on the Health Day and make healthcare better with KDD.


Ankur Teredesai
Ankur Teredesai
Univ. of Washington

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