Upcoming Events

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 4:00pm
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Molecular analysis of gene expression, microbiome, and proteomics data aims to understand biological processes by leveraging high-throughput technologies and data science. Aided by subject matter expertise, this combination has resulted in accelerated discoveries in health and disease. This form of... Read More »
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 4:00pm
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A key aspect of analysis of data involves classification and regression; these play a key role in the analysis of many types of data connected to COVID-19. To perform such analyses, one typically must extract features from the data, with which classification/regression is performed. Rather than... Read More »
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 4:00pm
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PyTorch is an open source framework for building neural networks. In this lesson, we will build a foundational understanding of PyTorch by developing a simple neural network, the Multilayer Perceptron (MLP). This tutorial will apply MLPs to COVID-19 related data, and lay the technical groundwork to... Read More »
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 4:00pm
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The goal of computer vision is for computers to be able to understand visual content (e.g. images, videos, 3D, stereo), usually for the purpose of making predictions (classification, detection, captioning, generation, etc.). Modern computer vision models are almost universally based on... Read More »
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 4:00pm
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Medical image analysis with machine learning holds immense promise for accelerating the radiology workflow and benefiting patient care. Chest computed tomography (CT) is a medical imaging technique that produces a high-resolution volumetric image of the heart and lungs. Chest CT can be used to... Read More »
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 4:00pm
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As the COVID-19 pandemic hit Durham County, the Duke University Health System (DUHS) responded by postponing most non-urgent (i.e. elective) operations. As we developed a better sense of the hospital resources needed to manage COVID infections, hospital leadership became more comfortable with re-... Read More »
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 4:00pm
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We will overview several important issues in causal inference methods for evaluating the comparative effectiveness and efficacy of potential COVID medications and vaccines. These issues cover both design and analysis of randomized trials, natural experiments, and observational studies. We will also... Read More »
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 4:00pm
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Recent technological advancements make it possible to closely and continuously monitor patients on multiple scales, both inside and outside of the clinic. These new technologies provide unprecedented opportunities for understanding and predicting health and disease but have also led to a deluge of... Read More »