Author: Quentin Thurier

Using Council Data to Investigate Health Outcomes

Summer of Research project by Kaito Goto, University of Auckland, supervised by Quentin Thurier and Dan Exeter (Precision Driven Health and Orion Health). Auckland Council has a range of geospatial and infrastructure data available, which could potentially be linked with health data to provide insights. The purpose of this project was to investigate the data …

Application of deep learning techniques in a de-identification system

Summer of Research project by Yicheng Shi, University of Auckland, supervised by Quentin Thurier (Orion Health). Clinical data, collected by healthcare providers when treating patients, is incredibly valuable for medical research – but good data is hard to get. This information can help researchers improve healthcare. For example, by studying a patient’s medical history, researchers …

Interpretable image-based machine learning models in healthcare

Summer of Research project by Harper Shen, University of Auckland, supervised by Quentin Thurier (Orion Health) and Dr Yun Sing Koh (University of Auckland). Neural networks can be great at solving problems, but they sometimes give wrong answers. Would you trust an algorithm that got life-saving information right 80% of the time? It is easier …

Interpretable Machine Learning

The “black box” metaphor is commonly used to refer to the lack of understanding of how modern Machine Learning (ML) systems make decisions.  Researchers are actively trying to remedy this situation which is especially problematic in healthcare, largely because legal accountability and ethics have greater emphasis and importance in the healthcare decision-making process than in …

Making Existing Data Sources Available

New Zealand has excellent health data due to national ID number and high quality data scientists. We seek to link them together by making health data easier to access for research. We have reviewed publicly available health datasets in New Zealand and: (1) Produced a website to collate links to this data (2) Analysed relationships between …