Tag: scholarship

Financial Evaluation of EDDI (Early Detection Decision Information)

Summer of Research project by James Zhang, University of Auckland, supervised by Dr Michael O’Sullivan Jnr (University of Auckland). New software could flag issues early during operations, helping surgeons and anaesthetists intervene before serious complications arise. We need to find out how much of a difference this software makes, and whether it will prevent complications …

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 …

Feature importance for adverse drug event named entity recognition

Summer of Research project by Hamish Huggard, University of Auckland, supervised by Dr Edmond Zhang (Precision Driven Health and Orion Health). Automatically identifying drug names, dosages and effects in health records could help researchers find relationships between certain medications and negative effects on patients. An adverse drug event (ADE) is when something bad happens to …

summer 2016 students

Summer of Research 2016/2017

Student Projects Successful in 2016-2017 The Precision Driven Health partnership had an exciting summer of research in 2016-2017 with 11 students completing precision medicine projects. The students, from the University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology, had backgrounds mainly in medicine or information technology/computer science. They investigated projects which spanned the health sector, including: …