Seminar: Understanding etiology and treatment effects in observational cohorts: Opportunities and challenges in leveraging –omics and machine learning

Seminar

Thursday, 24 October 2019
Time: 
9.30-10.30am
CEB Room 515
207 Bouverie St
Carlton 3053
Australia

Dr Jon Huang is an epidemiologist who leads the Biostatistics Platform at the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences. He completed an MPH and PhD at the University of Washington and postdoctoral work at McGill University, focusing mainly on birth cohorts, causal inference, and molecular epidemiology, before moving to Singapore in 2018. His current work involves leading and supporting a diverse range of projects including: maternal depressive symptom scores prediction via ensemble machine learning; estimating the role of maternal breast milk composition in mediating the effects of maternal dyslycemia on infant adiposity; and a multi-site peri-conception nutritional supplement RCT.

Understanding etiology and treatment effects in observational cohorts: Opportunities and challenges in leveraging –omics and machine learning

Big data. Multi-omics. Machine learning. Technology continues to increase our ability to both produce and summarize data on human health and function. Taking as a goal the production of knowledge about disease etiology or mechanisms for treatment effects in intensely followed observational cohorts, what are principled approaches to leverage these diverse resources and tools?

 

 

 

Dr Jon Huang

Dr Jon Huang is an epidemiologist who leads the Biostatistics Platform at the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences. He completed an MPH and PhD at the University of Washington and postdoctoral work at McGill University, focusing mainly on birth cohorts, causal inference, and molecular epidemiology, before moving to Singapore in 2018. His current work involves leading and supporting a diverse range of projects including: maternal depressive symptom scores prediction via ensemble machine learning; estimating the role of maternal breast milk composition in mediating the effects of maternal dyslycemia on infant adiposity; and a multi-site peri-conception nutritional supplement RCT.

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