Griffin Weber described the Profiles open source tool that is now being used world wide that was first developed for our work in Harvard Catalyst. It is used to find collaborators, create teams for research projects, study promotion and the processes of academia.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Professor Tianxi Cai ran a very interesting discussion about generating risk profiles for biomarkers and the problem in adjusting out the diseases that are along the causal pathway to mortality of those biomarkers. As a result of such an over adjustment, most biomarkers will give counter-conventional-wisdom associations.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Murphy, Bickel, Kohane, Simons, Churchill, Mendis. Wattanasin, Weber, Donahoe, MacFadden
Discussed the interaction between different governance models and how they interact with the architecture.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013
Profs Cai and Shaw led a discussion of the the CAD NLP algorithm and demonstrated how the different priors and different ascertainment biases of different clinics could affect the accuracy of the NLP classification. Also discussed counter-intuitive coefficients in the model which may reflect confounding by the treatments for CAD.