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GE Healthcare will be the host of the event with a theme “Why does AI play a significant role in healthcare? Healthcare is a huge data generator: in acute care, for example, 1,5GB of data is generated per patient per day.
How can artificial intelligence (AI) help us turn all this data into better care?
And what kind of collaboration is needed between with technology companies, hospitals and the public sector to make it happen?
Much of the course’s material will come from a textbook, “The Analytics Edge,” that Bertsimas and O’Hair are currently writing with Bill Pulleyblank, professor of operations research at West Point.
Students in the course will perform most of their computations with R, a special programming language for statistics that is a free, open-sourced software.
This topic ties in with O’Hair’s own research interest of applying analytics to healthcare.
There is a huge overlap.” For one of the classes, students will use data from the Framingham Heart Study to learn how the researchers arrived at their results.
We let students get their hands dirty with real data and applications of analytics.” The current residential version of 15.071 was started in spring 2012 by Dimitris Bertsimas, Boeing Professor of Operations Research and codirector of the Operations Research Center.
In 2011, he approached O’Hair, who was then a graduate student, about changing the course by “focusing more on the applications and the story, instead of the method.” O’Hair helped Bertsimas implement these changes, and they began teaching 15.071 the following spring.
“I feel like it’s the future of education,” she says.
O’Hair and Bertsimas will each give half of the lectures, while TAs will do recitations to review the methods.