CHDS visitor and Williams College student David Krane spoke at the CHDS lunchtime seminar series on “Using Simulation to Improve Machine Learning of Complex Systems”.
Predicting the way in which a given cancer treatment will affect a tumor can be seen as a machine learning problem, Krane discussed. This prediction is a unique challenge because of complexities of biological systems, the number of potentially relevant genomic and clinical features, and the absence of large-scale patient data repositories. In the seminar, Krane presented a novel method to integrate simulations — a strong form of prior knowledge — into machine learning.
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