This month's theme is the application of analytics in healthcare! We have Allen Day (Principal Data Scientist at MapR) and Wu Dan (team lead, Healthcare Analytics Unit at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital) to lead our discussion!
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Cost: Free Event.
2pm: Welcome by Kai Xin (Co-founder, Data Science SG)
2.15pm: Talk by Wu Dan
Taking its first steps in the early days of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, the Healthcare Analytics Unit at Alexandra Health System, Singapore, has been continuing to grow along with the healthcare group. This presentation will tell the story of how the Analytics Unit was conceived and has continued to grow in size, capabilities and scope as it applies data science to many areas, both within the hospital as well as for the community. This story will be illustrated through case studies, ranging from planning and resource optimization to improving service delivery, and the many lessons learned along the way.
2.45pm: Talk by Allen Day
Medicine is undergoing a renaissance that is made possible by analyzing and creating insights from this huge and growing number of genomes. Personalized medicine is simply the practical application of these insights.
In this session, I will show how ETL and MapReduce can be applied in a clinical setting. I will also show how NoSQL and advanced analytics can be used to "reverse engineer" the genetic causes of disease. Such information can be used to predict and prevent individual suffering, as well as to increase the overall health of a society.
3.30pm: Networking & end of Event
-Please note that refreshments will NOT be provided.
Allen Day (Linkedin Profile)
Allen is the Principal Data Scientist at MapR Technologies, where he leads interdisciplinary teams to deliver results in fast-paced, high-pressure environments across several industry verticals. Previously, Allen founded TinyTube Networks which provided the first mobile video discovery and transcoding proxy service, and Ion Flux which provided a medical-grade, cloud-based human genome sequencing service. Allen holds a PhD in Human Genetics from the School of Medicine at UCLA. His dissertation project was to create the largest public data warehouse for gene expression data.
Wu Dan (Linkedin Profile)
Wu Dan currently heads the Healthcare Analytics Unit at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH), Alexandra Health System, Singapore. At national level, he serves as a part-time professional with the Policy Research and Economics Office at Ministry of Health. Working with a team of data scientists, Dan oversees projects in predictive analytics and operations research that generate actionable insights to enable better patient care