The Data Science Behind COVID-19 Vulnerability Index [LIVE ONLINE]

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Many of us are working from home these days. Life as we know it has dramatically changed in the last few weeks because of COVID-19. That's why data scientists at have created a COVID-19 Vulnerability Index (


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The CV19 Index is an open-source, AI-based predictive model that identifies people who are likely to have a heightened vulnerability to severe complications from COVID-19 (commonly referred to as “The Coronavirus”). The CV19 Index is intended to help hospitals, federal / state / local public health agencies and other healthcare organizations in their work to identify, plan for, respond to, and reduce the impact of COVID-19 in their communities.

Join the CTO and Co-Founder of, Dave DeCaprio, for an inside look on how CV19 Index was developed. He will cover several aspects that were interesting about this project from a data science perspective, such as the lack of available data on COVID-19, how they selected the types of models to use in an effort to maximize the model’s utility and the tight timeframes they were working with.

Tech requirements:

This LIVE online event is held online through video conference.

Attendees will need to have their laptops. Windows, Mac or Linux will do it!

Have the Zoom Client for Video Meetings installed well before the webinar begins.

Held live online:

1.5 Hours – 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Pacific Time (6:30 - 8:00 pm Central Time)

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We look forward to meeting you virtually!


About Your Host

Dave DeCaprio is the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of has over 20 years of experience transitioning advanced technology from academic research labs into successful businesses. His experience includes genome research, pharmaceutical development, health insurance, computer vision, sports analytics, speech recognition, transportation logistics, operations research, real-time collaboration, robotics, and financial markets.

Dave has been involved in several successful startups as well as consulting and advising both small and large organizations on how to innovate using technology with maximum impact. As part of the Human Genome Project, he was responsible for mapping all known biology onto the newly developed genome sequences. At Bluefin Labs, acquired by Twitter in 2014, he helped the founders recruit a team and go from concept to launch with the NFL in 13 weeks. At GNS Healthcare, he led the development of their first in the class causal machine learning platform. Dave graduated from MIT with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and currently lives in Austin, TX.

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