Courant's David Sontag will deliver a public lecture—“How Will Machine Learning Change Health Care?”—on Wed., Nov. 18.
New York University’s David Sontag will deliver a public lecture—“How Will Machine Learning Change Health Care?”—on Wed., Nov. 18, 4 p.m. at Warren Weaver Hall, 251 Mercer St., room 109 (betw. W. 3rd and W. 4th Sts.).
Machine learning has transformed the technology industry over the last decade, forming the basis for web search, speech recognition, product recommendations, and self-driving cars. Now, with the increased adoption of electronic health records and a surge in funding for health IT startups, health care is undergoing a similar transformation.
In his presentation, Sontag will talk about how machine learning has the potential to change health care across the industry, from enabling the next-generation electronic health record to population-level risk stratification from health insurance claims. These innovations, he predicts, will lead to increased quality of care and decreased cost.
Sontag is an assistant professor at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences and NYU’s Center for Data Science.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call 212.992.7636. Reporters interested in attending should contact James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.