Lehigh Professor CoChairs International Health Conference

first_img Mooi Choo Chuah, a Lehigh University professor of computer science and engineering and co-director of the undergraduate computer engineering program, served as technical co-chair of the second annual IEEE/ACM Conference on Connected Health: Applications, Systems and Engineering Technologies. According to the conference website, the event “aims at bringing together researchers worldwide working in the smart and connected health area to exchange innovative ideas and develop collaborations.” The conference took place in Philadelphia from July 17–19.Chuah also presented a paper during the conference entitled “Incentivizing High Quality Crowdsourcing Clinical Data for Disease Prediction.” Phys.org summarized the paper, saying that Chuah and her collaborators used, “a large dataset to demonstrate an improved disease prediction model that combines data cleaning and careful feature selection with effective machine learning techniques.” The dataset utilized in Chuah’s research came from the Pooled Resource Open-Access ALS Clinical Trials (PRO-ACT) data base. Chuah and her collaborators used the PRO-ACT data to predict the course of patients with ALS. They divided the disease progression into three categories: slow, average and fast. Chuah’s model proved more accurate than previous methods of disease course prediction.Chuah commented, “This has both cost-saving implications—as a physician might see a patient with a faster-progressing disease more frequently, but less frequently for slow-progressing patients—as well as for improved health outcomes.”The professor and her collaborators also developed an algorithm that would address the issue that individual hospitals do lack the data for effective predictive disease analysis. The algorithm uses an incentive model, wherein health care providers can see the cost of contributing to a crowdsourced database and make an informed decision about whether to engage.Chuah obtained her bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Milaya and her Ph.D. from University of California San Diego. She spent her early career working in wireless internet systems, before turning her focus to the health care system.Of her research, Chuah remarked that she is always looking to address issues that she feels, “will have some kind of positive social impact.” regions: Philadelphia About the AuthorJillian MarkowitzView more posts by Jillian Markowitz Lehigh Professor Co-Chairs International Health Conferencecenter_img Last Updated Jul 21, 2017 by Jillian MarkowitzFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail RelatedUMD Smith Faculty Honored for Contributions to CybersecurityFaculty at the University of Maryland R.H. Smith School of Business was recently recognized for their work in cybersecurity by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The IEEE is a preeminent professional organization in technology that recently honored the Smith School and its faculty with the inaugural Cybersecurity Award…October 6, 2017In “Featured Region”Seattle University Professor Studies Energy in ZambiaHenry Louie, an IEEE Senior Member and Assistant Professor at Seattle University, is working to solve Zambia’s energy problems. Less than 5% of rural Zambian’s have electricity and in cities, just 20%. Louie, who is a member of the IEEE Smart Village executive committee and a Fulbright Scholar, has been living and…July 25, 2016In “Featured Region”Cornell Study Reveals Curious Fashion Findings, and More – New York NewsLet’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from New York business schools this week, including curious new findings from a recent Cornell study. How Disclosing Sponsored Content Affects Consumer Trust in Bloggers – Johnson Business Feed Cornell University SC Johnson Graduate School of Management Assistant Professor…August 23, 2018In “Featured Home”last_img