Assistant Professor Mengdi Wang and Professor Warren Powell receive a SEAS Innovation Award

Professor Powell and Professor Wang seated in Sherrerd Hall atrium.

Professors Powell and Wang’s research titled “Apply Machine Learning to Aid Clinical Decision-Making” will focus on healthcare analytics and decision-making using machine learning. The crux of the proposal states, “Healthcare costs have increased significantly in the past few decades due to cost-per-service incentive structure. Analytics tools for managing the healthcare costs generated from clinical episodes remain underdeveloped”. The research team, which will consist of both professors and two graduate students, and will analyze clinical and medical claims data and leverage recent developments in machine learning and big data analytics to build predictive models to optimize the clinical pathways.