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  • February 22, 2021 from 5:15pm to 6:15pm

Join us online on February 22 for Tom Wright’s “From mosquitos to flying saucers: Modelling in an imperfect world” at the Data Science Speaker Series at U of T.

Tom Wright is a Research Scientist at Kensington Vision Research Centre and Assistant Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science in the University of Toronto.

Modern technologies for measuring the function of the in-vivo visual system produce a wealth of data which is not completely understood. Current analysis techniques are often subjective, relying on interpretation by trained specialists and often rely on information reduction to enable the use of traditional inferential statistics. Using the example of Hydroxychloroquine, a newly (in) famous disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD), we will examine the problems and advantages of applying machine learning to the interpretation of medical tests.

You will be able to ask questions live!

The session will be moderated by distinguished visiting professor Arvind Gupta.

The Data Science Speaker Series at U of T (DSSS) is the result of a collaboration of Data Science programs at the University of Toronto: the Master of Science in Applied Computing (MScAC) in the Department of Computer Science, the Master of Management Analytics at the Rotman School of Management, and CANSSI Ontario.

Together, we seek to advance knowledge in the field of data science by featuring world-class speakers from academic, healthcare, industry, finance, technology, sports, and other sectors and industries.