SJCE excel at international competition

The students of Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering and Technology (SJCE) won prizes at the international competitions held at the United States of America, recently by the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), a multi-disciplinary scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of informatics.

In this competition, a dataset extracted from a cohort of 7,725 patients undergoing gastrointestinal surgery, with a total of more than 4.5 million blood tests is provided.   Eighty percent of the data (training data) was released to the participants for model development and the rest of the data was provided for evaluation purpose.

The model was assessed in two ways: 1) predictive performance on an evaluation data set and 2) clinical relevance, i.e. whether the contributing factors are transferable to clinical practice, as well as transparency and ability for the model to explain the reasons for predictions. 51 research teams from around the world downloaded the data. Only 13 teams could submit their models for

the competition. The jury based on the test results, shortlisted three best teams and invited them to present their technology in the AMIA 2016 Symposium held at Chicago.

The team from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore and Dr R V Prabhushankar, University of California, Davis USA won the competition by securing first place. The Sparse Clinical data modeling and machine learning proposed by the team gave excellent results. It is a great honor to have won an international technical competition of this stature.

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