Rich Lyons, Alex Budak, Sara Sieteski, and Laura Hassner - Berkeley ChangemakerTM
Rich Lyons, Alex Budak, Sara Sieteski (acting director of Haas Digital) and Laura Hassner talk about a new Berkeley ChangemakerTM online course they are developing to be made available free to incoming Berkeley students, at scale. They also discuss remote instruction and considerations for virtual course design.
Lisa Ho and Steve Rice - Berkeley School of Information
Lisa Ho (Academic Director, Master of Information and Cybersecurity (MICS), I School) and Steve Rice (Information Systems Lead, IPIRA, regular meetup attendee and graduate of the MICS program) present. Lisa talks about her experience developing and running a fully online curriculum at the Berkeley School of Information, and Steve shares the student perspective.
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Kunal Mishra - Cricket Health
Kunal is a data scientist working at Cricket Health, a specialty kidney care company, targeting chronic kidney disease (CKD). CKD is a massive problem, with over $100 billion in annual direct healthcare costs to Medicare alone, and has very little visibility and few symptoms prior to kidney failure — a silent killer. As a data scientist, he builds and deploys first-of-their-kind predictive models based on claims data for screening undiagnosed CKD and hospitalization risk, working with and training ML models on very large payer datasets in a HIPAA compliant way. In his discussion, he’ll talk through approaches Cricket has taken in the 3 distinct phases of modeling: 1) outcome engineering, 2) feature engineering (via a predictive pipeline), and 3) training in the cloud.