Using Design and Data Science in the War on Cancer

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Paul May is an ITP alumnus, and now leads MSK Data Products; the internal data science and product development studio at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; the number 1 cancer hospital in the US. 

In this talk, Paul will outline some of the ways that machine learning and other forms of data science, as well as design, and software engineering are being used in cancer research and treatment. He’ll describe the challenges that a hospital like Sloan Kettering faces when trying to build easy-to-use web applications, and he’ll describe how the role of technology and cancer research/healthcare is likely to change over the next 3-5 years. This talk is relevant to anybody interested in machine learning/data-science, user experience design, healthcare or science.