van der Schaar Lab

AAAI 2022 tutorial

Event details

Mihaela van der Schaar will deliver a tutorial as part of the 36th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2022) hosted by Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.


Time Series in Healthcare: Challenges and Solutions


Time series datasets such as electronic health records (EHR) and registries represent valuable (but imperfect) sources of information spanning a patient’s entire lifetime of care. While learning from temporal data is an established field and has been covered in a number of prior tutorials, the healthcare domain raises unique problems and challenges that require new methodologies and ways of thinking.

Perhaps the most common application of time series is forecasting. While we will discuss state-of-the-art approaches for disease forecasting, we will also focus on other important problems in time series, such as time-to-event or survival analysis, personalized monitoring, and treatment effects over time. These topics will be introduced in the context of healthcare, but they have broad applicability to other domains beyond medicine.

In addition, we will explore several characteristics that are necessary to make AI and machine learning models as useful as possible in the clinical setting. We will discuss automated machine learning and we will address the challenges of understanding and explaining machine learning models as well as uncertainty estimation, both of which are critical in high-stakes scenarios such as healthcare.

We will aim for minimal required prerequisite knowledge. However, we will assume basic knowledge of standard machine learning methods (e.g. MLPs, RNNs). While our tutorial will include some detailed explanations of machine learning techniques, significant focus will be placed on the problem areas, their unique challenges, and ways of thinking to overcome these.

Location and local date/time

This event will take place online on February 23, 2022 at 10:45 PST (18:45 GMT).

About the event

The purpose of the AAAI conference is to promote research in artificial intelligence (AI) and scientific exchange among AI researchers, practitioners, scientists, and engineers in affiliated disciplines. AAAI-22 will have a diverse technical track, student abstracts, poster sessions, invited speakers, tutorials, workshops, and exhibit and competition programs, all selected according to the highest reviewing standards. AAAI-22 welcomes submissions on mainstream AI topics as well as novel crosscutting work in related areas.

The event is finished.


Feb 23 2022


Note: time is shown in GMT
18:45 - 20:30