van der Schaar Lab

ACDL 2021 lecture


Mihaela van der Schaar will deliver a lecture at the 4th Advanced Online & Onsite Course on Data Science & Machine Learning (ACDL 2021).


Why Medicine is Creating Exciting New Frontiers for Machine Learning


Medicine stands apart from other areas where machine learning can be applied. While we have seen advances in other fields with lots of data, it is not the volume of data that makes medicine so hard, it is the challenges arising from extracting actionable information from the complexity of the data. It is these challenges that make medicine the most exciting area for anyone who is really interested in the frontiers of machine learning – giving us real-world problems where the solutions are ones that are societally important and which potentially impact on us all. Think Covid 19!

In this talk I will show how machine learning is transforming medicine and how medicine is driving new advances in machine learning, including new methodologies in automated machine learning, interpretable and explainable machine learning, dynamic forecasting, and causal inference.

Location and local date/time

This event will take place online on July 23 at 18:10 CEST (17:10 BST).

About the event

The 4th Advanced Course on Data Science & Machine Learning (ACDL) is a full-immersion five-day residential Course at the Certosa di Pontignano (Siena – Tuscany, Italy) on cutting-edge advances in Data Science and Machine Learning with lectures delivered by world-renowned experts. The Course provides a stimulating environment for academics, early career researches, Post-Docs, PhD students and industry leaders. Participants will also have the chance to present their results with oral talks or posters, and to interact with their peers, in a friendly and constructive environment.

The event is finished.


Jul 23 2021


Note: time is shown in BST
5:10 pm - 6:45 pm