The van der Schaar Lab’s 20th Inspiration Exchange session took place on October 4, 2022. The session covered Neural differential equations and causal effect inference over time. This session was particularly engaging and interactive, with more than 100 participants joining the session live!
To start the session, Ph.D. student Zhaozhi Qian introduced neural differential equations and motivated their use in the context of healthcare and medicine. Subsequently, Ph.D. student Samuel Holt presented Neural Laplace, a unified framework for learning diverse classes of differential equations by modeling dynamics in the Laplace domain. Additionally, Ph.D. student Nabeel Seedat presented Treatment Effect Neural Controlled Differential Equation (TE-CDE), which estimates counterfactual outcomes over time with irregularly sampled data.
We then held our roundtable discussion, where our industry guests Dr Emma Slade (GSK) and Dr Javier Hernández (Microsoft Research) shared their perspectives on ML and the medical impacts of the presented works. The session was then opened up to the audience for Q&A and general discussion.
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