Computefest 2018

Organized by the Institute for Applied Computational Science, ComputeFest is an annual program of knowledge- and skill-building activities in computational science and engineering.

IACS SYMPOSIUM ON THE FUTURE OF COMPUTATION IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Title: "The Digital Doctor: Health Care in an Age of AI and Big Data"

Dates: January 16, 2018

Medicine and health care, like other aspects of life in the 21st century, are being reshaped by computational science, big data, and information technology. Given gigabytes of personal genomic data, therapies can be tailored to the individual patient and the individual disease. Standardized electronic health records create an information resource that improves decision making in the doctor’s office and also sheds light on health status across entire populations. Machine learning and artificial intelligence may soon augment the physician’s diagnostic skills. As these innovations promise to improve health and prolong lives, however, they also raise sticky economic and ethical questions. Many new medical interventions come at a fabulous price; can we assure equitable access to them? How do we preserve privacy and personal dignity when the “healing arts” become a high-tech enterprise? This symposium will explore these questions and more.

Free & open to the public. Registration required.

SKILL BUILDING WORKSHOPS
Dates: January 17-19, 2018
Workshops feature instruction in software tools for modeling, analysis, scientific computing and visualization, as well as how to use cluster, grid and cloud resources.

Open to Harvard affiliates.


STUDENT DATA CHALLENGE
Dates: January 18-19, 2018
Topic: Disrupting Healthcare through Machine Learning

Teams of Harvard students compete to solve a real-world problem by applying modeling and other computational tools.

Open to Harvard undergrad and grad students.