December Invite: Machine Learning in Epi

Dear BEMC Community,

We would like to invite you to the upcoming December Berlin Epidemiological Methods Colloquium:

“Machine Learning in Epidemiology”
Speaker: Dr. André Karch (Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig)
Date: Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 / Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Space is limited, so please register here in advance.

Location: Seminar room of the Neurology Clinic, first floor (Alte Nervenklinik)
Bonhoefferweg 3, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin- Campus Mitte, 10117 Berlin
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Description: Big data, machine learning, and personalized prediction are the hot topics of biomedical research in the 21th century. But how do these abstract terms translate into everyday practice? How do they affect the way we think in epidemiology? What implications do they have for data analysis strategies and replication studies? In his talk, Dr. Karch will give a short introduction into machine learning algorithms, discuss opportunities and limitations of different concepts, and will show how machine learning can contribute to epidemiological research using examples from microbiome studies.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone who might be interested.
Hope to see you there!

Best wishes,
Jessica Rohmann, Bob Siegerink, and Tobias Kurth

PS: Follow us on Twitter: @bemcolloquium

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