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Kleinberg To Give NLM Data Science Lecture, Mar. 6

A smiling Dr. Samantha Kleinberg
Dr. Samantha Kleinberg

The next talk in the NLM Informatics and Data Science Lecture Series—From Data to Decisions: Large-Scale Causal Inference in Biomedicine—will be given by Dr. Samantha Kleinberg on Wednesday, Mar. 6 from 4 to 5 p.m. in Lister Hill Auditorium, Bldg. 38A.

The collection of massive datasets has led to unprecedented opportunities for causal inference, such as using electronic health records to identify risk factors for disease. However, our ability to understand these complex data sets has not grown at the same pace as our ability to collect them. Kleinberg will discuss recent findings in cognitive science and how they can help us make better use of causal information for decision-making.

She is an associate professor of computer science at Stevens Institute of Technology and the author of Causality, Probability and Time (Cambridge University Press, 2012) and Why: A Guide to Finding and Using Causes (O’Reilly Media, 2015). 
Interpreting services are available upon request. Individuals who need reasonable accommodation to participate should contact Ebony Hughes, (301) 451-8038, or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339).

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