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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

IGES Educational Session on Machine Learning

The Education Committee of the International Genetic Epidemiology Society (IGES) is offering an Educational Session on "Machine Learning Methods for Genetic Epidemiology" at their 17 annual meeting to be held in St. Louis in September. The educational session will be held on Sunday September 14th, 2008. I will be giving a general introduction to machine learning followed by several excellent overviews of specific methods including Information Theory (Dr. McKinney), Decision Trees and Random Forests (Dr. Sun) and our own MDR method (Dr. Moore). The goal is to introduce this area of computer science to genetic epidemiologists. Software demos will be given. More information can be found on the IGES Education and Training Wiki. I hope to see you there!

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