Harnessing the power of data: applications of data science in reproductive medicine Inaugural Lecture: Professor Tom Kelsey, School of Computer Science
About Professor Kelsey’s lecture
Changes in the quality and quantity of data available have transformed modern life, with new techniques and technologies evolving to process and utilise data to guide decision making.
In medicine the existing and potential transformations are in identifying those most at risk or most likely to benefit, furthering personalised clinical care, and improved support for counselling and advice. In reproductive medicine there is a particular focus on successful and safe assisted conception, preservation of fertility for survivors of cancer, and the design of treatments that reduce adverse effects on fertility later in life.
The challenge for the Health Data Scientist is to extend and improve the traditional analysis and reporting paradigms using new methods and new types of data. In this talk Professor Kelsey will use examples from his work in this area to first highlight strengths and weaknesses in traditional methods and then illustrate a more modern approach. He will also explore opportunities and hazards for future research in this area.