Personalized Modeling for Prediction with Decision-Path Models

Seminar Date: 
Seminar Time: 
11am - 12pm
Seminar Location: 
5607 Baum Boulevard, Room 407A
Shyam Visweswaran, MD, PhD


Deriving predictive models in medicine typically relies on a population approach where a single model is developed from a dataset of individuals. We develop and evaluate a personalized approach in which we construct a new type of decision tree model called decision-path model that takes advantage of the particular features of a given person of interest. We show that the personalized approach of learning decision tree models i can perform better than a population approach for predicting clinical outcomes.