Machine Learning Approaches to Disentangle the Complexity of Autism 

Join us for the evening of November 6th to learn how Machine Learning is being used to diagnose and treat Autism. Dr. Dennis P. Wall will deliver a two part lecture to describe his work in machine learning to mobilize the ex-clinical detection of developmental delays in children to broaden reach and decrease the average age of diagnosis for earlier delivery of therapy. He will also discuss his complementary work on an artificial intelligence wearable designed to develop social skills in children with autism through computer vision technologies. In the second talk, Dr. Wall will describe how these digital phenotyping approaches can couple with large-scale genomic sequencing to enable a clearer picture of the forms of autism. 


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 Dr. Dennis P. Wall

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Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Systems Medicine), of Biomedical Data Science and, by courtesy, of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford.

Founder of Cognoa.

Previously: Director of Computational Biology Initiative, and Associate Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School.

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Dr. Dennis P. Wall, PhD is Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Biomedical Data Science at Stanford Medical School. He leads a lab in Pediatric Innovation focused on developing methods in biomedical informatics to disentangle complex conditions including autism and related developmental delays. His work includes deep learning approaches to tie genotype to phenotype and mobilized AI to deliver therapy and measure progress in children with developmental delays. He has received numerous awards including the Harvard Medical School Leadership award and the Slifka/Ritvo Clinical Innovation Award for outstanding advancements in autism research. He is also Founder of, a Palo Alto based company focused on brining digital solutions for healthy child development.



Two ~25 Minute talks + Q&A.



18.00: Doors Open

18.45: Welcome!

18.50: First Half

19.15: Short Break

19.25: Second Half

19.50: Demo's and Make Some New Friends

21.30: Doors Close



We will be Live Streaming this event from our Facebook Group.




50% Technical.



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301 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105



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