D2K Capstone Student Paper Accepted to International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

D2K Capstone Student Paper Accepted to International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

Congratulations to Xin Tan (‘21 Statistics) for acceptance of his paper “Detection of Junctional Ectopic Tachycardia by Central Venous Pressure (CVP)” to Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME 2021).

Tan took the Rice D2K Lab’s Data Science Capstone course in Spring 2020 and participated in the project “Pediatric Cardiac ICU Arrhythmias Detection,” which was sponsored by Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH) with the de-identified data provided by Medical Informatics Corp. The D2K Capstone invites industry, community partners and researchers to bring their data sets and challenges to be worked on over a semester or two by Rice data science students. As a result of this collaboration, Tan and his teammates developed a novel algorithm that detects a lethal heart condition in babies. The algorithm will help eliminate alarm fatigue to save more children who suffer from arrhythmia.

Seeing the potential impact of this project, Tan decided to make the data experiment and case studies easily accessible to the medical community. He and his peers put together their ideas in this research paper and submitted it to the AIME 2021 Conference.

As an extension of the TCH project, this paper explores signal processing and engineering pipeline for CVP waveform analysis with an extensive case study. “Our machine learning pipeline can improve the clinical diagnosis and ICU monitoring of arrhythmia, which will be beneficial to cardiac researchers and physicians,” Tan said.

Co-authors with Tan, who will enter the Ph.D. STAT program this fall at Rice University, are:

  • Yanwan Dai, ’20 Professional Masters in STAT, BioScience Ph.D. ’19, currently bioinformatics analyst at Baylor College of Medicine.
  • Ahmed Imtiaz Humayun, Ph.D. student in electrical and computer engineering (ECE) at Rice.
  • Robert Chen, ’21 ECE, entering the ECE Ph.D. program this fall at Princeton.

“I would like to thank our mentors, Genevera Allen, Founder and Director of the D2K Lab, and Parag Jain, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at TCH,” Tan said. “Their insights and advice helped us tremendously throughout the Capstone program and the paper submission.”

Shanna Jin, Communications and Marketing Specialist, Rice D2K Lab

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