Title:The doable, conceivable and improbable of health analytics.
Speaker: Dr. Federico Girosi, Assoc. Prof. at School of Medicine, Western Sydney University, Australia.
Speaker Bio: Federico Girosi is an Associate Professor of Population Health at the School of Medicine, Western Sydney University and the Head of Research of the Health Market Quality program of Capital Markets CRC. Dr. Girosi is a health economist and a data scientist whose interests span a wide range of topics. He is currently working in collaboration with federal and state organizations, as well as the private sector, on projects that apply data analytics to the solution of problems of immediate interest. Examples of his current projects include the development of a microsimulation for the prediction of health and health care utilization under different policy scenarios, the detection of clusters and anomalies in health trajectories, the design of customizable catchment areas and the analysis of the Australian hospital payment system. He is also a Principal Investigator in three NHMRC sponsored project grants. Dr. Girosi earned a Ph.D. in Health Policy from Harvard University in 2003 and worked 8 years at the RAND Corporation (Santa Monica, U.S.A.). He also holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Genoa, Italy, and conducted research for 10 years at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the areas of machine learning and computer vision. Dr. Girosi has published in a number of peer-reviewed international journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, Nature, Science and the Proceedings of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is also the author of a book, published by Princeton University Press in 2008 and co-authored by Gary King, entitled "Demographic Forecasting".