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Shaan K

- Research Program Mentor

Doctor of Medicine (MD) candidate


Machine Learning, Medicine, Web Design or Podcast Creation, Large Dataset Analysis/Data Science, Mental Health, Psychiatry

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Machine Learning in Your Area of Interest

In this project, we would identify an area of interest that you have and a dataset of interest to you. We would then define any outcomes you'd be interested in predicting and then create machine learning models to see how well we can predict those outcomes. As an example, if you were interested in predicting cancer risk, we could use the SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program) dataset, identify our specific outcome of interest, and then create models to predict that outcome.

Creating a Website or Podcast

If the student has an area of interest that does not have much information about it on the internet, we could explore how best to present that information on either a website or podcast. Once we decide which avenue to use, we would go through all of the steps necessary to create a website or podcast all the way through launch of the website or podcast.

Sports Analytics

Using publicly available data, a student would choose their sport and area of interest. We would then use data science tools to analyze that area of interest and potentially make predictions. As an example, if the student is interested in predicting which NBA players may become All Stars, we would use the Basketball Reference dataset and tools such as machine learning to predict which players may be selected to become All Stars.

Coding skills

python, HTML, Unix, Scikit-Learn toolkit, MatLab.

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