Smarter Healthcare via Big Data and Machine Learning

A special issue of Big Data and Cognitive Computing (ISSN 2504-2289).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2024) | Viewed by 625

Special Issue Editors

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Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 2B5, Canada
Interests: brain data science; dynamical models in brain disease; multi-modal healthcare; clinical decision making

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AI and Robotics Group, ECE Department, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Interests: machine learning; cognitive neuroscience; computational psychiatry

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Attention and Action Lab, Psychology Department, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada
Interests: decision making; emotion regulation; driver assessment; machine learning in brain data analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Healthcare has changed a great deal because of the pandemic, and we have to continue learning from it to prepare for the future.  Additionally, the pandemic seems to have facilitated digital transformation. Artificial intelligence and machine learning offer significant advantages over traditional analytics and clinical decision-making techniques. These techniques help us to gain deep insights into the symptoms and treatment of many diseases. Therefore, in this Special Issue, we aim to collect novel ideas on how AI and ML technologies are playing an essential role in supporting the phases of testing, tracing, and treatment towards forming a smarter healthcare system for everyone.

Submissions to this Special Issue should demonstrate how the application of AI and ML or deep learning extends and broadens clinical decision making in ways that traditional approaches cannot. Additionally, papers discussing the key challenges of transforming healthcare, such as privacy issues, maintaining data confidentiality, and biases in the AI algorithms, will be appreciated. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Smart applications in the early screening and diagnosis of diseases;
  • The application of AI/ML in medical imaging: AI-based algorithms to identify abnormalities in imaging;
  • AI/ML in precision medicine/treatment;
  • Deep learning in electronic health records (HERs);
  • AI-based clinical decision support systems;
  • Therapy apps during the pandemic;
  • AI tools in telehealth;
  • Explainable and interpretable AI in healthcare;
  • Federated learning in healthcare;
  • Brain data science in health and disease;
  • Multi-modal biomedical data science;
  • Deep learning applications in 3D point cloud analysis;
  • Deep learning applications in medical image segmentation;
  • 4D flow MRI analysis;
  • Reconstruction 3D structure from diffraction patterns;
  • Phase retrieval.

Dr. Maryam S. Mirian
Dr. Abdol-Hossein Vahabie
Dr. Reyhaneh Bakhtiari
Guest Editors

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  • artificial intelligence (AI)
  • machine learning (ML)
  • deep learning
  • medical imaging
  • electronic health record (EHR)
  • precision medicine
  • personalized healthcare
  • clinical decision support system
  • AI-based screening system
  • federated learning
  • point cloud processing

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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