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September 11, 2018: Training & Tutorials
September 12–13, 2018: Keynotes & Sessions
New York, NY
Manna Chang

Manna Chang
Senior Data Scientist, Optum

Manna Chang is senior data scientist at Optum Enterprise Analytics, where she plays a leading role in providing and developing innovative technologies and methods to meet customer needs and answer healthcare-related challenges. Her experience includes applying machine learning techniques in drug discovery and genomic outcome studies. Manna holds a PhD in biochemistry and an MS in statistics. She loves sci-fi movies and enjoys hiking.


11:20am–12:00pm Wednesday, 09/12/2018
Location: 1A 12/14 Level: Beginner
Secondary topics:  Health and Medicine
Olga Cuznetova (Optum), Manna Chang (Optum)
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Olga Cuznetova and Manna Chang demonstrate supervised and unsupervised learning methods to work with claims data and explain how the methods complement each other. The supervised method looks at CKD patients at risk of developing end-stage renal disease (ESRD), while the unsupervised approach looks at the classification of patients that tend to develop this disease faster than others. Read more.