Sep 23–26, 2019

Scott Hoch
Lead Data Scientist,


Scott Hoch is a lead data scientist at, where he works on matching patients with clinical trials in minutes, instead of months. Previously, he has been a VP Engineering at Duco, a solutions engineering at Gem HQ, and a data engineer at NationBuilder. He holds a Master degree in Physics from Yale University.


1:15pm1:55pm Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Location: 3B - Expo Hall
Secondary topics:  Health and Medicine, Text and Language processing and analysis
Saif Addin Ellafi (John Snow Labs), Scott Hoch (
Recruiting patients for clinical trials is a major challenge in drug development. This talk explains how Deep6 utilizes Spark NLP to scale its training and inference pipelines to millions of patients while achieving state-of-the-art accuracy. It covers the technical challenges, the architecture of the full solution, and lessons learned. Read more.

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