Thursday October 9, 2014
10am - 11am Hammer Health Science Library - Room LL203
Title: Cross-leveraging Systems, Data and Computational Science for Public Health Insight
Summary: Nathaniel Osgood serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Associate Faculty in the Department of Community Health & Epidemiology at the University of Saskatchewan. His research is focused on providing cross-linked simulation, mobile sensing, and inference tools to inform understanding of population health trends and health policy tradeoffs. Within this talk, he will discuss the complementary character of Systems Science and data science techniques, and offer several vignettes that illustrate how such techniques can be combined to offer insights that would be difficult to obtain from either in isolation. The speaker will then highlight challenges to realizing the full potential of such techniques in the public health arena, and prospects for addressing them via computational science innovations.