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CODE 106734
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR INF/01
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

This course aims at providing the basics of Artificial Intelligence for biomedical applications. Students will learn machine and deep learning methods and how to set up an experimental pipeline that guarantees reproducible results. All classes are divided into theory and practice.

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course will introduce the fundamental concepts and principles of machine learning and artificial intelligence as it applies to medicine

PREREQUISITES

Recommended background knowledge

Linear algebra
Probability and basic statistics
Calculus 

 

TEACHING METHODS

Duration of teaching 48 hours (1/2 theory 1/2 practice).

  • Classes taught in person by the lecturer with the use of slides and/or blackboard.
  • Hands-on practice using Jupyter notebooks.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence. Examples of AI in medicine and biology. Data driven methods: supervised /unsupervised. Supervised: classification/regression.Unsupervised: clustering and visualization. Bias and Generalization  

Machine learning methods for prediction. Data: issues and challenges. Methods: examples of predictive models for diagnosis or prognosis. Detection of disease. Disease progression prediction. Disease staging. Regularization methods. Measures to assess the classification model

Deep learning methods for prediction. Examples of predictive methods for diagnosis or prognosis. Early detection of disease. Disease progression prediction. Disease staging. Deep learning. Multilayer perceptron. Model dependency on learnable parameter and model stochasticity

Applications of AI in medicine. Medical image prediction. Deep learning (CNN)​. Graph neural networks

Examples of variable selection in medicine. Case study: identification of pathogenic molecular variables. SVM-RFE. Lasso and sparsity inducing methods.Variable selection for genomics

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Hastie, Trevor, et al. The elements of statistical learning: data mining, inference, and prediction. Vol. 2. New York: springer, 2009.
  • Hastie, Trevor, Robert Tibshirani, and Martin Wainwright. "Statistical learning with sparsity." Monographs on statistics and applied probability 143 (2015): 143.
  • Goodfellow, Ian, Yoshua Bengio, and Aaron Courville. Deep learning. MIT press, 2016.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ANNALISA BARLA (President)

MARGHERITA SQUILLARIO

ALESSANDRO VERRI (President Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Classes will start on the last week of September 2022. The schedule of all courses can be found on EasyAcademy.

Class schedule

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile all'indirizzo EasyAcademy.

EXAMS

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
12/01/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
25/01/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
07/02/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
04/06/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
09/07/2024 09:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale