DSI Affiliate Ju Sun Works on Two Projects Tied to Medical School

Ju Sun (CS&E) reports on two projects with ties to the medical school. He and Rui Zhang received a $1.2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop an AI-driven computational framework that addresses data imbalance issues in biomedical data science, with a specific focus on cardiotoxicity prediction for breast cancer survivors as a use case. They will be working with Dr. Ying Cui, an assistant professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operational Research at UC Berkeley.

A five-year NIH grant, “Quantification of Tics in Tourette’s Syndrome”, is being led by Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Associate Professor Christine Conelea and will develop a method of objectively quantifying symptoms and their severity. They will recruit 1,000 participants from around the world, who will submit videos of themselves when they are having tics. The team will use a system of quantifying the tics that has already been developed. These data will eventually be used to train a computer algorithm to automatically detect tics from video. Ju Sun will lead the computational work that will automate the detection of tics in videos.