Category Archives: On the Brink: At the Intersection of Data and Health

How Do Machines Learn? Part III: They Recover

Check out the first two parts of this series, HOW DO MACHINES LEARN? PART I: THEY TRAIN and HOW DO MACHINES LEARN? PART II: THEY FIGHT. Boxer George Foreman fought his last match in November 1997. Foreman had an astounding 30-year professional career where he went toe-to-toe with most of the greats of his era. I remember watching his last

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How Do Machines Learn? Part II: They Fight

Disclaimer: Check out the first part of this series, HOW DO MACHINES LEARN? PART I: THEY TRAIN. History is filled with amazing brawls, but some stand out above the rest: Ali vs. Frazier. Tyson vs. Holyfield. Generator vs. Discriminator. *  record scratches * Ok, that last one sounds like it came from the last Transformers movie. And, honestly, it sorta

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How Do Machines Learn? Part I: They Train

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are common buzzwords that seem to be everywhere in 2019. Every corner of society is affected by the rise of the machines along with a sense of wonder and fear as to what this means for humanity. Will the machines take all of our jobs? Can machines really think, and at what point do we

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Taste Testing Generic Drugs

by Jason S. Brinkley, PhD, MA, MS On the Brink addresses topics related to data, analytics, and visualizations on personal health and public health research. This column explores current practices in the health arena and how both the data and mathematical sciences have an impact. (The opinions and views represented here are the author’s own and do not reflect any group

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Halloween by the Numbers

by Jason S. Brinkley, PhD, MA, MS On the Brink addresses topics related to data, analytics, and visualizations on personal health and public health research. This column explores current practices in the health arena and how both the data and mathematical sciences have an impact. (The opinions and views represented here are the author’s own and do not reflect any group

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What Kills Kids?

by Jason S. Brinkley, PhD, MA, MS On the Brink addresses topics related to data, analytics, and visualizations on personal health and public health research. This column explores current practices in the health arena and how both the data and mathematical sciences have an impact. (The opinions and views represented here are the author’s own and do not reflect any group

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The Golden Age of Health Research Funding

by Jason S. Brinkley, PhD, MA, MS On the Brink addresses topics related to data, analytics, and visualizations on personal health and public health research. This column explores current practices in the health arena and how both the data and mathematical sciences have an impact. (The opinions and views represented here are the author’s own and do not reflect any group

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Does Living on a Prayer Work?

by Jason S. Brinkley, PhD, MA, MS On the Brink addresses topics related to data, analytics, and visualizations on personal health and public health research. This column explores current practices in the health arena and how both the data and mathematical sciences have an impact. (The opinions and views represented here are the author’s own and do not reflect any group

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The Opioid Data Crisis

by Jason S. Brinkley, PhD, MA, MS On the Brink addresses topics related to data, analytics, and visualizations on personal health and public health research. This column explores current practices in the health arena and how both the data and mathematical sciences have an impact. (The opinions and views represented here are the author’s own and do not reflect any group

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Income Lost from Snow Days*

by Guest Contributor Stas Kolenikov “I’d like to thank my friend and colleague Dr. Stas Kolenikov for contributing to this month’s guest blog. Dr. Kolenikov is a Senior Associate at Abt Associates Inc. He publishs papers in academic journals related to economics, psychology, sociology, and survey methodology. In other walks of life, he bikes the roads and hikes the trails

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