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Date(s) - 12/05/2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre (MRC), Seminar Room A & B


Speaker: Parashkev Nachev, Senior Clinical research Associate, Institute of Neurology, University College London.

Title: The politics of high-dimensional inference

Abstract: Though opinions on the value of large-scale, high-dimensional data modelling in medicine vary, there is a consensus that it is a luxury, to be pursued with no more urgency or vigour than would seem decent for an indulgence of any kind. Drawing on a clinical dataset of unprecedented size within the field of stroke – one of the major diseases of our time – here I show, to the contrary, that to forego such an approach is radically to fail to engage with biology at the level of complexity it naturally demands. I argue that such demonstrations are crucial to catalyzing the cultural change on which progress in the field primarily depends.

Refreshments will be available at the end of the seminar.

Thursday 12th May, 11am-12pm, Seminar rooms A & B at the SGDP.

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