FBK-TrentinoSalute4.0 researchers winners of “Milan Critical Care Unit Datathon” 2019
From 1st to 3rd February, the first Italian datathon was held at Humanitas Research Hospital in Milan, organised by the European Society of Intensive Medicine (ESICM). The competition was on challenges related to the processing of Electronic Health Records of patients from Intensive Care Units (ICU), published by Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ten teams took part in the competition from well-known institutions such as University of Harvard and Cleveland Clinic. FBK and TrentinoSalute4.0 were represented by Seyedmostafa Sheikhalishahi and Behrooz Mamandipoor who worked on the analysis of data using Artificial intelligence methods. Their team, that included also ICU physicians had the challenge of developing an algorithm to predict the need for blood gas analysis in critically ill patients in the ICU.
They used lactate plasma as an indicator of the severity of the disease and created a computational model to predict the optimal time for blood gas analysis.
Following the presentation of the results, the judges awarded the first prize to their team, sponsored by Google.
Seyedmostafa and Behrooz plan to continue collaboration with the members of their team and work on other challenges faced by ICU physicians and patients.
Seyedmostafa is an Iranian PhD student, while Behrooz, who comes from Iran too, is a Masters student at e-health Lab, supervised by researcher Venet Osmani, within the FBK/TrentinoSalute4.0 lab.