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Jenna Wiens

Associate Professor
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


Wiens currently heads the Machine Learning for Data-Driven Decisions (MLD3) research group; she is also a Precision Health Co-Director. Her primary research interests lie at the intersection of machine learning, data mining, and healthcare. Within machine learning, she is particularly interested in time-series analysis, transfer/multitask learning, causal inference, and learning intelligible models. The overarching goal of her research is to develop the computational methods needed to help organize, process, and transform patient data into actionable knowledge. Her work has applications in modeling disease progression and predicting adverse patient outcomes. For several years now, Wiens has been focused on developing accurate patient risk stratification approaches that leverage spatiotemporal data, with the ultimate goal of reducing the rate of healthcare-associated infections among patients admitted to hospitals in the US.


co-director, patient risk-stratification approaches

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Data science / Analytics / AI | Health services research


  • Co-investigator of: TWC: Frontier: Collaborative: Enabling Trustworthy Cybersystems for Health and Wellness
  • Co-investigator of: Microbiome and Clinical Predictors of Enteric MDRO Acquisition (MariMbA)
  • Principal investigator of: CAREER: Adaptable, Intelligible, and Actionable Models: Increasing the Utility of Machine Learning in Clinical Care
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