IE Seminar: “Reliable Data-driven Decision Making”, Christopher Sun, 4:00PM February 9 2024 (EN)

Speaker: Christopher Sun (University of Ottawa)

Title: Reliable Data-driven Decision Making

This is an online seminar. To obtain event details please send a message to department.

Date: February 9, 2024 (Friday)
Time: 16:00 – 17:00

Title: Actionable analytics in healthcare: From intra-hospital patient transport systems to algorithmic fairness

The stage is set for analytics-driven innovation in healthcare, given the staggering amounts of data that can be harnessed to transform the field. In this talk, I will discuss two examples of how data analytics can support decision making in healthcare. First, I will cover how the diagnostic data analyses, simulation, and optimization modeling supported the redesign of intra-hospital patient transportation services at Massachusetts General Hospital. Second, I will provide an introduction to algorithmic fairness in predictive modeling, motivated by various healthcare applications areas.

Christopher Sun is an Assistant Professor the University of Ottawa Telfer School of Management and a Scientist at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. His research interests lie at the intersection of optimization, artificial intelligence, public health, and health equity. His research primarily revolves around utilizing data-driven optimization, machine learning, and simulation techniques to inform the design of healthcare systems and development of public health policies. He has conducted his research in collaboration with multiple health institutes including Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, USA), Boston Emergency Medical Services (Boston, USA), Israel National Emergency Medical Services (Magen David Adom; Israel), St. Michael’s Hospital (Toronto, Canada), and Gentofte Hospital (Copenhagen, Denmark). He received his BASc in Engineering Science (Biomedical Engineering) and PhD in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto. He was also a Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management.

Professor Sun has published in leading journals, including the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation, Health Affairs, and Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. He is a recipient of a CIHR Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship and an American Heart Association Young Investigator Award as well as has been named to the Citizen CPR Foundation’s 40 Under 40 List (Class of 2021). His research has also been covered by the New York Times, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Huffington Post, CTV, and Reuters.