Speaker

Kyle Foreman,  at University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Kyle Foreman

University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Kyle Foreman leads the Scientific Computing team at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, which combines the world’s largest global health data repository with cutting edge statistical techniques. IHME’s Global Burden of Disease has been cited thousands of times and guides funding and policy decisions in countries and for organizations like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Kyle studied neuroscience at Harvard before getting his PhD in biostatistics from Imperial College London. After a couple years at health technology startups, he returned to Seattle to pursue his passion for combining global health with data science.

Sessions

Massive Simulations In Spark: Distributed Monte Carlo For Global Health Forecasts

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation is extending the landmark Global Burden of Disease study to forecast what the future of the world’s health might look like under a variety of scenarios. In order… Read more