• Dec. 15, 2016
    USC junior named AMIA 2016 High School Scholar

    Kevin Chen Upper St. Clair High School junior Kevin Chen was recently selected as an American Medical Informatics Association 2016 High School Scholar, which earned him the opportunity to attend the AMIA 2016 Symposium Nov. 13-15, 2016, in Chicago.

    In early September, Kevin submitted his research paper, “A Comparison of Methods for Identifying Direct Casual Influences,” to the High School Scholars competition. His research evaluated Bayesian network-based causal learning algorithms on biomedical datasets.

    Kevin’s submission was admitted for a poster presentation at the AMIA 2016 Symposium. Each submission was reviewed by two members of the High School Scholars Program Review Committee on a variety of criteria including: importance to the field, scholarship, methodological contribution, and overall organization of the presentation.

    Click here to learn more about the AMIA High School Scholars Program.