BMI 205: Precision Practice with Big Data

  • Location: Li Ka Shing Center, Room 120 Seminar Room, Stanford University.
  • Time: Wednesdays 12:15-1:05pm, lunch will be provided and served at 12:00pm.
  • VIDEOS: Recordings will be posted after each lecture.

Schedule, Fall 2014

Date Presenter Department Title & Abstract Slides Reading Questions
Sep 24 Daniel Rubin Radiology and Medicine (BMIR) Medicine 2020: Precision Practice with Big Data slides2013 The coming age of data-driven medicine
Quantitative multi-modal imaging of treatment response
Oct 1 Nigam Shah Biomedical Informatics Generating Practice-based Evidence from Electronic Health Records Lecture2 slides Pharmacovigilance Using Clinical Notes
Practice-Based Evidence: Profiling the Safety of Cilostazol by Text-Mining of Clinical Notes
Oct 8 Olivier Gevaert Q-week3
Oct 15 Mary Goldstein Medicine, VA Palo Alto Health Care System EHR Data for Complex Clinical Decision Support (CDS) and Quality Improvement: opportunities and challenges Lecture4 slides on Coursework Translating research into practice
Home blood pressure management and improved blood pressure control
Designing an automated clinical decision support system
Quality of Care for Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions: The Role of Comorbidity Interrelatedness
Oct 22 Russ Altman Biomedical Informatics Informatics in support of pharmacogenomics Lecture5 slides Estimation of the Warfarin Dose with Clinical and Pharmacogenetic Data
Phased whole-genome genetic risk in a family quartet using a major allele reference sequence
Clinical assessment incorporating a personal genome
Oct 29 Sarah Aerni Q-week6
Nov 5 Sylvia Plevritis Q-week7
Nov 12 Atul Butte Biomedical Informatics Transforming a Trillion Points of Data into Diagnostics, Therapeutics, and New Insights into Disease Lecture7 slides Expression-based genome-wide association study links the receptor CD44 in adipose tissue with type 2 diabetes
Discovery and preclinical validation of drug indications using compendia of public gene expression data
Nov 19 Eric Brown Thomas J. Watson Research Center, IBM Watson: The Jeopardy! Challenge and Beyond Building Watson: An Overview of the DeepQA Project
Watson: Beyond Jeopardy
This is Watson!
Nov 26 No Class
Dec 3 Josh Knowles Q-week10


  • Welcome to BIOMEDIN 205!
  • Lunch will be served before each lecture.


Mailing List

Non-enrolled students who would like to receive announcements: please email me ( your request with BMI 205 included in the subject line.


The only requirement is weekly attendance. If you are unable to attend, you will need to view the videotaped seminar and complete a short written assignment / answer questions based on the content of the seminar. These make-up questions will be posted shortly after lecture and are due prior to the next scheduled talk. Submit by emailing to with BMI 205 at the beginning of the subject line.

Past Quarters

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