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Drs. Tieming Liu and Chenang Liu receive $217K for NIH project

Friday, November 3, 2023

Dr. Tieming Liu, Professor and Dr. Chenang Liu, Assistant Professor, both of Industrial Engineering and Management received $217,323 in funding from NIH for their research project.


Project Title: Empowering Cloud Computing for Non-image-based Diabetic Retinopathy Screening by Designing an EHR-oriented Incremental Learning Framework


PI: Tieming Liu. Co-I: Chenang Liu. Senior Personnel: Zheng Han and William Paiva.


Amount of funding: $217,323  


Project Duration: 9/1/2023 - 8/31/2024


Abstract: As the migration of Electronic Health Record (EHR) data to the cloud becomes increasingly prevalent, it presents both opportunities for enhancing predictive models and significant computational burden on the cloud associated with retraining deep-learning models using vast datasets. In this project, we aim to design an innovative framework called Sample Recycling-Assisted Incremental Learning (SR-IL). This framework will facilitate the updating of deep neural network models with newly added data in the cloud without necessitating a complete retraining process. We will implement the proposed SR-IL framework with the Cerner Real-World Data on Amazon Web Services to continuously enhance data quality and the accuracy of the deep-learning models for non-image-based diabetic retinopathy screening with routine lab results and comorbidity information. 

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