New research by Professor and CSAIL Principal Investigator John Guttag and Professor Collin Stultz is featured in famed photographer Rick Smolan’s new book on big data. The Human Face of Big Data, which will be released in November, was formally announced last week. The book will feature numerous photographs, including one of Guttag and Stultz, depicting the ways in which the massive onslaught of new data being collected through websites, sensors and other channels is being used by scientists to gain new insight into human behavior.
Guttag and Stultz developed a new software system that combs through a patient’s EKG data to predict a patient’s risk of death following a heart attack. The new technique could be used to help develop better techniques for treating patients. The photograph of Guttag and Stultz used in the book shows the two standing in piles of electrocardiogram (EKG) paper.
For more information, check out The New York Times article on The Human Face of Big Data featuring the picture of Guttag and Stultz: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/13/big-data-gets-its-own-photo-album/.
For more information on Guttag and Stultz’s work, check out: http://www.csail.mit.edu/node/1623.