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  • Patient-GAT: Sarcopenia Prediction using Multi-modal Data Fusion and Weighted Graph Attention Networks. Proceedings of the ... Symposium on Applied Computing. Symposium on Applied Computing Xiao, C., Imel, E. A., Pham, N., Luo, X. 2023; 2023: 614-617


    Graph Attention Networks (GAT) have been extensively used to perform node-level classification on data that can be represented as a graph. However, few papers have investigated the effectiveness of using GAT on graph representations of patient similarity networks. This paper proposes Patient-GAT, a novel method to predict chronic health conditions by first integrating multi-modal data fusion to generate patient vector representations using imputed lab variables with other structured data. This data representation is then used to construct a patient network by measuring patient similarity, finally applying GAT to the patient network for disease prediction. We demonstrated our framework by predicting sarcopenia using real-world EHRs obtained from the Indiana Network for Patient Care. We evaluated the performance of our system by comparing it to other baseline models, showing that our model outperforms other methods. In addition, we studied the contribution of the temporal representation of the lab data and discussed the interpretability of this model by analyzing the attention coefficients of the trained Patient-GAT model. Our code can be found on Github.

    View details for DOI 10.1145/3555776.3578731

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  • A Low-power, Machine Learning-based Optical Communications System for Disaster Relief Xiao, C., Asiri, S., ACM ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY. 2022: 123-129