Advanced Bayesian Networks for Epidemiology

  • Korb, Kevin (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • McNeil, John (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Nicholson, Ann (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Neapolitan, R (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

We will demonstrate the potential of advanced Artificial Intelligence for medical informatics by extending the capabilities of Bayesian Networks. Bayesian Networks excel when researchers need to combine causal and diagnostic reasoning in areas characterised by uncertainty. But they have one flaw which hinders their use: they do not yet easily mix continuous and discrete variables. We will extend them to handle such mixes, then demonstrate how much they can improve on current methods for predicting, among other things, coronary heart disease (CHD).
Effective start/end date1/01/0431/12/06


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$150,000.00