Alyssa Chen

Alyssa  Chen
MIT EECS | Hudson River Trading Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Advisor: Mark Roger
Department: EECS
Years: 2018-2019
Research Project Title:

Real-Time Planning Support for ICU Work Rounds

abstract:Intensive care units (ICUs) provide lifesaving treatment for critically ill patients. Within the ICU, healthcare providers routinely meet for a scheduled discussion where the clinical data for a patient is reviewed and a care plan is developed. These discussions, or rounds, allow individual providers to contribute to the overall care plan based upon their specific expertise and familiarity with the patient. I plan to explore various predictive algorithms that can provide data-driven perspectives of patients to ultimately facilitate communication about patient status during rounds, inform the development of care plans, and improve patient outcomes.
About:

"I am participating in SuperUROP to gain more experience in biomedical informatics research. Last year, I took 6.872 (Biomedical Computing) and really enjoyed the final project, during which I had the opportunity to be mentored by Alistair Johnson, a postdoc in Professor Mark's lab. Through SuperUROP, I look forward to working with Alistair in Prof. Mark's lab again, gaining insights from ICU patient data and improving my research skills."