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October 10, 2019

Technique helps clinicians obtain meaningful patient groupings

Rice University graduate student Wendy Hu is leading the development of a new technique to help clinicians obtain meaningful patient groupings when designing trials for treatment of disease. Hu and a research team designed an algorithm called "progeny clustering" that could have a significant impact on health care and even non-health-related "Big Data" problems.

This research was supported in part by a National Science Foundation CAREER award (CBET 11-50645).

Learn more in the Rice news story Algorithm clarifies ‘big data’ clusters. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Oct. 10, 2019)

Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University

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