Monika Wahi
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Epidemiologist, data scientist, career coach and consultant with courses in study design, R, and SAS on LinkedIn Learning.
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Data Scientist
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Data Science, Business Analytics, Other
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Can Artificial Intelligence Really be “Explainable”?

Posted on December 17, 2020 at 7:47am 0 Comments

I myself do epidemiologic research, which rarely calls for developing machine learning models. Instead, I spend my time developing logistic regression models that I have to be able to interpret for the broader scientific (and sometimes non-scientific) community. I have to be able to explain in some easy, risk-communication way not only the…


How do you know what independent variables to include in a regression model?

Posted on November 14, 2020 at 10:30am 1 Comment

After a few biostatistics classes, I began fitting my first logistic regression model using my physician friend’s data on tumors excised from skin cancer patients. I realized that although we were very clear about the dependent variable we were trying to predict – a certain feature of the tumor – I really did not know how to pick the independent…


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