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Imagine a future when you could predict whether or not you are at risk of becoming sick. U-M professor Alfred Hero is working to make that a reality with his research into the human genome's response to viral illnesses. Hero's group is working to build a mathematical algorithm that can predict whether or not an individual is susceptible to a virus. He envisions a future where a personal device could be used to monitor that individual's risk factor, thereby changing the field of preventive medicine.

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Predicting your risk of illness

12/18/2012

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Imagine a future when you could predict whether or not you are at risk of becoming sick. U-M professor Alfred Hero is working to make that a reality with his research into the human genome's response to viral illnesses. Hero's group is working to build a mathematical algorithm that can predict whether or not an individual is susceptible to a virus. He envisions a future where a personal device could be used to monitor that individual's risk factor, thereby changing the field of preventive medicine.

U-M professor Alfred Hero’s group is working to build a mathematical algorithm that can predict whether or not an individual is susceptible to a virus.


About the Professor

ABOUT THE PROFESSOR: Alfred Hero is the R. Jamison and Betty Williams Professor of Engineering. He works in the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering departments at the University of Michigan. His research interests include probabilistic models for high dimensional datasets, graphical models for multivariate data and information theoretic surrogates for signal and image processing.

About Michigan Engineering: The University of Michigan College of Engineering is one of the top engineering schools in the country. Eight academic departments are ranked in the nation's top 10 -- some twice for different programs. Its research budget is one of the largest of any public university. Its faculty and students are making a difference at the frontiers of fields as diverse as nanotechnology, sustainability, healthcare, national security and robotics. They are involved in spacecraft missions across the solar system, and have developed partnerships with automotive industry leaders to transform transportation. Its entrepreneurial culture encourages faculty and students alike to move their innovations beyond the laboratory and into the real world to benefit society. Its alumni base of nearly 70,000 spans the globe.

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