Operationalize COVID-19 Statistics with Dash

Featuring IQT's COVID-19 Diagnostic Accuracy Tool

Recorded on September 23, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic conversation shifting to testing and prevention, understanding key issues with diagnostic tests is becoming increasingly urgent. There’s been a rise in AI/ML COVID-19 apps, as individuals and organizations alike are using data visualization tools like Dash to bridge the gap between data experts and domain experts. In response, IQT produced the COVID-19 Diagnostic Accuracy Tool, an interactive web application designed to help people understand and interpret the accuracy of 188 diagnostic tests for the novel coronavirus. Join Tommy and Zigfried, as they demonstrate how they used Dash to operationalize this tool.

During this 1 hour recorded webinar, they will walk through the following:

  • Determining test accuracy and reliability with a statistical model built from multiple data sources
  • Implementing Dash for data testing and immediate complex visualization
  • Communicate results and bridge the gap between data and domain experts
  • Contribute to the tool in the open source community

Meet the Speakers

Tommy Jones

Tommy is a Member of Technical Staff In-Q-Tel. He is also the Vice President of Data Community DC, a non-profit that organizes data science related events in the Washington DC area. He contributes to open source software, having authored several packages for the R language. He has held technical and leadership roles with previous employers in the automobile industry, public policy, and technology startups. Tommy is also a Marine Corps veteran.

Zigfried Hampel-Arias

Zigfried Hampel-Arias is a Data Scientist at IQT Labs. Zig’s research interests include generative modeling, quantum computing and contributing to the open source community as an author and reviewer. Prior to joining IQT Labs, Zig spent a decade as an astrophysicist, traveling around the Americas to work on remote, high-altitude experiments. In his spare time, Zig enjoys exploring the desert, kayaking on northern lakes, and learning new languages on Duolingo.