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The UAB Informatics Institute invites you to participate in a special symposium that showcases scientific findings from the UAB COVID-19 Data Science Hackathon. The COVID-19 Data Science Hackathon Showcase will be Friday, June 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. over Zoom.

The UAB COVID-19 Data Science Hackathon was a two-day intensive coding event held on June 15-16, 2020. During the Hackathon diverse interdisciplinary biomedical scientists, trainees, software engineers, and faculty investigators met virtually through Zoom, to leverage on both public and UAB-specific COVID-19 data sets and perform data analysis on the new UAB Biomedical Research Information Technology Enhancement Commons Program (U-BRITE). Participants of the Hackathon formed 11 teams and worked over the two days to develop solutions using data sets stored or managed in U-BRITE and promote learning and collaboration about new tools, software, and technologies for data science. Many scientists from UAB and around the country answered our call, developing innovative research and making the Hackathon a great success

Hackathon teams who were selected as finalists to compete for the top three awards of the Hackathon will be presenting at this symposium.

Join us as the teams present their new COVID-19 findings from the entire biomedical research spectrum driven by data and data science tools developed or curated at UAB. 

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For more information about the UAB COVID-19 Data Science Hackathon, see our website at here.

Presentation Times & Teams

10:00 – 10:12 a.m.

Automated Pipeline for Geo-Temporal Phylogenic Analysis of Novel SARS-CoV2 Genomes

Curtis Hendrickson

10:12 – 10:24 a.m.

The Game of COVID Simulations

John-Paul Robinson, Devin Koehl, Komal Badi

10:24 – 10:36 a.m.

COVID-19 Disease Burden and Comorbidities in African-American Patients at UAB

Hope Gray, Christian Stackhouse, Richard Kennedy, Wayne Liang, Isra Elhussin, Alain Koffi

10:36 – 10:48 a.m.

Data Driven Geospatial Analytics for COVID-19 Risk and Vulnerability for the United States

Fahad Rabbani, Samain Sabrin

10:48 – 11:00 a.m.

COVID-19 Molecular Pathway Activations

Eric Zhang, Zongliang Yue, Nishant Batra, Son Dang, Clark Xu

11:00 – 11:12 a.m.

The Impact of Race and Immune Microenvironment on COVID Infection Severity and Progression

Jason White, Isra Elhussin, Clark Xu, Christopher Andrews, Zainab Alwan, Manga Tayaru Jonnada

11:12 – 11:24 a.m.

COVID-19 Travel Map

Sandeep Bodduluri, Bhargavi Mallela, Praneeth Reddy Amudala Puchakayala, Justin Glasgow

11:24 – 11:36 a.m.

COVID-19 Simulator

Zongliang Yue, Eric Zhang, Da Yan, Rubio Pique Jose

11:36 – 11:48 a.m.

Understanding the Impact of Social Determinants of Health on COVID-19 Outcomes

Ramaraju Rudraraju, Vivek Sthanam, Gargya Malla, Ravi Kumar Podapati

11:48 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

COVID-19 Risk Predictor

Tarun Mamidi, Thi Tran-Nguyen, Ryan Melvin, Liz Worthey