Doctors frequently study former cases to learn how to best treat their patients. A patient who has a similar health history or symptoms to a previous patient could benefit from undergoing the same treatment. This project investigates whether doctors might be able to group together patients to target treatments using common unsupervised learning techniques.
This project you will use k-means and hierarchical clustering algorithms. We recommend that you take the following courses before starting this project: Data Visualization with ggplot2 (Part 1) and Unsupervised Learning in R.
The dataset for this project contains characteristics of patients diagnosed with heart disease. It can be found here.
Megan Robertson is a data scientist with a background in machine learning and Bayesian statistics. She earned a Master's of Statistical Science from Duke University and has multiple years of experience teaching math and statistics. She is interested in sports analytics and interned with the Charlotte Hornets while in graduate school.See More