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In this Data Mine learning community, students work to predict health events and determine health interventions from health-related data. Students will study atrial fibrillation from ECG data and develop an approach to recognize ECGs that correspond with atrial fibrillation. Students will also work to understand whether a causal link can be established between healthcare utilization (due to cardiovascular disease) and treatment of depression.


  • Must complete HIPPA training through Purdue’s Blackboard Learn

Residential Component

  • Students from this learning community must reside in Hillenbrand Hall
  • Information on this residence hall can be found here
  • Students who are required to reside in a different residence hall (e.g. due to the Honors College or athletics participation) or who do not sign a housing contract may not participate in this learning community
  • Your roommate in most cases will be a member of the learning community
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for a learning community


Fall and Spring semesters

Associated Classes

One credit hour seminar during both semesters


    • One-credit course which introduces students to basic data science issues in healthcare
    • STAT 19000 1 credit -- The Data Mine I


    • A one-credit course on Ethics in Data Science will be taught during the first eight weeks of the semester to members of three cohorts in The Data Mine
    • STAT 19000 1 credit -- The Data Mine II

Events and Activities Included:

  • Weekly dinners with LC participants
  • Tour of Purdue’s computational facilities
  • Social gatherings with LC members
  • Seminars by visiting speakers including practicing actuaries and data scientists
  • Meals with campus and community leaders
  • Game / recreation nights
  • Career and graduate school panels

Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.

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