Date of Award


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy


Data Science


Maria C. Mariani

Second Advisor

Osei K. Tweneboah


Abstract:The rapid advancement of machine learning techniques has revolutionized the field of medical diagnosis by offering powerful tools to analyze complex data sets and make accurate predictions. In this proposed method, we present a novel approach that integrates machine learning and optimization models to enhance the accuracy of medical diagnoses. Our method focuses on fine-tuning and optimizing the parameters of machine learning algorithms commonly used in medical diagnosis, such as logistic regression, support vector machines, and neural networks. By employing optimization techniques, we systematically explore the parameter space of these algorithms to discover the most optimal configurations. Moreover, by representing algorithms as computational graphs and leveraging their relationships with diagnostic outcomes, we can predict optimal properties of existing algorithms and potentially guide the development of new, highly accurate diagnostic tools. This innovative approach represents a promising avenue for enhancing the accuracy of medical diagnoses, enabling better patient care and more efficient healthcare systems. The integration of machine learning and optimization models offers a systematic and data-driven way to optimize existing algorithms and discover novel solutions, ultimately contributing to improved medical outcomes.




Recieved from ProQuest

File Size

150 p.

File Format


Rights Holder

Jazmin Quezada