Applied Machine Learning
We are pretty unique here at Edwards in that we get to work with these cool data sets and work closely with key opinion leaders in the medical field. That's an opportunity that a lot of people don't get elsewhere. My favorite thing about my role in the Applied Machine Learning group is the data we get to work on. Machine Learning is important in the field of medicine because we're helping clinicians treat patients better by reducing the time they are staring at things like vitals and monitoring screens so that they can spend more time with their patients.
Applied Machine Learning
Thinking about the clinical problems we haven't been able to address inspires me to get up and come to work every morning. As the manager of the Applied Machine Learning Group, I lead a team that has the opportunity to develop algorithms that can actually be applied into a product that can impact a patient's life. What differentiates Edwards as a medical company is the fact that we have a lot of expertise in the hemodynamics. The set of skills we need to know about physiology, programming and math, it's that combination that makes us special.
Algorithms & Signal Processing
In R&D Engineering, machine learning is important because it allows us to predict events such as hypotension, which then allows clinicians to proactively treat the events before they happen. This makes it a lot of fun to work here -- all the projects in research and development and the diverse environment we have with engineers from all different backgrounds and experiences. Edwards' business model of creating innovation to drive growth makes it a unique company in the medical device industry, because we have to be leaders. It's exciting as an engineer to see the products of your work directly impacting patients.
I work in the core signal processing and embedded software development group within algorithms. As a part of R&D, our team is interested in developing new algorithms for predictive modeling that can provide more information to clinicians and keep improving our products. At Edwards, I get to work on many exciting and challenging projects that help me grow and develop my career. What excites me most is knowing that I am going to be working on assignments that interest me and are going to help patients in either the near-term or long term.
In R&D at Edwards we are the pioneers of our industry for critical care. We are able to choose the problems that we want to solve, develop the market and help the clinicians understand the problem and use the product. I love the Edwards culture because we have people from various backgrounds and experience levels which make it a great place to learn from others. Most of the projects I've been involved in have given me the chance to work with quality, marketing, and systems project teams. Seeing the products that I have worked on being used in real life settings to help patient outcomes makes this an exciting place to work.
What makes Edwards really stand out are three factors: number one, we are really patient-focused; number two, we invest a lot in Research and Development; and number three, we partner with world class leading clinicians. The huge impact to patient lives is what excites me about my job. We are using the most advanced technology to tackle problems that are very complicated to solve. We work as a team; together we work on the problem from different perspectives.