The Cava laboratory is a research group in the Computational Health Informatics Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

We are interested in improving the interpretability and fairness of predictive models deployed in healthcare settings. We create and study algorithms that can embed these notions when working with health data.

Join the Team! If you’re looking to do research in the areas of machine learning, interpretability, fairness, and health informatics, see the opportunities here.

Recent Posts

Recent Publications

Pediatric ECG-Based Deep Learning to Predict Left Ventricular Dysfunction and Remodeling
Mayourian, J., La Cava, W. G., Vaid, A., Nadkarni, G. N., Ghelani, S. J., Mannix, R., Geva, T., Dionne, A., Alexander, M. E., Duong, S. Q., & Triedman, J. K. (2024)
Circulation
Accuracy of deep learning models in interpreting intrapartum fetal monitoring to predict fetal acidemia
McCoy, J. A., Wan, G., Levine, L. D., Teel, J., Holmes, J., & La Cava, W. (2024)
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG)
Exploring SLUG: Feature Selection Using Genetic Algorithms and Genetic Programming
Rodrigues, N. M., Batista, J. E., La Cava, W.G., Vanneschi, L., & Silva, S. (2023)
SN Computer Science