About the Authors

Suchi Saria


Affiliation Machine Learning and Healthcare Laboratory, Departments of Computer Science, Statistics, and Health Policy, Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare, and Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Atul Butte

Affiliations Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States of America, Center for Data-Driven Insights and Innovation, University of California Health, Oakland, California, United States of America

Aziz Sheikh

Affiliation Usher Institute of Population Health and Informatics, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

We have read the journal's policy and the authors of this manuscript have the following competing interests: SS has grants from Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the American Heart Association. She is the scientific founder and/or advisory board member for Bayesian Health and PatientPing. Bayesian Health develops real-time decision-making software for health systems. PatientPing offers software for real-time notifications about patient admission and discharge transfer status. She has received honoraria for talks from a number of biotechnology, research, and healthtech companies. She has no direct ties to the companies mentioned in this Editorial. AB is a scientific founder and/or advisory board member for NuMedii and Personalis. He has received honoraria for talks, has consulted, and has corporate relationships with a number of biotechnology, research, healthcare, and financial companies, and some of his students have founded biotechnology and healthcare companies. He has no direct ties to the companies mentioned in this Editorial. AS has relevant research grants from Chief Scientist’s Office of the Scottish Government, Department of Health, Farr Institute, Health Data Research UK, National Institute of Health Research, and NHS England, and he chairs the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) Forum on Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. SS, AB, and AS served as Guest Editors on PLOS Medicine’s Special Issue on Machine Learning in Health and Biomedicine.