Ensembles of GANs as a Data Augmentation Technique for Alzheimer research

Friday, May 26

11:00 - 11:30
Audience levelIntermediate
Elevator pitch

Data scarcity is a regular problem, and in medicine it’s especially difficult to find publicly available datasets, anomalies are scattered and not common. In this talk, you’ll be introduced to GAN ensembles, and how to use it for improving generation of demented brains MRIs for Alzheimer research.


Data scarcity is a regular problem in research, and in medicine it’s especially difficult to find datasets publicly available. The main reason is its rarity, by definition images of anomalies are scattered and/or not common, and also there are a lot of legal issues that prevent sharing personal information about patients. In this talk, I’m going to give an introduction to ensembles, and more specifically to GAN ensembles, applied to this problem of data scarcity, generating MRI images of demented brains that could be use in Alzheimer research.

The core idea of this talk is that a GAN ensemble might capture many axis of variations that one individual model wouldn’t, so as stated before, we will be exploring the usage of GAN ensembles to improve generation of demented brains MRIs, showing an implementation of the paper “Ensembles of Generative Adversarial Networks” ( I will give a brief introduction to GANs, specifically DCGANs ( ), and then explain the implementation of DCGAN ensembles.

TagsMachine-Learning, Deep Learning
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Raul Pino

Computer Engineer, with +10 years of experience in software development. Nowadays Principal Engineer at Elementus ( Previously at uBiome, and Groupon. Developer on global scale projects, and wannabe researcher on AI/ML.