Brittany Wenger wrote an algorithm to better detect breast cancer

Awards do not define me; however, they validate my scientific research. With each year, my research increases in complexity and has more potential to have a positive benefit on mankind.

Brittany Wenger, Student, Duke University

Challenge

Doctors strive to provide consistent and reliable care for their patients. Having a personal experience with cancer, and wanting to better her world, Brittany Wenger decided to use her abilities as a scientist and researcher to create an incredible, almost living, network that diagnoses breast cancer.

Solution

By using the power of the Cloud, Brittany created an incredible network that proved to detect cancer accurately. Her Google Science Fair entry resembled an artificial brain that essentially taught the cloud network how to detect patterns that were too complex to be recognised by humans. By applying these artificial neural networks to individualised data, her program could detect breast cancer with a 99.1% accuracy. Her program is being used in hospitals to diagnose patients.