As artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning continue to transform patient care, Computer Science and Engineering Assistant Professor Forest Agostinelli is currently pursuing research on predicting outcomes for PAD patients.

PAD is a growing concern among aging populations and usually caused by a blockage where arteries in the legs are calcified, which is the build-up of calcium-containing plaque in the artery. The risk of developing PAD is increased by smoking, an unhealthy diet, diabetes and high blood pressure. 

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