Circadian Phase Estimation and Deep Learning

One of the most common questions we get at Arcascope is…

“Can’t you just do circadian phase estimation using machine learning?”

Living in the data age, we have become used to thinking that big data and machine learning can do just about anything. In this post, I will break down some of the unique challenges for circadian phase estimation with an eye towards machine learning techniques.  I’ll also do a brief review of the previous attempts to apply machine learning to this task.