Detection Of Malaria Parasites In Human Blood Cells Using Convolutional Neural Network

  • Lusiana Efrizoni STMIK Amik Riau
  • Rais Amin STMIK Amik Riau
  • Ahmad Rizali STMIK Amik Riau
Keywords: Malaria Data Science Convolutional Neural Network Multinomial logistic regression Stochastic Gradient Descent Nesterov momentum value


Malaria is a blood disease caused by the Plasmodium parasite which is transmitted by the bite of the female Anopheles mosquito. The diagnosis of malaria is carried out by a microscopist through examination of human blood cells. Their level of accuracy depends on the quality of the tool, expertise in classifying and counting infected and uninfected parasite cells. The disadvantages of examining this way include the difficulty in making a diagnosis on a large scale and the poor quality of the results. The dataset used in model evaluation is a dataset developed by LHNVBC which contains 27,558 cell image data. The malaria dataset will be processed through data science processing using a Convolutional Neural Network with the ResNet architecture. The model will conduct training on the dataset and then the model will be able to recognize malaria parasites in human blood cells. The model will be trained by optimizing multinomial logistic regression using Stochastic Gradient Descent (SGD) and Nesterov momentum values. The results of training data validation accuracy from model training with 50 epochs were obtained at 96.23% and 97% after being tested on data testing.


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