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Ozlem Uzuner

Medical informatics, medical language processing, electronic health records, natural language understanding, natural language information access, information retrieval, information extraction, privacy, security, intellectual property, user interface

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Ozlem Uzuner
Associate Professor
 

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Department: Computer Science

Affiliate Faculty
Informatics Department, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Address:
UAB 429
Phone:
518-437-4955

 

Education

Post-doc
Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. MIT.  January 2006.
Supervisor: Prof. Peter Szolovits.

Ph.D.   
Technology Management and Policy, Engineering Systems Division. MIT. February 2005.
Dissertation: “Identifying Expression Fingerprints Using Linguistic Information.”
Supervisor: Dr. Boris Katz.

M. Eng.
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. MIT.  1998.
Thesis:  “Word Sense Disambiguation and Information Retrieval.”
Supervisor: Dr. Boris Katz

B.S.
Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. MIT. 1998.

Research Interests

Natural language processing and its applications to real-world problems. Medical informatics. Electronic Health Records. Digital government.

Publications

  1. Sun W., Rumshisky A., Uzuner Ö.  (2014). “Normalization of Relative and Incomplete Temporal Expressions in Clinical Narratives.” Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.  Forthcoming.
  2. Chasin R., Rumshisky A., Uzuner Ö., Szolovits P. (2014). “Word Sense Disambiguation in the Clinical Domain: a Comparison of Knowledge-rich and Knowledge-poor Unsupervised Methods.”  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Published Online First: 17 January 2014 doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2013-002133.
  3. Sun W., Rumshisky A., Uzuner Ö.  (2013). “Annotating Temporal Information in Clinical Narratives.”  Journal of Biomedical Informatics 2013 Dec;46 Suppl:S5-12. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2013.07.004. Epub 2013 Jul 19.
  4. Sun W., Rumshisky A., Uzuner Ö. (2013). “Temporal Reasoning on Clinical Text: The State of The Art.” Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2013;20:814-819 Published Online First: 15 May 2013 doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2013-001760.
  5. Sun W., Rumshisky A., Uzuner Ö.  (2013). “Evaluating Temporal Relations in Clinical Text: 2012 i2b2 Challenge Overview.” Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2013;20:806-813 Published Online First: 5 April 2013 doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2013-001628.
  6. Bodnari A., Szolovits P., Uzuner Ö.  (2012). “MCORES: A System for Noun Phrase Coreference Resolution for Clinical Records.”  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2012;19:906-912 Published Online First: 14 March 2012 doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000591.
  7. Uzuner Ö., Bodnari A., Shen S., Forbush T., Pestian J., South B.  (2012). “Evaluating the State of the Art in Coreference Resolution for Electronic Medical Records.”  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2012;19:786-791 Published Online First: 24 February 2012 doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000784. 
  8. Pestian J.P., Matykiewicz P., Linn-Gust M., South B., Uzuner O., Wiebe J., Cohen K., Hurdle J., Brew C. (2012). “Sentiment Analysis of Suicide Notes: A Shared Task.”  Biomedical Informatics Insights. 2012;5 (Suppl. 1):1–14
  9. Uzuner Ö., South B., Shen S., DuVall S. (2011).  “2010 i2b2/VA Challenge on Concepts, Assertions, and Relations in Clinical Text.”  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2011;18:552-556 Published Online First: 16 June 2011 doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000203.
  10. Halgrim S.R., Xia F., Solti I., Cadag E., Uzuner Ö. (2011). “A Cascade of Classifiers for Extracting Medication Information from Discharge Summaries.” Journal of Biomedical Semantics. 2011;2(Suppl 3):S2 (14 July 2011).
  11. Goel S., Gangolly J., Faerman S., Uzuner Ö. (2010). “Can Linguistic Predictors Detect Fraudulent Financial Filings?” Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting. 2010;7(1):25 doi:10.2308/jeta.2010.7.1.25.
  12. Uzuner Ö., Mailoa J., Ryan R.J., Sibanda T. (2010).  “Semantic Relations for Problem-Oriented Medical Records.” Artificial Intelligence in Medicine.  2010;50:63-73 doi:10.1016/j.artmed.2010.05.006.
  13. Uzuner Ö., Solti I., Xia F., Cadag E. (2010). “Community Annotation Experiment for Ground Truth Generation for the i2b2 Medication Challenge.”  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2010;17:519-523 doi:10.1136/jamia.2010.004200. 
  14. Uzuner Ö., Solti I., Cadag E. (2010).  “Extracting Medication Information from Clinical Text.”  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2010;17:514-518 doi:10.1136/jamia.2010.003947. 
  15. Goldstein I., Uzuner Ö. (2009). “Specializing for Predicting Obesity and its Co-morbidities.”  Journal of Biomedical Informatics.  2009;42:873-886. 
  16. Uzuner Ö. (2009).  “Recognizing Obesity and Co-morbidities in Sparse Data.”  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. July 2009;16(4):561-570. 
  17. Uzuner Ö., Zhang X., Sibanda T. (2009). “Machine Learning and Rule-Based Approaches to Assertion Classification.”  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. January 2009;16(1):109-115. 
  18. Uzuner Ö., Sibanda T., Luo Y., Szolovits P. (2008). “A De-identifier for Medical Discharge Summaries.”  Artificial Intelligence in Medicine. January 2008;42(1):13-35.
  19. Uzuner Ö., Goldstein I., Luo Y., Kohane I. (2008). “Identifying Patient Smoking Status from Medical Discharge Records.”  Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. January 2008;15(1):14-24. 
  20. Uzuner Ö., Luo Y., Szolovits P. (2007). “Evaluating the State-of-the-Art in Automatic De-identification.” Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. September 2007;14(5):550-563. 
  21. Uzuner Ö., Katz B. (2005). “A Comparative Study of Language Models for Book and Author Recognition.” Lecture Notes in Computer Science. 2005;3651:969. Springer-Verlag GmbH. 2005.