Mining Medical Records to Improve Health Care
A patient’s medical record typically contains a vast amount of information, some standardized for use in computer information systems, but much written unstructured in free text. How best to mine the text and make it readily accessible is the challenge being addressed by Özlem Uzuner of the Department of Information Studies.
Iyer Elected to International Society for Knowledge Organization Board
Associate Professor Hemalata Iyer of the Department of Information Studies was elected to the Executive Board of the International Society for Knowledge Organization. ISKO is a leading international society whose mission is to advance conceptual work in knowledge organization in all forms, for all kinds of purposes.
CCI Hosts 5th Global Game Jam
The University at Albany’s College of Computing and Information hosts the 5th Annual Global Game Jam Jan. 25-27. The weekend event begins at 4 p.m. Jan. 25 in UAlbany’s Campus Center Room 375 and ends at 5 p.m. Jan. 27 with a presentation of the completed games.
2013 Celebration of Women in Computing
The 2013 2013 New York Celebration of Women in Computing (NYCWiC), chaired by Informatics faculty member Jennifer Goodall, was held at the Desmond this past April. NYCWiC builds community among technical women in New York State and confidence in tomorrow's leaders. Over 30 UAlbany students, alumnae, faculty, and staff participated in, organized, and presented at this two-day conference.
Leading Technology Journalist Steven Levy Speaks at UAlbany
Steven Levy, premier technology journalist and author of the all-time tech bestseller, Hackers, read from and discussed his new book on Google, In the Plex (2011), at UAlbany in November. His appearance was cosponsored by the New York State Writers Institute and the College of Computing and Information.