Curriculum Vitae

Education

Post-Doctoral Associate, MIT CSAIL and University at Albany, May 2011-Present.

Ph.D., Informatics, University at Albany, SUNY, May 2011. Dissertation: “Automated Classification of the Narrative of Medical Reports Using Natural Language Processing,”

Master of Business Administration, University at Albany, SUNY, May 2004.   

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science-Math, State University of New York at Albany, December 1979.

Employment History

Manager Emerging Technology, Capital Region BOCES, Albany, New York, March 2000 ‑ Present.

Adjunct Instructor, University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, New York, January 2008 - Present.

Manager LAN Unit, BOCES, Albany, New York, July 1992 - March 2000.

Coordinator,  BOCES, Albany, New York, April 1982 - July 1992.

Teaching

Department of Information Studies, College of Computing and Information, University at Albany.

Instructor

IST 636, Systems Analysis in the Information Environment, Spring 2013.

IST 561, Web Design and Development, Fall 2012.

IST 499, Senior Seminar, Spring 2012.

IST 361, Web Development, Spring 2010.

IST 424, Hardware and Operating System, Spring 2008.

Guest Lecturer

IST 601, The Information Environment, Fall 2012.

IST 523, Fundamentals of Information Technology, Fall 2011.

IST 433/533, Information Storage and Retrieval, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012.

IST 424, Hardware and Operating Systems, Spring 2007, Fall 2007.

Publications

Service

University of the State of New York, Technology Policy and Practices Council, September 2004 – Present.

Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Directors Technical Committee, May 1988 – Present.

Capital Region School Library System, Advisory Committee, June 2006 – Present.

Research Interests

My research interests focus on the intersection of Organization of Information and Natural Language Processing (NLP) using machine learning. Past research projects have included classifying the free text of radiological reports, identifying patient smoking status from medical discharge records, and combining classifiers in order to improve the classification performance for infrequently occurring classes (i.e., diseases) in medical discharge summaries.  My current research involves investigating the use of surrogate data in de-identified clinical text, and in evaluating the applicability of medical NLP tools to the free text found in K-12 student records.

Professional Organizations

American Medical Informatics Association

InfraGard

Awards

Second Place, Computational Medicine Center International Challenge: Classifying Clinical Free Text Using Natural Language Processing, 2007.

School Administrators Association of New York State (SAANYS) Leadership and Support Award, May 2007.

Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, May 2004.