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.
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.
Department of Information Studies, College of Computing and Information, University at Albany.
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.
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.
Strang, Carl, Ira Goldstein. “Design and Implementation of a Public School Government-to-Employee System”. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV 2012), Albany, NY, October 22-25, 2012. 350-353.
Goldstein, Ira, Özlem Uzuner. “Does Negation Really Matter?” Proceedings of the Workshop on Negation and Speculation in Natural Language Processing. 2010. 23-27.
Goldstein, Ira, Özlem Uzuner. “Role of Preferred Terminology in the Classification of Medical Reports”. 24th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences (ISCIS 2009).
Goldstein, Ira, Özlem Uzuner. "Specializing for Predicting Obesity and its Co-morbidities". Journal of Biomedical Informatics. Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 2009. 42(5): 873-886.
Uzuner, Özlem, Ira Goldstein, Yuan Luo, Isaac Kohane. "Identifying Patient Smoking Status from Medical Discharge Records". Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2008, 15(1):14-24
Goldstein, Ira, Anna Arzumtsyan, and Özlem Uzuner. "Three Approaches to Automatic Assignment of ICD-9-CM Codes to Radiology Reports". Proceedings of the Fall Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA 2007). Ed. Jonathan M. Teich. Chicago, 2007. 279-83.
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.
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.
American Medical Informatics Association
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.