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.”

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

Projects

Principal Investigator, “Challenges in Natural Language Processing for Clinical Narratives," Sponsored by National Libraries of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, (October 1, 2012-September 30, 2017).

Site Principal Investigator, “Strategic Health IT Advanced Research Projects (SHARP).  Research Focus Area: 4. Secondary Use of Electronic Health Record Data,” Sponsored by Mayo Clinic, Office of the National Coordinator, (April 1, 2010-March 31, 2014).

Site Principal Investigator, “Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside (i2b2) - Core 1.” Sponsored by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, National Libraries of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, (September 15, 2010-September 14, 2014).

Site Principal Investigator, “Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside (i2b2) - Core 1.” Sponsored by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, National Libraries of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, (February 1, 2006-July 30, 2010).

Honors, Awards

Second place.  International Challenge: Classifying Clinical Free Text Using Natural Language Processing.  Computational Medicine Center, University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, March 2007.