Dr. Uzuner is an Associate Professor at the State University of New York, Albany and a research affiliate at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), working with the Clinical Decision Making Group led by Professor Peter Szolovits and InfoLab led by Dr. Boris Katz.

Dr. Uzuner received her Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in February 2005. Her research focuses on natural language processing, computational linguistics, and information retrieval, particularly in the medical domain. She also applies her techniques to real life policy questions such as fraud detection and understanding the concerns voiced in e-petitions.

Education

Grant Awards

Honors Awards

Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Hagen, L., Harrison, T. M., Uzuner, Ö., May, W., Fake, T., & Katragadda, S. (2016) “E-Petition popularity: Do linguistic and semantic factors matter?” The Government Information Quarterly special issue on Digital Government and Wicked Problems. Forthcoming.
  2. Goel S., Uzuner, O. (2016) “Do sentiments matter in fraud detection: Estimating semantic orientation of annual reports.” Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance and Management. doi: 10.1002/isaf.1392. Version of Record online: 24 May 2016.
  3. Luo Y., Uzuner O., Szolovits P. (2016) “Bridging semantics and syntax with graph algorithms - State-of-the-Art of extracting biomedical relations.” Briefings in Bioinformatics. 2016 Feb 5. pii: bbw001.
  4. Stubbs A., Kotfila C., Xu H., Uzuner Ö. (2015) “Identifying risk factors for heart disease over time: Overview of 2014 i2b2/UTHealth shared task Track 2.” Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 2015 Dec;58 Suppl:S67-77. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2015.07.001. Epub 2015 Jul 22.
  5. Kumar V., Stubbs A., Shaw S., Uzuner Ö. (2015) “Creation of a new longitudinal corpus of clinical narratives.” Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 2015 Dec;58 Suppl:S6-S10. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2015.09.018. Epub 2015 Oct 1.
  6. Stubbs A., Uzuner Ö. (2015) “Annotating longitudinal clinical narratives for de-identification: the 2014 i2b2/UTHealth Corpus.” Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 2015 Dec;58 Suppl:S20-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2015.07.020. Epub 2015 Aug 28.
  7. Kotfila C., Uzuner Ö. (2015) “A Systematic Comparison of Feature Space Effects on Disease Classifier Performance for Phenotype Identification of Five Diseases.” Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 2015 Dec;58 Suppl:S92-S102. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2015.07.016. Epub 2015 Aug 1.
  8. Stubbs A., Kotfila C., Uzuner Ö. (2015) “Automated systems for the de-identification of longitudinal clinical narratives: Overview of 2014 i2b2/UTHealth shared task Track 1.” Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 2015 Dec;58 Suppl:S11-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2015.06.007. Epub 2015 Jul 28.
  9. Zheng K., Vydiswaran V.G.V., Liu Y., Wang Y., Stubbs A., Uzuner O., Gururaj A.E., Bayer S., Aberdeen J., Rumshisky A., Pakhomov S., Liu H., Xu H. (2015) “Ease of adoption of clinical natural language processing software: An evaluation of five systems.” Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 2015 Dec;58 Suppl:S189-96. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2015.07.008. Epub 2015 Jul 22.
  10. Stubbs A., Uzuner Ö. (2015) “Annotating Risk Factors for Heart Disease in Clinical Narratives for Diabetic Patients.” Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 2015 Dec;58 Suppl:S78-91. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2015.05.009. Epub 2015 May 21.
  11. Luo Y., Xin Y., Hochberg E., Joshi R., Uzuner O., Szolovits P. (2015). “Subgraph Augmented Non-Negative Tensor Factorization (SANTF) for Modeling Clinical Narrative Text.” Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2015 Sep;22(5):1009-19. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocv016. Epub 2015 Apr 9.
  12. Sun W., Rumshisky A., Uzuner Ö. (2015). “Normalization of Relative and Incomplete Temporal Expressions in Clinical Narratives.” Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2015 Sep;22(5):1001-8. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocu004. Epub 2015 Apr 12.
  13. 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. 2014 Sep-Oct;21(5):842-9. Published Online First: 17 January 2014 doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2013-002133.
  14. Sun W., Rumshisky A., Uzuner Ö. (2013). "Annotating Temporal Information in Clinical Narratives." Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 2013Dec; 46 Suppl:S5-12.
  15. 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.
  16. Sun W., Rumshisky A., Uzuner Ö. (2013). "Evaluating Temporal Information in Clinical Text: 2012 i2b2 Challenge Overview." Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2013; 20:806-813.
  17. 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. doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000591.
  18. 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. doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000784.
  19. Pestian J.P., Matykiewicz P., Linn-Gust M., South B., Uzuner Ö., 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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).
  22. 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.
  23. Uzuner Ö., Mailoa J., Ryan R.J., Sibanda T. (2010). “Semantic Relations for Problem-Oriented Medical Records.International Journal Artificial Intelligence in Medicine. 2010;50:63-73 doi:10.1016/j.artmed.2010.05.006.
  24. 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
  25. 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.
  26. Goldstein I., Uzuner Ö. (2009). “Specializing for Predicting Obesity and its Co-morbidities.Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 2009;42:873-886.
  27. Uzuner Ö. (2009). “Recognizing Obesity and Co-morbidities in Sparse Data.Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. July 2009;16(4):561-570.
  28. 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.
  29. Uzuner Ö., Sibanda T., Luo Y., Szolovits P. (2008). “A De-identifier for Medical Discharge Summaries.International Journal Artificial Intelligence in Medicine. January 2008;42(1):13-35.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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

Invited Papers and editorials

  1. Uzuner Ö., Stubbs A. (2015). Guest Editorial: “Practical applications for Natural Language Processing in Clinical Research: the 2014 i2b2/UTHealth shared tasks.Journal of Biomedical Informatics. Volume 58, Supplement, December 2015, Pages S1–S5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbi.2015.10.007.
  2. Uzuner Ö., Stubbs A., Sun W. (2013). Guest Editorial: “Chronology of your health events: Approaches to extracting temporal relations from medical narratives.” Journal of Biomedical Informatics 46 (2013) S1–S4.
  3. Chapman W.W., Nadkarni P. M., Hirschman L., D’Avolio L., Savova G., Uzuner Ö. (2011). “Overcoming Barriers to NLP for Clinical Text: The Role of Shared Tasks and the Need for Additional Creative Solutions.Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2011;18:540-543 doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000465.
  4. Uzuner Ö., Argamon S., Karlgren J. (2006). “Workshop Report: Stylistics for Text Retrieval in Practice.ACM SIGIR Forum. December 2006;40(2). ACM Press.

Book chapters

  1. Stubbs A., Uzuner Ö. (2015). Chapter: “De-identification of Medical Records Through Annotation” in Handbook of Linguistic Annotation. Ed. Ide, Nancy and Pustejovsky, James. 2014. Berlin: Springer. Forthcoming.
  2. Stubbs A., Uzuner Ö., Kotfila C., Goldstein I., Szolovits P. (2015). Chapter: “Challenges in Synthesizing Surrogate PHI in Narrative EMRs” in Medical Data Privacy Handbook. Ed. Gkoulalas-Divanis, Aris and Loukides, Grigorios. 2015. Berlin: Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-23633-9.
  3. McKnight L.W., Anius D., Uzuner Ö. (2004). Chapter: “Virtual Markets in Wireless Grids: Peering Policy Prospects” in Quality of Service in Grids, Networks and Markets. September 2004. MIT Press. ISBN 0-262-13448-9.
  4. Uzuner Ö. (1999). Chapter: “Ownership Trends” in Trends in Telecommunication Reform 1999: Convergence and Regulation -2nd edition, 1999. International Telecommunications Union, Geneva, Switzerland; ISBN 92-61-08141-X.

Refereed Conference Proceedings Articles

  1. Hagen L., Harrison T. M., Uzuner Ö., Fake T., LaManna D., Kotfila C. (2015). “Introducing Semantic Tools for Policy Analysis: A Case Study of E-petitions.” Proceedings of the 16th International Digital Government Research Conference (dg.o 2015), Phoenix, Arizona, May 27-30, 2015.
  2. Hagen L., Uzuner Ö., Kotfila C., Harrison T, LaManna D. (2015). “Understanding Citizens’ Direct Policy Suggestions to the Federal Government: A Natural Language Processing and Topic Modeling Approach.” Proceedings of the 48th Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-48), Kauai, HI, January 5-8, 2015. IEEE Computer Society.
  3. Luo Y., Uzuner Ö. (2014). “Semi-Supervised Learning to Identify UMLS Semantic Relations.” Proceedings of the AMIA 2014 Joint Summits on Translational Science, San Francisco, CA, April 7-11, 2014.
  4. Bodnari A., Névéol A., Uzuner Ö. Zweigenbaum P., Szolovits P. “Multilingual Named-Entity Recognition from Parallel Corpora.” Proceedings of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum (CLEF-2013), Valencia, Spain, 23-26 September, 2013.
  5. Huang K.-Y., Chengalur-Smith I., Uzuner Ö., Nambisan P., Choi N. (2012). “Supporters in Deed: Studying Online Support Provision from the Perspective of Social Capital.” Proceedings of the 33rd International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS’12), Orlando, FL, December 16-19, 2012.
  6. Huang K.-Y., Chengalur-Smith I., Uzuner Ö., Nambisan P., Choi N. (2012). “Supporters in Deed: Studying Online Support Provision from the Perspective of Social Capital.” Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Workshop on Health IT and Economics (White’12), Washington, DC, October 5-6, 2012.
  7. South B.R., Shen S., Barrus R., DuVall S.L., Uzuner Ö., Weir C. (2011). “Qualitative Analysis of Workflow Modifications Used to Generate the Reference Standard for the 2010 i2b2/VA Challenge. Proceedings of the Fall Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA 2011), Washington, DC, October 22-26, 2011.
  8. Huang K.-Y., Nambisan P., Uzuner Ö. (2010). “Informational Support or Emotional Support: Preliminary Study of an Automated Approach to Analyze Online Support Community Contents.Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS'10), St. Louis, MO, December 12-15, 2010.
  9. Goldstein I., Uzuner Ö. (2010). “Does Negation Really Matter?” In: Morante R., Sporleder C., Eds. Proceedings of the Workshop on Negation and Speculation in Natural Language Processing, Uppsala, Sweden 2010;23-7.
  10. Halgrim S., Xia F., Solti I., Cadag E., Uzuner Ö. (2010). “Extracting Medication Information from Discharge Summaries.Proceedings of the NAACL-HLT 2010 2nd Louhi Workshop on Text and Data Mining of Health Documents, Los Angeles, CA, June 5-6, 2010.
  11. Halgrim S.R., Xia F., Solti I., Cadag E., Uzuner Ö. (2010). “Statistical Extraction of Medication Information from Clinical Records.” Proceedings of the 2010 AMIA Summit on Translational Bioinformatics, San Francisco, CA, March 10-12, 2010.
  12. Uzuner Ö., Mailoa J., Sibanda T. (2009). “Semantic Relations for Problem-Oriented Medical Records.” Proceedings of the Fall Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA 2009), San Francisco, CA, November 14-18, 2009.
  13. Goldstein I., Uzuner Ö. (2009). “Role of Preferred Terminology in the Classification of Medical Reports.Proceedings of the 24th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences, Kalkanli, Guzelyurt, Cyprus, September 14-16, 2009.
  14. Luo Y., Uzuner Ö. (2009). “Causal Relation Extraction in Medical Discharge Summaries-a Hierarchical Rule-based Approach.” Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Health Informatics and Bioinformatics, Ankara, Turkey, April 16-17, 2009.
  15. Uzuner Ö., Zhang X. Sibanda T. (2008). “Two Approaches to Assertion Classification.” Proceedings of the Fall Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA 2008), Washington, DC, November 8-12, 2008.
  16. Goldstein I., Arzumstyan A., Uzuner Ö. (2007). “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), Chicago, IL, November 10-14, 2007.
  17. Sibanda T., He T., Szolovits P., Uzuner Ö. (2006). “Syntactically-Informed Semantic Category Recognizer for Discharge Summaries.” Proceedings of the Fall Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA 2006), pp. 714-718, Washington, DC, November 11-15, 2006
  18. Uzuner Ö., Szolovits P., Kohane I. (2006). “i2b2 Workshop on Natural Language Processing Challenges for Clinical Records.Proceedings of the Fall Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA 2006), Washington, DC, November 10-11, 2006
  19. Sibanda T., Uzuner Ö. (2006). “Role of Local Context in De-identification of Ungrammatical, Fragmented Text.” Proceedings of the North American Chapter of Association for Computational Linguistics/Human Language Technology (NAACL-HLT 2006), pp. 65-73, New York, NY, June 5-7, 2006.
  20. Uzuner Ö. (2006). “Linguistically Informed Digital Fingerprints for Text.Proceedings of the SPIE, Security, Steganography, and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents VIII, Delp III E.J., Wong P.W., Eds. 2006;6072:607208. San Jose, CA, January 15, 2006.
  21. Katz B., Marton G., Borchardt G., Brownell A., Felshin S., Loreto D., Louis-Rosenberg J., Lu B., Mora F., Stiller S., Uzuner Ö., Wilcox A. (2005). “External Knowledge Sources for Question Answering.” Proceedings of the 14th Annual Text REtrieval Conference (TREC2005), Gaithersburg, MD, November 16, 2005.
  22. Uzuner Ö., Katz B. (2005). “Style vs. Expression in Literary Narratives.Proceedings of the 28th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference (SIGIR 2005) Workshop on Using Stylistic Analysis of Text for Information Access, Salvador, Brazil, August 15-19, 2005.
  23. Uzuner Ö., Katz B. (2005). “Capturing Expression Using Linguistic Information.Proceedings of the 20th National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-05), Pittsburgh, PA, July 9-13, 2005
  24. Uzuner Ö., Katz B. (2005). “Using Syntactic Information to Identify Plagiarism.Proceedings of the Association for Computational Linguistics Workshop on Educational Applications (ACL 2005), Ann Arbor, MI, June 25-30, 2005
  25. Katz B., Bilotti M., Felshin S., Fernandes A., Hildebrandt W., Katzir R., Lin J., Loreto D., Marton G., Mora F., Uzuner Ö. (2004). “Answering Multiple Questions on a Topic from Heterogeneous Resources.” Proceedings of the 30th Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2004), Gaithersburg, MD, November 16-19, 2004.
  26. Uzuner Ö., Davis R., Katz B. (2004). “Using Empirical Methods for Evaluating Expression and Content Similarity.Proceedings of the 37thHawaiian International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-37), Hawaii, HI, January 5-8, 2004. IEEE Computer Society.
  27. Uzuner Ö., Davis R. (2003). “Content and Expression-Based Copy Recognition for Intellectual Property Protection.Proceedings of the 3rd ACM Workshop on Digital Rights Management (DRM'03), Washington, DC, October 27, 2003.
  28. Katz B., Hurwitz R., Lin J., Uzuner Ö. (2003). “Better Public Policy through Natural Language Information Access.” Proceedings of the National Conference on Digital Government Research, Boston, MA, May 18-21, 2003.
  29. Uzuner Ö., Davis R. (2003). “Digital Fingerprinting for Distribution Volume Tracking: Intellectual Property Protection in Wireless Grids.Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer, Communication and Control Technologies (CCCT ‘03)/9th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis (ISAS ‘03), Orlando, FL, July 31-August 2, 2003.

Refereed Conference Posters

  1. Bodnari A., Uzuner Ö., Szolovits P. “Syntactic parsing for resource-poor languages using multilingual knowledge mapping.” Women in Machine Learning Workshop, NIPS. Montreal, Canada. December 8-13, 2014.
  2. Suo Y., Shen S., DuVall S.L., Uzuner Ö. South B.R. (2012). “Evaluation and Visualization of Human Annotator Learning Patterns.” Proceedings of the Fall Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA 2012), Chicago, IL, November 3-7, 2012.
  3. Forbush T., Shen S., Thibault J., Weir C., Uzuner Ö., South B.R. (2011). “Using the UMLS as a Semantic Priming Mechanism for Co-reference Resolution in Annotation of Clinical Texts.Proceedings of the Fall Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA 2011), Washington, DC, October 22-26, 2011.
  4. Nahnsen T., Uzuner Ö., Katz B. (2005). “Lexical Chains and Sliding Locality Windows in Content-based Text Similarity Detection.” Proceedings of the 2nd International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP-05), Jeju Island, Korea, October 11-13, 2005.
  5. Uzuner Ö., Katz B., Yuret D. (1999). “Word Sense Disambiguation for Information Retrieval.” Proceedings of the 16th National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI ‘99), Orlando, FL, July 18-22, 1999.

Teaching

State University of New York, Albany, NY

Department of Information Studies

Middle East Technical University

Computer Engineering

Post-doctoral associates

Doctoral Students

External doctoral students

  1. Nguyen, Hoang Minh Dung. University of Sydney. External Dissertation Examiner, May-July 2013.
  2. Barrett, Neil. University of Victoria, BC, External Dissertation Examiner, July-October 2012.
  3. Asgari, Pooyan. University of Sydney. Doctoral Thesis Examiner, May 2012.
  4. Kafkas, Senay. Eastern Mediterranean University. External Dissertation Defense Committee Member, January 2012.

Masters STUDENTS

  1. Bhatia, Varun. SUNY, Albany. Research Supervisor, Spring 2013.
  2. Chasin, Rachel. Master of Engineering, MIT. Research Co-supervisor, Fall 2012-Spring 2013.
  3. Bodnari, Andreea, M.S., MIT. Master’s Thesis Co-supervisor, Fall 2010-Present.
  4. Tavfizi, Arya, MEng MIT. Master’s Thesis Co-supervisor, Fall 2010-Summer 2011. Received August 2011. Thesis Title: “A De-identifier for Electronic Medical Records Based on a Heterogeneous Feature Set.
  5. Burford, Ken, M.S. SUNY, Albany. Research Supervisor, Spring 2010-Summer 2011.
  6. Ryan, Russell J., MEng. MIT. Master’s Thesis Co-supervisor, Fall 2009-Winter 2011. Received February 2011. Thesis Title: “Groundtruth Budgeting: A Novel Approach to Semi-Supervised Relation Extraction in Medical Language.”
  7. Cagan, Ferhat, M.S., SUNY, Albany. Research Supervisor, Fall 2008-Summer 2010, and Master’s Project Supervisor, Spring 2010- Summer 2010. Received August 2010. Project Title: “MultiSmoker: A Tool for Multiple Smoking Status Classifier Combination.”
  8. Zhan, Yu. M.S., SUNY, Albany. Research Supervisor, Fall 2008.
  9. Song, Chen. M.S., SUNY, Albany. Research Supervisor, Spring 2008-Summer 2008.
  10. Qian, Chen. M.S. SUNY, Albany. Master’s Project Supervisor, Spring 2007-Summer 2008. Received August 2008. Project Title: “Event classification and entity extraction from medical discharge summaries.”
  11. Luo, Yuan. M.S., SUNY, Albany. Research Supervisor and Master’s Project Supervisor, Spring 2006-Summer 2007. Received August 2007. Project Title: “Clustering Semantic Relations of Noun Phrase Pairs.”
  12. He, Tian. Master of Engineering. MIT CSAIL. Master’s Thesis Co-supervisor, Fall 2006-Summer 2007. Received September 2007. Thesis Title: “Coreference Resolution on Entities and Events for Hospital Discharge Summaries.
  13. Sibanda, Tawanda, Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering, MIT. Master’s Thesis Co-supervisor, Fall 2005-Spring 2006. Received June 2006. Thesis Title: “Was the Patient Cured? Understanding Semantic Categories and Their Relationships in Patient Records.

Undergraduate students

  1. LaManna, Daniel. SUNY, Albany. Research Supervisor, Winter 2014-January 2015.
  2. Bravo, Nicholas. MIT CSAIL. Research Supervisor, Spring 2014-January 2015.
  3. Bakou, Ocieka, SUNY, Albany. Research Supervisor, Spring 2012-Present.
  4. Chasin, Rachel, MIT CSAIL. Research Co-supervisor, Winter 2012-Present.
  5. Gheorghe, Cosmin, MIT CSAIL. Research Supervisor, Winter 2012-Spring 2012.
  6. Quadara, Angelo, SUNY, Albany. Research Supervisor, Winter 2012.
  7. Nasman, Andrew, SUNY, Albany. Research Supervisor, Summer 2011-Spring 2012.
  8. Furman, Chad, SUNY, Albany. Research Supervisor, Summer 2010-Spring 2011.
  9. Gollakota, Subha Uma, MIT CSAIL. Research Supervisor, Fall 2009.
  10. Mailoa, Jonathan, MIT CSAIL. Research Supervisor, Summer 2009-Fall 2009.
  11. Burford, Ken. SUNY, Albany. Research Supervisor, Summer 2009-Summer 2010.
  12. Zhang, Xiaoran (Sharon). MIT CSAIL. Research Supervisor and Undergraduate Thesis Co-supervisor, Spring 2007-Spring 2008. Received May 2008. Thesis Title: “Medical Question Answering System.”
  13. Goldstein, Matthew. MIT CSAIL. Research Supervisor, Spring 2006-Summer 2006.
  14. Pogosyan, Ashkhen. SUNY, Albany. Research Supervisor, Spring 2007-Fall 2007.
  15. He, Tian. MIT CSAIL. Research Supervisor, Fall 2005-Summer 2006.
  16. Devanandan, Michael. Siena College. Research Supervisor, Spring 2006.
  17. Kannan, Steve. MIT CSAIL. Research Supervisor, Fall 2005-Fall 2006.
  18. Sibanda, Tawanda, MIT CSAIL. Research Supervisor, Spring 2005-Summer 2005.

Editorial Board

  1. Artificial Intelligence Research. Spring 2012-Present.
  2. Journal of Biomedical Informatics. Spring 2014-Present.
  3. Advances in Artificial Intelligence. Fall 2011-Spring 2014.

Guest Editor

  1. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, Special issue on i2b2 2014 Challenges. Spring 2014-Present. Co-guest editor: Amber Stubbs.
  2. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, Special issue on i2b2 Temporal Relations Challenges. Spring 2013-Spring 2014. Co-guest editor: Amber Stubbs.

Shared-Task and Workshop Organization (selected)

  1. Co-Chair and Organizer. CEGS N-GRID Shared-Tasks and Workshop on Challenges in Natural Language Processing for Clinical Data. De-identification and Research Domains Criteria for Psychiatry. In conjunction with the Fall Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA 2016), Chicago, IL, November 11, 2016.
  2. Organizer. Natural Language Processing Working Group Pre-Symposium: Graduate Student Consortium and ‘Hackathon’. In conjunction with the Fall Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA 2016), Chicago, IL, November 12, 2016.
  3. Organizer. Natural Language Processing Working Group Pre-Symposium – a Doctoral Consortium and a Workshop on Tools and resources demonstration and 'Connectathon'! In conjunction with the Fall Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA 2015), San Francisco, CA, November 14, 2015.
  4. Organizer. Natural Language Processing Working Group Pre-Symposium – a Doctoral Consortium and a Workshop on Interoperability of Clinical NLP Systems. In conjunction with the Fall Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA 2014), Washington, DC, November 15, 2014.
  5. Co-Chair and Organizer. 7th i2b2/UTHealth Shared-Task and Workshop on Challenges in Natural Language Processing for Clinical Data. De-identification and Identifying Risk Factors for Heart Disease over Time. In conjunction with the Fall Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association, Washington, DC, November 14, 2014.
  6. Co-Chair and Organizer. 6th i2b2 Shared-Task and Workshop on Challenges in Natural Language Processing for Clinical Data. Temporal Relations. In conjunction with the Fall Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association, Chicago, IL, November 1, 2012.
  7. Co-Chair and Organizer. 5th i2b2/VA Shared-Task and Workshop on Challenges in Natural Language Processing for Clinical Data. Co-reference resolution. In conjunction with the Fall Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association, Washington, DC, October 21-22, 2011.
  8. Session Chair.  Fall Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association, Washington, DC, October 21-22, 2011.
  9. Organizing Committee. ICML 2011 Workshop on Learning from Unstructured Text, Bellevue, WA, June 28-July 2, 2011.
  10. Co-Chair and Organizer. 4th i2b2/VA Shared-Task and Workshop on Challenges in Natural Language Processing for Clinical Data.  Concepts, Assertions, and Relations.  In conjunction with the Fall Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association, Washington, DC, November 12-13, 2010.
  11. Chair and Organizer. 3rd i2b2 Shared-Task and Workshop on Challenges in Natural Language Processing for Clinical Data. Medication Extraction Challenge.  In conjunction with the Fall Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association, San Francisco, CA, November 13-14, 2009.
  12. Chair and Organizer. 2nd i2b2 Shared-Task and Workshop on Challenges in Natural Language Processing for Clinical Data. Obesity Challenge (A Shared-Task on Obesity): Who's obese and what co-morbidities do they (definitely/likely) have? In conjunction with the Fall Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association, Washington, DC, November 7-8, 2008.
  13. Chair and Organizer. i2b2 Workshop on Natural Language Processing Challenges for Clinical Records. In conjunction with the Fall Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association, Washington, DC, November 10-11, 2006.
  14. Co-chair. SIGIR 2006 Workshop on Directions in Computational Analysis of Stylistics in Text Retrieval, Seattle, WA, August 6-11, 2006.

Contacts

Associate Professor, Computer Science Department

  • Address

    University at Albany
    Computer Science Department
    1215 Western Ave
    UAB 429
    Albany, NY 12222
    United States
  • Phone

    +1 (518) 437-4955
  • Email

    ouzuner AT albany.edu

Research Affiliate

  • Address

    MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
    Clinical Decision Making Group
    Room 32-G252
    32 Vassar Street
    Cambridge, MA 02139
    United States
  • Email

    uzuner AT mit.edu