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Mining the Biomedical Literature, Guidelines and Healthcare Data

Xiao Luo, PhD

Friday, November 17 at 12:30 P.M. in IT 252


In the healthcare domain, huge volume of data is captured through EHRs, PHRs, survey and surveillance systems and so on. Big data has hit the healthcare sector. There is no double that value, competitiveness and efficiency will be driven by data in the future. In this talk, I will present some healthcare data analytics projects that I have worked on. These projects landed in the clinical concepts extraction and biomedical document clustering, public health trends in geographical regions and mining the narrative healthcare guidelines. Challenges and successes in data extraction, data representation, and data analytics methodologies will be discussed.

About Xiao Luo

Dr. Xiao Luo is currently an assistant professor at the department of Computer Information and graphic technology of IUPUI. Before joining IUPUI, she is a senior data engineer at Nova Scotia Health and Wellness in Canada. She obtained her PhD of Computer Science from Dalhousie University.  She previously worked on multiple Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) funded projects as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Dalhousie University and Saint Mary’s University. She also worked as a research officer for National Research Council of Canada and as a research computing consultant for Atlantic Research Data Center. Dr. Xiao Luo’s research interests include intelligent and cross disciplines data analytics, applied data mining and machine learning, big data representation and integration, and automated data extraction.