Assistant Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Senior Data Scientist at Penn Medicine

Research Interests

My research interest is at the intersection of Medicine, Healthcare, Public Health, natural language processing, and machine learning. I develop natural language processing and machine learning algorithms to:

1. Predict patients risk for health conditions using data from electronic medical records, social media, wearable devices and a combination of all three sources.

2. Gain insights about how individuals communicate about health and well-being on social media and the social support needs they express on these platforms.

3. Detect, reduce, and mitigate biases expressed in documents and social media and study how these biases evolve over time.