Natural Language Processing (NLP), Computational Semantics, Biomedical Text Mining, Machine Learning

I am a PhD candidate (2014-) in the Speech and Language Technologies (SLaTe) lab at The Ohio State University, in the department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE). I'm co-advised by Dr. Eric Fosler-Lussier (CSE) and Dr. Albert Lai (now at Washington University in St. Louis).

I'm also a Pre-Doctoral Fellow with the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as part of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics section. We're looking at how we can use NLP techniques to help model a patient's level of functioning, based on their free text clinical records. Among other things, we're using our findings to help improve the workflow of the Social Security Administration's disability determination process.

My research deals primarily with learning semantic representations for words and concepts/entities, and using these as one tool in transferring machine learning knowledge between domains. In particular, I'm interested in adapting both general-domain NLP and biomedical NLP techniques to the unique challenges of extracting information about patient functioning.

I also translate stories in Russian! One of them (translated as joint work with other students at Carleton College) was published in 2015.




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