Natural Language Processing Symposium

Wednesday December 13th, 2017
1pm -5pm,
Boston University Instructional Building.
72 East Concord Street, Location L112

The CTSI is delighted to host the Natural Language Processing Symposium. Join us and our distinguished panel of speakers for a symposium on Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning at BU. Learn  how we may incorporate these methods into future studies in EMR database.


Welcome and Opening Remarks
1:00 PM

Karen Antman, MD
Provost, Boston University Medical Campus
Dean, School of Medicine
Boston University

1:15 PM

Key Note Speaker
Peter Szolovits, PhD

Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Interpreting clinical narratives: From linguistic understanding to neural network modeling

2:05 PM

Azer Bestavros, PhD
Professor and former Chair of BU Computer Science
Boston University
Overview of institute research at the nexus of data science and AI

2:25 PM

Brian Kulis, PhD
Assistant Professor of  Electrical Computer Engineering
Boston University
Rich models for unsupervised learning

2:40 PM

Katherine Liao, MD, MPH
Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
NLP for the hard to reach places in clinical research

3:15 PM

Bill Adams, MD
Professor, Pediatrics

Boston University
Clinical research informatics activities at the BU-CTSI

3:30 PM

Kate Saenko, PhD
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Boston University
Machine learning for vision and language understanding

3:50 PM

Guergana Savova, PhD
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Associate Professor, Computational Health Informatics Program, Boston Children’s Hospital
Select applications of natural language processing in biomedicine

4:20 pm

Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH
Dean, School of Public Health
Boston University
Using Systems Science To Identify What Matters In Population Health

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This symposium is sponsored by:
Wing Tat Lee Endowment- Supports collaborations between BUSM faculty and faculty at a mainland Chinese university (with preference for Hong Kong). The cooperative programs may include training faculty from either institution; holding seminars, workshops and symposia; and carrying out research projects of common interest.

Symposium Committee: David Felson, MD, MPH, Shanshan Sheehy, ScD, Sharon Tomlinson, Anne Plunket and Tracy Keane.

NLP Seminar Presented 8/16/17  by:

Sheng Yu, PhD
Assistant Professor
Tsinghua University

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