Speaker: Albert Park, University of Utah
Presentation Title: Data Analytics for Health: Utilizing Large Social Media Data
Abstract: With the rapid increase in health related data, we are seeing a revolution in both data sources and data analytics that can supplement and change traditional health care. This talk will highlight (1) the potential of a new data source: social media, (2) computational methods for data analytics, (3) a process towards deriving health implications from data, and (4) a development towards behavioral change through data analytics.
Bio: Albert Park is a National Institutes of Health-National Library of Medicine Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Utah. His research focuses on understanding and addressing a variety of public and personal health problems by applying computational methods (e.g., Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning) to large datasets. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science from Virginia Tech, and a Ph.D. in Biomedical and Health Informatics from the University of Washington.