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All seminars are held at the University Center Tower 7000 Fannin Street, 6th floor (UCT E-612 & E-614), Houston, TX 77030 at 12 p.m. (noon) CST.

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Date Speaker Topic
Jan. 08 Peter Hanik On the Nature of Problems and Solutions
Jan. 15 Health Goodrum Automatic Classification of Scanned Electronic Health Record Documents
Jan. 22 Elmer V. Bernstam Precision oncology from an informatics perspective
Jan. 29 Michael Smolensky Biological Time: Often Neglected Variable in Bioinformatics
Feb. 5 Tim Miller Clinical Natural Language Processing with Machine Learning
Feb. 12 Licong Cui Finding Needles in a Haystack: Debugging Large Biomedical Ontologies to Identify Hierarchical Defects
Feb. 19 Thomas Deserno Accident and emergency informatics
Feb. 26 Sarah May Developing Models to Predict Risk of HIV Infection Using Electronic Health Record Data
Mar. 4 GQ Zhang Clinical Research Informatics in Action: a Data Science Perspective
Mar. 11 Muhammad Amith An ontology driven dialogue manager for supporting HPV vaccine counseling
Mar. 25 Wei Zhang Mathematical network approaches enhance understanding of brain architecture of pediatric epilepsy *Note: Audio Issues Prevented Recording*
Apr. 1 Yuqi Si/Surabhi Datta Patient Representation Learning from EHRs: Challenges and Methods
Apr. 8 Carlos Perez-Aldana/Laila Gindy Bekhet Clinical Events Predictive modeling using EHR datasets(LGB)
Apr. 15 Jiajie Zhang State of the School
Apr. 22 Maryam Garza HL7 Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR):Standardized Health Information Exchange for Streamlining Data Collection in Multi-Site Clinical Research Studies