Professor Karin Verspoor
School of Computing Technologies
RMIT University

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CIH: Professor Verspoor is Dean of the School of Computing Technologies at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Her previous role was the Deputy Head, School of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne and is the Victorian State Hub lead of the Australian Alliance for Artificial Intelligence in Health (AAAiH). She has extensive experience in text and data analytics in biomedicine, and spent five years in start-ups building natural language processing systems. Her work ranges from literature mining of biological events, analysis of social media for public health purposes, to predictive analytics and machine learning. She has been an invited participant or keynote speaker at numerous events related to text mining in biomedicine or biomedical informatics, and is an active participant in this community, organising a substantial number of workshops and conferences. She has published in journals including Nature Methods, Bioinformatics, and BMC Bioinformatics. Her group’s 2014 article in BMC Bioinformatics was selected as a Best Paper in the 2015 Yearbook of Medical Informatics.

Qualifications: Grad Cert (The University of Melbourne 2015); PhD (The University of Edinburgh 1997); MSc (The University of Edinburgh 1994); BA (Rice University 1993)

 School of Computing Technologies, RMIT University, 124 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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