Titles and Roles
- Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics
- Emory University School of Medicine
- Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science
- College of Arts and Sciences, Emory University
- Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
- Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
- Research Program
- Cancer Prevention and Control
Abeed Sarker, PhD, is associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Sarker holds secondary appointments as associate professor in the Department of Computer Science of the College of Arts and Sciences at Emory University, and associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University.
Dr. Sarker is a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute.
Dr. Sarker earned his PhD in Computer Science at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He completed his postdoctoral training in Biomedical Informatics at Arizona State University in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Dr. Sarker's research interests and expertise lie at the intersection of natural language processing (NLP), applied machine learning, social media mining, and the application of innovations in these fields to solve problems in the broader health domain. His research primarily focuses on developing data-centric solutions that utilize biomedical natural language data from various domains such as social media, clinical notes and medical literature. He is particularly interested in designing, developing and deploying end-to-end NLP and machine learning systems that can extract useful knowledge that is encapsulated within large free text data.
Dr. Sarker has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications in journals, conferences and workshops. He currently serves as an associate editor for BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making and is an editorial board member for Digital Health: Frontiers in Public Health.
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