Texas ECE alumna Jette Henderson, who completed her PhD in August, received the Best Student Paper award for the paper "PIVETed-Granite: Computational Phenotypes through Constrained Tensor Factorization" at the KDD MLMH Workshop on Machine Learning for Healthcare in London in August. Jette worked under the supervision of Texas ECE professor Joydeep Ghosh. The paper uses a special kind of tensor factorization that is guided by supporting evidence from PubMed, a huge repository of medical literature, to extract meaningful insights from electronic health records.
Prof. Andrea Thomaz, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, appeared at stARTup Studio to present Diligent Droids, a company that seeks to provide aid to healthcare providers through robotic technologies. Thomaz said she hopes to apply her research in the field of artificial intelligence to help healthcare providers with their service.
Prof. Thomaz joined Texas ECE in January 2016.