About me

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I'm an Associate Professor in the Computer Science department at Stevens Institute of Technology.

After completing my PhD in Computer Science in 2010 at NYU, I spent two years as a postdoctoral Computing Innovation Fellow at Columbia University, in the Department of Biomedical Informatics. Before that I was an undergraduate at NYU in Computer Science and Physics, and I more recently spent a year on sabbatical in the psychology department of University College London.

I've written an academic book, Causality, Probability, and Time, and another for a wider audience, Why: A Guide To Finding and Using Causes. I'm the editor of Time and Causality Across the Sciences.

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We are primarily motivated by trying to improve human health, through the development of artificial intelligence methods. Most of these problems come back to the question of why things happen or how they change, so we focus on causal inference and time series data. We look at both clinical data as well as data generated outside of hospitals and aim to support both medical providers and patients in their decision making. Key application areas include stroke and diabetes. We are also working on devices that can automatically measure food intake, using body-worn sensors.

Lab members

Eren Alay (PhD student), Bharat Srikishan (PhD student), Louis Gomez (PhD student), Elena Korshakova (PhD student), Aishat Toye (PhD student), Yiheng Shen (PhD student), Jim Pleuss (PhD student), Bethel Hall (PhD student), Michelle Morrone (MS student), Leigha Tierney (undergraduate researcher).

Our mascot is the Honey Badger, for obvious reasons.

Recent courses

Fall 2021 Causal Inference [CS-582]
Spring 2021 Health Informatics [CS-544]

Current Funding

James S. McDonnell Foundation Scholar Award, NSF Smart & Connected Health grant, NSF III grant, NIH R01s

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Lab twitter: @HealthAI_Lab

Current Openings

We're hiring postdocs and seeking undergrad and grad students. Join us!