Recent News

  • June 9, 2014
    Call for proposals of hosting IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics (ICHI). More information can be found at here.
  • April 17, 2014
    Chris Yang is giving an invited talk on "Harnessing Social Media to Empower Health Consumers and Discover Healthcare Knowledge" at the 3rd Workshop on Data Mining for Medicine and Healthcare in the 2014 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining on April 26.
  • March 20, 2014
    Chris Yang is giving an invited talk on "Patient Powered Research with Big Data and Connected Communities" at the Inaugural WKWSCI Symposium 2014 on Big Data, Big Ideas for Smarter Communities in Singapore on March 21, 2014.
  • January 15, 2014
    Please visit the IEEE International Conferene on Healthcare Informatics Report in ACM SIGBIO Record, Volume.4, Issue.1, January, 2014, p.8-10.
  • January 3, 2014
    IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics 2014 (ICHI 2014) will be held in Verona, Italy on September 15-17, 2014.
    Abstracts will be due on March 4, 2014 and papers will be due on March 20, 2014.
    Please visit http://ichi2014.di.univr.it/
  • December 15, 2013
    The special issue on Smart Health and Wellbeing was published in ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems. The special issue was organized by Chris Yang, Gondy Leroy, and Sophia Ananiadou. Please see the article here.
  • November 30, 2013
    IEEE Life Sciences Newsletter features An Overview of IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics 2013. Please visit the article here.
  • November 30, 2013
    IEEE Life Sciences Newsletter features Patient-Centered research and Social Media by Chris Yang, Rebecca Chiu (MedHelp), Simon Lin (Marshfield Clinic), and Akhil Kumar (PSU). Please visit the article here.
  • September 30, 2013
    The special section on Intelligent Systems for Health Informatics was published in ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems for Health Informatics. The special section was organized by Chanda Reddy and Chris Yang.
  • September 23, 2013
    Chris Yang gave a talk on “ACCTONECT: Act Together and Connect for Patient-Centered Research” at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors Conference in Washington, DC.
  • June 3, 2013
    Chris Yang received the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Challenge award from Dr. Anne C. Beal (Deputy Executive Director and Chief Officer for Engagement of PCORI) at the Fourth Annual Health Datapalooza in Washington, DC, on June 3. Please visit Dr. Beal's blog here.

Conferences

Workshop Chair
ACM SIGKDD Workshop on Healthcare Informatics, New York City, August 24, 2014. (HI-KDD 2014)
http://cci.drexel.edu/HI-KDD2014/

General Chair
International Conference on Electronic Commerce, Philadelphia, August 5-6, 2014. (ICEC 2014)
https://sites.google.com/site/icec2014/

 

General Chair

IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics, Philadelphia, September 9-11, 2013 (ICHI 2013)

http://cci.drexel.edu/ichi2013/

 

 

Steering Committee Chair

IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics (ICHI)

 

Journals

Co-Editor
Electronic Commerce Research and Applications

Associate Editor-in-Chief
Security Informatics

Recent Activities

  • C. C. Yang, S. Lin, M. C. Kim, L. Jiang, “ACTONNECT: A Platform to Support Patients and Researchers Collaboration,” presented in IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics 2014 (ICHI 2014), Verona, Italy, September 15-17, 2014.
  • M. Zhang and C. C. Yang, “Classifying User Intention and Social Support Types in Online Healthcare Discussions,”   presented in IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics 2014 (ICHI 2014), Verona, Italy, September 15-17, 2014.
  • H. Yang and C. C. Yang, “Drug-Drug Interactions Detection from Online Heterogeneous Healthcare Network,”   presented in EEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics 2014 (ICHI 2014), Verona, Italy, September 15-17, 2014.
  • P. S. Sockolow, S Schug, T. J. Smith, J. Zhu, C. C. Yang, Y. Senathirajah, S. Bloom, “User-centered participatory design with at-risk teens of a psycho-educational mHealth interactive story to reduce risky sexual behavior,” presented in American Public Health Association Conference, November 2014, New Orleans, LA.
  • M. Zhang and C. C. Yang, “Classification of Online Health Discussions with Text and Health Features Sets,”   presented in AAAI International Workshop on the World Wide Web and Public Health Intelligence 2014 (W3PHI 2014), Quebec City, Canada, July 27, 2014.
  • M. Zhang and C. C. Yang, “A Comparative Study of Smoking Cessation Programs on Web Forum and Facebook,”   presented in International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, and Prediction, Washington, D.C., April 2 - 4, 2014.
  • L. Jiang and C. C. Yang, “Using Co-occurrence Analysis to Expand Consumer Health Vocabularies from Social Media Data,”  presented in IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics, Philadelphia, PA, September 8 - 11, 2013.
  • H. Yang and C. C. Yang, “Harnessing Social Media for Drug-Drug Interactions Detection,” presented in IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics, Philadelphia, PA, September 8 - 11, 2013.
  • M. Zhang and C. C. Yang, “Social Support and Exchange Patterns in an Online Smoking Cessation Intervention Program,” presented in IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics, Philadelphia, PA, September 8 - 11, 2013.
  • M. Zhang and C. C. Yang, “The Effectiveness of Smoking Cessation Intervention on Facebook: A Preliminary Study of Post and Users,” presented in International Conference on Smart Health, Beijing, China, August 3 - 4, 2013.
  • X. Tang, M. Zhang, and C. C. Yang, “Leveraging User Interest to Improve Thread Recommendation in Online Forum,” presented in International Conference on Social Intelligence and Technology, State College, PA, May 8 – 9, 2013.
  • H. Yang, J. Li, C. C. Yang, V. Kandadai, F. K. Winston, “A Content-Based Approach to Identify theTarget Users for Health Intervention in Social Media – A Case Study onSafetyMD,” presented in Medicine 2.0 Congress, London, England, September 23 – 24, 2013.