Recent News

  • August 1, 2022
    Chris Yang is serving as the program director in CISE/IIS at National Science Foundation.
  • August 1, 2022
    Chris Yang received a DoD grant, titled "Utilizing Data Science to Tailor Treatment for Men with Metastatic Prostate Cancer," collaborating with Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, and VA Medical Center.
  • July 20, 2022
    Mary Lucas received the NIH AIM-AHEAD research fellowship.
  • December 1, 2020
    Stella Liang receives the best poster award, titled "Online Social Support Seeking among Pregnant Women Coping with Opioid Misuse," in the IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics 2020.
  • April 27, 2020
    Call for Papers:Special Session on COVID-19 in ICHI 2020 (Submission Deadline: September 14, 2020)
  • April 20, 2020
    We receive a small grant, "Implementation of an online peer support community to assist women with substance abuse disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic: A pilot study" through the Drexel Office of Research & Innovation’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Research & Development Awards with our collaborators in the College of Medicine, Profs. Barbara Schindler and David Bennett.
  • July 9, 2019
    Data Science Talk, titled "Comcast Capstone Project: Using ML to Optimize Network Performance," by Maher Harb, Comcast.
  • May 10, 2019
    Data Science Talk, titled "Comparing Patients as a Step towards Automation in Healthcare," by Jack Wasey, CHOP.
  • April 12, 2019
    Data Science Talk, titled "Astronomy in the Data Deluge Era," by Prof. Gordon Richards, Drexel University.
  • September 25, 2017
    We are currently recruiting PhD students with experience in predictive analytics and distributing computing. Click here for more information.
  • September 1, 2017
    Chris Yang is awarded the NSF BigData grant, titled "Predictive Analytics of Driver's Engagement for Injury Prevention," for $999,993.
  • June 1, 2017
    The inaugural issue of the Journal of Healthcare Informatics Research is now available at https://link.springer.com/journal/41666/1/1/page/1.
  • April 1, 2017
    Chris Yang is now serving as the program director of MS in Health Informatics
  • December 15, 2016
    Chris Yang gave a talk "Harnessing Health Consumer Contributed Data for Pharmacovigilance and Drug Repositioning” at IBM TJ Watson Research Center
  • April 28, 2016
    Chris Yang gave an invited talk on social media analytics on intelligence and security informatics at SERENE-RISC Spring Workshop 2016 in Vancouver.
  • June 11, 2015
    Ling Jiang's paper “Determining User Similarity in Healthcare Social Media using Content Similarity and Structural Similarity,” has been nominated for the Best Student Paper in the 15th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME 2015) in Pavia, Italy.
  • May 1, 2015
    International Workshop on Smart and Connected Health 2015 (SCH 2015) will be held in Dallas. Please visit http://cci.drexel.edu/hi/sch2015/
  • May 6, 2015
    IEEE ICDM Workshop on Intelligence and Security Informatics 2015 (ISI-ICDM 2015) will be held in Atlantic City. Please visit http://cci.drexel.edu/isi/isi-icdm2015/
  • September 17, 2014
    IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics 2015 (ICHI 2015) will be held in Dallas.
  • September 17, 2014
    Chris Yang is presenting his views on how social media can be utilized for drug safety signal detection in a panel, titled "Pharmacovigilance and Healthcare Informatics," in ICHI 2014.
  • September 16, 2014
    Our paper, titled "Drug-Drug Interactions Detection from Online Heterogeneous Healthcare Network," receives the Best Paper Award in IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics 2014 (ICHI 2014) in Verona.
  • July 27, 2014
    Chris Yang is chairing a panel, titled "Community Building and Publishing Venues for AI in Health," in the AAAI Workshop on Modern Artificial Intelligence for Health Analytics (MAIHA) in conjunction with AAAI 2014 in Quebec City. The panel members include Eric Horvitz, Pete Szolovits, and Carla Brodley.
  • 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.

Journals

Editor-in-Chief
Journal of Healthcare Informatics Research

Editor-in-Chief
Electronic Commerce Research and Applications

Books

Series Editor
CRC Healthcare Informatics Book Series

Conferences

 

Steering Committee Chair

IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics (ICHI)

 

General Co-Chair
The 7th IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics, Xi'an, China, June 10-13, 2019. (ICHI 2019)
http://www.ieee-ichi.org/2019/

General Chair
IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, Shenzhen, China, 2019

Program Co-Chair
The 6th ACM International Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics, Atlanta, September 9 - 12, 2015. (ACM BCB 2015)
http://acm-bcb.bme.gatech.edu/2015/

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 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/

 

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