I am currently a Research Scientist at the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics of the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. I am also affiliated with the Institute for Biomedical Informatics at UPenn.

In addition, I serve as Honorary Research Affiliate at the Department of Biomedical Informatics, Arizona State University and the Department of Computing, Macquarie University

My current research interests include natural language processingbig data analyticscomputational linguisticsmachine learning, biomedical informatics, medical informatics, and social media mining. In particular, my research is focused on solving various research problems utilizing health-related natural language.

I received my postdoctoral training at the Department of Biomedical Informatics, Arizona State University, which is located at Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona. I am particularly interested in the implementation of health systems which can learn from large unstructured data sets using supervised and unsupervised algorithms.

I completed my Ph.D. in computational linguistics from the Centre for Language Technology, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Prior to that, I finished my Honours in image processing, and my Bachelors in Computer Science at the same university.

Prior to the commencement of my Ph.D., I was a medalist (top of class) at university and high school.  I also obtained the highest score in the world in GCE Advanced Level (U.K. curriculum) chemistry.

Further details about my current and past research can be found on the Research page.


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Abeed Sarker
Blockley Hall Level 4
University of Pennsylvania
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia PA, 19104
United States of America

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