I completed my Ph.D. in computational linguistics from the Centre for Language Technology (CLT), Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. The CLT is the longest established body of NLP researchers in that region.  

Prior to my Ph.D., I finished my Honours degree (traditional Australian) in image processing and my Bachelors in Computer Science at the same university. I received multiple awards, prizes and scholarships during my studentship at Macquarie. See the Honours and Achievements page for further details.

I received postdoctoral training at the Department of Biomedical Informatics, Arizona State University, which is located at Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona. My postdoctoral research was funded by a NIH R01 (PI: Graciela Gonzalez-Hernandez) focusing on social media mining for detecting adverse drug events.

In my most recent role, I served as a Research Scientist at the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics of the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

In addition to my current role as Assistant Professor at Emory University, I have honorary affiliations with the University of PennsylvaniaArizona State University and the Macquarie University

I also serve as Associate Editor and Reviewer for multiple journals in the Biomedical Informatics space, and I recently served as a reviewer for the NIH SBIR review panel.

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


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Abeed Sarker
Department of Biomedical Informatics
Emory University School of Medicine
101 Woodruff Circle
Room 4101
Atlanta, GA 30322
United States of America

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