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Jake Luo, PhD

Associate Professor, Informatics Graduate Program Director


Postdoctoral Scientist Biomedical Informatics Columbia University New York
Ph D Computer Science Belfast, UK Queen’s University
MS Software Engineering Xidian University China
BS Electronic Engineering Xidian University China

Speaker Topics

  • Health Big Data and Predictive Analysis
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Health Informatics and Management
  • Text Mining and Information Extraction
  • Artificial Intelligence and machine learning

Interests & Expertise

Jake Luo’s research interest lies in data-driven predictive analysis using machine learning-based algorithms and technologies, such as data mining, natural language processing and knowledge representation and modelling. He is interested in investigating how these computing technologies can be used to improve health care by providing intelligent decision support for clinicians, medical researchers, patients, and policymakers.

Luo’s active research programs involve developing innovative heath data science technologies for knowledge discovery, adapting machine learning algorithms to enhance clinical data processing, implementing collaborative team science initiatives to improve health services and research, and creating intelligent clinical informatics tools to support evidence-based decision making.

Selected Publications

Wu, M., & Luo, J. (2019, November). Wearable Technology Applications in Healthcare: A Literature Review. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics, 23(3).
Zolnoori, M., Fung, K. W., Patrick, T. B., Fontelo, P., Kharrazi, H., Faiola, A., Shirley Wu, Y. S., Eldredge, C. E., Luo, J., Conway, M., Zhu, J., Park, S. K., Xu, K., & Moayyed, H. (2019, March). The PsyTAR dataset: From patients generated narratives to a corpus of adverse drug events and effectiveness of psychiatric medications. Data in Brief, 103838.
Tong, L., Cisler, R. A., , M. C., & Luo, J. (2019, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Machine learning-based modeling of big clinical data for adverse outcome prediction: A case study of death events. Proceedings of IEEE 43rd Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC), 269-274.
Benson, L. C., Cobb, S. C., Hyngstrom, A. S., Keenan, K. G., Luo, J., & O’Connor, K. M. (2019, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). A Principal Components Analysis Approach to Quantifying Foot Clearance and Foot Clearance Variability. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 35(2), 116-122.
Zolnoori, M., Wah Fung, K., Patrick, T. B., Fontelo, P., Kharrazi, H., Faiola, A., Shuan Shirley Wu, Y., Eldredge, C. E., Luo, J., Conway, M., Zhu, J., Kyung Park, S., Xu, K., Moayyed, H., & Goudarzvand, S. (2019, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). A Systematic Approach for Developing a Corpus of Patient Reported Adverse Drug Events: A Case Study for SSRI and SNRI Medications. Journal of biomedical informatics.
Benson, L. C., Cobb, S. C., Hyngstrom, A. S., Keenan, K. G., Luo, J., & O’Connor, K. M. (2018, December). Identifying trippers and non-trippers based on knee kinematics during obstacle-free walking. Human Movement Science, 62, 58-66.
Zhao, Y., Fesharaki, N. J., Liu, H., & Luo, J. (2018, December). Using data-driven sublanguage pattern mining to induce knowledge models: application in medical image reports knowledge representation. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 18(1).
Tang, T., Zhao, S., & Luo, J. (2018, June). A new support vector selection strategy and a local-global regularization method for improving online SVM learning. Electronics Letters, 53(12), 735-736.
Luo, J., Erbe, C., & Friedland, D. R. (2018). Unique Clinical Language Patterns Among Expert Vestibular Providers Can Predict Vestibular Diagnoses. Otology & Neurotology, 39(9), 1163-1171.
Zhao, Y., Fesharaki, N. J., Li, X., Patrick, T. B., & Luo, J. (2018, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)). Semantic-Enhanced Query Expansion System for Retrieving Medical Image Notes. Journal of Medical Systems, 42(6), 105.
Tang, T., Chen, S., Zhao, M., Huang, W., & Luo, J. (2018, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Very large-scale data classification based on K-means clustering and multi-kernel SVM. Soft Computing Journal, 1-9.
Luo, J., Chen, W., Wu, M., & Weng, C. (2017, December). Systematic data ingratiation of clinical trial recruitment locations for geographic-based query and visualization. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 108, 85-91.
Luo, J., Wu, M., & Chen, W. (2017). Geographical Distribution and Trends of Clinical Trial Recruitment Sites in Developing and Developed Countries. Journal of Health Informatics in Developing Countries, 11(1), 18.
Luo, J., Wu, M., Gopukumar, D., & Zhao, Y. (2016, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Big Data Application in Biomedical Research and Health Care: A Literature Review. Biomedical Informatics Insights, 8, BII.S31559.
Luo, J., & Cisler, R. A. (2016, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Discovering Outliers of Potential Drug Toxicities Using a Large-scale Data-driven Approach. Cancer Informatics, 211.

Honors & Awards

Outstanding Clinical Research Informatics Paper Award Nominated (2014) AMIA.
Outstanding Reviewer Award (2013) MedInfo 2013.
Top hottest 25 paper (2012) Journal of Biomedical Informatics.
Distinguished paper award (2011) AMIA CRI summit.

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), 2009-present
  • Member of Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2006-2010
  • Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2008-2009

Courses Taught

  • Health Big Data Processing
  • Introduction to Health Care Informatics
  • Biomedical Informatics Seminar
  • Fundamental Programming
  • Advanced Programming

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