Register for ACM India Industry Webinar on 20 June with Lipika Dey: "Text Analytics for Health Care"

June 10, 2020

In this session of the webinar series, we continue with our focus on computing for health care, especially as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our speaker is an eminent researcher who will talk about how Natural Language Processing is coming to the aid of medical community to address the current challenges.

Register now for "Text Analytics for Health Care", to be presented on Saturday 20 June 2020 at 11 am IST by Lipika Dey, Principal Scientist at TCS Research and Innovation Labs. The host for this session will be Hemant Pande, Executive Director of ACM India.

All students, faculty and industry professionals are welcome to attend the webinar. Feel free to forward this communication to those who would be interested.

Note : You can also stream this webinar on your mobile device, including smartphone and tablet.

Abstract: In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, a vast resource of over 135,000 scholarly articles, called CORD 19, were made available for the benefit of the medical community. The health care professionals not only needed quick and easy access to the information shared by others related to COVID-19, but also access documented knowledge about SARS-CoV-2, MERS and other related coronaviruses to gain new insights that can help them fight against this infection. The global community of AI researchers were called to apply recent advances in Natural Language Processing and AI techniques to facilitate the data analytics process. The text and data mining tools are developed with the intent to help the medical community develop answers to high priority scientific questions by finding the answers and also connect insights from heterogeneous sources. There is a growing urgency for these tools since the repository is growing at a rapid rate, making it difficult for the medical community to keep up. This talk will present an overview of the NLP initiatives designed to address the above challenges.

Duration : 60 minutes (including audience Q&A)

Dr. Lipika Dey is Principal Scientist at the TCS Research and Innovation Labs. Her research interests are in the areas of Natural Language Processing, Data Mining and Machine Learning. Lipika did her Integrated M.Sc. in Mathematics, M.Tech in Computer Science and Data Processing, and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering - all from IIT Kharagpur. Prior to joining TCS in 2007, she was a faculty at the Department of Mathematics at IIT Delhi. She was awarded the Distinguished Scientist award by TCS in 2012. Lipika has been actively involved with ACM as a pioneer member of ACM-W.

Her interest in language is not restricted to profession. She is an active blogger and writes for various magazines.

Dr. Hemant Pande , Executive Director of ACM India Council