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Public Biography
Rui Zhang, PhD, FAMIA is Founding Chief of Division of Computational Health Sciences and Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery and is named as McKnight Presidential Fellow (a distinguished professorship) at the UMN. He is the Director of Natural Language Processing/Information Extraction research program and Scientific Co-Director of Innovative Methods & Data Science program in the Center for Learning Health Systems Science. His research interests include clinical natural language processing, text mining, literature-based discovery, complementary and alternative medicine informatics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence approaches on real-world data. His research has been supported by NCCIH, NIA, ODS, AHRQ and Industry (Medtronic, CISCO, etc). Dr. Zhang serves on multiple study sections and JAMIA Editorial Board, and currently Chair-Elect of AMIA NLP WG.


Fellows of AMIA (FAMIA)

FAMIA stands for “Fellow of the American Medical Informatics Association” and it recognizes the contributions and professional accomplishments of AMIA members who apply informatics skills and knowledge to their practice – be that in a clinical setting, a public or population health capacity, or as a clinical researcher.

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Natural Language Processing
Working Group

Chair Elect 2024

The mission of the Natural Language Processing is to develop, apply, and promote natural language processing in biomedical science, patient care, public health and biomedical education.

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