NoDaLiDa 2019 Conference in Turku, Finland

Hercules Dalianis and I recently attended NoDaLiDa 2019, the Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics, in Turku (Åbo), Finland between September 30 to October 2 2019.

The first NoDaLiDa conference was in Gothenburg in 1977 and included 13 papers written on typewriters. The papers were in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and English. This years rendition was considerably larger with over 75 papers presented during workshops or the main conference.  None was written on a typewriter to my knowledge and all were in English. The papers did not only include research related to the Nordic languages, but also Spanish, Czech and Tibetan to name a few.

Both Hercules and I presented papers during the workshop on NLP and pseudonymization. I presented the paper Augmenting a De-identification System for Swedish Clinical Text Using Open Resources and Deep Learning, co-written with Hercules, and Hercules presented his paper Pseudonymisation of Swedish Electronic Patient Records Using a Rule-Based Approach.

We have written a report from the conference, which is available in Swedish.

All the best,

Hanna

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Kunstig intelligens i helsetjenesten Bodø 18-19 juni 2019

Jag är inbjuden talare till konferensen Kunstig intelligens i helsetjenesten i Bodø, Norge, 18-19 juni 2019. Bodø ligger norr om Polcirkeln. Konferensen har över 320 deltagare från hela Norge både inom forskning, hälsovård, administration och företag men också inbjudna deltagare från hela världen. Temat är artificiell intelligens och hälsovård och flera talare ger exempel på det Jianying Hu IBM Watson forskningslab George Vazmatis, Mayo Clinic, Rochester Minnesota, David Albers Columbia University och Narges Razavian New York University, USA, Max Gordon, Karolinska Institutet, men också Anne Grethe Erlandsen statssekretær i Helse- og omsorgsdepartementet pch Bjørn Guldvog, generaldirektør Helsedirektoratet.  Alla talarna talade om hur man ska använda deep learning/maskininlärning för att bearbeta kliniska data för att förstå komplexa data från DNA-sekvenser, radiologibilder, patientjournaldata och text. Jag har talat om Clinical Text Mining- Secondary use of electronic patient records  och olika tillämpningar kring detta.

 

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Erasmus+ at Athens University of Economics and Business

I have been at Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB) for a month teaching a course called Clinical Text Mining at their Master program in Data Science. This is an exchange through Erasmus+.

I have enjoyed it a lot and also visiting associate professor Ion Androutsopoulos and his post doc Jannis Pavlopoulos at the AUEB Natural Language Processing group and learned a lot of new things among them how to generate text from radiology images.

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Maria Bampa, new employee

Hej I am Maria!


I have been working as a research assistant, here at the Department of Computer and System Sciences at Stockholm University since April 2019 jointly at IS unit and at SAS unit. I am working on a project until the end of August, for the prediction of adverse drug events utilizing data from electronic health records and my supervisors are Panos Papapetrou and Hercules Dalianis. 

I have a Master’s in Health Informatics where I was introduced to various courses concerning tools, standardization and data science for health informatics. During my undergraduate studies at Athens University of Economics and Business, I was introduced to Computer Science and Information Systems and their managerial applications. I gained a firm footing on Information Technology by attending various courses like Programming in several languages, Mathematics, Databases, and Theoretical Computer Science.

My time here at DSV has been great and fun, working with well educated and knowledgeable people!

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Ph.D. Funding for Research in IT Governance from Swedish Research School of Management and Information Technology (MIT)

The application submitted in this year to Swedish Research School of Management and Information Technology (MIT) for Ph.D. funding for research in IT governance at DSV/Stockholm University has been successfully.  In the next five years DSV will receive 1.500.000 SEK from MIT for co-financing a Ph.D. position in IT governance. For more information about Swedish Research School of Management and Information Technology (MIT) please access the following link: http://www.mit.uu.se/

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Hanna Berg, new employee

Hi! A picture of Hanna BergMy name is Hanna Berg and I have been working here at DSV as a programmer/research assistant in the Clinical Text Mining Group since April. Together with Hercules Dalianis I am working in a project about de-identification and pseudonymization of patient health information in medical records. I will be working here until December.


My background is partly in linguistics, medicine and psychology from the Speech and Language Pathology Programme at Karolinska Institute, and partly in computer science from my time as a student here at DSV.

I have already met a lot of nice people and and getting to know all of you better!

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Smarta lås – samarbete med Stockholms stad

Kan lås göras smarta? Martin Henkel, Erik Perjons och Rahim Rahmani har deltagit i ett projekt tillsammans med Stockholms stad. Projektet har tillsammans med leverantörer av låslösningar undersökt möjligheter för staden att använda smarta lås.

Inom projektet lyfte leverantörerna fram många intressanta lösningar för att göra åtkomst för hemtjänst, förvaltning och avfallshantering enklare.

DSV del i arbete var att analysera de föreslagna lösningarna utifrån ett plattforms- och ekosystems-perspektiv.

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Visiting Researcher from University of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Information Systems unit at DSV will been the host for three months (March-June, 2019) of Beatriz Gómez Suárez from University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Beatriz is a PhD student in the research group “Architecture and performance of computer and communication systems” at UIB. The purpose of Beatriz’s visit is to collaborate in research with IT Management and Governance group lead by Professor Lazar Rusu concerning IT governance and digital transformation.

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