News

May 15, 2018
My work was featured in the Johns Hopkins Engineering Magazine: Modern Day Miners.

May 9, 2018
Talk at the UMD CLIP Lab.

March 30, 2018
My colleagues (120+!) and I authored a letter to promote welcoming environments for women at machine learning conferences.

March 26, 2018
Our paper on online sales of marijuana was covered by NBC, US News & World Report, Inquisitr, Futurism, Civilized, Fresh and Inverse. Check out video coverage by NBC affiliate WCNC in Charlotte, NC.

March 15, 2018
I was named the John C Malone Associate Professor of Computer Science.

January 3, 2018
I was featured in Baltimore Style for my work on gun violence.

December 19, 2017
Our paper about a selfie promoting public engagement with skin cancer was covered by the Daily Mail, Sun, Independent, Mirror, Allure, LADbible, Cosmopolitan, Hollywood Life,Yahoo!, Refinery 29, Buzz, International Business Times, IB Times UK, Women's Health,MSN, US News & World Report, Unilad, Honey, Global News, Fox News, Live Science.

November 9, 2017
Michael Paul and I wrote a book! Social Monitoring for Public Health. Preprint available for free. Press Release.

October 12, 2017
Our paper about heat-not-burn tobacco products was covered by Daily Mail, Discover Magazine, Global News, US News, Medpage Today, The Sun, The San Diego Union-Tribune and Web MD.

August 10, 2017
Our paper about increased interest in suicide following Thirteen Reasons Why was featured on the Johns Hopkins Hub.

July 14, 2017
Tech at Bloomberg article about our work on sales of in-home HIV Tests.

July 13, 2017
Talk at Amazon NYC.

May 22, 2017
TMZ covered our paper about the Sheen Effect on Rapid In-home HIV Tests by interviewing Charlie Sheen at a gas station.

May 19, 2017
Our paper about the Sheen Effect on Rapid In-home HIV Tests was covered by CNN, Global News, New York Magazine, Daily Mail, ABC News, Newsweek, US News & World Report, and Der Spiegel.

March 3, 2017
Our paper about reasons for e-cig use was covered by Live Science, InVerse, Men's Fitness, Vice, Medical Express, Mental Daily, iTech.

January 3, 2017
Our paper about youth violence was referenced in a 20/20 episode last year.

December 12, 2016
We won best paper for our paper on Name Variation in Community Question Answering Systems at 2016 The 2nd Workshop on Noisy User-generated Text (W-NUT).

September 25, 2016
Talk at the Bloomberg Data for Good Exchange.

September 22, 2016
Talk at Harvard Computer Science Colloquium Series.

September 19, 2016
Coverage of our JAMA IM article on Pokemon and distracted driving became a trending topic on Facebook.

September 19, 2016
Our JAMA IM article on Pokemon and distracted driving was covered by multiple news outlets:Mirror, Mashable, The Wrap, IBT, ABC, NBC, BBC, NPR, CNN, LA Times, NY Mag, Forbes, Fortune, DailyMail, Mirror, The Wrap, Le Figaro, Le Journal de Montreal, Yahoo News, Bustle, US News, Parent Herald, Dagens Medisin, Dagens Nyheter, MSN, MexicalExpress, Science News, Live Science, Health Day, Medical News Today, Touch Arcade, Kotaku, VG247, UpRoxx, Boston Herald, San Diego Union-Tribune, Mashable,Reuters,Fox News,Vice,Bustle,Gamerant.

September 7, 2016
Article about our work on Gun Violence.

August 25, 2016
Talk at Data Science for Social Good.

August 10, 2016
Talk at the Google.

August 5, 2016
Our work on Leonardo DiCaprio and climate change was covered in the Washington Post, Forbes, Time, and New York Magazine.

June 27, 2016
Talk at the Bloomberg Quant seminar series.

June 24, 2016
Talk at ICML Workshop on Data4Good presenting our paper on deriving global mobility patterns from Twitter.

June 3, 2016
I was interviewed by On the Media about our paper on the Zika virus.

May 24, 2016
Coverage (Medical Daily, Vocativ, MediaPost, Baltimore Sun, Undark) of our study on the Zika virus pseudoscience on social media.

May 12, 2016
Coverage of our study on the Disneyland measles outbreak.

May 10, 2016
Talk at Cornell Tech.

May 5, 2016
Talk at NYU Text as Data seminar series.

April 15, 2016
Talk at Columbia University.

April 1, 2016
Talk on "How News and Social Media Inform Finance" at the Bloomberg and Columbia Workshop on Machine Learning in Finance.

March 31, 2016
Our study on the impact of the Great American Smokeout was covered by CBS News, Science of Us, Lifezette, and US News and World Report.

February 28, 2016
Our study on the "Sheen Effect" ranks in the top .03% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric

February 23, 2016
Bloomberg LP discussed our "Sheen effect" article.

February 22, 2016
Charlie Sheen tweeted a link to our study on the "Sheen Effect". Dr. Oz wrote an article as well.

February 22, 2016
Coverage of our JAMA IM paper on the "Sheen Effect" in the many news outlets: CNN, ABC (Video), NBC (Video), LA Times, Newsweek, Vox, US Magazine, WebMD, NY Mag, BBC, CBS News, Huffington Post.

February 11, 2016
Coverage of our paper in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine on electronic cigarette use in Medical Daily, and other outlets.

January 15, 2016
Coverage of our paper in American Psychologist on youth violence in the media: Science Codex.

October 29, 2015
Media coverage of our work on forecasting the flu using multiple data sources.

October 16, 2015
Talk at Text as Data.

September 25, 2015
Our work on Reddit and suicide in the news.

September 10, 2015
Talk at the Symposium on Reimagining Health in Cities: New Directions in Urban Health Research, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 2015.[Video available]

July 27, 2015
I'm quoted in a Washington Post story on social media and health.

July 27, 2015
Talk at the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

June 26, 2015
Our work on social media and health, including coverage of multiple articles, was published on BuzzFeed.

April 1, 2015
Our work on Twitter and vaccines was published on The Conversation.

March 30, 2015
Talk at the NIH NIMHD Workshop on Science of Prevention and Health Promotion to Address Health Disparities.

March 8, 2015
Glen Coppersmith and I participated in an SPSM chat on using Twitter to track mental health. [Video]

March 4, 2015
Our work on Twitter and vaccines is covered by NY Mag, Business Standard, MedicalXpress, EurekAlert, Healio, and Lab Manager.

January 7, 2015
Two talks at Columbia University.

January 6, 2015
Talk at Microsoft Research NYC.

January 1, 2015
I wrote an article entitled "Mining 21st Century Chatter?" for the Johns Hopkins Engineering Magazine.

December 29, 2014
Our paper "What Are Health-Related Users Tweeting?" was in the top 10 most tweeted articles in JMIR for 2014.

December 27, 2014
Our work on Twitter and mental health is covered by the New York Times.

December 22, 2014
Our work on Twitter and mental health is covered by GigaOM and The Washington Post.

December 19, 2014
Our work on the flu featured on the NBC Nightly News [video].

December 17, 2014
Talks at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on tobacco control and public health surveillance.

December 16, 2014
Talk at the American Cancer Society.

December 12, 2014
The Partially Derivative podcast covered our mental health work.

December 12, 2014
Our work on Twitter and mental health is covered by Fox News, The Huffington Post, The Washington Times, redOrbit, and Voice of America,

December 11, 2014
Our work on the flu in Fast Company.

December 9, 2014
I'm quoted in an article about hospital community engagement (Hospitals & Health Networks.).

December 9, 2014
Our work on flu in Healthcare Global.

November 21, 2014
Our work on pollution in China is covered by CBS News, Take Part, and Yahoo

November 13, 2014
Our work on mental health is covered in Newsweek.

November 7, 2014
I helped organize the Computational Linguistics and Clinical Psychology Hackathon.

October 30, 2014
Our work on flu forecasting is covered by Slate.

October 2, 2014
I'm quoted in a POLITICO article on Ebola response.

August 24, 2014
Talk at the KDD Bloomberg workshop: "Unleash Data: Accelerate Impact". [Video]

August 22, 2014
Our work on mental health is mentioned by Fortune.

August 21, 2014
Talk at the Influenza Prediction Workshop at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

August 19, 2014
Out work on mental health is covered by The Boston Globe.

August 12, 2014
Our work on mental health is covered by Beta Boston

June 27, 2014
I gave an invited talk at the Joint Workshop on Social Dynamics and Personal Attributes in Social Media

May 26, 2014
I'm quoted in a BBC article on email

May 21, 2014
I gave a keynote talk at the eHealth Initiative's National Forum on Data and Analytics

April 28, 2014
Our new AJPM paper on Healthy Mondays has been covered by Bloomberg business week, The Atlantic, and Refinery29

April 11, 2014
Bloomberg news quotes me in an article on disease outbreaks in social media

April 10, 2014
I was on the Osgood Files talking about flu surveillance

April 5, 2014
The Times of London is covering our work on the economy and health by doing their own analysis for the UK

April 1, 2014
Talk on new technology for influenza surveillance at Preparedness Summit 2014

March 24, 2014
New results on flu tracking for cities covered by The Washington Post, The National Journal, The Daily Mail, and local CBS News (Video). The original press release is here

February 15, 2014
Our work on flu tracking was on Weekend Edition Saturday

February 14, 2014
Talk at University of Michigan

February 13, 2014
Talk at Brigham Young University

February 12, 2014
Talk at Amazon's Machine Learning Group

February 11, 2014
Talk at Microsoft Research

February 10, 2014
Talk at San Diego State School of Public Health

February 6, 2014
The new Twitter data grants program is drawing attention to my work NBCNews.com

January 30, 2014
We hosted NACLO at JHU as the largest site in North America.

January 29, 2014
I had a small role in contributing to the report on The Use of Social Media to Prevent Behavioral Risk Factors Associated with Chronic Disease by the eHealth Initiative.

January 28, 2014
My co-author John Ayers gave a TedX talk on our work.

January 10, 2014
My work on public health effects of the great recession is featured in Huffington Post, New York Times Blogs, Daily Mail and the JHU HUB.

December 2, 2013
Talk at the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy

October 20, 2013
I was on WTOP radio on the National Academy of Engineering segment talking about our work on tracking the flu with Twitter.

October 11, 2013
I will be on a panel at the Mid-Atlantic Student Colloquium on Speech, Language and Learning (MASC-SLL).

August 6, 2013
Talk at Digital Surveillance Workshop at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

July 9, 2013
My work on mining drug forums was featured in the Johns Hopkins Engineering Magazine.

May 30, 2013
Talk at Workshop on Digital Epidemiology at the ISI Foundation.

May 22, 2013
CPHIT and my work were featured in the Johns Hopkins Public Health Magazine.

April 30, 2013
Talk for the National Association of County and City Health Officials.

April 22, 2013
Talk at Columbia in the IGERT From Data to Solutions seminar.

April 22, 2013
Talk at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

March 19, 2013
I spoke at the Big Data in Public Health conference.

March 4, 2013
Our work was featured in the Washington Post.

February 28, 2013
I spoke at the Social Media And Response Management Interface Event (SMARMIE). My talk and subsequent panel are online (starts at 3:39.) I am also in the final panel.

February 23, 2013
David Broniatowski, my colleague in CAM in Emergency Medicine, was on Sound Medicine talking about our work.

February 22, 2013
Midday with Dan Rodricks. My segment starts around 25:00.

February 20, 2013
I was on the WYPR health minute [Here] and [Here].

February 14, 2013
I co-authored the report Understanding and preventing youth violence as part of the Subcommittee on Youth Violence of the Advisory Committee to the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate, National Science Foundation.

February 13, 2013
Our work is covered in a Nature News article.

February 7, 2013
Talk at Columbia in the Biomedical Informatics Department.

January 30, 2013
Our work on tracking influenza with Twitter received a lot of press, including CNN, MarketWatch TV and Michigan Radio.

January 18, 2013
My student Michael Paul has been awarded a Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship.

November 14, 2012
Talk at Emory in the Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods (QuanTM) Seminar Series.

November 13, 2012
Talk at Georgia Tech in the Robotics and Intelligent Machines Center (RIM) Seminar Series.

October 20, 2012
I will be the NAACL 2013 area chair for machine learning with Phil Blunsom.

October 19, 2012
I am helping to organize the second annual Mid-Atlantic Student Colloquium on Speech, Language and Learning (MASC 2012).

October 11, 2012
I attended the CCC Computing and Healthcare Symposium.

May 3, 2012
Talk at the University of Pennsylvania.

April 30, 2012
Talk at the University of Delaware.

April 1, 2012
I am co-organizing a AAAI 2012 Fall Symposium on Information Retrieval and Knowledge Discovery in Biomedical Text.

March 29, 2012
Talk at the Applied Physics Lab.

March 12, 2012
Work featured on Twitter Stories. Excellent Video.

March 11, 2012
I am a panelist at SXSW. Notes from an audience member.

March 9, 2012
Talk at University of Texas- Dallas.

February 16, 2012
I am a panelist at the Conference of Digital Disease Detection. A video of my talk is available online.

February 2, 2012
We hosted NACLO.

February 1, 2012
I am teaching Current Topics in Machine Learning (600.775) in the Spring of 2012. [Class site]

January 30, 2012
Talk at the NIH Opportunities in Data Visualization and Visual Analytics for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research.

December 7, 2011
Talk at JHU's BioStats Seminar.

November 15, 2011
Talk at Carnegie Mellon University.

October 28, 2011
Talk at Mass General Center for Experimental Drugs and Diagnostics.

September 23, 2011
We are hosting 140 people at the first Mid-Atlantic Student Colloquium on Speech, Language and Learning.

September 12, 2011
My student Ariya Rastrow was awarded the inaugural Frederick Jelinek Fellowship.

September 1, 2011
A feature on our Twitter+Health work in The Johns Hopkins Magazine.

September 1, 2011
I will be the ACL 2012 area chair for machine learning with Trevor Cohn.

August 15, 2011
I am teaching Machine Learning (600.475) in the Fall of 2011. [Class site]

August 10, 2011
I was on NPR. What fun! Midday with Dan Rodricks [Audio]. Also, see the WYPR health minute [Here] and [Here].

July 16, 2011
Our health mining research received some press coverage: great articles by The Atlantic and NPR; also see CBS News, Wall Street Journal (blog), Huffington Post, BBC, GigaOM. We've also been on TV! WJLA and PressHereTV.
6/30/2011 Talk at the CLSP summer school. [Video]

June 2, 2011
Congratulations to Carolina Parada, who successfully defended her thesis! She is off to Google Research.

May 23, 2011
Giving a talk at the Applied Physics Lab on entity disambiguation.

April 29, 2011
Giving a talk at Health Informatics Seminar. [Video]

February 3, 2011
We served as one of the largest NACLO host sites.

January 30, 2011
I am teaching a new seminar on Machine Learning.

July 1, 2010
I organized a workshop on Amazon Mechanical Turk at NAACL 2010. All of the data is available: Check it out. We received some press coverage on the workshop.

June 15, 2010
My student Carolina Parada was awarded the 2010 Google Graduate Fellowship in Speech.