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    Professor Karin Verspoor

Professor Karin Verspoor, School of Computing and Information Systems, is currently the Director of Health Technologies and Platform Lead for Digital Health in the Melbourne School of Engineering, as well as Deputy Director of the Centre for Digital Transformation of Health. Trained as a computational linguist, Karin’s research primarily focuses on extracting information from clinical texts and the biomedical literature using machine learning methods to enable biological discovery and clinical decision support. Karin held previous posts as the Scientific Director of Health and Life Sciences at NICTA Victoria Research Laboratory, at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. She also spent 5 years in start-ups during the US Tech bubble, where she helped design an early artificial intelligence system.