Professor Karin Verspoor

Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems @ University of Melbourne

Karin Verspoor is a Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems and Deputy Director of the Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre at the University of Melbourne, as well as a Fellow in the Melbourne Business School Centre for Business Analytics. Trained as a computational linguist, Karin’s current 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 spent 5 years in start-ups during the US Tech bubble, where she worked on the precursor to Google’s AdSense software, and helped design an early artificial intelligence system which had some success in stock market prediction using indicators from current news.