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Peter Szolovits

Head of Clinical Decision-Making Group

Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Focus Areas: artificial intelligence, information systems, medical decision making, natural language processing

Peter Szolovits is Professor of Computer Science and Engineering in the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and an Associate faculty member in the MIT Institute of Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) and its Harvard/MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program.  He is also head of the Clinical Decision-Making Group within the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). His research centers on the application of AI methods to problems of medical decision making, natural language processing to extract meaningful data from clinical narratives, and the design of information systems for health care institutions and patients. He has worked on problems of diagnosis, therapy planning, execution and monitoring for various medical conditions, computational aspects of genetic counseling, controlled sharing of health information, privacy and confidentiality issues in medical record systems, and integration of clinical and genomic data for translational medicine.