Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering; professor of health sciences and technology
areas of expertise: biomedical informatics, including application of artificial intelligence techniques to medical decision making, use of clinical data for translational medicine research, natural language processing of medical text, development of personal health information systems, and privacy and confidentiality of health care records, application of artificial intelligence techniques to medical decision making, effective representation of knowledge, personal health information systems, medical confidentiality
Peter Szolovits has taught at MIT for more than 35 years as a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.
He has served on journal editorial boards and as program chairman and on the program committees of national conferences. He has been a founder of and consultant for several companies that apply AI to problems of commercial interest.
He received his bachelor's degree in physics and his PhD in information science from Caltech. Szolovits was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and is a fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence, the American College of Medical Informatics and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. He also serves as a member of the National Research Council's Computer Science and Telecommunications Board.
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