Using speech and language to identify patients at risk for hospitalizations and emergency department visits in homecare

Location of Research: Hybrid (both Remote and On Site)

This study is the first step in exploring an emerging and previously understudied data stream - verbal communication between healthcare providers and patients. In partnership between Columbia Engineering, School of Nursing, Amazon, and the largest home healthcare agency in the US, the study will investigate how to use audio-recorded routine communications between patients and nurses to help identify patients at risk of hospitalization or emergency department visits. The study will combine speech recognition, machine learning and natural language processing to achieve its goals.

Name of Lab: ZKLAB

Dates: 5/15/2021 - 8/13/2021

Direct Supervisor: Zoran Kostic

Paid: Yes

Credit: Yes

Hours per week: 20

Number of positions: 1


Qualifications/skill-set: Signal Processing, Video Processing, Data Analysis, Software Development, some background and interest in Cloud Computing, GPUs, Machine Learning, Deep Learning.

Eligibility: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Master's (SEAS only)

Zoran Kostic, [email protected]