Ramakanth Kavuluru

I am a tenured associate professor in the Division of Biomedical Informatics (Department of Internal Medicine) at the University of Kentucky working primiarliy in natural language processing, machine learning, data mining, and broadly in informatics and data science for biomedicine and healthcare. I also hold a courtesy appointment in the Computer Science Department. Earlier, I was a postdoctoral research scientist at Wright State University where I worked on knowledge-based biomedical search/discovery systems. I graduated with a Ph.D in CS from UKY with a dissertation on the analysis of sequence security measures for stream ciphers. I obtained an M.S in CS from WKU and a B.Tech in CS from JNTU (India).

Note : I am unfortunately too busy to respond to most of the queries from prospective students who have not already been admitted to UK programs in CS, EE, or data science. If you are admitted and interested in my areas of research, please contact me.       

Recent Updates:

  • 11/2021: Paper on EMR-driven opioid use disorder identification appears in AMIA 2021    
  • 09/2021: Collaborative paper on cross modal pre-training published in IEEE JBHI
  • 08/2021: Two papers appear in ACM BCB 2021: ICD-O-3 assignment and joint NER and EN
  • 07/2021: Our JBI paper on improving static word embeddings with transformers is out
  • 07/2021: Collaborative COVID-19 severity prediction & characterization paper now in JAMA Open
  • 05/2021: Mentee Jiho Noh defends PhD thesis, set to join Kennesaw State Univ as TT faculty
  • 01/2021: New drug interaction extraction paper appears in ACM ToCH (online)
  • 12/2020: Our IJMI paper on identifying Juul users through Twitter feeds is out (pdf)
  • 12/2020: Student Aviv Brokman passes Stats Ph.D qualifying exam in neural IE
  • 11/2020: Our EMNLP Findings paper on neural IR for precision medicine is out now (pdf