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).

Recent Updates:

  • 02/2020: Paper on social data analysis of CBD products appears in Intl J. of Drug Policy (online
  • 01/2020: Joint perspective on mental health and AI appears in JAMIA Open (open access)
  • 10/2019: Paper on drug overdose mortality surveillance published in PLoS One (open access)
  • 08/2019: Cross-registry neural domain adaptation paper published in JBI (pdf)
  • 07/2019: Paper on distant supervision for treatment relations published in AI in Medicine (pdf)
  • 05/2019: Neural transfer learning paper published in AI in Medicine (pdf)
  • 05/2019: Paper with Gaur et al. on suicide prevention published @TheWebConf 2019 (pdf)
  • 05/2019: Paper with Goulart et al. published in JCO clinical cancer informatics (publisher)
  • 03/2019: Paper on e-cigarettes with Ickes et al. published in JACH (publisher)
  • 02/2019: Serving as an SPC member for AMIA 2019, please submit (due: 3/13)
  • 02/2019: Serving as a senior PC member for IEEE ICHI 2019, please submit (due: 2/22)
  • 01/2019: Joined the editorial board of the Journal of Biomedical Informatics