Dr Simon Kocbek is a computer scientist with several years of research and software engineering experience. His main research interest is in how data can be understood and used by computers to improve quality of life. He has spent most of his time applying and improving supervised machine learning algorithms to datasets in areas of health, medicine and biological research. He has a great interest in text mining and technologies like semantic web and ontologies.
Recently, Simon has been focusing on automatically classifying patients based on hospital admission data and applying topic modelling techniques to clinical text. Currently, he works on NLP problems within phenotype analytics stack.