Amber Stubbs

Amber Stubbs is an Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Science, and the Computer Science program, at Simmons College in Boston, MA. Her research is primarily in Natural Language Processing, with a focus on medical texts.

Amber received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Brandeis University. She also co-authored the book Natural Language Annotation for Machine Learning with James Pustejovsky.

Recently she co-organized the 2014 i2b2/UTHealth Natural Language Processing shared task on clinical data. This shared task featured four tracks:

  1. De-identification of clinical narratives
  2. Identifying risk factors for heart disease over time
  3. Software usability assessment for bioclinical NLP systems
  4. Novel data use for the 2014 corpus
The workshop for this shared task was held in November 2014, and the Journal of Biomedical Informatics will be publishing a special issue on the task in late 2015/early 2016.

Amber is a member of the Simmons Language Laboratory (SLANG), which has a blog she sometimes contributes to.


News

August 6, 2015

New website! Still tweaking the design, but the content is updated.

June 2015

I had to take down the blog I hosted here because I couldn't keep up with the security updates, but I now have a new blog at Simmons: http://slis.simmons.edu/blogs/slang/. This blog has the posts that I'd originally put up here, so please check it out!