Dr Irena Spasić


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Professional activities


Awards, funding and other achievements

  • EPSRC (2016-2019) HealTex: UK Healthcare Text Analytics Research Network, EP/N027280/1 (co-investigator). Grant total: £340K.
  • Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund (2016) Using qualitative analysis of patient blogs to inform development of automated measurement of self-care with text mining and sentiment analysis (co-investigator). Grant total: £22.3K.
  • ESRC/AHRC (2016-2019) Corpws Cenedlaethol Cymraeg Cyfoes - CorCenCC (National Corpus of Contemporary Welsh): a community-driven approach to linguistic corpus construction (co-investigator). Grant total: £1.8M.
  • NISCHR (2015-2017) Improving access to care and treatment for patients with hip and knee pain at the primary/secondary care interface (co-investigator). Grant total: £235K.
  • ESRC (2015) Improving the consequence management of security events: A simulation exercise for policy and practice development (co-investigator). Grant total: £14K.
  • Health Foundation (2015-2016) Implementation of TRAK to develop eRehab for knee conditions: A web-based application suite to support self-management in rehabilitation (co-PI). Grant total: £70K.
  • Nesta (2014) Data-driven methods for 'below the radar activity' in the 'social economy' (co-investigator). Grant total: £10K.
  • Rising Star award (2013) - Shortlisted in recognition of an outstanding commitment and contribution going above and beyond the call of duty.
  • ESRC (2013-2014) After Woolwich: Social reactions on social media, ES/L008181/1 (co-investigator). Grant total: £130K.
  • Cardiff and Vale UHB - Urology (2013) Secure web-based platform for patient data collection (co-investigator). Grant total: £5.5K.
  • Cardiff and Vale UHB - Orthopaedic Department (2013) Implementation of an activity diary as a mobile application in support of knee rehabilitation (co-investigator). Grant total: £5K.
  • Cardiff University School of Medicine Postgraduate Research Studentship Competition (2012-2015) Biological pathways in psychiatric disorders - identifying disease-relevant interactions (supervisor). Grant total: £27.7K.
  • European Commission (2012-2015) Tackling radicalisation in dispersed society, HOME/ISEC/2011/AG/RAD-4000002146 (co-investigator). Grant total: €414K.
  • EPSRC Institutional Sponsorship (2012-2013) Innovative informatics for neighbourhood intelligence (co-investigator). Grant total: £36.8K.
  • Arthritis Research UK Biomechanics and Bioengineering Centre (2012) Development of iKnee: A web-based health informatics application for a self-care rehabilitation intervention (co-investigator). Grant total: £1.8K.
  • NIHR Public Health Research programme (2012-2014) Randomised controlled trial of all-Wales licensed premises intervention to reduce alcohol-related violence, 10/3010/21 (co-investigator). Grant total: £650K.
  • British Heart Foundation (2012-2015) Identification and analysis of genomic programme for cardiac specification (collaborator). Grant total: £201K.
  • MRC Doctoral Training Grant (2011-2014) Finding an optimal CHD risk calculator with genetic programming (supervisor). Grant total: £26K.
  • Cardiff University President's Research Scholarship (2010-2013) Text and data mining of electronic healthcare documents (supervisor). Grant total: £25K.
  • Third i2b2 Shared-Task and Workshop Challenges in Natural Language Processing for Clinical Data: Medication Extraction Challenge (2009) The leader of a top ranked team (ranked 3rd with the same significance level as the 2nd ranked team).
  • Second i2b2 Shared-Task and Workshop Challenges in Natural Language Processing for Clinical Data: Obesity Challenge (2008) A member of a top ranked team (ranked 1st and 7th for the extraction of textual and intuitive disease status respectively).
  • EU Network of Excellence Semantic Interoperability and Data Mining in Biomedicine - Network Visit Grants Funding (2006) - Approximately €1500 awarded to visit EMBL-EBI and collaborate with Dr Susanna-Assunta Sansone and Dr Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann on applications of text mining in metabolomics.
  • Daiwa Adrian prize (2004) - A triennial award for excellence in scientific collaboration between the UK and Japan.
  • ORS award (2002) - Overseas Research Students award scheme was set up by the Secretary of State for Education and Science to attract high-quality international students to the UK to undertake research. It is given to outstanding overseas students on the basis of academic merit only.

Membership


Referee service

Journals

Bioinformatics
Journal of Biomedical Informatics
Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
BMC Bioinformatics
BMC Medical Informatics & Decision Making
Drug Discovery Today
Nucleic Acids Research
Data & Knowledge Engineering
Future Generation Computer Systems
IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems
Expert Systems with Applications
International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications
IEEE Trans. System, Man & Cybernetics
Applied Clinical Informatics
Journal of Biomedical Semantics
Advances in Bioinformatics
Corpora

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Publishers

Artech House Publishers, Inc.
Springer
Palgrave Macmillan

Research bodies

EPSRC

Societies

BCS

Program committee membership

  • International Workshop on Collaboration Technologies and Systems in Healthcare and Biomedical Fields (CoHeB), Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 2014
  • International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems (PhyCS), Lisbon, Portugal, 2014
  • International Conference on Health Informatics (HEALTHINF), Eseo, Angers, Loire Valley, France, 2014
  • International Conference on Health Informatics (HEALTHINF), Barcelona, Spain, 2013
  • International Conference on Health Informatics (HEALTHINF), Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, 2011
  • International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS), Bristol, UK, 2011
  • International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems (NLDB), Alicante, Spain, 2011
  • International ACM Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems (MEDES), Bangkok, Thailand, 2010
  • International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems (NLDB), Cardiff, UK, 2010
  • International ACM Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems (MEDES), Lyon, France, 2009
  • International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems (NLDB), Saarbrücken, Germany, 2009
  • International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems (NLDB), London, UK, 2008
  • COLING Workshop on Natural Language Processing in Biomedicine and its Applications, Geneva, Switzerland, 2004
  • ACL Workshop on Natural Language Processing in Biomedicine, Sapporo, Japan, 2003

Invited speaker


Invited seminar