UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Gregory Cooper, MD, PhD

Gregory Cooper
Professor and Vice Chair of Biomedical Informatics


Contact Information

Contact Information

Room 524
5607 Baum Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Phone: 412-624-3308
Email: gfc@pitt.edu

Administrative Assistant
Name: Toni Porterfield
Phone: 412-648-9203
Email: tls18@pitt.edu

Research Keywords

Research Keywords

Bioinformatics; big data; decision theory; probability theory; Bayesian statistics; causal modeling; machine learning; biosurveillance

Research Summary

Research Summary

Dr. Cooper's research interests include: 1) application of decision theory, probability theory, Bayesian statistics, and artificial intelligence to biomedical informatics research problems; 2) causal modeling and discovery from clinical and high-throughput molecular data; 3) computer-aided medical diagnosis and prediction; 4) machine-learning approaches to improving patient safety; and 5) biosurveillance of disease outbreaks.

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • Sverchkov Y, Cooper GF. A Bayesian approach for identifying multivariate differences between groups. Adv Intell Data Anal. 2015 Oct;9385:275-285. PubMed Link
  • Naeini MP, Cooper GF, Hauskrecht M. Binary classifier calibration using a Bayesian non-parametric approach. Proc SIAM Int Conf Data Min. 2015;2015:208-216. PubMed Link
  • King AJ, Cooper GF, Hochheiser H, Clermont G, Visweswaran S. Development and preliminary evaluation of a prototype of a learning electronic medical record system. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2015 Nov 5;2015:1967-75. PubMed Link
  • Cooper GF, Bahar I, Becich MJ, Benos PV, Berg J, Espino JU, Glymour C, Jacobson RC, Kienholz M, Lee AV, Lu X, Scheines R; Center for Causal Discovery team. The center for causal discovery of biomedical knowledge from big data. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2015 Nov;22(6):1132-6. PubMed Link
  • Visweswaran S, Ferreira A, Ribeiro GA, Oliveira AC, Cooper GF. Personalized modeling for prediction with decision-path models. PLoS One. 2015 Jun 22;10(6):e0131022. PubMed Link
  • Naeini MP, Cooper GF, Hauskrecht M. Obtaining well calibrated probabilities using Bayesian binning. Proc Conf AAAI Artif Intell. 2015 Jan;2015:2901-2907. PubMed Link
  • Balasubramanian JB, Visweswaran S, Cooper GF, Gopalakrishnan V. Selective model averaging with Bayesian rule learning for predictive biomedicine. AMIA Jt Summits Transl Sci Proc. 2014 Apr 7;2014:17-22. PubMed Link
  • Jiang X, Cai B, Xue D, Lu X, Cooper GF, Neapolitan RE. A comparative analysis of methods for predicting clinical outcomes using high-dimensional genomic datasets. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014 Oct;21(e2):e312-9. PubMed Link
  • Batal I, Valizadegan H, Cooper GF, Hauskrecht M. A temporal pattern mining approach for classifying electronic health record data. ACM Trans Intell Syst Technol. 2013 Sep;4(4). PubMed Link
  • Ferreira A, Cooper GF, Visweswaran S. Decision path models for patient-specific modeling of patient outcomes. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2013 Nov 16;2013:413-21. PubMed Link

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