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Visiting Scientist Elad Yom-Tov is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and a visiting scientist at the Technion, Israel. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion in 2002.
Elad’s primary research interest is in using Machine Learning and Information Retrieval to improve health, through the use of Internet data. Internet data such as social media postings and search engine queries are an important source for medical information, especially when collecting relevant data is hard or impossible using more traditional means, when the relevant activity takes place online, and when a more delicate sensor than that afforded by traditional medical information sources is needed.