International Faculty

   Prof. Mathew J. Palakal, is a Professor at Indiana University School of Informatics & Computing, Indianapolis, USA. He is also the Senior Executive Associate Dean at School of Informatics & Computing, IUPUI, USA. Dr. Palakal has more than 15 years of practical research and development experience in bioinformatics, specifically in mining biomedical and electronic health records. His lab introduced the concept of bibliomics in developing BioMAP- a system which implements methods for the analysis of health and biological literature data for identifying biological networks, providing computerized support for disease targeting, and for the stratification of diseases from the electronic health records. This system is currently being tested in a variety of biomedical, health and STEM research areas- specifically, as a novel biomarker discovery tool in colon cancer (DoD funded); as a risk-intervention discovery tool in geriatric care (NIH funded); as a systems-level network characterization tool to differentiate regenerating and non-regenerating animal models (DoD funded); to map STEM content to an audeme structure for improved STEM education (NSF funded); for characterizing MRSA infections from clinical notes (VA CHIR funded); for pancreatic cyst identification and stratification from clinical notes (PROSPECT grant); and, the project called Health-Terrain, a clinical data analytics and visualization environment for large data (DoD funded).

Prof. Palakal is the proposal reviewer of various funding agencies like NIH and NSF. He is also reviewer of International journals like IEEE ASAP Journal, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, Bioinformatics and conferences like International Neural Network Conference. He is also a journal editor at the Int. Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics. He has also been honoured/awarded with ACM SIGAPP Distinguished Service award, Teaching Excellence Recognition award (for 2 years), Skill-Up award, Professor of the year award (for 3 years), NSF Research Initiation award and Graduate fellowship. .