Theodora Brisimi is a Research Scientist in the Health and Person-Centered Systems research group at IBM's Dublin Research Laboratory since October 2017.
Theodora has research experience in the area of machine learning applied to healthcare and smart cities domains. Prior to joining IBM, she obtained a Ph.D from Boston University and a Diploma (five-year degree) from National Technical University of Athens in Electrical & Computer Engineering. Her doctoral thesis focused on exploring and developing classification methods to predict future hospitalizations of patients based on their Electronic Health Records (EHR) history (in collaboration with Boston Medical Center). Theodora was also involved in Boston's Street Bump Project, work in collaboration with the City of Boston, to detect fixable bumps on city streets. This work was awarded the 2nd prize in the 2014 IEEE-IBM Smarter Planet Challenge.
Her research interests range from machine learning and large-scale optimization to clinical decision support systems and cognitive healthcare analytics. Theodora has a growing interest in natural language processing, reasoning, semantic web and software engineering.