Elad Yom-Tov is a Senior Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. His primary research interests are in applying large-scale Machine Learning and Information Retrieval methods to improve medicine. The results of his work have flown at four times the speed of sound, enabled people to communicate with computers using only their brain-waves, and influenced the way search engines provide information.
Dr. Yom-Tov studied at Tel-Aviv University and the Technion, Israel. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was with Yahoo Research, IBM Research, and Rafael. He currently serves as a member of the World Health Organisation's Roster of Experts in Digital Health, the Advisory Board of the Roybal Center for Therapeutic Optimization Using Behavioral Science (Harvard University), the Advisory Committee of the Jockey Club Online Youth Emotional Support "Open Up" (Hong Kong), and as an advisor to two startup companies.
He has published four books, over 150 academic papers (of which 3 were awarded prizes) and was awarded more than 20 patents. His latest book is “Crowdsourced Health: How What You Do on the Internet Will Improve Medicine” (MIT Press, 2016).
Dr. Yom-Tov is an avid hiker and enjoys tinkering, building, and photography.
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Crowdsourced Health: How what you do on the internet will improve medicine
The majority of Internet users report that they search the web for information on their medical concerns. Data generated during this process have proven to be a fruitful source for medical...
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