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Hagit Shatkay

Hagit Shatkay

416 Smith Hall
Newark, Delaware 19716
P: 302-831-8622

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PhD | 1999 | Computer Science, Brown University, Providence, RI.
MSc | 1991 | Computer Science, The Hebrew University, of Jerusalem, Israel.
BSc | 1988 | Computer Science, Minors in Mathematics and Education, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.


Computational Biology, Medical Informatics, Bioinformatics, Machine Learning, Data and Text Mining, and their various combinations


  • AI/NLP/Info. Retrieval/Data Mining
  • Biomedical Informatics/Computational Biomedicine
  • Machine Learning


  1. M. Bhattacharya, C. Jurkovitz and H. Shatkay .
    Co-occurrence of Medical Conditions: Exposing Patterns through Probabilistic Topic Modeling of SNOMED Codes.
    Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 82, 2018. 
  2. P. Li, X. Jiang, C. Kambhamettu and H. Shatkay
    Compound Image Segmentation of Published Biomedical Figures. 
    Bioinformatics , 34(7), 2018. (Early access October, 2017). 
  3. L. Nahlawi, C. Goncalves, F. Imani, M. Gaed, J.A. Gomez, M. Mousa, E. Gibson, A. Fenster, A.D. Ward, P. Abolmaesumi, H. Shatkay and P. Mousavi.
    Stochastic Modeling of Temporal Enhanced Ultrasound: Impact of Temporal Properties on Prostate Cancer Characterization.
    IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, Early access, TBME-00635-2017.R1, 2017. 
  4. X. Jiang, M. Ringwald, J. Black and H. ShatkayEffective Biomedical Document Classification for Identifying Publications Relevant to the Mouse Gene Expression Database (GXD).
    Database . 2017 (1). 
  5. R. Simha, S. Briesemeister, O. Kohlbacher and H. ShatkayProtein (Multi-)Location Prediction: Utilizing Interdependencies via a Generative Model a Probabilistic Framework.
    Bioinformatics 31(8). 2015. (Also presented as a conference paper at ISMB’15)
  6. H. Shatkay, S. Brady and A. Wong. Text as Data: Using Text-Based Features for Proteins Representation and for Computational Prediction of their Characterisitics. 
    Methods, Elsevier. 2015.
  7. Q.A. Rahman, L. Tereshchenko, M. Kongkatong, T. Abraham, M.R. Abraham and H. ShatkayUtilizing ECG-based Heartbeat Classification for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Identification.
    IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience 14(5). 2015.
  8. R. Simha and H. ShatkayProtein (Multi-)Location Prediction: Using Location Inter-Dependencies in a Probabilistic Framework.
    Algorithms for Molecular Biology 9:8. 2014.
  9. K. Verspoor, H. Shatkay, L. Hirschman and C. Blaschke. Summary of the BioLINK SIG 2013 at ISMB/ECCB 2013.
    Bioinformatics btu412. 2014.
  10. A. Wong and H. ShatkayProtein Function Prediction using Text-based Features extracted from Biomedical Literature: The CAFA Challenge. 
    BMC Bioinformatics 14(S3), S14. 2013.
    Selected for a highlight presentation at the ACM BCB 2012 Conference.
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