Dr. Parisa Rashidi received her PhD in computer science with an emphasis on machine learning. She is currently an associate professor at the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) at University of Florida (UF). She is also affiliated with the Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), as well as Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) departments. She is the director of the “Intelligent Health Lab” (i-Heal). Her research aims to bridge the gap between machine learning and patient care.
Dr. Rashidi is a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER awardee, the National Institute of Health (NIH) Trailblazer Awardee, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering (HWCOE) Assistant Professor Excellence Awardee, and a recipient of the UF term professorship. She is also a recipient of UF’s Provost excellence award for assistant professors.
To date, she has authored 80+ peer-reviewed publications. She has chaired numerous workshops and symposiums on intelligent health systems and has served on the program committee of 20+ conferences. Over the past few years, she has received $10.6M in extramural research funds with collaborators and $3.05M as an individual investigator. Dr. Rashidi’s research has been supported by local, state, and federal grants, including awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIBIB, NCI, and NIGMS) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).