Parisa Rashidi, Ph.D.

Parisa Rashidi
Parisa Rashidi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Primary Faculty
Biomedical data science, machine learning, pervasive health and clinical informatics
1064 Center Drive, NEB 459, Gainesville, FL 32611
Office Phone: 
(352) 392-9469
BS.c., Computer Engineering, University of Tehran, 2005
MS.c., Computer Science, Washington State University, 2008
Ph.D., Computer Science, Washington State University, 2011

Research Summary:

Rashidi’s research is focused on developing context-aware assistive and therapeutic intelligent solutions using ambient and mobile sensor technology, with the underlying theme of data mining and machine learning. Her research methodology is to develop scalable data analysis techniques to tackle challenging problems that arise in the context of smart and connected health systems. Some of the projects in Rashidi’s lab include developing an intelligent mental health therapy tool using natural language processing and machine learning techniques, ambient monitoring of patients in the hospital using video and motion analysis, identifying and recommending ideal team structures in the hospitals and monitoring older adults in the community using mobile sensors.

Honors and Awards:

• UF Preeminence Term Professor, 2018-2021
• NSF CAREER Award, 2018
• BMES Innovation & Career Development Award, 2015
• Invited Participant, Microsoft Faculty Summit Participant, 2015

Selected Publications:

Google Scholar Citations Link

Parisa Rashidi, Alex Mihailidis. "A Survey on Ambient Assisted Living Tools for Older Adults," IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, vol.17, no.3, pp.579-590, May 2013.

Cook, D.J.; Krishnan, N.C.; Rashidi, P., "Activity Discovery and Activity Recognition: A New Partnership," Cybernetics IEEE Transactions on , vol.43, no.3, pp.820,828, June 2013.

Parisa Rashidi, Diane J. Cook.  "Ask Me Better Questions: Active Learning Queries Based on Rule Induction," Proceedings of International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD). Pages 904-912, 2011.

Parisa Rashidi, Diane J. Cook, Larry Holder, Maureen Schmitter-Edgecombe. "Discovering Activities to Recognize and Track in a Smart Environment," IEEE Transaction of Data and Knowledge Engineering (TKDE). 23(4):527-53, 2010.

Parisa Rashidi, Diane J. Cook. "Keeping the Resident in the Loop: Adapting the Smart Home to the User," IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part A (TSMC), 39(5):949-959, 2009.