Dr. Gonzalez is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics at
Arizona State University and Data Core Director for one of the largest
NIH/NIA supported Alzheimer’s Disease Centers. She leads the
DIEGO (Discovery through Integration and Extraction of Genomic
knOwledge) lab, in the area of Knowledge Discovery, focusing her
research on translational applications of information extraction using
Natural Language Processing techniques. She has successfully led teams
of students placing at the top of the Biocreative II.5 and Biocreative
III biomedical NLP challenges, as well as the i2v2/VA clinical NLP challenge.
Dr. Gonzalez joined the BMI Department in 2006, after a successful
one-year research fellowship within the Computer Science Department at
ASU. She obtained her PhD in Computer Systems Engineering in December
of 2000 from the University of Texas at El Paso, and joined Sam
Houston State University as Assistant Professor of Computer Science.
She has over 30 articles published in numerous prestigious conferences
and journals including AMIA, PSB, ISMB, IEEE’s International
Conference on Data Engineering, and ACM’s
Multimedia, and IEEE/ACM Transactions in Computational
Biology and Bioinformatics, among others.
Dr. Gonzalez has also served as reviewer for the National Science
Foundation, the Journal of Biomedical Informatics, and in the Program
Committee of the IEEE International Conference on Web Services. Before
obtaining her PhD, Dr. Gonzalez worked as a Software Engineer and held
other management positions for over seven years, leading the
development of large-scale projects on database monitoring, imaging,
and multimedia production.
Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Genomic
2000, Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Texas at El Paso