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About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
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Engineering & Informatics
Ph.D. Student Joana Barros
I have a Bachelor in Biology from the University of Porto (2010-2013) and a Master in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (specialisation in Bioinformatics) from the University of Lisbon (2013-2015). I was previously a part of the LaSIGE research unit (Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon) where I applied machine learning to detect drug side-effects.
Natural Language Processing
Peer Reviewed Journals
|(2020)|| 'The Application of Internet-Based Sources for Public Health Surveillance (Infoveillance): Systematic Review'
Joana Barros, Jim Duggan, and Dietrich Rebholz-Schumann (2020) 'The Application of Internet-Based Sources for Public Health Surveillance (Infoveillance): Systematic Review'. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22 (3) [Details]
|(2019)|| 'The Validity of Google Trends Search Volumes for Behavioral Forecasting of National Suicide Rates in Ireland'
Joana Barros, Ruth Melia, Kady Francis, John Bogue, Mary OSullivan, Karen Young, Rebecca A. Bernert, Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann, Jim Duggan (2019) 'The Validity of Google Trends Search Volumes for Behavioral Forecasting of National Suicide Rates in Ireland'. International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health, 16 (17) [DOI] [Details]
|(2018)|| 'Disease mentions in airport and hospital geolocations expose dominance of news events for disease concerns'
Joana Barros, Jim Duggan, Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann (2018) 'Disease mentions in airport and hospital geolocations expose dominance of news events for disease concerns'. Journal Of Biomedical Semantics, [Details]
|(2019)|| Digital Public Health Conference
Joana Barros, Paul Buitelaar, Jim Duggan, and Dietrich Rebholz-Schumann (2019) Unsupervised Classification for Health Content on Twitter Digital Public Health Conference [Details]
|(2017)|| International Conference on Digital Health
Joana Barros (2017) Text Mining from Social Media for Public Health Applications International Conference on Digital Health London, United Kingdom, , pp.223-224 [Details]
|2015||University of Lisbon||Master in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology||Bioinformatics and Computational Biology|
|2013||University of Porto||Bachelor in Biology||Biology|
|Term/Year||Module Title||Module Code||Subject / Desc|
|2018/2019||Programming for Data Analytics||CT5102||Lab Assistant|
|2017/2018||Programming for Data Analytics||CT5102||Lab Assistant|