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Jon DeShazo

Graduated: January 1, 2009

Thesis/Dissertation Title:

Automated Analysis and Surveillance for STI / HIV Online Behavior

An automated algorithm has been developed to extract health related information from free text. This interactive expert system is one of the first to automatically extract characteristics related to STI/HIV prevention from online sex-seeking discourse. In addition to the design of a novel fully supervised expert system, this research is focused on the contextual evaluation of a new type of information for STI/HIV prevention activities.

Last Known Position:

Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University


Fredric M. Wolf (Chair), Neil F. Abernethy, Mark W. Oberle, Anne M. Turner, Jacob O. Wobbrock (GSR)