Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Computer Science
Professor, Management Information Systems
Professor, Remote Sensing / Spatial Analysis - GIDP
My research is on Machine Learning and Network Science based methods to harness the power of big data and analytics. I use these methods to develop prediction models both at the population and individual levels to help organizations and individuals make better-informed decisions about health care.
Ram’s research spans enterprise data management, business intelligence and predictive analytics. She is director of both the Advanced Database Research Group and INSITE: Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics at the Eller College. The latter seeks to harness exploding amounts of data online – including through social media – for better decision making. Among her many honors include a 2012 IBM Faculty Award. Her research has been highlighted in several media outlets including NPR news. She has received more than $50 million in research funding from several different agencies including the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and NASA. Keywords: Big Data Analytics, Chronic health Conditions, Network Science, Machine Learning, Prediction Modeling