Joyce C Ho

Associate Professor,CS@Emory University.


400 Dowman Dr

Atlanta, GA 30322


I am an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at Emory University. I have a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and an M.A. and B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I previously co-founded a successful healthcare analytics company (Accordion Health) and worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

My research focuses on the development of novel data mining and machine learning algorithms to address problems in healthcare. Recent projects include identifying patient subgroups or phenotypes, integration of new streams of data, fusing different modalities of data (e.g., structured medical codes and unstructured text), and dealing with conflicting expert annotations.


Jan 1, 2023 CHIL 2023 General co-chair! Submit your papers by 2/3/2024.
Nov 28, 2022 Ran Xu’s paper on hypergraphs for EHR receives a best paper award at ML4H.
May 20, 2022 NSF Career Award receipient to help untangle drivers of health disparities.
May 8, 2022 Congratulations to Helen Zeng and Leo Sheng for graduating with highest honors.
Apr 14, 2022 Jing Zhang receives the COVID Innovation for Teaching and Research Award.
Mar 25, 2022 Congratulations to Huan He for successfully defending his PhD dissertation!
Dec 1, 2021 CHIL 2022 General co-chair! Submit your papers by 1/14/2022.
Nov 15, 2021 Johnson and Johnson Disparities Quickfire Challenge Award receipient with Shivani Patel.
Oct 5, 2021 Congratulations to Zelalem Gero for successfully defending his PhD dissertation!
Sep 8, 2021 NIH funds project on “Machine Learning for Atrial Fibrillation Ablation”.

selected publications

  1. GDA-AM: On the effectiveness of solving mini-max optimization via Anderson mixing
    Huan He, Shifan Zhao, Yuanzhe XiJoyce Ho, and Yousef Saad
    In International Conference on Learning Representations, 2022
  2. SMAT: An attention-based deep learning solution to the automation of schema matching
    Jing ZhangBonggun ShinJinho Choi, and Joyce C Ho
    In Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems, 2021
  3. Word centrality constrained representation for keyphrase extraction
    Zelalem Gero, and Joyce C Ho
    In BioNLP: Workshop on Biomedical Natural Language Processing, 2021
  4. CrowdTeacher: Robust Co-teaching with noisy answers & sample-specific perturbations for tabular data
    Mani SotoodehLi Xiong, and Joyce C Ho
    In Proceedings of the 25th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, 2021
  5. Communication efficient federated generalized tensor factorization for collaborative health data analytics
    Jing MaQiuchen Zhang, Jian Lou, Li Xiong, and Joyce C Ho
    In Proceedings of The Web Conference, 2021
  6. Controlled molecule generator for optimizing multiple chemical properties
    Bonggun Shin, Sungsoo Park, JinYeong Bak, and Joyce C Ho
    In Proceedings of the Conference on Health, Inference, and Learning, 2021
  7. MMiDaS-AE: Multi-modal missing data aware stacked autoencoder for biomedical abstract screening
    Eric W LeeByron C WallaceKarla Galaviz, and Joyce C Ho
    In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Health, Inference, and Learning, 2020