Joyce C Ho

Assistant Professor,CS@Emory University.

400 Dowman Dr

Atlanta, GA 30322


Joyce Ho is an assistant professor in the Computer Science Department at Emory University. She has 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.

Joyce’s research involves the development of novel data mining and machine learning algorithms to address problems in healthcare. She has papers in premier journals and conferences across both computer science and clinical venues including KDD, AISTATS, TKDD, AMIA, JMLR, and JBI. Her work received the best paper award at the 2017 AMIA Joint Summits on Translational Science. She also co-founded a successful healthcare analytics company (Accordion Health) and previously worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.


May 20, 2022 Thrilled to receive an NSF Career Award 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 received the COVID Innovation for Teaching and Research Award.
Mar 25, 2022 Congratulations to Huan He for successfully defending his PhD dissertation!
Dec 1, 2021 Joyce Ho is a general co-chair for the CHIL 2022 conference. Submit your papers by 1/14/2022.
Nov 15, 2021 A joint project with Shivani Patel is a receipient of a Johnson and Johnson Disparities Quickfire Challenge Award.
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”.
Aug 25, 2021 NSF funds a joint project with Drs. Li Xiong, Sivasubramanium Bhavani, Gari Clifford, Xiaoqian Jiang, and Paul Schulz on “PREMED: Privacy-Preserving and Robust Computational Phenotyping using Multisite EHR Data”.
Jul 27, 2021 Congratulations to Mani Sotoodeh for successfully defending his PhD dissertation!

selected publications

  1. SMAT: An attention-based deep learning solution to the automation of schema matching
    In Proceedings of the 25th European Conference on Advances in Databases and Information Systems 2021
  2. Word centrality constrained representation for keyphrase extraction
    Gero, Zelalem, and Ho, Joyce C
    In BioNLP: Workshop on Biomedical Natural Language Processing 2021
  3. CrowdTeacher: Robust Co-teaching with noisy answers \& sample-specific perturbations for tabular data
    Sotoodeh, Mani, Xiong, Li, and Ho, Joyce C
    In Proceedings of the 25th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining 2021
  4. Communication efficient federated generalized tensor factorization for collaborative health data analytics
    Ma, Jing, Zhang, Qiuchen, Lou, Jian, Xiong, Li, and Ho, Joyce C
    In Proceedings of The Web Conference 2021
  5. Controlled molecule generator for optimizing multiple chemical properties
    Shin, Bonggun, Park, Sungsoo, Bak, JinYeong, and Ho, Joyce C
    In Proceedings of the Conference on Health, Inference, and Learning 2021
  6. Fast and accurate tensor decomposition without a high performance computing machine
    He, Huan, Xi, Yuanzhe, and Ho, Joyce C
    In Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Big Data 2020
  7. MMiDaS-AE: Multi-modal missing data aware stacked autoencoder for biomedical abstract screening
    In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Health, Inference, and Learning 2020