Philip Ogren


I am a computer scientist living and working in Boulder, CO. I have a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder. My dissertation topic focused on syntactic coordination resolution in the biomedical domain using machine learning and language modeling. I enjoy working on open source solutions for natural language processing tasks and am a primary contributor to four projects: ClearTK, uimaFIT, Biomedicus, and Knowtator. I have worked on a variety of challenging problems related to syntactic analysis, information extraction, information retrieval, and text classification. These include syntactic coordination, named entity recognition, searching of controlled vocabularies (e.g. SNOMED-CT), chat classification, and e-mail structure analysis, among others. I have rendered consulting services to a variety of academic and industry clients in the biomedical, technology, and legal domains providing both production-level code that has been incorporated into commercial products and open-source code that has been widely used for research. I am a former member of the Biomedical Text Mining Group at the Center for Computational Pharmacology at the University of Colorado Denver at the Anschutz Medical Campus and the Center for Computational Language and EducAtion Research at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Work History/Timeline

Dates Role Organization
11/2005 - 2/2011 Consultant I have worked for a variety of clients in the biomedical, technology, and legal domains providing custom software solutions, training, and expertise. References available.
8/2002 - 12/2010 PhD Student Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder
Computation Bioscience Program at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
The Center for Computational Language and Education Research at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
11/2005 - 11/2006 Senior Analyst/Programmer Division of Biomedical Informatics at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
1/2005 - 10/2005 Senior Professional Research Assistant Computation Bioscience Program (CPB) at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
8/2002 - 12/2004 Student Research Assistant Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder
6/2002 - 8/2002 Summer Intern Computation Bioscience Program (CPB) at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
3/2002 - 5/2002 Intern BEA Systems, Inc.
1/1998 - 3/2002 Analyst/Programmer Division of Biomedical Informatics at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
1/1997 - 8/1997 Intern Division of Biostatistics at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

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