Gondy Leroy, professor of management information systems in the Eller College of Management, was recently a guest on the AMIA: Why Informatics? podcast, which is running a series on the women of the American Medical Informatics Association.
In the podcast, Leroy discusses her background in psychology and how, after moving to the United States, she switched paths to focus on information systems. In describing her career path, she shares what she finds interesting about natural language processing, including its contributions to research and medicine. Leroy also outlines her top informatics research projects, including creating apps to help teach children with autism to communicate and developing an automated interview system to help solve crime cases.
Leroy, who joined the Eller College in 2013, earned her PhD in 2003 from The University of Arizona. Her areas of expertise include natural language processing, text mining, text analytics, search engines, information retrieval and extraction and understanding by consumers, medical and biomedical informatics and human computer interaction and user studies. She is a member of the Association for Information Systems and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.