The Complex Adaptive Systems and Computational Intelligence (CASCI) group at Indiana University’s Bloomington campus has partnered with Persistent Systems, a world leader in large-scale software-driven healthcare solutions. Together, they will develop sophisticated algorithms to analyze the connection between medicine and social behavior in health issues, particularly how they are discussed across social media.
Professor Luis Rocha, Director, Complex Networks & Systems Ph.D. Program, CASCI Principal Investigator, said the partnership could be a major game changer.
“We try to find the commonality between biological, social, and technological networks, and the Internet,” he said. “Previous studies – whether in hospitals or by sociologists – could handle only 20, 30 or 40 patients in a study. Software is now driving our research, so through social media we can plug into millions and millions of people worldwide with very different types of conditions. This helps us tap into the psychological and social elements of healthcare, making this a major game changer.”
A video of Rocha discussing the work is available here.
A news release about the CASCI/Persistent Systems partnership is available here.