Social Spaces Group
Brant Chee
PhD Candidate

Brant is in his final year as student in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. He has been working at the intersection of Natural Language Processing, Social Visualization, Information Retrieval, and Health Informatics. His goal is to develop software tools to support chronic illness patients. The tools will facilitate support group like interactions, information gathering, evaluation of treatment options and status monitoring. Patient interactions will refine and drive machine learning techniques to allow primary care physicians to evaluate existing treatments. The information mined from these interactions will help primary care physicians to evaluate existing treatments and create groups of similar patient cohorts to facilitate population surveillance.

email: chee [at] illinois [dot] edu


Xin, H., Sen Sarma, M., Chee, B., Zhai, C., & Schatz, B. (2009). Analyzing gene lists from literature: A statistical approach based on Poisson mixture model. Bioinformatics (submitted).

Chee, B., Berlin, R., & Schatz, B. (2009). Measuring population health using personal health messages. AMIA 2009 (accepted).

Chee, B., Schatz, B., & Berlin, R. (2009). Information visualization of drug regimens from health messages. In Proc. of the International Conference on Health Informatics (HEALTHINF 2009) in conjunction with BIOSTEC 2009, Porto, January 2009.

Chee, B., Karahalios, K. G., & Schatz, B. (2009). Social visualization of health messages. In Proc. of the Hawai?i International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-42), Waikoloa, HI, January 2009.

Beamer, B., Bhat, S., Chee, B., Fister, A., Rozovskaya, A., & Girju, R. (2007). UIUC: A knowledge-rich approach to identifying semantic relations between nominals. In Proc. of the Semantic Evaluation Workshop (SemEval 2007) in conjunction with ACL, Prague, June 2007.

Chee, B. & Schatz, B. (2007). Document clustering using small world communities. In Proc. of the 7th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL '07), Vancouver, June, 2007.

Gasser, L., Kakugawa, K., Chee, B. & Esteva, M. (2004). Smooth scaling ahead: Progressive MAS simulation from single PCs to grids. In Proc. of the Workshop on Multi-Agent and Multi-Agent Based Simulation (AAMAS-2004), New York, July, 2004.