Sarah Masud Preum

Assistant Professor
Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

I develop novel information extraction and fusion techniques using machine learning. My research has applications in smart health, personalized assistants, and intelligent environments. My vision is to advance the fundamental techniques and theories for information extraction, representation, and fusion to enhance human-centric intelligent systems. 

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113 Sudikoff Lab, Computer Science
HB 6211
Computer Science
B.Sc. Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
M.Sc. University of Virginia
Ph.D. University of Virginia

Selected Publications

Sarah M. Preum, Sirajum Munir, Meiyi Ma, Mohammad Yasar, David J. Stone, Ronald D. Williams, Homa Alemzadeh, and John Stankovic. "A Review of Cognitive Assistants for Healthcare: Trends, Prospects, and Future Directions.ACM Computing Surveys, 2021 [Impact factor: 6.131]


Sarah M. Preum, Homa Alemzadeh, and John Stankovic. "EMSContExt: EMS Protocol-driven Concept Extraction for Cognitive Assistance in Emergency Response." Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2020


Sarah M. Preum, John Stankovic, Yanjun Qi. "MAPer: A Multi-Scale Adaptive Personalized Model for Temporal Human Behavior Prediction." ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), 2015 [CORE rank: A]


Sarah M. Preum, Md A. Mondol, Meiyi Ma, Hongning Wang, John Stankovic. "PreCluDe: Conflict Detection in Textual Health Advice." IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom), 2017 [CORE rank: A*, acceptance rate 16.5%]

Sile Shu, Sarah M. Preum, Haydon M. Pitchford, Ronald D. Williams, John Stankovic, and Homa Alemzadeh. "A Behavior Tree Cognitive Assistant System for Emergency Medical Services." IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2019. [CORE rank: A]

Sarah M. Preum, Farhana Choudhury, Mohammed Ali, Sarana Nutanong. "Maximum Visibility Queries in Spatial Databases." International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), 2013 [CORE rank: A*]

Meiyi Ma, Sarah M. Preum, Mohsin Ahmed, William Turneberg, Abdeltawab Hendawi, John Stankovic. "Data Sets, Modeling and Decision Making in Smart Cities: A Survey." Transactions on Cyber Physical Systems (TCPS), 2019

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