Victoria Research Laboratory
Lawrence's current research at NICTA is focused on text mining for biomedical applications, mainly in collaboration with biomedical and health organisations, including: Alfred Health, Melbourne Health, the Peter Macallum Cancer Research Centre, the Human Variome Project, and the Global Evidence Mapping Initiative. A specific current project is to develop text processing techniques to automatically detect evidence of invasive fungal infection from radiology reports. I also retain a research interest in spoken dialogue processing.Prior to joining NICTA, Lawrence spent 3 years as a Senior Researcher at Stanford University, in the Center for the Study of Language and Information. During that time he worked on developing practical speech-based dialogue systems, and collaborated with organizations such as Boeing, NASA, Bosch, and VW America. Prior to that, he worked in the Advanced Technology Group at VerticalNet Inc., a silicon valley company developing new technologies for the large-enterprise space. While there, he led a team that developed the first commercial Semantic Web Services platform, and also led engineering teams working on VerticalNet products. He is currently also a senior lecturer at RMIT University.
Dr. Cavedon holds a PhD (1995) in Cognitive Science from the University of Edinburgh, and B.Sc. (Hons) (1986) and M.Sc. (1989) degrees in Computer Science from the University of Melbourne.
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