Peter Szolovits

Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Peter Szolovits is a professor in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and an associate faculty member at the Institute of Medical Engineering and Science and Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. Szolovits also heads the Clinical Decision-Making Group within MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. His research centers on applying AI methods to medical decision making, extracting meaningful data from clinical narratives, and designing information systems for health care institutions and patients. Szolovits has worked on problems of diagnosis, therapy planning, execution and monitoring for various medical conditions, computational aspects of genetic counseling, controlled sharing of health information, privacy in medical records, and integration of clinical and genomic data for translational medicine. His interests in AI include knowledge representation, qualitative reasoning, probabilistic inference, and machine learning.