Iris Gomez-Lopez, Ph. D.

Research Highlights

  • Data mining
  • Machine learning
  • Data analytics
  • Computational epidemiology
  • Geoinformatics,
  • Information retrieval
  • Natural language processing
Portrait of Iris Gomez-Lopez

Visiting Assistant Professor

205 P Benton Hall
513-529-0381
gomezlin@MiamiOH.edu

Degrees

  • Ph.D.University of North Texas, Computer Science2013
  • M.S.—University of North Texas, Computer Science—2011
  • B.S.—Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, Electrical and Electronics Engineering—2003

Experience

Teaching Experience

    • Visiting Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University
    • Teaching Fellow, University of North Texas
    • Teaching Assistant, University of North Texas
    • Teaching Assistant, Autonomous University of the State of Mexico

Research Experience

    • Research Fellow June 2015 to April 2017
      • School of Information, University of Michigan
    • Research Assistant Summer 2009 to Spring 2013
      • Computational Epidemiology Research Lab, University of North Texas
    • Research Assistant Summer 2007
      • Computer Vision and Intelligent Systems Lab, University of North Texas

Professional Experience

    • Process Engineer — 2003-2004
      • Bosch TLW
    • IT Support — 2002-2003
      • Networks and Telecommunications Department, Autonomous University of the State of Mexico

Awards

  • Scholarship — University of North Texas, International Students
    • Mexican Waiver July 2008-2013
  • Scholarship — Fellowship of Science and Technology of the State of Mexico, COMECyT
    • Scholarship for Mexican Graduate Students July 2011-2013
  • Student Awards
    • Google Scholarship Award Oct 2012
  • Travel Awards — University of North Texas, Graduate School
    • Travel Grant July 2012
  • Scholarship — National Fellowship of Science and Technology of Mexico, CONACyT
    • Scholarship for Mexican Ph.D. Students 2006-2012

Publications

Refereed Journal Publications

  1. Gomez-Lopez I, Clarke P, Hill A, Romero D, Goodspeed R, Berrocal V, Vydiswaran VGV, Veinot T, Using Social Media to Identify Sources of Healthy Food in Urban Neighborhoods, Journal of Health and Place, 2017 DOI:10.1007/s11524-017-0154-1
  2. R. Goodspeed, T. Veinot, V. Berrocal, P. Clarke, I. Gomez-Lopez, J. Hardy, R. Pildes, D. Romero, V. Vydiswaran, X. Yan, . Comparing the Data Quality of GPS Devices and Smartphones for Assessing Urban Activity Spaces, International Journal of Health Geographics, 2017 (in review)
  3. T. Veinot, D. Romero, V. Vydiswaran, I. Gomez-Lopez, P. Clarke, V. Berrocal, R. Goodspeed. Assessing the Nutrition Environment using Social Media, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2017 (in review). 1 of 4
  4. J. Hardy,T. Veinot, X. Yan, V. Berrocal, P. Clarke, R. Goodspeed, I. GomezLopez, D. Romero, V. Vydiswaran. User Acceptance of Location-Tracking Technologies in Health Research: Implications for Study Design and Data Quality, Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 2017 (in review).
  5. Loza O, Gomez-Lopez I, Mikler A. R. 2012. Multi-Coaffiliation Networks and Public Health Applications. GSTF Journal of BioSciences. 2(1):116-122.

Conference Papers

  1. I. Gomez-Lopez, O. Loza, and A. R. Mikler, Population Structure and Related Attribute-Weighting Schemes Under the Assumption of Infectious Disease Scenarios, in Proc. 13th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BIOCOMP 2012), Las Vegas, NV.
  2. O. Loza, I. Gomez-Lopez, A. R. Mikler Clustering and Centrality Measures for the Optimization of Infectious Disease Interventions, International School and Conference on Network Science (NetSci 2012), Evanston, IL.
  3. O. Loza, I. Gomez-Lopez, A. R. Mikler School Affiliation Network Discovery Algorithm for Public Health Advancement, Annual Global Healthcare Conference 2012, Singapore.

Published Data Sets

  1. Veinot T, Data Driven Detroit, Goodspeed R, Okullo D, Xiang Y,Gomez-Lopez I, 2016. Neighborhood Effects: Food Environment. Deep Blue Data, University of Michigan, DOI:10.7302/Z2VT1Q1B
  2. Veinot T, Data Driven Detroit, Goodspeed R, Okullo D, Xiang Y,Gomez-Lopez I, 2016. Neighborhood Effects: Social Environment. Deep Blue Data, University of Michigan, DOI:10.7302/Z2N877QD
  3. Veinot T, Data Driven Detroit, Goodspeed R, Okullo D, Xiang Y, Sruthi R,GomezLopez I, 2016. Neighborhood Effects: Information and Education Environment. Deep Blue Data, University of Michigan, DOI:10.7302/Z2GH9FV9
  4. Veinot T, Data Driven Detroit, Goodspeed R, Okullo D, Xiang Y, Sruthi R,GomezLopez I, 2016. Neighborhood Effects: Community Characteristics and Health in Metropolitan Detroit. Deep Blue Data, University of Michigan