Javed Mostafa

McColl Distinguished Term Professor, School of Information and Library Science(SILS)

Professor, Biomedical Research Imaging Center, UNC School of Medicine

Director, Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP)

Director, Laboratory of Applied Informatics Research

Manning Hall, Room 300

Expertise and Interests: Multimedia information retrieval, personalization and user modeling, cyberinfrastructure for research and learning

B.Sci., Northwestern Oklahoma University
M.A., The Ohio State University
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Javed Mostafa is the Director of the Carolina Health Informatics Program and the Director of the Laboratory of Applied Informatics Research. His research concentrates on information retrieval problems, particularly related to search and user-system interactions in large-scale document/data repositories. He also serves as the Deputy Director of the Biomedical Informatics Core at the NC Translational & Clinical Sciences Institute and has current research engagements in biomedical data mining, analysis, visualization, user interface design, and multi-modal human-computer interaction. He regularly serves on program and organizing committees for major conferences and participates as reviewer for major grant initiatives.
Javed served as an associate editor for the ACM Transactions on Information Systems for eight years. He currently serves as editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology and he also serves as an associate editor of the ACM Transactions on Internet Technology.
Translating scientific advances into health care improvements is a passion for Javed, and based on support from UNC’s Translational & Clinical Sciences Institute, he co-founded a company concentrating on patient-centric decision support and streamlined care workflow called Keona Health. At UNC, Javed holds a joint faculty position in information science in the School of Information and Library Science and in the Biomedical Research Imaging Center in the School of Medicine. Additionally, he holds the title of Adjunct Professor of Community and Family Medicine, School of Medicine, Duke University.

Courses Regularly Taught:
Cyberinfrastructure for Learning, Inquiry and Discovery

Search Engines and Retrieval

Health Informatics Seminar

Research Practicum in Clinical Data Analysis

Electronic Health Records

Awards and Recognition:
​Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

First recipient of the Victor H. Yngve Endowed Professorship position while an assistant professor at Indiana University, Bloomington in 1998

Frances Caroll McColl Term Professorship (2009-2011)

Nominated to be one of the two presidential candidates of the Association for Information Science & Technology in 2005

Selected Publications:
​Mishra, R., Bian, J., Fiszman, M., Weir, C.R., Jonnalagadda, S., Mostafa, J., Del Fiol, G. Text summarization in the biomedical domain: A systematic review of recent research. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2014.06.009. [Epub ahead of print]. 2014.

Ke, W. ∗ , & Mostafa, J. Studying the clustering paradox and scalability of search in highly distributed environments. ACM Transactions on Information Systems, 31(2):1-40. 2013.

Shoffner, M., Owen, P., Mostafa, J., Lamm, B., Wang, X., & Schmitt, C. The secure medical research workspace: An IT infrastructure to enable secure re- search on clinical data. Clinical & Translational Sciences Journal, 6(3):222-5. 2013.

Zhang M., Del Fiol G., Grout R., Jonnalagadda, S., Medlin, R., Mishra, R., Weir C., Liu, H., Mostafa, J., & Fiszman M. Automatic identification of comparative effectiveness research from medline citations to support clinicians’ treatment information needs. Studies in Health Technology Informatics, 846- 50. 2013.

Jonnalagadda, S., Del Fiol, G., Medlin, R., Weir, C., Fiszman, M., Mostafa, J., & Liu, H. Automatically extracting sentences from Medline citations to support clinicians’ information needs. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 20(5):995-1000. 2012 ∗ All student co-authors are indicated with a * symbol.

Mane, K., Bizon C, Owen, P, Gersing, K, Mostafa, J., & Schmitt. C.. Patient electronic health data-driven approach to clinical decision support. Clinical & Translational Science Journal, 4(5):369-71. 2011.

Mostafa, J., & Moore, C. The North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute: Activities of the biomedical informatics core. Clinical & Translational Science Journal, 3(3):71-2. 2010.

Mostafa, J., Seki, K.*, & Ke, W. Beyond information retrieval: Literature min- ing for biological knowledge discovery. In Jake Chen, Stefano Lonardi, and Randi Cohen (Eds.), Biological Data Mining Chapman & Hall/CRC Press. [Invited chapter]. 2009.

Seki, K.*, & Mostafa, J., & Uehara, K. Finding explicit and implicit knowledge: Biomedical text data mining. In Leon Wang and Tzung-Pei Hong (Eds.), Intelligent Soft Computation & Evolving Data Mining. IGI Global. 2009.

Pomerantz, J., Abbas, J., & Mostafa, J. Teaching digital library concepts using digital library applications. International Journal on Digital Libraries, 10(1), 1-13. 2009.