Elad Yom-Tov

Elad Yom-Tov

Elad Yom-Tov (M’95–SM’10) a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Technion, Israel. Before joining Microsoft he was with Yahoo Research, IBM Research, and Rafael. Dr. Yom-Tov studied at Tel-Aviv University and the Technion, Israel. He has published four books, over 100 papers (of which 4 were awarded prizes), and awarded more than 20 patents. His primary research interests are in using Machine Learning and Information Retrieval to improve health. His latest book is “Crowdsourced Health: How What You Do on the Internet Will Improve Medicine” (MIT Press, 2016).


  • Predicting Drug Recalls from Internet Search Engine Queries
    Predicting Drug Recalls from Internet Search Engine Queries

    Batches of pharmaceuticals are sometimes recalled from the market when a safety issue or a defect is detected in specific production runs of a drug. Such problems are usually detected when patients or healthcare providers report abnormalities to medical authorities. Here, we test the hypothesis that defective production lots can be detected earlier by monitoring queries to Internet search engines.


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