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Discovering the hidden treasure of data using graph analytic — Ana Paula Appel (IBM Research)

Graphs are used to map relations on unstructured data. Companies’ data are most from database and mined using traditional data mining approach. However, model relational data as a graph can reveal useful insights and discovery relation among data that is ignored by traditional data mining techniques. In this work we used graphs to map physician relations using claim data as a proxy and this approach reveal interesting insights from health insurance company.


Ana Paula is a Research Staff Member in the recently created IBM Research - Brazil working in Social Data Analytics Group. She joined IBM Brazil in February 2012. Ana Paula has a B.S. in Computer Science from UFSCar, an M. Sc. and Ph.D. degree also in Computer Science from the USP under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Caetano Traina Jr. She has a year visiting at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Christos Faloutsos. She also has a post-doc at UFSCar.