Dr. Mattia Prosperi Receives Grant from National Science Foundation

Associate Professor in Epidemiology Mattia Prosperi, MEng, PhD, recently received a Science of Organizations (SoO) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Prosperi will partner with the UF Department of Health Outcomes and Policy and the University of Minnesota on this three-year project, entitled “A Person-Centric Prediction Model of Job Loss based on Social Media.” This project will examine individual-level predictors of job loss using social media; most studies have only examined these trends at the population level. The research will exploit artificial intelligence and large amounts of unstructured data feeds to predict dramatic life events. The conceptual design can be applied to many life and health outcomes, and will be useful from a public health perspective as an instrument both to inform policymakers and to impact risk factors. Congratulations to Dr. Prosperi for this award and for his groundbreaking research in the field of big data mining.