Data Intelligence Systems Lab (DISL)

Data Intelligence Systems Lab

Mission Statement

DISL’s interests are in the areas of data science and machine learning, with particular focus on biomedical modelling. Our research activities include both theoretical and applied studies aimed at developing prediction models of future health and life aided by technology and data intelligence. Furthermore, we are innovating research in data science by hybridizing theory-based approaches with hypothesis-free, bottom-up data mining. We are committed to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion both through research, education and scholarly activities. DISL’s vision is pursuing ideas in “humanely ethical” artificial intelligence for health and beyond, working to ameliorate recent discomforting results in social and welfare modelling, as “biased algorithms are everywhere, and no one seems to care.”



Team Lead

Mattia Prosperi

Mattia Prosperi

Professor And Associate Dean For AI And Innovation
Phone: (352) 273-5860

Current Members

Name Title Email
Diego Viteri Diego Viteri STU AST – NON-CLERICAL & ADMIN
Inyoung Jun Inyoung Jun Graduate Research Assistant
Sarah E Ser Sarah E Ser GRADUATE AST-R
Scott A Cohen Scott A Cohen MD-PhD Student
Shantrel S Canidate Shantrel S Canidate Assistant Professor
Simone Marini Simone Marini Assistant Professor
Tayla M Hunt Tayla M Hunt Special Projects Coordinator
Yiyang Liu Yiyang Liu Research Assistant Professor

Former Members

Zhaoyi Chen Jae Min Kai Wang Shantanu Ghosh Shannan Rich Rodrigo Mora
Zhaoyi Chen Jae Min Kai Wang Shantanu Ghosh Shannan Rich Rodrigo Mora



  • Dr. Yiyang Liu’s first-authored abstract, “Examine trends and gaps in  HIV PrEP care in Florida using a clinical cohort identified from an electronic health records-/claim- based computable phenotype” has been accepted for poster presentation at AMIA clinical informatics conference (CIC). The conference will take place in Chicago between May 23-25.
  • The NSF Workshop on AI Governance, presented by the organizers of DAISY, took place on February 6-7th, 2023 in Jacksonville Beach, FL. Speakers included Dr. Genevieve Melton-Meaux of University of Minnesota, Dr. Gregor Stiglic of University of Maribor and many more. Presentations will be posted on the official event website soon: NSF Workshop on AI Governance in For-Profit and Not-for-Profit Organizations.
  • Dr. Mattia Prosperi was appointed as the new Associate Dean for Artificial Intelligence and Innovation on October 26th, 2022. As the Associate Dean for Artificial Intelligence and Innovation, Dr. Prosperi will work collaboratively with the Associate Deans for research and education and the department chairs to expand PHHP’s AI efforts in the areas of research, teaching and commercialization.
  • Inyoung Jun was selected as a 2022 Korean American Scholarship Foundation SRC Scholarship Recipient.
  • Lab member Sarah Ser gave the podium presentation, “Complementing ICD Codes with Nurses’ EHR Documentation Can Improve the Identification of Patients with Predisposing Factors of latrogenic Conditions,” during the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues (IRGNI) Preconference Event at the Academy Health 2022 Annual Research Meeting.
  • Sarah Ser’s “Letter to the editors in response to ‘Gender-specific clinical risk scores incorporating blood pressure variability for predicting incident dementia'” was published in JAMIA.
  • Working with Dr. Gwen Lee and Dr. Yixuan Li of the UF College of Business, Dr. Prosperi together with Dr. Jiang Bian received a National Science Foundation award to organize the upcoming workshop in AI & Governance as a continuation of the DAISY (DAta Intelligence SYmposium) Workshop series.
  • Dr. Mattia Prosperi was inducted to the Fellows of AMIA (FAMIA), Class of 2022, which recognizes members who have demonstrated professional achievement and leadership.
  • Dr. Mattia Prosperi, along with researchers from the University of Florida, Cornell University, University of Texas at Houston and UCLA, published an article in BMJ Open, proposing a protocol to develop the first reporting guidelines on causal prediction models in order to improve the overall quality, transparency and reproducibility of results produced by studies using these models. You can read more about their work here.
  • The DISL received a new R01 from NIAID to study SARS-CoV-2 evolution in immunocompromised patients, looking at prolonged infections, short and long term outcomes, and selection of variants.
  • DISL member Dr. Shantrel Canidate received a one-year NIH AIM-AHEAD fellowship to use large EHR data networks for studying social and racial health disparity among people living with HIV.
  • Yiyang Liu’s abstract was accepted for oral presentation at the 84th College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Annaul Scientific Meeting. Titled “Comorbidity burden and health care utilization among people with HIV and substance use disorder”, Yiyang will present in Minneapolis between June 11-15.
  • Inyoung Jun participated as one of the Top 5 finalists for the Student Paper Competition at the AMIA Informatics Summit 2022. She presented the work “Moving from predicting hospital deaths by antibiotic-resistant bloodstream bacteremia toward actionable risk reduction using machine learning on electronic health records”.
  • Inyoung Jun hosted Dr. Sirota of the University of California San Francisco for a career-sharing event on April 6th at UF as a part of the UF ISPE (International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology) student group activity. Dr. Sirota and UF students had a lunch chat time to talk about her career stories, including the difference between academia and industry.”
  • DISL member Shannan Rich was selected as the 2021-2022 PHHP graduate level Dean’s scholar.  A prestigious honor, Shannan’s accomplishments will be recongized at a formal Recognition Ceremony hosted by the College of Public Health and Health Professions. Congratulations to Shannan!
  • Shannan Rich successfully defended her dissertation entitled: “Social-behavioral and phylogenetic network dimensions of HIV transmission in Florida” this past Monday, March 14th. The committee included Drs. Robert Cook & Mattia Prosperi (co-chairs), Dr. Marco Salemi, and Dr. Karen Garrett. Shannan will be awarded a PhD in Epidemiology with a concentration in Infectious Diseases on April 28th, 2022.
Shannan Rich Dissertation Defense
From Left: Dr. Robert Cook, Dr. Mattia Prosperi, Shannan Rich, Dr. Karen Garrett, Dr. Marco Salemi

Recent Publications

For the most up-to-date list, please visit: Google Scholar

Current Projects

For an updated list of current projects, please see: Dr. Mattia Prosperi Curriculum Vitae

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