Artificial Intelligence Researcher

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I currently serve as a Associate Professor in the School of Intelligence at Hanyang University in Seoul (Korea), and an adjunct professor at DePaul University in Chicago.  I was formerly a data scientist at several major healthcare organizations: Cigna, CVS Health, and Centerstone Research Institute (CRI).  I received my PhD from the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University. Casey Bennett - TEDx Nashville

My work focuses on artificial intelligence in healthcare, including the areas of robotics, human-robot interaction, data warehousing, machine learning, clinical decision support, and personalized medicine. I was the lead designer for Centerstone’s award-winning organization-wide Analytics platform (2010 TDWI Best Practices Award) and the national Knowledge Network Data Warehouse, the largest ongoing clinical mental health data repository in the country. I served as PI on studies on implementation of patient-reported outcome systems and AI-driven clinical decision support technology.  I led teams developing robotic sensor systems for improving everyday health, as well as interactive robotic faces.  My work has also been featured as part of IBM's “Smarter Planet” campaign.

I am currently working on projects using artificial intelligence to augment clinical decision-making in chronic illness, utilizing robotic pets for therapeutic purposes with elderly patients, and development of robotic sensor systems for monitoring in-home patient health

The Links page and Media page have links to a number of websites, media interviews, and video presentations related to the above.

I gave a TEDx talk in Nashville in 2016 (some photos are here)
Selected PublicationsCasey Bennett
  • Rajendra Raj, Allen Parrish, John Impagliazzo, CJ Romanowski, Sherif Aly, Casey Bennett, et al. (2019) "An empirical approach to understanding data science and engineering education." ACM Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education (ITiCSE), WG Reports. Aberdeen, Scotland. pp. 73-87.  DataScience_Curriculum_Design.pdf

  • Natasha Randall, Casey Bennett, Selma Sabanovic, et al. (2019) "More than just friends: in-home use and design recommendations for sensing socially assistive robots (SARs) by older adults with depression." Paladyn Journal of Behavioral Robotics. 10(1): 237-255.  SocialRobotDesign_forDepression.pdf

  • Casey Bennett, Selma Sabanovic, Jennifer Piatt, et al. (2017) “Robot a day keeps the blues away.” IEEE International Conference on Health Informatics (ICHI). Park City, Utah, USA.  ICHI_Robot_Depression.pdf

  • Casey Bennett and Thomas Doub (2015) “Expert Systems in Mental Healthcare: AI Applications in Decision Making and Consultation.” In: David D. Luxton (ed.) Artificial Intelligence in Mental Healthcare.  Elsevier Press.  27-51.  IBSN: 978-0-12-420248-1

  • Casey Bennett and Selma Sabanovic (2015) “The effects of culture and context on perceptions of robotic facial expressions.” Interaction Studies.  16(2): 272-302.  HRI_CultureContext_Paper.pdf

  • Casey Bennett, Selma Sabanovic, Marlena Fraune, and Kate Shaw (2014) “Context congruency and robotic facial expressions: Do effects on human perceptions vary across culture?” IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human interactive Communication (RO-MAN).  Edinburgh, Scotland. pp. 465-470.  Robot_Culture_Congruency.pdf

  • Selma Sabanovic, Casey Bennett, Jennifer Piatt, et al. (2014) “Participatory design of socially assistive robots for preventive patient-centered healthcare.” IEEE IROS Workshop on Assistive Robotics for Individuals with Disabilities. Chicago, IL, USA.  PD_Robots_Healthcare.pdf

  • Casey Bennett and Selma Sabanovic (2014) “Deriving minimal features for human-like facial expressions in robotic faces.” International Journal of Social Robotics.  6(3): 367-381.  MiRAE_Paper_Final.pdf

  • Casey Bennett and Tom Doub (2014) “Temporal modeling in clinical artificial intelligence, decision-making, and cognitive computing: Empirical exploration of practical challenges.”  Proceedings of the 3rd SIAM Workshop on Data Mining for Medicine and Healthcare (DMMH). Philadelphia, PA, USA.  TemporalModeling_in_Healthcare.pdf

  • Selma Sabanovic, Casey Bennett, and Hee Rin Lee (2014) “Towards culturally robust robots: A critical social perspective on robotics and culture.”  Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Workshop on Culture-Aware Robotics (CARS). Bielefeld, Germany.  Culturally_Robust_Robotics.pdf

  • Selma Sabanovic, Casey Bennett, Wan-Ling Chang, and Lesa Huber (2013) "PARO robot affects diverse interaction modalities in group sensory therapy for older adults with dementia."  Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR).  Seattle, Washington.  pp. 1-6.  PMID: 24187245  Paro_InteractionModalities.pdf

  • Casey Bennett and Selma Sabanovic (2013) “Perceptions of affective expression in a minimalist robotic face.” Proceedings of ACM/IEEE Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI).  Tokyo, Japan.  pp.81-82.

  • Casey Bennett and Kris Hauser (2013) “Artificial intelligence framework for simulating clinical decision-making: A Markov decision process approach.” Artificial Intelligence in Medicine. 57(1): 9-19.  PMID: 23287490  AI_ClinicalDecisionMaking.pdf

  • Casey Bennett (2012) “Utilizing RxNorm to support practical computing applications: Capturing medication history in live electronic health records.”  Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 45: 634-641.  PMID: 22426081  RxNorm_CapturingRxHistory.pdf

  • Casey Bennett, Tom Doub, and Rebecca Selove (2012) “EHRs connect research and practice: Where predictive modeling, artificial intelligence, and clinical decision support intersect.”  Health Policy and Technology.  1(2): 105-114.  HLPT11.pdf

  • Casey Bennett, Tom Doub, April Bragg, et al. (2011) “Data mining session-based patient reported outcomes (PROs) in a mental health setting: Toward data-driven clinical decision support and personalized treatment." Proceedings of the IEEE Health Informatics and Systems Biology Conference. 229-236.  DataMining_PROs.pdf

  • Casey Bennett (2011) “Clinical productivity system: A decision support model.”  International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management. 60(3): 311-319.  Clinical_Productivity.pdf

  • Casey Bennett and Tom Doub (2010) “Data mining and electronic health records: Selecting optimal clinical treatments in practice.”  Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Data Mining. 313-318.  DMIN_Final.pdf

  • Casey Bennett and Frederika Kaestle (2010) “Investigation of ancient DNA from western Siberia and the Sargat culture.” Human Biology. 82(2): 143-156.  PMID: 20649397

  • Casey Bennett and Frederika Kaestle (2006).  “A reanalysis of Eurasian population history: Ancient DNA evidence of population affinities.” Human Biology 78: 413-440. PMID: 17278619