About Computational Psychiatry

Computational psychiatry is the application of computing to improve mental health. This is accomplished through multidisciplinary research that brings together informaticians, basic scientists, computer scientists, and clinicians. The overall goal of computational psychiatry is to improve the understanding, diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental conditions.

Computational psychiatry is a new field with many opportunities.  It has become a major area of emphasis in the overall mission of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). With the support of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute, the University of Iowa Informatics Initiative (UI3), and the UI Department of Psychiatry, investigators from across campus have come together to form an interest group that meets monthly to discuss available data and resources, funding opportunities, research findings, and developments in the field.

This group meets on the second Thursday of the month at 10am in CPHB N512.  
For further details, contact jacob-michaelson@uiowa.edu.

2018 Symposium Information

Department of Psychiatry
Carver College of Medicine
University of Iowa Health Care

Iowa Informatics Initiative (UI3)
The University of Iowa

Iowa Neuroscience Institute (INI)
Carver College of Medicine
University of Iowa Health Care

Office of Vice President for Research and Economic Development
The University of Iowa

Symposium Coordinator
Jake Michaelson
Assistant Professor Psychiatry


Symposium Administrative Support
Andrea Flaherty, Admin Coordinator
Iowa Informatics Initiative (UI3)
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Informatics (IGPI)

Mackayla Highly
Academic Office Student Assistant
Iowa Informatics Initiative (UI3)
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Informatics (IGPI)

Computational Psychiatry Symposium April 12, 2018

 Computational Psychiatry Symposium
The registration table will be located in the 1st Floor Atrium, College of Public Health on Thursday, April 12, 2018
Online registration closed on April 8th.

We will accept walk in registrations the day of the event but you will be asked to fill out a paper registration form or you may fill out the form ahead of time and bring it with you!

Computational Psychiatry Symposium Paper Registration Form

If you have any questions, you may contact:
Jake Michaelson, jacob-michaelson@uiowa.edu
Andrea Flaherty, andrea-flaherty@uiowa.edu

We look forward to seeing you at the Computational Psychiatry Symposium!

All the sessions take place in the Callaghan Auditorium located on the first floor of College of Public Health Building (CPHB). You can look at the map here to reach CPHB.

9:30 am - 10:00 am Registration - Atrium, College of Public Health

10:00 am - 11:00 am Poster Session - Atrium, College of Public Health

Welcome and Key Note Speaker

11:00 am - 11:10 am: Opening Remarks

Callaghan Auditorium: Jake Michaelson

11:10 am - 12:15 pm: Michele Ferrante (NIMH PO for Computational Psychiatry) "NIMH's perspective on computational psychiatry"

12:20 pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch, Atrium College of Public Health

1:10 pm - 3:10 pm: Digital Phenotyping

Session Chair: Gregory Carmichael

1:10 pm - 1:40 pm: Lane Strathearn (Iowa) "Using smart phone technology to explore the intersection between genetics and social experience in autism"

1:40 pm - 2:10 pm: Bryce Dietrich (Iowa) "Vocal Pattern Detection of Late-Life Depression"

2:10 pm - 3:10 pm: Guillermo Cecchi (Director of Computational Psychiatry at IBM) "Automated speech-based neuropsychiatric evaluation"

3:10 pm - 3:30 pm: Break
Atrium, CPHB

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Molecular Psychiatry

Session Chair: Ted Abel

3:30 pm - 3:50 pm: Jake Michaelson (Iowa) "Digital phenotyping meets psychiatric genetics"

3:50 pm - 4:10 pm: Ted Abel (Iowa) "A Neuroscientist's View of Computational Psychiatry"

4:10 pm - 4:30 pm: Kévin Vervier (Iowa) "Transcriptome imputation enables drug repositioning for bipolar disorder"

4:30 pm - 4:45 pm: Break
Atrium, CPHB

4:45 pm - 6:45 pm: Neural Signals and Brain Structure and Function

Session Chair: Peg Nopolous

4:45 pm - 5:15 pm: Aaron Boes (Iowa) "Network Imaging AND Neuromodulation"

5:15 pm - 5:45 pm: Gen Shinozaki (Iowa) "Prediction of patient outcomes by a novel electroencephalography device"

5:45 pm - 6:45 pm: Mike Hawrylycz (Allen Institute) "Computational approaches to defining cell types in the brain"