Elad Yom-Tov is a principal researcher at Microsoft Research and a visiting scientist at the Technion, Israel, who has previously worked at Yahoo Research and IBM. He specialises in using internet data to improve health and medicine, by applying tools from machine learning and information retrieval. His new book Crowdsourced Health: How What You Do on the Internet Will Improve Medicine (2016) is published by The MIT Press.
Interviews with Elad Yom-Tov
Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
by Atul Gawande
The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine is in Your Hands
by Eric Topol
A Billion Wicked Thoughts
by Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam
Dataclysm: Love, Sex, Race, and Identity — What Our Online Lives Tell Us about Our Offline Selves
by Christian Rudder
by Cass Sunstein & Richard Thaler
A quick search of your symptoms on the internet may lead to an acute case of ‘cyberchondria.’ But it may also provide data which will improve health and even save lives. Elad Yom-Tov, the author of Crowdsourced Health, recommends books showing how internet data and data science can provide exciting new ways of conducting health and medical research.