Dr George   Karystianis
Post-Doc Fellow

Dr George Karystianis

BSc in Computer Science and Biomedicine (2008) - University of Central Greece

MSc in Biohealth Informatics (2009) - University of Manchester

Ph.D in Epidemiology and Text Mining (2014) - University of Manchester

Medicine & Health
Sch of Public Health & Com Med

George obtained his Ph.D in the multidisciplinary area of Text Mining and Epidemiology from the University of Manchester (2014). He has since then been working as a medical informatician for the design and implementation of text mining systems. He has designed and implemented multiple systems for the extraction of targeted information from various unstructured biomedical data (e.g., clinical narratives, epidemiological study abstracts, medication prescriptions and domestic violence police recorded events among others). One of the most recent examples of text mining involved the identification of biases in animal-based research. He participates frequently with a team of collaborators in international NLP competitions. Areas of interest include mental health, epidemiology (i.e., infectious diseases) and text mining. Currently he is working on extracting information from domestic violence police narratives for surveillance and research purposes at a population level.

Location
University of New South Wales, Samuels Building, 2nd Floor, Kensington

Publications

  • Books | 2021
    Adily A; Karystianis G; Butler T, 2021, Text mining police narratives to identify types of abuse and victim injuries in family and domestic violence events, AUSTRALIAN INST CRIMINOLOGY, http://dx.doi.org/10.52922/ti04923
  • Journal articles | 2018
    Karystianis G; Adily A; Schofield P; Knight L; Galdon C; Greenberg D; Jorm L; Nenadic G; Butler T, 2018, 'Automatic extraction of mental health disorders from domestic violence police narratives: Text mining study', Journal of Medical Internet Research, vol. 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/11548
    Journal articles |
    Karystianis G; Adily A; Schofield P; Knight L; Galdon C; Greenberg D; Jorm L; Nenadic G; Butler T, 'Automatic Extraction of Mental Health Disorders From Domestic Violence Police Narratives: Text Mining Study (Preprint)', , http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/preprints.11548
    Journal articles | 2021
    Karystianis G; Cabral RC; Han SC; Poon J; Butler T, 2021, 'Utilizing Text Mining, Data Linkage and Deep Learning in Police and Health Records to Predict Future Offenses in Family and Domestic Violence.', Front Digit Health, vol. 3, pp. 602683, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fdgth.2021.602683
    Journal articles | 2020
    Hwang YI; Zheng L; Karystianis G; Gibbs V; Sharp K; Butler T, 2020, 'Domestic violence events involving autism: a text mining study of police records in New South Wales, 2005-2016', Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, vol. 78, pp. 101634 - 101634, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rasd.2020.101634
    Journal articles | 2019
    Karystianis G; Adily A; Schofield PW; Greenberg D; Jorm L; Nenadic G; Butler T, 2019, 'Automated analysis of domestic violence police reports to explore abuse types and victim injuries: Text mining study', Journal of Medical Internet Research, vol. 21, pp. e13067, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/13067
    Journal articles |
    Karystianis G; Adily A; Schofield PW; Greenberg D; Jorm L; Nenadic G; Butler T, 'Automated Analysis of Domestic Violence Police Reports to Explore Abuse Types and Victim Injuries: Text Mining Study (Preprint)', , http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/preprints.13067
    Journal articles | 2021
    Adily A; Karystianis G; Butler T, 2021, 'Text mining police narratives for mentions of mental disorders in family and domestic violence events', TRENDS AND ISSUES IN CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE, pp. 1 - 15, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000672806800001&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2021
    Wilson M; Spike E; Karystianis G; Butler T, 2021, 'Nonfatal Strangulation During Domestic Violence Events in New South Wales: Prevalence and Characteristics Using Text Mining Study of Police Narratives', Violence Against Women, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/10778012211025993
    Journal articles | 2021
    Withall A; Karystianis G; Duncan D; Hwang YI; Hagos Kidane A; Butler T, 2021, 'Domestic Violence in Residential Care Facilities in New South Wales, Australia: A Text Mining Study.', Gerontologist, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnab068
    Journal articles | 2020
    Karystianis G; Simpson A; Adily A; Schofield P; Greenberg D; Wand H; Nenadic G; Butler T, 2020, 'Prevalence of mental illnesses in domestic violence police records: Text mining study', Journal of Medical Internet Research, vol. 22, pp. e23725, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/23725
    Journal articles | 2019
    Karystianis G; Adily A; Schofield P; Knight L; Galdon C; Greenberg D; Jorm L; Nenadic G; Butler T, 2019, 'Erratum: Correction: Automatic Extraction of Mental Health Disorders From Domestic Violence Police Narratives: Text Mining Study (Journal of medical Internet research (2018) 20 9 (e11548))', Journal of medical Internet research, vol. 21, pp. e13007, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/13007
    Journal articles | 2019
    Spasic I; Krzeminski D; Corcoran P; Balinsky A, 2019, 'Cohort Selection for Clinical Trials From Longitudinal Patient Records: Text Mining Approach.', JMIR Med Inform, vol. 7, pp. e15980, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/15980
    Journal articles | 2019
    Karystianis G; Florez-Vargas O; Butler T; Nenadic G, 2019, 'A rule-based approach to identify patient eligibility criteria for clinical trials from narrative longitudinal records', JAMIA Open, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jamiaopen/ooz041
    Journal articles | 2018
    Tsafnat G; Glasziou P; Karystianis G; Coiera E, 2018, 'Automated screening of research studies for systematic reviews using study characteristics', Systematic reviews, vol. 7, pp. 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13643-018-0724-7
    Journal articles | 2018
    Karystianis G; Nevado AJ; Kim CH; Dehghan A; Keane JA; Nenadic G, 2018, 'Automatic mining of symptom severity from psychiatric evaluation notes', International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, vol. 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mpr.1602
    Journal articles | 2017
    Neumann K; Grittner U; Piper SK; Rex A; Florez-Vargas O; Karystianis G; Schneider A; Wellwood I; Siegerink B; Ioannidis JPA; Kimmelman J; Dirnagl U, 2017, 'Increasing efficiency of preclinical research by group sequential designs', PLoS Biology, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.2001307
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dehghan A; Kovacevic A; Karystianis G; Keane JA; Nenadic G, 2017, 'Learning to identify Protected Health Information by integrating knowledge- and data-driven algorithms: A case study on psychiatric evaluation notes', Journal of Biomedical Informatics, vol. 75, pp. S28 - S33, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbi.2017.06.005
    Journal articles | 2017
    Karystianis G; Thayer K; Wolfe M; Tsafnat G, 2017, 'Evaluation of a rule-based method for epidemiological document classification towards the automation of systematic reviews', Journal of Biomedical Informatics, vol. 70, pp. 27 - 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbi.2017.04.004
    Journal articles | 2016
    Flórez-Vargas O; Brass A; Karystianis G; Bramhall M; Stevens R; Cruickshank S; Nenadic G, 2016, 'Bias in the reporting of sex and age in biomedical research on mouse models', eLife, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.13615
    Journal articles | 2016
    Karystianis G; Sheppard T; Dixon WG; Nenadic G, 2016, 'Modelling and extraction of variability in free-text medication prescriptions from an anonymised primary care electronic medical record research database Healthcare Information Systems', BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12911-016-0255-x
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dehghan A; Kovacevic A; Karystianis G; Keane JA; Nenadic G, 2015, 'Combining knowledge- and data-driven methods for de-identification of clinical narratives', Journal of Biomedical Informatics, vol. 58, pp. S53 - S59, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbi.2015.06.029
    Journal articles | 2015
    Karystianis G; Dehghan A; Kovacevic A; Keane JA; Nenadic G, 2015, 'Using local lexicalized rules to identify heart disease risk factors in clinical notes', Journal of Biomedical Informatics, vol. 58, pp. S183 - S188, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbi.2015.06.013
    Journal articles | 2014
    Karystianis G; Buchan I; Nenadic G, 2014, 'Mining characteristics of epidemiological studies from medline: A case study in obesity', Journal of Biomedical Semantics, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2041-1480-5-22
    Journal articles |
    Karystianis G; Adily A; Schofield P; Knight L; Galdon C; Greenberg D; Jorm L; Nenadic G; Butler T, 'Correction: Automatic Extraction of Mental Health Disorders From Domestic Violence Police Narratives: Text Mining Study (Preprint)', , http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/preprints.13007
    Journal articles |
    Karystianis G; Simpson A; Adily A; Schofield P; Greenberg D; Wand H; Nenadic G; Butler T, 'Prevalence of Mental Illnesses in Domestic Violence Police Records: Text Mining Study (Preprint)', , http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/preprints.23725
  • Conference Papers | 2015
    Liptrot T; Karystianis G; Nenadic G; Keane J; Livsey J; Barker-Hewitt M; O'Hara C, 2015, 'Using natural language processing to automatically extract cancer outcomes data from clinical notes', in EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CANCER CARE, WILEY-BLACKWELL, pp. 11 - 11, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000355736600029&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2021
    Karystianis G; Cabral RC; Han SC; Poon J; Butler T, 2021, 'Utilizing Text Mining, Data Linkage and Deep Learning in Police and Health Records to Predict Future Offenses in Family and Domestic Violence.', Front Digit Health, vol. 3, pp. 602683, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fdgth.2021.602683
    Journal articles | 2021
    Adily A; Karystianis G; Butler T, 2021, 'Text mining police narratives for mentions of mental disorders in family and domestic violence events', TRENDS AND ISSUES IN CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE, pp. 1 - 15, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000672806800001&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Journal articles | 2021
    Wilson M; Spike E; Karystianis G; Butler T, 2021, 'Nonfatal Strangulation During Domestic Violence Events in New South Wales: Prevalence and Characteristics Using Text Mining Study of Police Narratives', Violence Against Women, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/10778012211025993
    Journal articles | 2021
    Withall A; Karystianis G; Duncan D; Hwang YI; Hagos Kidane A; Butler T, 2021, 'Domestic Violence in Residential Care Facilities in New South Wales, Australia: A Text Mining Study.', Gerontologist, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnab068
    Journal articles | 2020
    Hwang YI; Zheng L; Karystianis G; Gibbs V; Sharp K; Butler T, 2020, 'Domestic violence events involving autism: a text mining study of police records in New South Wales, 2005-2016', Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, vol. 78, pp. 101634 - 101634, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rasd.2020.101634
    Journal articles | 2020
    Karystianis G; Simpson A; Adily A; Schofield P; Greenberg D; Wand H; Nenadic G; Butler T, 2020, 'Prevalence of mental illnesses in domestic violence police records: Text mining study', Journal of Medical Internet Research, vol. 22, pp. e23725, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/23725
    Journal articles | 2019
    Karystianis G; Adily A; Schofield PW; Greenberg D; Jorm L; Nenadic G; Butler T, 2019, 'Automated analysis of domestic violence police reports to explore abuse types and victim injuries: Text mining study', Journal of Medical Internet Research, vol. 21, pp. e13067, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/13067
    Journal articles | 2019
    Karystianis G; Florez-Vargas O; Butler T; Nenadic G, 2019, 'A rule-based approach to identify patient eligibility criteria for clinical trials from narrative longitudinal records', JAMIA Open, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jamiaopen/ooz041
    Journal articles | 2019
    Karystianis G; Adily A; Schofield P; Knight L; Galdon C; Greenberg D; Jorm L; Nenadic G; Butler T, 2019, 'Erratum: Correction: Automatic Extraction of Mental Health Disorders From Domestic Violence Police Narratives: Text Mining Study (Journal of medical Internet research (2018) 20 9 (e11548))', Journal of medical Internet research, vol. 21, pp. e13007, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/13007
    Journal articles | 2019
    Spasic I; Krzeminski D; Corcoran P; Balinsky A, 2019, 'Cohort Selection for Clinical Trials From Longitudinal Patient Records: Text Mining Approach.', JMIR Med Inform, vol. 7, pp. e15980, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/15980
    Journal articles | 2018
    Tsafnat G; Glasziou P; Karystianis G; Coiera E, 2018, 'Automated screening of research studies for systematic reviews using study characteristics', Systematic reviews, vol. 7, pp. 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13643-018-0724-7
    Journal articles | 2018
    Karystianis G; Adily A; Schofield P; Knight L; Galdon C; Greenberg D; Jorm L; Nenadic G; Butler T, 2018, 'Automatic extraction of mental health disorders from domestic violence police narratives: Text mining study', Journal of Medical Internet Research, vol. 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/11548
    Journal articles | 2018
    Karystianis G; Nevado AJ; Kim CH; Dehghan A; Keane JA; Nenadic G, 2018, 'Automatic mining of symptom severity from psychiatric evaluation notes', International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, vol. 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mpr.1602
    Journal articles | 2017
    Neumann K; Grittner U; Piper SK; Rex A; Florez-Vargas O; Karystianis G; Schneider A; Wellwood I; Siegerink B; Ioannidis JPA; Kimmelman J; Dirnagl U, 2017, 'Increasing efficiency of preclinical research by group sequential designs', PLoS Biology, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.2001307
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dehghan A; Kovacevic A; Karystianis G; Keane JA; Nenadic G, 2017, 'Learning to identify Protected Health Information by integrating knowledge- and data-driven algorithms: A case study on psychiatric evaluation notes', Journal of Biomedical Informatics, vol. 75, pp. S28 - S33, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbi.2017.06.005
    Journal articles | 2017
    Karystianis G; Thayer K; Wolfe M; Tsafnat G, 2017, 'Evaluation of a rule-based method for epidemiological document classification towards the automation of systematic reviews', Journal of Biomedical Informatics, vol. 70, pp. 27 - 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbi.2017.04.004
    Journal articles | 2016
    Flórez-Vargas O; Brass A; Karystianis G; Bramhall M; Stevens R; Cruickshank S; Nenadic G, 2016, 'Bias in the reporting of sex and age in biomedical research on mouse models', eLife, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.13615
    Journal articles | 2016
    Karystianis G; Sheppard T; Dixon WG; Nenadic G, 2016, 'Modelling and extraction of variability in free-text medication prescriptions from an anonymised primary care electronic medical record research database Healthcare Information Systems', BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12911-016-0255-x
    Journal articles | 2015
    Karystianis G; Dehghan A; Kovacevic A; Keane JA; Nenadic G, 2015, 'Using local lexicalized rules to identify heart disease risk factors in clinical notes', Journal of Biomedical Informatics, vol. 58, pp. S183 - S188, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbi.2015.06.013
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dehghan A; Kovacevic A; Karystianis G; Keane JA; Nenadic G, 2015, 'Combining knowledge- and data-driven methods for de-identification of clinical narratives', Journal of Biomedical Informatics, vol. 58, pp. S53 - S59, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbi.2015.06.029
    Journal articles | 2014
    Karystianis G; Buchan I; Nenadic G, 2014, 'Mining characteristics of epidemiological studies from medline: A case study in obesity', Journal of Biomedical Semantics, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2041-1480-5-22
    Journal articles |
    Karystianis G; Adily A; Schofield P; Knight L; Galdon C; Greenberg D; Jorm L; Nenadic G; Butler T, 'Automatic Extraction of Mental Health Disorders From Domestic Violence Police Narratives: Text Mining Study (Preprint)', , http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/preprints.11548
    Journal articles |
    Karystianis G; Adily A; Schofield PW; Greenberg D; Jorm L; Nenadic G; Butler T, 'Automated Analysis of Domestic Violence Police Reports to Explore Abuse Types and Victim Injuries: Text Mining Study (Preprint)', , http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/preprints.13067
    Journal articles |
    Karystianis G; Adily A; Schofield P; Knight L; Galdon C; Greenberg D; Jorm L; Nenadic G; Butler T, 'Correction: Automatic Extraction of Mental Health Disorders From Domestic Violence Police Narratives: Text Mining Study (Preprint)', , http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/preprints.13007
    Journal articles |
    Karystianis G; Simpson A; Adily A; Schofield P; Greenberg D; Wand H; Nenadic G; Butler T, 'Prevalence of Mental Illnesses in Domestic Violence Police Records: Text Mining Study (Preprint)', , http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/preprints.23725

Awards

Best Student Paper LBM'11

MRC, UK studentship for PhD (2009)

MRC, UK studentship for MSc (2008)