AI and health informatics take center stage at Informatics Day 2024

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ATLANTA — Mercer University’s College of Professional Advancement (COPA) will host its sixth annual Informatics Day on April 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Mercer’s Atlanta campus in the Administration and Conference Center, Room 190. This year’s theme is Artificial Intelligence and Health Informatics.

Dr. Awatef A. Ben Ramadan

“This event has been an excellent place for us as organizers and faculty to bring well-respected professionals in informatics specialties like AI, data science, information technology, web development, health informatics and cybersecurity, to give professional presentations to our prospective and current informatics students and let them know more about the promises and opportunities that are waiting for them after graduation,” said Dr. Awatef A. Ben Ramadan, assistant professor of health informatics and the event organizer. 

“The audience can network with professional speakers who could connect them directly with the industry for internships or job vacancies,” she said. 

Presented by COPA’s Department of Informatics and Mathematics, organizers say Informatics Day is designed to engage students with professionals in the field and to promote the College’s technology-related programs. 

Dr. Feng Liu

“Our department has a tradition of serving the community. We believe technology should serve the community and help the community become a better place to live,” said Dr. Feng Liu, professor of informatics and chair of the informatics and mathematics department. 

Dr. Ramadan said the presentation sessions will expand the students’ perspectives of the informatics field and its related job titles. 

This year’s event features:

  • A Cybersecurity Specialist/ Business Information Security Officer
  • A Robotic Software Engineer
  • An FBI Agent
  • Three outstanding Mercer informatics alumni (IT specialist, IT analyst, and Epic application coordinator)
  • Representatives from the Mercer Center for Career and Professional Development and the graduate and undergraduate admission offices

The free event is open to Mercer faculty and current and prospective Mercer University students. For more information, please contact benramadan_aa@mercer.edu.