Computer Science & Engineering

Bourns Hall, A159-D(509) 301-2153paea.lependu@ucr.edu

UCR is partnering with the County of Riverside to create a Think Tank that will tackle issues of homelessness and aging.

UCR is partnering with the Riverside Unified School District to develop a new RUSD Data Science Academy for high school students. We meet one Saturday per month.

An Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of California, Riverside, Dr. Paea LePendu studies applications of Biomedical Informatics. Editors at Nature have said that his work "advances the state of the art in pharmacovigilance."

Two notable publications you might take a look at include:

You can also find out more about my work on LinkedIn or Google Scholar.

Biomedical Informatics

Electronic Health Records, Medical Lexicons, Pharmacovigilance and Population Health

Artificial Intelligence

Natural Language Processing, Automated Reasoning, Machine Learning and Data Mining


Structured & Unstructured Data, Large-scale Knowledge-based Search and Retrieval

Dr. LePendu’s research over the past eight years has focused on the health and well-being of people through the large-scale analysis of electronic medical data, making significant contributions in pharmacovigilance and electronic phenotyping. Recently, Dr. LePendu has shifted focus slightly toward the fusion of social and environmental data with the patient record, the social determinants of health. His recent work on the integration of health and criminal justice data, for example, has informed public policy for the severely mentally ill within the Maricopa County (AZ) justice system. His current area of interest focuses on health and homelessness, an issue that is also highly associated with frequent emergency room visits and hospital readmissions and places significant burden on our national health system.

For more information or to join this exciting project, please contact Dr. LePendu. PiLabs is currently recruiting for undergraduate data scientists who are excited to do good.

Computer Science & Engineering

Bourns Hall, A159-D

(509) 301-2153