Alexander L. Hayes • Ph.D. Student

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Alexander L. Hayes is a Health Informatics Ph.D. Student at Indiana University Bloomington. His interests are in statistical relational artificial intelligence (STARAI), machine learning, software engineering, open source software; and their applications toward solving real-world health informatics problems. He holds a B.S. Computer Science from Indiana University and continues to collaborate with and his colleagues from the at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Alexander is currently working in secondary analysis the nuMoM2b (new-mom-2-be) data set, where one aim is to determine early warning signs for gestational diabetes. Additional information about this project is included in the nuMoM2b preprocessing documentation.


Recent Publications


  • "A Probabilistic Approach to Extract Qualitative Knowledge for Early Prediction of Gestational Diabetes" was accepted at AIME 2021
  • srlearn: A Python Library for Gradient-Boosted Statistical Relational Models was accepted at the Ninth International Workshop on Statistical Relational AI
  • 2019-06-14: I am attending International Conference of Machine Learning (ICML) in Long Beach, California.
  • Spring 2019: I am transferring to work as a Research Assistant with the Proactive Health Informatics (ProHealth) Department within the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering (SICE) at Indiana University, Bloomington.
  • Fall 2018: I will be a Teaching Assistant for Automata Theory (CS 4384.001)

Recent blog posts

Jekyll Blogging on Chromebooks

This site can't be reached? refused to connect? How does Jekyll development on Chromebook differ from developing on other systems?

How Hot is the IU School of Informatics?

We rarely notice that we live inside an invisible layer of liquid heat. This describes how I glimpsed into the heat distribution of the IU Informatics Building.