Terje Bektesevic Holmlund disputerer for ph.d.-graden i Helsevitenskapelige fag og vil offentlig forsvare avhandlingen:
“Modeling remotely collected speech data: Applications for psychiatry”
Kort populærvitenskapelig sammendrag av avhandlingen:
The act of listening to how patients express themselves is one of the most important tools in psychiatry. This thesis investigated how smart devices can aid in this evaluation of verbal behavior outside of traditional laboratory settings. A mobile application presented participants with tasks, such as naming colors that appeared on the screen or retelling stories that were presented verbally via the device. The app was used in two different countries, namely Norway and the USA, with a total of 353 participants. Even outside of a controlled environment, it was possible to obtain high quality voice recordings to perform detailed computational analysis of what words were used and how they were expressed. We also learned important lessons about how to protect the privacy of the people who would like to benefit from speech analysis technology. The research shows that analysis of speech using computers can be a useful addition to the toolkit in psychiatry.
Hovedveileder Professor Brita Elvevåg, Institutt for klinisk medisin, Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet, UiT Norges arktiske universitet
Biveileder professor Bruno Laeng, Psykologisk institutt, Det samfunnsvitenskapelige fakultet, Universitet i Oslo
Associate Professor Cheryl Corcoran, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, USA – 1. opponent
Senior Researcher Maria Faurholt-Jepsen, Psychiatric Center Copenhagen, Denmark – 2. opponent
Professor Gunnar Ellingsen, Institutt for klinisk medisin, Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet, UiT Norges arktiske universitet – leder av komité
Professor Siv Kvernmo, Institutt for klinisk medisin, Det helsevitenskapelige fakultet, UiT Norges arktiske universitet
Prøveforelesning over oppgitt emne holdes kl. 10.15, samme sted:
"The use of eHealth in clinical work with patients with severe mental illness from a clinical point of view. Current status and future directions"