Mustafa Kemal Sonmez, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Center for Spoken Language Understanding, School of Medicine
  • Senior Staff Scientist, CEDAR, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, School of Medicine
  • Biomedical Informatics Graduate Program, School of Medicine
  • Computer Science and Engineering Graduate Program, School of Medicine


Dr. Kemal Sonmez coordinates computational/machine learning approaches at CEDAR and focuses on how building models on large datasets of patient records, public health studies, imaging, genomics, and cancer biology can inform risk prediction for early detection of cancer at population scales. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland and has done postdoctoral work in computational biology at Brown University. Kemal was a senior research engineer at SRI International (former Stanford Research Institute) before he joined OHSU as an associate professor.



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