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Patty Kostkova
City eHealth Research Centre, City University London, UK

Patty Kostkova

Biography

Dr. Patty Kostkova is a Senior Research Fellow and the head of City eHealth Research Centre (CeRC) at City University, London, UK. She has built CeRC into a thriving multidisciplinary research centre collaborating with international partners including ECDC, WHO on projects funded by DG SANCO, Department of Health UK, EC FP6.

In the recent years, she was appointed a consultant at WHO, ECDC and Foundation Merieux; the Scientific and the General Chair of the eHealth 2009 congress, the Scientific Co-Chair of ehealth 2010 and the Chair of the DeSE 2010 e-health Track.

Regular invited and keynote speaker at prestigious institutions and international conferences, Patty recently gave a talk the Epidemic Intelligence Experts meeting, ECDC (2010), and keynote talks at the HCSNet Workshop on Social Technology Applications for Health and Medicine, Melbourne, Australia (2009) and the Personalization for ehealth Workshop, AIME, Verona, Italy (2009). In addition, she is an Advisory Board member on the ECDC Knowledge Management Working Group and the NHS National Knowledge Service TB Pilot project.

Patty published over 70 technical papers, book chapter and edited a number of journals including the "ICST Transactions on ehealth". Her research was covered by international media including the BBC, AFP, the Vancouver Sun, the Malaysian Insider and other.




Muttukrishnan Rajarajan
Mobile Networks Research Centre, City University, London, UK

Muttukrishnan Rajarajan

Biography

Dr M Rajarajan is the assistant dean for E-Learning at City University London. He has been actively pursuing research in the area of security and privacy in pervasive healthcare and leads the mobile networks research group at City University London. Prior to joining City University London he has worked for Logica UK for several years as IT consultant. He is also the chief technology officer of ElaraMed and Goquo limited. He is on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Electronic Healthcare and International Journal of Software Architectures. He is a senior member of IEEE USA and the Business Chair for the ICST's Science for Innovation and Business/Technology Council. He is also a member of the organizing committee of the ICST Pervasive Health and ehealth conference series. His group's scientific innovation in next generation mobile authentication protocol is well received within the academic and industrial community.




Martin Szomszor
City eHealth Research Centre, City University, London, UK

Martin Szomszor

Biography

Dr. Martin Szomszor is a Research Fellow and Acting Deputy at the City eHealth Research Centre, London. He has a BSc and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Southampton, writing his Doctoral Thesis on Dynamic Discovery, Creation, and Invocation of Type Adaptors for Web Service Workflow Harmonisation. Martin is senior expert with 7 years research experience in social network analysis, trend detection, semantic web infrastructures, data mining, user profiling, and recommendation systems. Recently, he has been working with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) to develop and online training manual and web community for intervention epidemiologists (http://www.femwiki.com), as well as evaluating the potential of social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, for early warning detection, epidemic intelligence, and monitoring of public perceptions.




Harini Kulatunga
Logica Healthcare Consulting, UK

Harini Kulatunga

Biography

Dr. Harini Kulatunga is a Solutions Architect with Logica. Her experience spans System Design, Business Development and Project Management. She is a member of Logica Innovation Team involved in working closely with industry partners and academic institutions in promoting Logica Sustainability, Future IT and Cloud initiatives.

Harini was a post-doctoral researcher in Computer Science at Imperial College London specialising in performance modelling of computer and communication networks. She did her doctoral thesis in identification and modelling of real-time adaptive systems from Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering at University of Sheffield, UK."




Femida Gwadry-Sridhar
The Research Institute of London Health Sciences Centre, University of Western Ontario, Canada

Femida Gwadry-Sridhar

Biography

Dr. Femida Gwadry-Sridhar is Director of Health Informatics at the Lawson Health Research Institute. She is a pharmacist, epidemiologist and methodologist with over 15 years of experience in clinical trials and disease registries. Her research is in the area of medication compliance, development of conceptual frameworks for understanding causal inferences in disease outcomes and processes to understand knowledge translation.

Dr. Gwadry-Sridhar holds a number of peer-reviewed grants from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario (Canada) and from CIHR to evaluate knowledge translation. In 2006, she was awarded a five-year CIHR New Investigator Award in Knowledge Translation (2006-2011). Through the CIHR funded trial, Dr. Gwadry-Sridhar and her colleagues at The University of Western Ontario, intensivists in the Critical Care Research Network (CCR-Net), and cardiologists in London and Hamilton are using novel business methodologies to determine systems and process differences within institutions that lead to disparities in outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarcts across Ontario ICUs.

As Chair of the "Determinants of Compliance" working group at the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), Dr. Gwadry-Sridhar is leading new methodologic inquiry into the areas of pharmacoeconomics and health outcomes research. She is also a core member of the Analyses Standards Group on compliance research at ISPOR. This group has developed methodologies to conduct and analyze retrospective and prospective compliance research.




Laszlo Balkanyi
ECDC, Stockholm, Sweeden

Laszlo Balkanyi

Biography

Laszlo is currently the knowledge manager of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). He has medical background, starting his carrier in the clinical field of internal medicine, and later specialising in gastroenterology. His interests then turned to research and teaching in medical knowledge engineering, as well as designing and building large scale health information systems. He completed his Ph.D. under the supervision of professor Ab Bakker, in Leiden. He was secretary, and later chair, of the Hungarian Medical Informatics Association (MEIT). He has done consulting for international organisations such as the World Bank, WHO and various EU bodies. Most of these projects were about national level health information system design and implementation. He was also active in the field of health informatics standardisation, in CEN TC 251.




Ed de Quincey
Universit of Greenwich, London, UK

Ed de Quincey

Biography

Ed has worked in the area of online human behaviour for 7 years, looking into the usability and impact of websites as well as uses of the information that they collect. This has recently included an investigation into the potential of Twitter to detect disease outbreaks such as Swine Flu. By collecting messages on Twitter that contained the word "flu" he and colleagues at the City eHealth Research Centre were able to demonstrate the potential that social networking sites have in monitoring epidemics. He is using a similar approach to study the impact of the 2012 Olympic Games as well as investigating the use of other Web 2.0 tools such as Social Bookmarking to support e-Learning. Ed has previously worked as a Researcher at City University, London and is a visiting researcher at the Knowledge Modelling Research Group in the School of Computing and Mathematics at Keele University.




Gayo Diallo
LESIM/ISPED, University of Bordeaux 2, France

Gayo Diallo

Biography

Dr Gayo Diallo is an Associate Professor at Bordeaux 2 University, France, within the Department of Public Health, Epidemiology and Development (ISPED) where he is member of the Epidemiology, Statistics and Medical Informatics (LESIM) research group. Prior to taking this position, he was a researcher at the Laboratory of Applied Computer Science, Futuroscope-Poitiers, France, and a Research Assistant at CERC (City eHealth Research Center), City Uiversity of London, UK, contributing to the Sealife Eu-funded project.

He is actively pursuing his research in the areas of the Semantic Web technologies and Ontologies, Medical Knowledge Representation and Reasoning and DB&IR integration. His research work is mainly applied to the medical domain and is currently involved in several Eu-funded projects under the FP7 framework including EU-ADR. He published over 25 research papers including book chapters, journal articles and international conferences papers.

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