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Department of Computer Science Colloquium
2010 Series

Intelligent Patient Monitoring with Disease Early Detection Using Data Mining Techniques

Prof. Vincent S. Tseng
Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering
Institute of Medical Informatics
National Cheng Kung University

Date: December 21, 2010 (Tuesday)
Time: 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Venue: SCT716, Cha Chi Ming Science Tower, Ho Sin Hang Campus

Patient monitoring is an important topic in healthcare with the aim to provide continuous care for patients. In this talk, I will introduce an intelligent patient monitoring system for chronic diseases like asthma by utilizing data mining and telecare techniques. The main features of this system are: First, the vital signs of patients are captured and transmitted to the medical centers via wireless networks for providing ubiquitous monitoring. Second, a prediction model is constructed by using data mining techniques to analyze an integrated database, which include the patient’s profile, electronic medical records as well as the environmental data that reflects the main indicators of environmental quality. The built prediction model is then used to calculate the probability of disease outbreak in real-time based on the corresponding conditions of patients and the environments. Once a high risk event is foreseen, an alarm is triggered to inform the patients and doctors automatically through mobile networks for providing early detection and ubiquitous care. Third, an intelligent agent, which utilizes the prediction model and medical knowledge bases, is deployed for providing patients with interactive telecare based on his/her condition. Through empirical evaluations on real environments, the proposed system was shown to be very effective and promising in intelligent telecare towards preventive medicine.

Vincent S. Tseng is a professor at Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan, R.O.C.. Before this, he was a postdoctoral research fellow in Computer Science Division of University of California at Berkeley, U.S.A during January 1998 and July 1999. He has acted as the director for Institute of Medical Informatics of NCKU since August 2008. During February 2004 and July 2007, he had also served as the director for Informatics Center in National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Taiwan. Dr. Tseng received his Ph.D. degree from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, R.O.C., in 1997, majored in computer science. Dr. Tseng has a wide variety of research interests covering data mining, biomedical informatics, multimedia databases, mobile and Web technologies. He has published more than 200 research papers in referred journals and international conferences. He has also held (or filed) more than 15 patents in USA and R.O.C. Dr. Tseng is on the editorial board of Journal of Information Science and Engineering, International Journal of Data Mining and Bioinformatics and Taiwan Medical Informatics Journal. He served as board member for various societies like Taiwanese Association for Artificial Intelligence, Taiwan Bioinformatics Society and Taiwan HL-7 Society. He has also served as chairs/program committee members for a number of premier international conferences related to data mining, biomedical informatics and databases.

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