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Department of Computer Science Colloquium
2013 Series

Medical Big Data: Medical Data Mining and Innovative Applications

Prof. Yanchun Zhang
Director, Centre for Applied Informatics
Victoria University

Date: August 15, 2013 (Thursday)
Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Venue: SCT909, Cha Chi Ming Science Tower, Ho Sin Hang Campus

With the advancement of database systems, and networking and sensor technologies, a huge volume of health data and valuable medical knowledge have been electronically available, accessible and processible, especially over the virtual cyberspace - the Web, even from a remote corner in the world. Nowadays the wide deployment of Hospital Information Management Systems (HIMS) and Web based clinical or medical systems, for example, the Medical Director, a generic GP clinical system, have made it possible to record, disseminate and implement the health information and clinical practices easily and globally. Health care and medical service is becoming more data-intensive and evidence-based since electronic health records are used to track individuals' and communities' health information (particularly changes). These substantially motivate and advance the emergence and the progress of data-centric health data and knowledge management research and practice, for example, Health Informatics.

Yanchun Zhang is a full Professor of Computer Science and Director of Centre for Applied Informatics at Victoria University. Dr. Zhang obtained a PhD degree in Computer Science from The University of Queensland in 1991. His research interests include databases, cooperative transactions management, web information systems, web mining, web services and e-health. He has published over 220 research papers in international journals and conference proceedings including top journals such as ACM Transactions on Computer and Human Interaction (TOCHI), IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), and a dozen of books and journal special issues in the related areas. Dr. Zhang is a founding editor and editor-in-chief of World Wide Web Journal (Springer) and Health Information Science and Systems Journal (BioMed Central), and also the founding editor of Web Information Systems Engineering Book Series and Health Information Science Book Series. He is the Chairman of the International Web information Systems Engineering Society (WISE). He was a member of Australian Research Council's College of Experts (2008-2010), and is one of the National "Thousand Talents Program" Experts in China (2010--).

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