Welcome to NICHE Research Group

The NICHE (kNowledge Intensive Computing for Healthcare Ecosystems) Research Group conducts interdisciplinary research investigations in the areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Digital Health/Health Informatics. Our research program is titled Artificial Intelligence for Healthcare.

Our AI research investigates knowledge-driven and data-driven methods, with particular focus in machine learning, explainable AI, knowledge discovery, semantic web, ontologies, knowledge graphs and knowledge management. Our AI research is targeting clinical decision support, chronic disease management, outcome/survival analysis, patient stratification, personalized healthcare, intelligent assistive living, population health, patient empowerment, and health system use optimization.

Our Digital Health research targets the translation of our scientific AI research in terms of innovative and pragmatic point-of-care and point-of-need digital health systems/services to impact healthcare delivery and health outcomes at the public, patient, practitioner and health system levels.

The NICHE group provides a unique research environment whereby researchers and students from computer science, health informatics, health sciences, and medicine work in a collaborative environment to investigate, develop and evaluate AI methods and digital health solutions. The NICHE group collaborates with a range of medical specialties to develop customized solutions using state-of-the-art AI methods and digital health technologies.

The NICHE group has a wide range of expertise and experience in developing and implementing AI-driven digital health solutions. The NICHE group’s research projects are funded by NSERC, CIHR, NFRF, IDRC, CFI, MITACS, CANARIE, NSHRF, NS Health, Agha Khan Foundation and multiple industry partners.

The NICHE group welcomes new collaborators, new ideas and new research projects, so feel free to contact Dr. Syed Sibte Raza Abidi ssrabidi@dal.ca or niche@cs.dal.ca

NICHE Research Group
Faculty of Computer Science
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS