Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

About Me

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I am a professor at the Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University, Canada. I am also the Director of the health informatics graduate program.

I lead the NICHE (kNowledge Intensive Computing for Healthcare Enterprises) research group. My research interest span across three areas: (1) Health Informatics, (2) Knowledge Management, and (3) Health Data Analytics.

My research projects have been funded by both government agencies, organizations and industry, such as CANARIE, National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canadian Foundation of Innovation (CFI), Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR), Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF), Green Shield Foundation Canada and Agfa Healthcare Canada.I teach specialized topics in health informatics such as healthcare knowledge management and healthcare data mining.  

 

Publications

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2022

William Van Woensel; Samina Abidi; Karthik Tennankore; George Worthen; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Explainable Decision Support using Task Network Models in Notation3: Computerizing Lipid Management Clinical Guidelines as Interactive Task Networks Inproceedings

In: 20th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME 2022), June 14-17, 2022, Halifax, Springer, 2022.

BibTeX | Tags: Clinical Decision Support Systems, Clinical guidelines, Notation3, Semantic Web reasoning, Task Network Models

William Van Woensel; Samina Abidi; Karthik Tennankore; George Worthen; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Clinical Guidelines as Executable and Interactive Workflows with FHIR-Compliant Health Data Input using GLEAN Inproceedings

In: 20th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME 2022): Demo Track, June 14-17, Halifax, 2022, Springer, 2022.

BibTeX | Tags: Clinical Decision Support Systems, Clinical guidelines, Notation3, Semantic Web reasoning, Task Network Models

William Van Woensel; Floriano Scioscia; Giuseppe Loseto; Oshani Seneviratne; Evan Patton; Samina Abidi; Lalana Kagal

Explainable Clinical Decision Support: Towards Patient-Facing Explanations for Education and Long-term Behavior Change Inproceedings

In: 20th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME 2022): Demo Track, June 14-17, Halifax, 2022, Springer, 2022.

BibTeX | Tags: Explainability, Semantic Web reasoning

Ali Daowd; Samina Abidi; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Knowledge Graph Completion Method Applied to Literature-Based Discovery for Predicting Missing Links Targeting Cancer Drug Repurposing Inproceedings

In: 20th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME 2022), June 14-17, 2022, Halifax, Springer, 2022.

BibTeX | Tags: Knowledge Graphs, Link Prediction, Literature-Based Discovery

Jaber Rad; Karthik Tennankore; Amanda Vinson; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Extracting Surrogate Decision Trees from Black-box Models to Explain the Temporal Importance of Clinical Features in Predicting Kidney Graft Survival Inproceedings

In: 20th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME 2022), June 14-17, 2022, Halifax, Springer, 2022.

BibTeX | Tags: Explainability, Kidney Disease, Machine Learning

Kathryn Young-Shand; Patrice C. Roy; Michael Dunbar; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi; J. Wilson

Assessing Knee Osteoarthritis Severity and Biomechanical Changes After Total Knee Arthroplasty Using Self-Organizing Maps Inproceedings

In: 20th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME 2022), June 14-17, 2022, Halifax, Springer, 2022.

BibTeX | Tags: Self-Organizing Maps, Total knee arthroplasty

William Van Woensel; Brett Taylor; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Towards an Adaptive Clinical Transcription System for In-Situ Transcribing of Patient Encounter Information Inproceedings

In: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, pp. 158–162, 2022, ISSN: 1879-8365.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Dictaphone, Machine Learning

S. Majouni; JC. Kim; E. Sweeny; E. Keltie; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Applying Machine Learning to Arsenic Species and Metallomics Profiles of Toenails to Evaluate Associations of Environmental Arsenic with Incident Cancer Cases Inproceedings

In: International Conference on Medical Informatics in Europe (MIE2022), May 26-30, 2022, Nice, France, Springer, 2022.

BibTeX | Tags: Environmental Arsenic, Incident Cancer Cases, Machine Learning

Kathryn L. Young-Shand; Patrice C. Roy; Michael J. Dunbar; Syed S. R. Abidi; Janie L. Astephen Wilson

Gait biomechanics phenotypes among total knee arthroplasty candidates by machine learning cluster analysis Journal Article

In: Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 2022.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: gait analysis, knee biomechanics, Machine Learning, phenotypes, Total knee arthroplasty

Benjamin Rose-Davis; William Van Woensel; Samina Raza Abidi; Elizabeth Stringer; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Semantic Knowledge Modeling and Evaluation of Argument Theory to Develop Dialogue based Patient Education Systems for Chronic Disease Self-Management Journal Article

In: International Journal of Medical Informatics, 2022.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Argument Theory, Knowledge Graphs, Patient Education, Semantic Web

2021

William Van Woensel; Samina Abidi; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Towards Model-Driven Semantic Interfaces for Electronic Health Records on Multiple Platforms Using Notation3 Inproceedings

In: 4th International Workshop on Semantic Web Meets Health Data Management (SWH’21) co-located with 20th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC’21), 2021.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Electronic Medical Record, Model-driven Engineering, Semantic Web

Syed Asil Ali Naqvi; Karthik Tennankore; Amanda Vinson; Patrice C Roy; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Predicting Kidney Graft Survival Using Machine Learning Methods: Prediction Model Development and Feature Significance Analysis Study Journal Article

In: Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23 (8), pp. e26843, 2021, ISSN: 1438-8871.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: dimensionality reduction, feature sensitivity analysis, survival prediction

William Van Woensel; Manal Elnenaei; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi; David B Clarke; Syed Ali Imran

Staged Reflexive Artificial Intelligence Driven Testing Algorithms for Early Diagnosis of Pituitary Disorders Journal Article

In: Clinical Biochemistry, 2021.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Clinical Decision Support Systems, Health Informatics, Reflex Protocols

Ali Daowd; Michael Barrett; Samina Abidi; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

A Framework To Build A Causal Knowledge Graph for Chronic Diseases and Cancers By Discovering Semantic Associations from Biomedical Literature Inproceedings

In: 2021 IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics (ICHI), Victoria, BC, Canada, IEEE, 2021, ISBN: 978-1-6654-0132-6.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Causal relations, Chronic Illness, Knowledge Graphs

William Van Woensel; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi; Samina Raza Abidi

Decision support for comorbid conditions via execution-time integration of clinical guidelines using transaction-based semantics and temporal planning Journal Article

In: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, 118 , pp. 102127, 2021, ISSN: 0933-3657.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Clinical guidelines, Comorbidity, Decision Support Systems

William Van Woensel; Manal Elnenaei; Syed Ali Imran; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Semantic Web Framework to Computerize Staged Reflex Testing Protocols to Mitigate Underutilization of Pathology Tests for Diagnosing Pituitary Disorders Inproceedings

In: International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME), 2021.

BibTeX | Tags: Clinical Decision Support Systems, Reflex Protocols, Semantic Web

Syed Asil Ali Naqvi; Karthik Tennankore; Amanda Vinson; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Analyzing Association Rules for Graft Failure Following Deceased and Live Donor Kidney Transplantation Inproceedings

In: 31st Medical Informatics Europe (MIE2021), 2021.

BibTeX | Tags: Association Rules, Machine Learning

Jaber Rad; Jason Quinn; Calvino Cheng; Robert Liwski; Samina Raza Abidi; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Using Interactive Visual Analytics to Optimize in Real-Time Blood Products Inventory at a Blood Bank Inproceedings

In: 31st Medical Informatics Europe (MIE2021), 2021.

BibTeX | Tags: Blood Inventory Management, Clinical Decision Support Systems, Visual analytics

Ali Daowd; Michael Barrett; Samina Raza Abidi; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Building a Knowledge Graph Representing Causal Associations between Risk Factors and Incidence of Breast Cancer Inproceedings

In: 31st Medical Informatics Europe (MIE2021), 2021.

BibTeX | Tags: Knowledge Graphs, Risk Factors

William Van Woensel; Chad Armstrong; Malavan Rajaratnam; Vaibhav Gupta; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Using Knowledge Graphs to Plausibly Infer Missing Associations in EMR Data Inproceedings

In: 31st Medical Informatics Europe (MIE2021), pp. 417-421, 2021.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Clinical Decision Support Systems, Knowledge Graphs, Plausible reasoning, Semantic Similarity

Aditi Nair; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi; William Van Woensel; Samina Raza Abidi

Ontology-based Personalized Cognitive Behavioural Plans for Patients with Mild Depression Inproceedings

In: 31st Medical Informatics Europe (MIE2021), pp. 729-733, 2021.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Behavioural Change Theory, Ontology Engineering

Michael Barrett; Ali Daowd; Samina Raza Abidi; Syed Sibte Raza

A Knowledge Graph of Mechanistic Associations Between COVID-19, Diabetes Mellitus and Kidney Diseases Inproceedings

In: 31st Medical Informatics Europe (MIE2021), 2021.

BibTeX | Tags: CoVid-19, Knowledge Graphs

2020

Azra Naseem; Kiran Qasim Ali; Audrey Juma; Afroz Sajwani; Basnama Ayaz Khan; Saleem Sayani; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Factors enabling and hindering an eLearning programme for nurses and midwives in Afghanistan Journal Article

In: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in the South, 4 (2), pp. 80, 2020, ISSN: 2523-1154.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: eLearning, Learning technology

William Van Woensel; Samina Abidi; Borna Jafarpour; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

A CIG Integration Framework to Provide Decision Support for Comorbid Conditions using Transaction-based Semantics and Temporal Planning Inproceedings

In: International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME 2020), 2020.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Clinical Decision Support Systems, Clinical Practice Guidelines, Comorbidities, Ontology, Semantic Web

Jaber Rad; Calvino Cheng; Jason G Quinn; Samina Abidi; Robert Liwski; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

An AI-Driven Predictive Modelling Framework to Analyze and Visualize Blood Product Transactional Data for Reducing Blood Products’ Discards Inproceedings

In: International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME 2020), 2020.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Big Data, Blood Inventory Management, Blood product wastage, Data visualization, Machine Learning, Sequence prediction, Visual analytics

William Van Woensel; Patrice C Roy; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi; Samina Raza Abidi

Indoor location identification of patients for directing virtual care: An AI approach using machine learning and knowledge-based methods Journal Article

In: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, 108 , pp. 101931, 2020, ISSN: 0933-3657.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Activities of daily living, Ambient assisted living, Ambient Intelligence, Ambient sensors, Chronic disease self-management, Data fusion, eHealth Platform, Indoor Localization, Machine Learning, Self-Management, Semantic Web, Virtual care

2019

William Van Woensel; Samina Raza Abidi; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Pro-Actively Guiding Patients through ADL via Knowledge-Based and Context-Driven Activity Recognition Inproceedings

In: 17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (MEDINFO'19), Aug 26-30, pp. 863 - 867, IOS Press, Lyon, France, 2019.

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William Van Woensel; Samina Raza Abidi; Borna Jafarpour; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Providing Comorbid Decision Support via the Integration of Clinical Practice Guidelines at Execution-Time by Leveraging Medical Linked Open Datasets Inproceedings

In: 17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (MEDINFO'19), Aug 26-30, pp. 858 - 862, IOS Press, Lyon, France, 2019.

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Raquel da Luz Diaz; Marcela de Oliveira Lima; João G B Alves; William Van Woensel; Asil Naqvi; Zahra Take; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

A Digital Health Platform to Deliver Tailored Early Stimulation Programs for Children With Developmental Delay Inproceedings

In: 17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (MEDINFO'19), Aug 26-30, pp. 571 - 575, IOS Press, Lyon, France, 2019.

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Benjamin Rose-Davis; William Van Woensel; Elizabeth Stringer; Samina Raza Abidi; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Using Artificial Intelligence-Based Argument Theory To Generate Automated Patient Education Dialogues For Families Of Children With Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Inproceedings

In: 17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (MEDINFO'19), Aug 26-30, pp. 1337 - 1341, Lyon, France, 2019.

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Ali Daowd; Syed M Faizan; Samina Raza Abidi; Ashraf Abusharekh; A Shehzad; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Towards Personalized Lifetime Health: A Platform for Early Multimorbid Chronic Disease Risk Assessment and Mitigation Inproceedings

In: 17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (MEDINFO'19), Aug 26-30, pp. 935 - 939, Lyon, France, 2019.

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Syed Sibte Raza Abidi; Jaber Rad; Ashraf Abusharekh; Patrice C. Roy; William Van Woensel; Samina Raza Abidi; Calvino Cheng; Bryan D. Crocker; Manal O. Elnenaei

AI-Driven Pathology Laboratory Utilization Management via Data- and Knowledge-Based Analytics Inproceedings

In: 17th Conf. on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME2019), June 26-29, pp. 241–251, Springer International Publishing, Poznan, Poland, 2019, ISBN: 978-3-030-21642-9.

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Patrice C. Roy; William Van Woensel; Andy Wilcox; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Mobile Indoor Localization with Bluetooth Beacons in a Pediatric Emergency Department Using Clustering, Rule-based Classification and High-level Heuristics Inproceedings

In: 17th Conf. on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME2019), June 26-29, pp. 216–226, Springer International Publishing, Poznan, Poland, 2019, ISBN: 978-3-030-21642-9.

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Kathryn Young-Shand; Patrice C. Roy; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi; Michael Dunbar; Janie Astephen Wilson

Clinical and Biomechanical Cluster Classification Before TKA Impacts Functional Outcome Inproceedings

In: 2nd International Combined Meeting of Orthopaedic Research Societies, June 19-22, 2019, Montreal, Canada, 2019.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Clustering, Total knee arthroplasty

Syed Sibte Raza Abidi; Samina Raza Abidi

Intelligent health data analytics: A convergence of artificial intelligence and big data Journal Article

In: Healthcare Management Forum, 32 (4), pp. 178–182, 2019.

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Kathryn Young-Shand; Patrice C. Roy; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi; Michael Dunbar; Janie Astephen Wilson

Clinical and Biomechanical Cluster Classification Before TKA Impacts Functional Outcome Inproceedings

In: Orthopaedic Research Society Conference (ORS), February 2-5, 2019 Austin, Texas, USA, 2019, (Recipient of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Women’s Health Advisory Board (WHAB) Award).

BibTeX | Tags: Clustering, Total knee arthroplasty

Borna Jafarpour; Samina Raza Abidi; William Van Woensel; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Execution-Time Integration of Clinical Practice Guidelines To Provide Decision Support for Comorbid Conditions Journal Article

In: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, 94 , pp. 117-137, 2019, ISSN: 0933-3657.

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Hani Nabeel Mufti; Gregory Marshal Hirsch; Samina Raza Abidi; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Exploiting Machine Learning Algorithms and Methods for the Prediction of Agitated Delirium After Cardiac Surgery: Models Development and Validation Study Journal Article

In: JMIR Med Inform, 7 (4), pp. e14993, 2019, ISSN: 2291-9694.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: delirium; cardiac surgery; machine learning; predictive modeling

2018

Syed S.R. Abidi; Patrice C. Roy; Muhammad S. Shah; Jin Yu; Sanjun Yan

A data mining framework for glaucoma decision support based on optic nerve image analysis using machine learning methods Journal Article

In: Journal of Healthcare Informatics Research, 2 (4), pp. 370-401, 2018.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Classification, Clustering, Data Mining, Decision Support Systems, Optic Nerve

William Van Woensel; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Benchmarking Semantic Reasoning on Mobile Platforms: Towards Optimization Using OWL2 RL Journal Article

In: Semantic Web Journal, 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Mobile Computing, OWL2 RL, Semantic Web reasoning

Hossein Mohammadhassanzadeh; Samina Abidi; William Van Woensel; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Investigating Plausible Reasoning over Knowledge Graphs for Semantics-based Health Data Analytics Inproceedings

In: Data Exploration in the Web 3.0 Age (DEW) conference track at 27th IEEE International Conference on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE’18), IEEE, Paris, France, 2018.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Plausible reasoning, Query Rewriting, Semantic Analytics, Semantic Web reasoning

William Van Woensel; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Optimizing Semantic Reasoning on Memory-Constrained Platforms using the RETE Algorithm Inproceedings

In: 15th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2018), pp. 682-696, Springer LNCS, Heraklion, Greece, 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Mobile Computing, OWL2 RL, RETE, Semantic Web reasoning

Raquel Dias; K. Guimarães; M. Lima; JG. Alves; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

A Mobile Early Stimulation Program to Support Children With Developmental Delays in Brazil Inproceedings

In: 28th European Medical Informatics Conference (MIE2018), April 24-26, 2018, IOSPress, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Clinical Decision Support Systems, Health Informatics, Patient Education

Ben Rose Davis; E. Stringer; Samina Abidi; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Interactive Dialogue-Based Patient Education for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Using Argument Theory Inproceedings

In: 28th European Medical Informatics Conference (MIE2018), April 24 - 26, IOSPress, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Clinical Decision Support Systems, Health Informatics, Patient Education, Personalized Medicine

Ali Daowd; Samina Abidi; Ashraf Abusharekh; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

A Personalized Risk Stratification Platform for Population Lifetime Healthcare Inproceedings

In: 28th European Medical Informatics Conference (MIE2018), April 24 - 26, IOSPress, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Clinical Decision Support Systems, Health Informatics, Personalized Medicine

Samina Abidi; Michael Vallis; Helena Piccinini-Vallis; Ali Syed Imran; Raza Syed Sibte Abidi

Diabetes-Related Behavior Change Knowledge Transfer to Primary Care Practitioners and Patients: Implementation and Evaluation of a Digital Health Platform Journal Article

In: JMIR Med Inform, 6 (2), pp. e25, 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: clinical decision support system

Jafna L Cox; Ratika Parkash; Syed SR Abidi; Lehana Thabane; Feng Xie; James MacKillop; Samina R Abidi; Antonio Ciaccia; Shurjeel H Choudhri; A Abusharekh; Joanna Nemis-White

Optimizing Primary Care Management of Atrial Fibrillation: The Rationale and Methods of the Integrated Management Program Advancing Community Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (IMPACT-AF) Study Journal Article

In: 201 , pp. 149 - 157, 2018, ISSN: 0002-8703.

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Ali Naserian Mojadam; Najaf Nadeem; Hussein Beydoun; Samina Abidi; Ali Rizvi; Syed Abidi

Preoperative Education System to Assist Patients Undergoing TAVI Surgery: A Digital Health Solution Journal Article

In: Journal of Health & Medical Informatics, 09 , 2018.

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2017

William Van Woensel; Wasif Baig; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi; Samina Abidi

A Semantic Web Framework for Behavioral User Modeling and Action Planning for Personalized Behavior Modification Inproceedings

In: 10th International Conference on Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences, CEUR, Rome, Italy, 2017.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Behaviour Modelling, Behavioural Change Theory, Personalized Medicine

William Van Woensel; Patrice C. Roy; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Achieving Pro-Active Guidance of Patients through ADL via Knowledge-Driven Activity Recognition and Complex Semantic Workflows Inproceedings

In: 10th International Conference on Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences, CEUR, Rome, Italy, 2017.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Activity Recognition, Ambient Intelligence, Semantic Web reasoning

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Supervision

Current Post Doctoral Fellows

  1. William Van Woensel. Investigations in mobile Reasoning Frameworks.
  2. Patrice Roy. Semantic Web based Event Processing for Smart Environments.

Past Post Doctoral Fellows

  1. Borna Jafarpour. Semantic Web for Clinical Decision Support, Feb. 2014 – Dec. 2014.
  2. Sangwhan ChaBig Data Analytics Framework for Health, Jan. 2014 – Nov. 2014.
  3. Newras Al-Haider. Semantic Integration of Heterogeneous Data, April 2013 – Dec. 2014.
  4. Greg Lee. Computerizing Behaviour Modelling to Develop Personalized Interventions, June 2013 – Feb. 2014. (Co-Supervision)
  5. Ashraf Abusharekh. Big Data Management for an E-Science Framework, July 2009 – Dec. 2013.
  6. Jocelyne Fadoul. Investigations in Clinical Pathways, Sept. 2011 – Aug. 2012
  7. Andrew McIntyre. Machine Learning Methods for Analyzing Optic Disc Data for Glaucoma Detection, Jan. 2008 – Dec. 2008.

Current PhD (Computer Science and IDPhD)

  1. Hossein Hassanzadeh. TBD.
  2. Calvino Cheng. Process Mining to Abstract Clinical Pathways from Laboratory Information Data (IDPhD).
  3. Ghdeer Tashkandi. Personalized Patient Education Programs Driven by Computerized Health Models (IDPhD).
  4. Krista Elvidge. A Lifelong Patient Educational Intervention Program: Investigating the Role of Behavioural Models (IDPhD).
  5. Muzammil Bashir Ahmed. A Semantic Web Framework for Personalized Patient Care Planning in Hospital Settings (IDPhD).

Completed Ph.D. Thesis

  1. Borna Jafarpour. Ontology Merging Using Semantically-Defined Merge Criteria And Owl Reasoning Services: Towards Execution-Time Merging Of Multiple Clinical Workflows, Dec. 2013.
  2. Samuel Stewart. Combining Social Network And Semantic Content Analysis To Improve Knowledge Translation In Online Communities Of Practice (IDPhD), Dec. 2013.
  3. Joyline Makani. Knowledge Management in Knowledge Intensive Organizations: An Investigation of Factors Influencing Choices of Knowledge Management Systems (IDPhD), May 2012 (Co-Supervisor).
  4. Syed Sajjad Hussain. K-MORPH: Knowledge Morphing via Reconciliation of Contextualized Sub-ontologies, March 2011.
  5. Cheah Yu-N. A Knowledge Management Info-structure for Knowledge Creation: A Scenario-based Strategy for the Explication and Crystallisation of Tacit Knowledge, Universiti Sains Malaysia, May 2002.

Current Masters Theses (Computer Science & Health Informatics)

  1. Arun Salunke. Topic in Health Data Mining. 
  2. Ahmad Marwan Ahmad. Topic in Knowledge Translation. 
  3. Wasif Baig. Modeling Behaviour Modification Strategies to Derive Patient Educational Interventions, (Co-Supervisor).

Completed Masters Thesis

  1. Swapnil Mahajan. A Generic Framework for Providing Psychosocial Support to Patients through an Online Virtual World, Jan. 2015 (Co-Supervisor).
  2. Hani Mufti. Predictors of Post-operative Neurocognitive Complications in Patients Undergoing Cardiac Operation: A Predictive Analytics Approach, August 2014.
  3. Ehsan Maghsoudlou. Integrating Protocol-Driven Decision Support Within E-Referral System: Supporting Primary Care Practitioners For Spinal Care Consultation And Triaging, April 2014.
  4. Nelofar Kureshi. Personalized Medicine: Development of a Predictive Computational Model for Personalized Therapeutic Interventions, August 2013 (Co-Supervisor).
  5. Ali Haider Zaidi. An OWL Ontology for Modeling HL-7 Compliant Electronic Patient Records for Chronic Disease Management, Dec. 2012.
  6. Shirin Sharif. Characterization of a Longitudinal Care Plan Model For Managing Chronic Diseases: A Care Plan Ontology to Computerize Paper-Based Care Plans, April 2012.
  7. Nima Hashemian. Modelling Clinical Pathways as Business Process Models Using Business Process Modelling Notation, March 2012.
  8. Mostafa Omaish. Ontology-based Knowledge Model for an ACS Management Clinical Guideline: Handling Updates and Institutional Priorities, Dec. 2011.
  9. Syed Farrukh Mehdi. Exploiting Semantics and Syntax for service Specification and Signature Matching: The S5 Web Service Matchmaker, Dec. 2011.
  10. Ashraf Mohammed Iqbal. An Ontology-Based Electronic Medical Record for Chronic Disease Management, Feb. 2011 (Co-Supervisor).
  11. Ryan Druggan. Clinical Knowledge Modelling to Develop E-Clinics for Neuropituary Care, April 2010.
  12. Brett Taylor. Re-Imaging Surveillance in the Context of Emergency Care, August 2009.
  13. Muzammil Bashir Ahmad. Ontology Modelling for Nursing Care Plans and Clinical Practice Guidelines, April 2009.
  14. Shapoor Sheghani. Knowledge Modeling to Develop a Clinical Practice Guideline Ontology: Towards Computerization and Merging of Clinical Practice Guidelines, Sept. 2007.
  15. Katrina Hurley. Practice-Oriented Knowledge Abstraction in Development of an Ontology to Model Clinical Pathways, May 2007.
  16. Philip O’Brien. Semantic Web Approach for Context-Aware Knowledge Sharing, March 2007.
  17. Selana Davis. Personalization of Cardiovascular Risk Management Using Linkages of SCORE and Behaviour Change Readiness to Web-based Education, August 2006.
  18. Aliko Mwakatobe. Information Personalization on the Semantic Web Using Reasoning, August 2006.
  19. Yan Zeng. Pursuing Information Personalization as a Constraint Satisfaction Problem, Dec. 2005.
  20. Zeina Chedrawy. PRECISE: A Hybrid of Item-Based Collaborative Filtering and Case Based Reasoning for Contextual Information Personalization. July 2005.
  21. Sanjun Yan. Using Unsupervised Learning Methods to Sub-classify Optic Disk Damage Images, April 2005.
  22. Xuan Hu. Evaluating Discretization Techniques to Discretize Visual Field Data, April 2005.
  23. Qingshuang Jiang. Discovering Generalized Symbolic Rule from Un-annotated Data: A Hybrid of Rough Sets and Attribute Oriented Induction, April 2005.
  24. Jin Yu. A Hybrid Feature Selection Method Classifying Optic Nerve Images, April 2005.
  25. Brent Jones. Leveraging Clinical Practice Guidelines to Develop Objective User Models for Customizing Healthcare Information to Manage High Cholesterol, Sept. 2004.
  26. Zahid Hasan Zaidi. A Multi-Agent Info-Structure to Provide End-User Data Mining: From Automatic Query Generation to Algorithm Selection to Result Visualization. Universiti Sains Malaysia, August 2004.
  27. Zafar Iqbal Hashmi. An Intelligent Agent Framework for Context-Sensitive Knowledge Retrieval from an Enterprise Memory. Universiti Sains Malaysia, August 2004.
  28. Chong Yong Han. Adaptive Hypermedia and Constraint Satisfaction Programming: Towards Automated Generation of Personalized and Factually Consistent Healthcare Information. Universiti Sains Malaysia, Oct. 2003.
  29. Selvakumar Manickam. Automated Transformation of Generic Electronic-Medical-Records To Specialised Cases: Towards an Internet-Mediated, Multi-Tier Case-Base-Reasoning Info-Structure. Universiti Sains Malaysia, December 2002.
  30. Hoe Kok Meng. Knowledge Discovery from Unannotated Datasets: A Symbolic Rule Extraction Framework Featuring Neural Network Analysis and Rough Set Decision Synthesis. Universiti Sains Malaysia, July 2002.
  31. Wai Han Soo. A CBR Framework for Personalizing Healthcare Information. Universiti Sains Malaysia, August 2002.
  32. Jason Ong Hing Soon. Exploratory Data Mining Using Self-Organising Maps: An Info-Structure for Data Clustering. Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2000.

Current Masters Projects

  1. Perez Whitfield. Development of a Web-based Provincial NOAC Authorization System.

Completed Masters Projects

  1. Hari Gudigundla. Semantic Web Query Engine For Ocean Data, June 2014.
  2. Jagjit Sandhu. Ocean data browser: An Online Tool to Cluster and Analyze Multidimensional Ocean Data, Dec. 2011.
  3. Xin Sheng. Developing Social Networks from On-Line Discussions Between Emergency Care Health Professionals, Dec. 2004.
  4. Winston Ying. A Generic Framework to Incorporate Clinical Practice Guidelines for Information Personalization, Oct. 2004.
  5. Muqueem Lodhi. A Web Services Framework for Document Retrieval, Oct. 2004
  6. Fuhai Li. A Distributed Clinical Information System for Managing Breast Cancer Surgery, July 2004.
  7. Zhenming Hu. A Case-Based Reasoning Framework for Information Personalization, March 2004.
  8. Zhilun Gao. Applying Data Mining and Statistical Techniques to Create a Frailty Index from Geriatrics Data, Dec. 2003.
  9. Zarmina Nadeem. Using Decision Trees to Develop Predictive Models for Improved Product Sales Campaigns, Sept. 2003.
  10. Teh Kia Hock. Data-Mining for Customer Relationship Management (CRM) in an E-Commerce Environment, Universiti Sains Malaysia, May 2001.
  11. Lecthumanwan Balasubramaniam. A Generic Web-Mining Framework for Analysing Web Usage Patterns at Web-Portals, Universiti Sains Malaysia, May 2001.
  12. Chuah JuJu. Prediction and Sensitivity Analysis of General Data Using Neural Networks, Universiti Sains Malaysia, February 2000.
  13. Teh Woan Yong. Trend Analysis and Forecasting of Computer Network Traffic Using Neural Networks, Universiti Sains Malaysia, May 2000.
  14. Thiang Bee Nee. Using Neural Networks for DNA Sequence Analysis: Splice Site Prediction, Universiti Sains Malaysia, May 2000.
  15. Ng Sim Yam. Anatomy Advisor on the World Wide Web, Universiti Sains Malaysia, September 1999.
  16. Lee Gim Hoo. A System for Electronic Health Survey over the World Wide Web, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Sept. 1999.

Brief Bio

Academic Qualifications

  • Ph.D.       University of Surrey, Guildford, UK: 1994
    Specialization:  Computer Sciences (Neural Networks & AI)
  • M.S.           University of Miami, Miami, USA: 1989
    Specialization: Computer Engineering
  • B.Engg.   N.E.D. University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan: 1986
    Specialization: Electronic Engineering

Academic Honours

  • Best paper award at 16th International Symposium on Health Information Management Research (iSHIMR), Halifax, June 2013.
  • Best paper award at 2nd Advances in Health Informatics Conference, Toronto, April 2012.
  • Research Excellence Award, Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University, 2011.
  • Best paper award at 11th International Symposium on Health Information Management Research (iSHIMR), Halifax, July 2006
  • Best paper award at 39th IEEE Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (IT in healthcare track), Hawaii, January 2006.
  • Best paper award at 38th IEEE Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (IT in healthcare track), Hawaii, January 2005.
  • Best paper award at 16th International Congress of the European Federation for Medical Informatics (MIE’2000), Hannover, 2000.
  • VHK International Award for Innovation in Medical Informatics, Hannover, August 2000. The award was adjudged based on my R&D work presented at the International Congress of Medical Informatics in Europe (MIE’2000) in Hannover, Germany.

Employment Record

  • Professor (July 2007 – To date), Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
  • Professor (April 2013 – To date) [Cross-Appointment], Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.
  • Director of Health Informatics (July 2005 – To date), Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.
  • Adjunct Professor (March 2008 – 2012), Multimedia University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Associate Professor (Jan 2002 – June 2007), Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.
  • Associate Professor (May 1999 – Dec 2001), School of Computer Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.
  • Lecturer (Oct. 1995 – April 1999), School of Computer Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.
  • Research Officer (March 1993 – Dec 1994), AI Group, Dept. of Computing Sciences, Univ. of Surrey, Guildford, England.