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.  

 

Research Interests

Publications

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2017

Ehsan Maghsoud-Lou; Sean Christie; Samina Raza Abidi; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Protocol-Driven Decision Support within e-Referral Systems to Streamline Patient Consultation, Triaging and Referrals from Primary Care to Specialist Clinics Journal Article

Journal of Medical Systems, 41 (9), pp. 139, 2017, ISSN: 1573-689X.

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Patrice C. Roy; Samina R. Abidi; Syed S.R. Abidi

Possibilistic Activity Recognition with Uncertain Observations to Support Medication Adherence in an Assisted Ambient Living Setting Journal Article

Knowledge-Based Systems, 133 , pp. 156-173, 2017, ISSN: 09507051.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Activity Recognition, Ambient Intelligence, medication adherence

S. Abidi; M. Vallis; H. Piccinini-Vallis; SA. Imran; SSR ABIDI.

A Digital Framework to Support Providers and Patients in Diabetes Related Behavior Modification Inproceedings

Informatics for Health (MIE2017), Manchester, April 24 - April 26, 2017, IOS Press, 2017.

BibTeX | Tags: Behaviour Modelling, Behavioural Change Theory, Diabetes Management

S. Stewart; SSR ABIDI

Leveraging Medical Taxonomies to Improve Knowledge Management within Online Communities of Practice: The Knowledge Maps System Journal Article

Journal of Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 143 , pp. 121-127, 2017.

BibTeX | Tags: Knowledge Management, Online Practice Communities

Enayat Rajabi; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Discovering Central Practitioners in a Medical Discussion Forum Using Semantic Web Analytics Inproceedings

Informatics for Health (MIE2017), Manchester, UK, pp. 486-490, European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) and IOS Press, 2017, ISSN: 1879-8365.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Semantic Web, Semantic Web Analytics, Social Network Analysis

Patrice C. Roy; Samina Raza Abidi; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Monitoring Activities Related to Medication Adherence in Ambient Assisted Living Environments Inproceedings

Randell, Rebecca; Cornet, Ronald; McCowan, Colin; Peek, Niels; Scott, Philip J (Ed.): Informatics for Health: Connected Citizen-Led Wellness and Population Health (MIE 2017), Manchester, UK, April 24th-26th 2017, pp. 28-32, European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) and IOS Press, 2017, ISSN: 1879-8365.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Activity Recognition, Ambient Intelligence, medication adherence

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

Semantics-based Plausible Reasoning to Extend the Knowledge Coverage of Medical Knowledge Bases for Improved Clinical Decision Support Journal Article

Journal of BioData Mining, 10 (7), 2017.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Analogical reasoning, Inductive generalization, Medical knowledge bases, Plausible reasoning, Semantic Web reasoning

2016

Patrice C. Roy; Samina Raza Abidi; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Monitoring Medication Adherence in Smart Environments in the Context of Patient Self-Management: A Knowledge-Driven Approach Book Chapter

Bouchard, Bruno; Bouzouane, Abdenour; Guillet, Sébastien (Ed.): Assistive Technologies in Smart Environments for People with Disabilities, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, 2016, ISBN: 9781498722001.

BibTeX | Tags: Activity Recognition, Self-Management, Smart Homes

Wasif Hasan Baig

A Semantic Web Based Knowledge Management Framework to Model Behaviour Change Constructs for Generation of Personalized Action Plans Masters Thesis

Dalhousie University, 2016.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Behavioural Theory, Chronic Illness, Knowledge Modeling, Ontology Engineering, Patient Empowerment, Personalized Medicine, Self-Management, Semantic Web, Social Cognition Theory

Syed Sibte Raza Abidi, Abhinav Kumar Singh, Sean Christie

Transcription of Case Report Forms from Unstructured Referral Letters: A Semantic Text Analytics Approach Inproceedings

Exploring Complexity in Health: An Interdisciplinary Systems Approach. 26th European Medical Informatics Conference (MIE2016), Munich, pp. 322-326, IOS Press, 2016.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Referral letters, semantic mapping, Unstructured text analysis

Wasif Baig, Samina Abidi, Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

An Ontological Model of Behaviour Theory to Generate Personalized Action Plans to Modify Behaviours Inproceedings

Exploring Complexity in Health: An Interdisciplinary Systems Approach. 26th European Medical Informatics Conference (MIE2016), Munich, pp. 399-403, IOS Press, 2016.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Action Plans, Behaviour Modelling, Information Personalization, Ontology

Samina Raza Abidi, Jafna Cox, Ashraf Abusharekh, Nima Hashemian, Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

A Digital Health System to Assist Family Physicians to Safely Prescribe NOAC Medication Inproceedings

Exploring Complexity in Health: An Interdisciplinary Systems Approach. 26th European Medical Informatics Conference (MIE2016), Munich, pp. 519-523, IOS Press, 2016.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Clinical Decision Support Systems, Clinical Practice Guidelines, Digital Health

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

A Semantic Web-based Approach to Plausible Reasoning for Improving Clinical Knowledge Engineering Conference

IEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, Las Vegas, 2016.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Clinical Decision Support Systems, Plausbile Reasoning, Semantic Web

Nelofar Kureshi; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi; Christian Blouin

A Predictive Model for Personalized Therapeutic Interventions in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer. Journal Article

IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 20 (1), pp. 424-431, 2016, ISSN: 2168-2208.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Cancer, Data Mining, Decision Trees, Health Data Analytics, Personalized Medicine, Prediction Model

Borna Jafarpour; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi; Samina Raza Abidi

Exploiting Semantic Web Technologies to Develop OWL-Based Clinical Practice Guideline Execution Engines Journal Article

IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 20 (1), pp. 388-398, 2016, ISSN: 2168-2194.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Clinical Decision Support Systems, Clinical Practice Guidelines, OWL, Semantic Web

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

SmartRL: A Context-Sensitive, Ontology-Based Rule Language for Assisted Living in Smart Environments Inproceedings

Rule Technologies. Research, Tools, and Applications - 10th International Symposium, RuleML 2016, Stony Brook, NY, USA, July 6-9, 2016. Proceedings, pp. 341–349, 2016.

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2015

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

Multi-Strategy Semantic Web Reasoning for Medical Knowledge Bases Inproceedings

Proceedings of International Workshop on Biomedical Data Mining, Modeling, and Semantic Integration: A Promising Approach to Solving Unmet Medical Needs (BDM2I2015), 2015.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Health Informatics, Knowledge Based Systems, Ontology, Semantic Web

Borna Jafarpour; Samina Raza Abidi; Ahmad Marwan Ahmad; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

INITIATE: An Intelligent Adaptive Alert Environment Inproceedings

MEDINFO 2015: eHealth-enabled Health - Proceedings of the 15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics, Sao Paulo, Brazil, pp. 285–289, IOS Press, 2015, ISBN: 978-1-61499-563-0.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Alert Fatigue, Clinical Decision Support Systems, Knowledge Management

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

A Mobile and Intelligent Patient Diary for Chronic Disease Self-Management Inproceedings

MEDINFO 2015: eHealth-enabled Health - Proceedings of the 15th World Congress on Health and Biomedical Informatics, Sao Paulo, Brazil, pp. 118–122, IOS Press, 2015, ISBN: 978-1-61499-563-0.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Chronic Disease Management, Mobile Health, Patient Diary, Patient Empowerment, Self-Management

Ashraf Abusharekh; Samuel Alan Stewart; Nima Hashemian; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

H-DRIVE: A Big Health Data Analytics Platform for Evidence-Informed Decision Making Inproceedings

IEEE International Congress on Big Data, New York City, NY, USA, pp. 416–423, IEEE Press, 2015, ISBN: 978-1-4673-7278-7.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Clinical Decision Support Systems, Decision Support, Health Informatics, Information Personalization, Knowledge Management, Knowledge Modelling, Ontology

Syed Sibte Raza Abidi; Samina Raza Abidi; Ashraf Abusharekh; Jafna Cox

A Clinical Decision Support Framework to Monitor and Manage Atrial Fibrillation Patients Inproceedings

17th International Symposium on Health Information Management Research, York, UK, 2015.

BibTeX | Tags: Chronic Disease Management, Clinical Decision Support Systems, Clinical Practice Guidelines, Knowledge Management, Mobile Health

Sangwhan Cha; Ashraf Abusharekh; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Towards a 'Big' Health Data Analytics Platform Inproceedings

First IEEE International Conference on Big Data Computing Service and Applications, BigDataService, Redwood City, CA, USA, pp. 233–241, IEEE Press, 2015, ISBN: 978-1-4799-8128-1.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Big Data, Data Mining, Decision Support, Health Data Analytics

2014

William Van Woensel; Newres Al Haider; Patrice C Roy; Ahmad Marwan Ahmad; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

A Comparison of Mobile Rule Engines for Reasoning on Semantic Web Based Health Data Inproceedings

Śl?zak, Dominik; Nguyen, Hung Son; Reformat, Marek; Jr., Eugene Santos (Ed.): 2014 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2014), pp. 126–133, IEEE Computer Society Press, Warsaw, Poland, 2014.

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William Van Woensel; Newres Al Haider; Ahmad Ahmad; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

A Cross-Platform Benchmark Framework for Mobile Semantic Web Reasoning Engines Inproceedings

The Semantic Web - ISWC 2014 - 13th International Semantic Web Conference, Riva del Garda, Italy, October 19-23, 2014. Proceedings, Part I, pp. 389–408, 2014.

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Mei Kuan Wong; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi; Ian D. Jonsen

A Multi-Phase Correlation Search Framework for Mining Non-Taxonomic Relations from Unstructured Text Journal Article

Knowl. Inf. Syst., 38 (3), pp. 641–667, 2014.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Non-Taxonomic Relations, Ontology, Text Mining

Samuel Alan Stewart; Samina Raza Abidi; Louise Parker; Mark Bernstein; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Clinical Guideline-Driven Personalized Self-Management Diary for Paediatric Cancer Survivors Inproceedings

e-Health - For Continuity of Care - Proceedings of MIE2014, the 25th European Medical Informatics Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, August 31 - September 3, 2014, pp. 18–22, 2014.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Chronic Disease Management, Clinical Practice Guidelines, Information Personalization, Patient Diary, Patient Education, Self-Management

Newres Al Haider; Samina Raza Abidi; William Van Woensel; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Integrating Existing Large Scale Medical Laboratory Data into the Semantic Web Framework Inproceedings

2014 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Big Data 2014, Washington, DC, USA, October 27-30, 2014, pp. 1040–1048, 2014.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Health Data Analytics, Health Informatics, Semantic Web

Amina Russell; Samina Raza Abidi; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Shared Decision Making: Using Theories and Technology to Engage the Patient in Their Health Journey Inproceedings

e-Health - For Continuity of Care - Proceedings of MIE2014, the 25th European Medical Informatics Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, August 31 - September 3, 2014, pp. 303–307, 2014.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Behaviour Modelling, Behavioural Theory, Health Informatics, Shared Decision Making

Patrice C Roy; Newres Al Haider; William Van Woensel; Ahmad Marwan Ahmad; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Towards Guideline Compliant Clinical Decision Support System Integration in Smart and Mobile Environments: Formalizing and Using Clinical Guidelines For Diagnosing Sleep Apnea Inproceedings

AAAI Workshop on Artificial Intelligence Applied to Assistive Technologies and Smart Environments (ATSE 2014), AAAI Press, Quebec, Canada, 2014.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Clinical Decision Support Systems, Clinical Practice Guidelines, Health Informatics

Syed Sibte Raza Abidi; Ali Daniyal; Syed Farrukh Mehdi

Web Service Matchmaking Using a Hybrid of Signature and Specification Matching Methods Inproceedings

2014 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conferences on Web Intelligence (WI) and Intelligent Agent Technologies (IAT), Warsaw, Poland, August 11-14, 2014 - Volume I, pp. 266–273, 2014.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Specification Matching, Web Services

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

D-WISE: Diabetes Web-Centric Information and Support Environment: conceptual specification and proposed evaluation. Journal Article

Can J Diabetes, 38 (3), pp. 205-11, 2014, ISSN: 2352-3840.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Behaviour Modelling, Behavioural Theory, Diabetes Management, Health Informatics, Mobile Health, Patient Education

2013

Samuel Alan Stewart; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Linking Like-minded Professionals within an Online Medical Community Based on their Message Content Inproceedings

Abidi, Syed; Bath, Peter (Ed.): 16th Intl. Symp. on Health Information Management Research, Halifax, 2013.

BibTeX | Tags: Knowledge Translation, Social Network Analysis

Borna Jafarpour; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

A Semantic Web Based Ontology Mapping and Instance Transformation Framework Inproceedings

4th Canadian Semantic Web Symposium part of the Semantic Trilogy 2013, Montreal, QC, Canada, July 10th, 2013., pp. 5–11, 2013.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Ontology Mapping, OWL, Semantic Web

Syed Sibte Raza Abidi; Samina Raza Abidi

An Ontology-Driven Personalization Framework for Designing Theory-Driven Self-Management Interventions Inproceedings

Process Support and Knowledge Representation in Health Care - AIME 2013 Joint Workshop, KR4HC 2013/ProHealth 2013, Murcia, Spain, June 1, 2013, Revised Selected Papers, pp. 97–112, 2013.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Behaviour Modelling, Ontology, Patient Education, Self-Management, Semantic Web, Social Cognition Theory

Philip Yeo; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Dataflow Oriented Similarity Matching for Scientific Workflows Inproceedings

2013 IEEE International Symposium on Parallel & Distributed Processing, Workshops and Phd Forum, Cambridge, MA, USA, May 20-24, 2013, pp. 2091–2100, 2013.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Scientific Workflows, Similarity Matching

Borna Jafarpour; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Merging Disease-Specific Clinical Guidelines to Handle Comorbidities in a Clinical Decision Support Setting Inproceedings

14th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, AIME 2013, Murcia, Spain, May 29 - June 1, 2013. Proceedings, pp. 28–32, 2013.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Clinical Decision Support Systems, Clinical Pathways, Comorbidities, Health Informatics, Semantic Web

Samina Raza Abidi; Samuel Alan Stewart; Michael A. Shepherd; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Usability Evaluation of Family Physicians' Interaction with the Comorbidity Ontological Modeling and ExecuTion System (COMET) Inproceedings

MEDINFO 2013 - Proceedings of the 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, 20-13 August 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark, pp. 447–451, 2013.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Clinical Decision Support Systems, Comorbidities, Ontology, Semantic Web, Usability Evaluation

2012

Samuel Alan Stewart; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

An Infobutton For Web 2.0 Clinical Discussions: The Knowledge Linkage Framework Journal Article

IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, 16 (1), pp. 129–135, 2012.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Health Informatics, Info-Button, Knowledge Linkage, Knowledge Translation, Web 2.0

Samina Raza Abidi; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

An Ontological Modeling Approach to Align Institution-Specific Clinical Pathways: Towards Inter-Institution Care Standardization Inproceedings

25th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, June 20-22, 2012, Rome, Italy, pp. 1–4, 2012.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Clinical Workflow, Health Informatics, Knowledge Modelling, Ontology

Nima Hashemian; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Modeling Clinical Workflows Using Business Process Modeling Notation Inproceedings

25th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, June 20-22, 2012, Rome, Italy, pp. 1–4, 2012.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Clinical Decision Support Systems, Clinical Pathways, Health Informatics, Knowledge Management, Ontology

Samina Raza Abidi; Jafna Cox; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi; Michael A. Shepherd

Using OWL Ontologies for Clinical Guidelines Based Comorbid Decision Support Inproceedings

45th Hawaii International International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS-45 2012), Proceedings, 4-7 January 2012, Grand Wailea, Maui, HI, USA, pp. 3030–3038, 2012.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Clinical Decision Support Systems, Clinical Practice Guidelines, Comorbidities, OWL

Samuel Alan Stewart; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Applying Social Network Analysis to Understand the Knowledge Sharing Behaviour of Practitioners in a Clinical Online Discussion Forum. Journal Article

Journal of Medical Internet Research, 14 (6), pp. e170, 2012, ISSN: 1438-8871.

Abstract | BibTeX | Tags: Experiential Knowledge, Knowledge Sharing, Knowledge Translation, Physician-Patient Relations, Social Network Analysis

2011

Ashraf Mohammed Iqbal; Michael A. Shepherd; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

An Ontology-Based Electronic Medical Record for Chronic Disease Management Inproceedings

44th Hawaii International International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS-44 2011), Proceedings, 4-7 January 2011, Koloa, Kauai, HI, USA, pp. 1–10, 2011.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Chronic Disease Management, Electronic Medical Record, Ontology, OWL

Sajjad Hussain; Jos De Roo; Ali Daniyal; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Detecting and Resolving Inconsistencies in Ontologies Using Contradiction Derivations Inproceedings

35th Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference, Munich, Germany, 18-22 July 2011, pp. 556–561, 2011.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Knowledge Management, Ontology, Semantic Web

Borna Jafarpour; Samina Raza Abidi; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Exploiting OWL Reasoning Services to Execute Ontologically-Modeled Clinical Practice Guidelines Inproceedings

13th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, AIME 2011, Bled, Slovenia, July 2-6, 2011. , pp. 307–311, 2011.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Clinical Practice Guidelines, Decision Support Systems, Knowledge Execution, Ontology, OWL Reasoning

Mei Kuan Wong; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi; Ian D. Jonsen

Mining Non-taxonomic Concept Pairs from Unstructured Text - A Concept Correlation Search Framework Inproceedings

WEBIST 2011, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, 6-9 May, 2011, pp. 707–716, 2011.

BibTeX | Tags: Knowledge Based Systems, Text Mining

Samuel Alan Stewart; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Understanding Medicine 2.0 - Social Network Analysis and the VECoN System Inproceedings

Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics, Rome, Italy, 26-29 January, 2011, pp. 70–79, 2011.

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2010

Ali Daniyal; Samina Raza Abidi; Ashraf Abusharekh; Mei Kuan Wong; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

A Knowledge-centric e-Research Platform for Marine Life and Oceanographic Research Inproceedings

International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing, Valencia, Spain, October 25-28, 2010, pp. 363–366, 2010.

BibTeX | Tags: Data Mining, E-Science, Knowledge Management, Oceanography

Syed Sibte Raza Abidi; Ashraf Abusharek; Ali Daniyal; Mei Kuan; Farrukh Mehdi; Samina Raza Abidi; Faisal Abbas; Philip Yeo; Farhan Jamal; Reza Fathzadeh

A Service Oriented E-Research Platform for Ocean Knowledge Management Inproceedings

6th World Congress on Services, SERVICES 2010, Miami, Florida, USA, July 5-10, 2010, pp. 32–39, 2010.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: E-Science, Knowledge Management, Oceanography, Ontology, Services Oriented Architecture

Ali Daniyal; Syed Sibte Raza Abidi

Semantic Web-based modeling of Clinical Pathways using the UML Activity Diagrams and OWL-S Inproceedings

Knowledge Representation for Health-Care. Data, Processes and Guidelines, pp. 88-99, Springer, 2010.

BibTeX | Tags: Clinical Pathways, Knowledge Modeling, OWL-S, Semantic Web, UML

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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.