William Van Woensel

About Me

I am currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the NICHE Research Group at Dalhousie University. Previously, I was a teaching assistant for 6 years at the WISE Research Lab at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. I finished my PhD dissertation, titled “Mobile, client-side context-provisioning via the integrated querying of online semantic web data”, to obtain the degree of Doctor in Sciences in 2013.

Research Interests

My research interests lie at the crossroads of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KRR), Machine Learning and Mobile Computing applied to Health Informatics. In particular, this includes expressive rule-and ontology-based reasoning applied to clinical decision support; with a focus on how these approaches can benefit from mobile deployment.

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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 Conference

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

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


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