Researchers

The researchers in the HIR team are from various faculties and regions of the wo. Advancements in Health Informatics offer great potential to improve and improve the quality of life for the citizens of Canada. The HIR team is brought together at UOIT to work on challenges that are existing in the Durham Region, and on an international scale alike. The UOIT HIR program will help UOIT demonstrate its leadership and technology leadership in Health Informatics research.

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Andrew Hogue

Andrew Hogue, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Andrew Hogue is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Business and Information Technology in the Game Development and Entrepreneurship programme.

Prior to joining UOIT, Andrew acquired his Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science at York University and obtained his Master’s degree under the supervision of Dr. Michael Jenkin at York. For his M.Sc. Andrew studied novel methods of tracking human motion within CAVE-like virtual environments and helped to build a six-sided fully-enclosed VR stereoscopic display. His Ph.D. dissertation involves work on a collaborative project between McGill, York, and Dalhousie Universities. This project (AQUA) developed autonomous underwater robotic technology for exploration and monitoring of coral reef. Andrew developed the vision sensing algorithms for AQUA enabling the robot to simultaneously estimate its motion while extracting an accurate 3D model of the environment.

Andrew’s current research interests lie in developing computer vision and photogrammetry techniques, focusing on how to automatically generate photorealistic 3D models of environments from video and imagery. The application domains of his research are numerous including robotics, simulation, virtual reality, gaming, and Forensics.

Contact Information:

Office: UB 3056
Phone: 905.721.8668 x 3698
Email: andrew.hogue@uoit.ca

Bernadette Murphy

Bernadette Murphy, DC, PhD.
Professor

Dr. Bernadette Murphy completed an undergraduate degree in Life Sciences at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario in 1985 and then completed her four-year Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, Ontario in 1989. Upon graduating, Dr. Murphy travelled to Auckland, New Zealand where she completed her Master of Science (MSc) (First Class Honours) and PhD in Physiology from the University of Auckland. While completing her graduate studies, Dr. Murphy was the director of research at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic.

In 1999, she accepted a lectureship in the Department of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Auckland. She maintained a small clinical practice in addition to her academic work in the 18 years she spent in New Zealand and that experience informs both her research and teaching.

In 2004, she established a MSc in Exercise Rehabilitation at the University of Auckland. This involved setting up a clinic where monitored and supervised exercise could be undertaken and liaising with relevant government agencies in New Zealand to obtain recognition of the program and its graduates. Dr. Murphy established a program aimed to use an evidence-based approach from the start and she incorporated this approach throughout the post-graduate curriculum. In December 2007, she came to UOIT to establish a Kinesiology stream in the Bachelor of Health Science program.

Contact Information:

Office: Science building, Room 348
T: 905.721.8668 ext. 2778
E: bernadette.murphy@uoit.ca

COURSES

Courses taught (past and present) at the undergraduate level:

•Exercise Prescription and Principles of Fitness;
•Exercise Rehabilitation I;
•Exercise Rehabilitation II;
•Kinesiology I: Anatomy of Human Movement; and
•Kinesiology II: Musculoskeletal Biomechanics.

Courses taught (past and present) at the graduate level:

•Neuroscience in Rehabilitation Kinesiology.

RESEARCH SUMMARY

Research area of specialty:

•Altered neural processing in chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Research background and interests:

The overall theme of Dr. Murphy’s research is understanding how altering afferent input from the spine and limbs affects sensorimotor integration and motor control. She is also interested in understanding how the human central nervous system adapts in conditions such as chronic musculoskeletal pain and depression, and understanding the role of physical interventions in aiding the re-establishment of meaningful neural connections. In order to measure altered neural function in humans, she has acquired skills in a number of non-invasive techniques which can be used to measure changes in neural processing and function in humans. This includes nerve stimulation, somatosensory evoked potential techniques (SEPs) to measure processing of sensory input by the brain, electromyography to measure electrical activity in muscles, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), which is a technique used to investigate the output of the human motor cortex. Recently she has also started to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to measure changes in muscle function and functional MRI to investigate changes in brain function with exercise.

Dr, Murphy’s research plan is to continue to investigate altered sensorimotor integration in response to repetitive activity, using both SEPs and TMS in laboratory based studies. She is also involved in questionnaire development on neck pain incidence in laptop user and clinical studies of the effects of exercise and manipulation on sensorimotor integration in neck pain patients.

Research collaborators:

•Dr. Heidi Haavik from New Zealand and Dr. Natalie Mrachacz-Kersting from Denmark on studies relating to altered neck input and upper limb sensorimotor integration;
•Drs. Andrew Hogue and Bill Kapralos (UOIT Faculty of Business and Information Technology) and partners from the University of Manitoba, University of Toronto and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in developing serious games to: 1) teach safe lifting techniques to professions at high risk of back pain; and 2) develop serious games to train decision making for professions under high levels of cognitive and physiological stress; and
•Multi-disciplinary team from Lakeridge Mental Health, the University of Toronto and Harvard University looking at the mechanisms by which exercise improves brain function.
UOIT graduate student research:

•PhD supervisor for Michael Willams-Bell (2011-in progress). Working title: The Effects of Thermal Stress on Cognitive Decision Making in Firefighters;
•Master of Health Sciences (MHSc) thesis supervisor for Jessica Bossé (2010-in progress). Working title: The Effect of Motor Training on Sensorimotor Integration;
•MHSc thesis supervisor for Julian Daligadu (2010-in progress). Working title: The Role of the Cerebellum in Changes in Corticomotor Output Observed Following Motor Training;
•MHSc thesis co-supervisor for Erin Dancey (2010-in progress). Working title: The Effect of Experimental Pain on Sensorimotor Integration and Cortico-motor Output.
•MHSc thesis co-supervisor for Joanne Gourgouvelis (2010-in progress).Working title: The Role of Exercise in Promoting Hippocampal Activation and Improving Memory;
•MHSc thesis supervisor for Ian Barker (2009 to 2011) – Alterations in Neck Muscle Performance and Proprioception with Fatique, Altered Posture and Recurrent Neck Pain; and
•MHSc thesis supervisor for Diana Gray (2009 to 2011) – Development of Instruments to Assess Physiological and Physical Neck Pain Risk.

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

Recent publications:

•Haavik Taylor,H and Murphy, B.A (2011). Subclinical Neck Pain and the Effects of Cervical Adjustments on Elbow Joint Position Sense. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 34, 88-97;
•Fairhall, S, Magnusson, J, Sharma, S and Murphy, B (2010). Memory Related Dysregulation of Hippocampal Function in Major Depressive Disorder. Biological Psychology, 85(3), 499-503; and
•Kruger, JA, Heap, SA, Murphy, B.A and Dietz, HP (2010). How Best to Measure the Levator Hiatus: Evidence for the Non-Euclidean Nature of the ‘Plane of Minimal Dimensions.’ Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 36(6), 755-8.

Recent conference presentations:

•Murphy, BA, Passmore, S, Bossé, J, Haavik Taylor, H and Lee, T (November 2010). The Effects of Ulnar Nerve Paresthesia on Sensorimotor Integration. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, California. 2010-S-15862-SfN;
•Yielder, P, Daligadu, J, Brown, J and Murphy, B (November 2010). TMS Stimulus Response Recruitment Curve Asymmetry in Left Handed Individuals. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, California. 2010-S-17646-SfN; and
•Goldie, J, McGregor, C and Murphy, B (August 31 to September 4, 2010). Determining Levels of Arousal using Electrocardiography: A Study of HRV During Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Publications since 2006:

•Haavik Taylor, H, Holt, KR and Murphy B (2010). Chiropractors’ Association of Australia Scientific Symposium 2009 first prize award winning paper: Exploring the Neuro-modulatory Effects of the Vertebral Subluxation and Chiropractic Care. Chiropractic Journal of Australia, 40(1): 37-44;
•Haavik Taylor, H and Murphy, BA (2010). The Effects of Spinal Manipulation on Central Integration of Dual Somatosensory Input Observed Following Motor Training: A Crossover Study. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 33(4): 271-262;
•Murphy, BA, Marshall, PW and Haavik Taylor, H (2010). The Cervical Flexion-Relaxation Ratio: Reproducibility and Comparison Between Chronic Neck Pain Patients and Controls. Spine. 35(24), 2103-2108. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e3181cbc7d8=;
•Marshall, PW and Murphy, BA (2010). Delayed Abdominal Muscle Onsets and Self-report Measures of Pain and Disability in Chronic Low Back Pain. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 20(5):833-839 Epub ahead of print doi:10.1016/j.jelekin.2009.09.005;
•Murphy, BA, Haavik Taylor, H and Marshall, PW (2010). The Effect of Spinal Manipulation on the Efficacy of a Rehabilitation Protocol for Patients with Chronic Neck Pain: A Pilot Study. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 33 (3), 168-177;
•Haavik Taylor, H and Murphy B (2010). Altered Central Integration of Dual Somatosensory input Following Cervical Spine Manipulation. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 33(3), pg. 178-188;
•Marshall, PW, Mannion, J and Murphy, BA (2010). The Eccentric, Concentric Strength Relationship of the Hamstring Muscles in Chronic Low Back Pain. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 20(1), 39-45;
•Marshall, PW, Mannion, J and Murphy, BA (2009). Extensibility of the Hamstrings is Best Explained by Mechanical Components of Muscle Contraction, not Behavioral Measures in Chronic Low Back Pain. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1(8), 709-718;
•Marshall, PW, McKee, A and Murphy, BA (2009). Impaired Trunk and Ankle Stability in Subjects with Functional Ankle Instability. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 41(8), 1549–1557;
•Foley, LS, Prapavessis, H, Osuch, EA, De Pace, JA, Murphy, BA and Podolinsky, NJ (2008). An Examination of Potential Mechanisms for Exercise as a Treatment for Depression: A Pilot Study. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 1, 69-73;
•Haavik Taylor, H and Murphy, B (2008). World Federation of Chiropractic’s 9th Biennial Congress Award Winning Paper (3rd Prize): Altered Sensorimotor Integration with Cervical Spine Manipulation. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 31(2), 115-126;
•Marshall, P and Murphy, B (2008). Muscle Activation Changes After Exercise Rehabilitation for Chronic Low Back Pain. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 89, 1305-1313;
•Marshall, P and Murphy, B (2008). Self Report Measures Best Explain Changes in Disability Compared to Physical Measures After Exercise Rehabilitation for Chronic Low Back Pain, Spine. 33(3), 326-338;
•Kruger, JA, Heap, SA, Murphy, BA and Dietz, HP (2008). Pelvic Floor Function in Nulliparous Women Using 3-Dimensional Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 111, 631-638;
•Haavik Taylor, H and Murphy, B (2007). Transient Modulation of Intracortical Inhibition Following Spinal Manipulation. Chiropractic Journal of Australia, 37, 106-116;
•Haavik-Taylor, H and Murphy, BA (2007). Cervical Spine Manipulation Alters Sensorimotor Integration: A Somatosensory Evoked Potential Study. Clinical Neurophysiology, 118(2), 391- 402;
•Haavik Taylor, H and Murphy B (2007). Altered Cortical Integration of Dual Somatosensory Input Following the Cessation of a 20 minute Period of Repetitive Muscle Activity. Experimental Brain Research, 178, 488-498;
•Kruger, J, Murphy, B and Dietz, HP (2007). Pelvic floor function in elite nulliparous athletes and controls. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 30(1), 81-85;
•Mrachacz-Kersting, N, Fong, M, Murphy, BA and Sinkjaær, T (2007). Changes in Excitability of the Cortical Projections to the Human Tibialis Anterior Following Paired Associative Stimulation. Journal of Neurophysiology, 97, 1951-1958;
•Kruger, J, Murphy, B and Thompson, S (2006). Childbirth and Sportswomen: The Perceptions of Obstetric Caregivers. Vision-A Journal of Nursing, November;
•Marshall, PWM and Murphy, BA (2006). Changes in the Flexion Relaxation Response Following an Exercise Intervention. Spine, 31, E877–E883;
•Marshall, PWM and Murphy, BA (2006). The Relationship Between Active and Neural Measures in Patients with Non-specific Low Back Pain. Spine, 31, E518-E524;
•Marshall, PWM and Murphy, BA (2006). Evaluation of Functional and Neuromuscular Changes Following Exercise Rehabilitation for Low Back Pain Using a Swiss Ball: A Pilot Study. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 29, 550-560;
•Marshall, PWM and Murphy, BA (2006). Changes in Muscle Activity and Perceived Exertion During Exercises Performed on a Swiss Ball. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 31,376-383;
•Marshall, PWM and Murphy, BA (2006). Increased Deltoid and Abdominal Muscle Activity During Swiss Ball Bench Press. Journal Of Strength And Conditioning Research, 20(4),745-750; and
•Marshall, PWM and Murphy, BA (2006). The Effect of Sacroiliac Joint Manipulation on Feed Forward Activation Times of the Deep Abdominal Musculature. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 29, 196-202.

Conference presentations since 2006:

•Murphy, B, Yielder, P, Bossé, J, Daligadu, J and Haavik Taylor, H (June 16 to 19, 2010). Motor Training Changes Processing of Early Cerebellar and Cortical Somatosensory Evoked Potentials. The XVIII International Conference of the Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK), Aalborg, Denmark. SS608;
•Haavik Taylor, H, Mrachacz,Kersting, N and Murphy, B (June 16 to 19, 2010). Selective Changes of Intracortical Facilitation and Inhibition Following Repetitive Voluntary Movement. The XVIII International Conference of the Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK), Aalborg, Denmark. SS609;
•Passmore, S, Murphy, B, Bossé, J., & Lee, T. (June 16 to 19, 2010). Nerve Parathesia Affects Transfer of a Vibrotactile Morse Code Letter Acquisition Task to Motor Performance. The XVIII International Conference of the Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK), Aalborg, Denmark. SS611;
•Haavik Taylor, H and Murphy, BA (June 16 to 19, 2010). Joint Dysfunction as a Form of Altered Afferent Input: Part I: Sensory Processing Changes Following Spinal Manipulation. The XVIII International Conference of the Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK), Aalborg, Denmark. SS612;
•Murphy, BA and Haavik Taylor, H (June 16 to 19, 2010). Joint Dysfunction as a Form of Altered Afferent Input: Part II: Changes in Motor Control Following Spinal Manipulation and Exercise. The XVIII International Conference of the Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK), Aalborg, Denmark. SS613;
•Passmore, S, Murphy, B and Lee, T (March 17 to 19, 2010). The Impact of Ulnar Nerve Paresthesia During Practice Performance of a Vibrotactile Morse Code Letter Acquisition Task. From ACC RAC Las Vegas, Nevada, published in The Journal of Chiropractic Education, Vol. 24, No. 1, Platform presentation 109, 2010;
•Haavik Taylor, H and Murphy BA (March 17 to 19, 2010). Cervical Adjustments Improve Elbow Joint Position Sense. From ACC RAC Las Vegas, Nevada published in The Journal of Chiropractic Education, Vol. 24, No. 1, Platform presentation 114, 2010;
•Haavik Taylor, H, Holt, K and Murphy BA (November 2009). Exploring the neuromodulatory effects of the vertebral subluxation and chiropractic care. The Chiropractors Association of Australia (CAA) Policy Forum and Scientific Symposium. (first prize paper);
•Kruger, J, Heap, SW, Murphy, BA and Dietz, HP (September 29 to October 5, 2009). Evidence of the Non-Euclidean nature of the plane of minimal dimensions. In International continence Society 39th Annual Meeting. San Francisco, California.(oral poster);
•Marshall, PW, Mannion, J and Murphy, BA (April 30-May 2, 2009). Do Mechanical or Behavioral Measures Best Explain hamstring extensibility in low back patients. World Federation of Chiropractic’s 10th Biennial Congress in Montreal, Quebec;
•Passmore, SR, Murphy, BA, Gray, D and Lee, TD (30 April 30 to 2 May 2009). The effect of ulnar nerve parasthesia on sensorimotor synchronization: a quantifiable outcome. World Federation of Chiropractic’s 10th Biennial Congress in Montreal, Quebec;
•Murphy B.A., Marshall, PW and Haavik Taylor H (March 12 to 14, 2009). The effect of spinal manipulation on exercise rehabilitation neuromuscular outcome measures for patients with chronic neck pain: a pilot study. ACC Research Agenda Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, JCA 23(1):p83 (first prize clinical science);
•Haavik Taylor, H and Murphy BA (March 12 to 14, 2009). Spinal Manipulation alters central integration of dual somatosensory input observed following motor training. ACC Research Agenda Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada; JCA 23(1):p83 (1st prize basic science);
•Haavik Taylor, H and Murphy B (January 27 to 30, 2009). Selective changes in cerebellar-cortical processing following motor training. Australian Neuroscience Society 29th Annual Meeting in Canberra, Australia;
•Marshall, P, Murphy, BA and Haavik Taylor, H (November 2008). Increased Intracortical facilitation following fatiguing closed chain kinetic exercise. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience. Prog No: 380.8;
•Kruger, J, Murphy, B, Dietz, HP and Nielsen, P (October 20 to 24, 2008). Pelvic floor muscle compliance in elite nulliparous Athletes. in 38th Annual meeting of the International Continence Society 2008. Cairo, Egypt;
•Murphy, B and Haavik-Taylor, H (September 25 to 26, 2008). Selective Changes of Intracortical facilitation and inhibition following repetitive voluntary movement. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Neuroimaging in Cognition and Behavior, Montréal, Quebec, p. 35;
•Haavik Taylor, H and Murphy, B (2008). Altered Central Integration of Dual Somatosensory Input Following Cervical Spine Manipulation. Association of Chiropractic Colleges Research Agenda Conference, Meeting in Washington, DC, March. Abstract published in The Journal of Chiropractic Education, 22 (1): p.79. (first prize winning presentation);
•Kruger, JA, Dietz, HP, Heap, SW and Murphy, BA (7 to10 November, 2007). Anatomy and Biomechanics of the pelvic floor muscles: a comparative study using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and 3D ultrasound. 6th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain. p. 386-387. (* award winning poster in Diagnostics category);
•Marshall, P and Murphy, B (November 7 to 10, 2007). Neuromuscular changes following exercise and treatment for chronic low back pain. 6th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain. Barcelona, Spain. p.175 (*invited to deliver on plenary platform from original research submissions);
•Marshall, P and Murphy, B (November 7 to 10, 2007). The relationship between self report measures and physical performance measures in chronic low back Pain. 6th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain. p.442;
•Marshall, P and Murphy, B (November 7 to 10, 2007). Changes in self-report and physical measurements following exercise rehabilitation for chronic non specific low back pain. 6th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain. p. 527;
•Murphy, B, Marshall, P, Govorko, D and Taylor, H (July 18 to 21, 2007). The cervical flexion relaxation ratio, differences between neck patients and controls and changes with exercise. IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience Motor Control Satellite Meeting in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. p. 101;
•Haavik Taylor, H and Murphy, B (2007). (July 18 to 21, 2007). Selective changes in intracortical facilitation and inhibition following repetitive voluntary movement. IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience Motor Control Satellite Meeting in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, p. 87;
•Haavik Taylor, H and Murphy, B (July 12 to 17, 2007). Altered sensorimotor integration with cervical spine manipulation. IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience in Melbourne, Australia, p. 88;
•Kruger, JA, Dietz, HP, Heap, SW and Murphy, B.A (June 12 to 16, 2007). Comparative Study of Pelvic Floor function in Nulliparous Women using 3/4D Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. International Urogynecologist’s Association (IUGA) 2007 Annual General Meeting. Cancun, Mexico;
•Haavik Taylor, H and Murphy, B (May 17 to 19, 2007). Altered sensorimotor integration with cervical spine manipulation. World Federation of Chiropractic’s 9th Biennial Congress in Vilamoura, Portugal, p. 227. (third prize winning paper);
•Murphy, B, Marshall, P, Haavik Taylor, H, Govorko, D and Palmer, S (May 17 to 19, 2007). The cervical flexion-relaxation ratio: Reproducibility and Comparison between Chronic neck pain patients and controls. World Federation of Chiropractic’s 9th Biennial Congress in Vilamoura, Portugal, p. 187;
•Haavik Taylor, H and Murphy, B (May 17 to 19, 2007). Transient modulation of intracortical inhibition following spinal manipulation. World Federation of Chiropractic’s 9th Biennial Congress in Vilamoura, Portugal, p. 228;
•Kruger, J, Dietz, P and Murphy, B (November 27 to 30, 2006). A comparison on of pelvic floor function in nulliparous Elite athletes and nulliparous controls. International Continence Society Meeting; Christchurch, New Zealand;
•Murphy, BA and Marshall, PWM (November 16 to 18, 2006). Changes in the flexion relaxation response following exercise by individuals with chronic specific and non-specific low back pain. New Zealand Sports Medicine and Science Conference; Wellington, New Zealand. p.70;
•Marshall, PWM and Murphy, BA (November 16 to 18, 2006). Changes in Self-rated disability following combined treatment and Exercise for chronic low back pain patients. New Zealand Sports Medicine and Science Conference; Wellington, New Zealand. p.64; and
•Taylor, HH and Murphy, BA (January 31 to February 3, 2006). The effect of cervical spine manipulation on the ability to integrate somatosensory input following repetitive movements. Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, Sydney, p.28.

Grants:

•Natural Sciences and Engineering Council (NSERC). The effect of altering afferent input from the spine and limbs on sensorimotor integration;
•2011, $135,000.
•Australian Spinal Research Foundation. The effect of chiropractic care on cerebellar function;
•2011, $80,000.
•Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). Principal Investogator (PI)-sole investigator. The effect of altering afferent input from the spine and limbs on central sensorimotor integration;
•2010, $49,000.
•Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation. PI-sole investigator. The effect of altering afferent input from the spine and limbs on central sensorimotor integration;
•2010, $49,00.
•Natural Sciences and Engineering Council. PI-sole investigator. The effect of altering afferent input from the spine and limbs on central sensorimotor integration;
•2010, $25,000.
•NSERC. PI-sole investigator. The effect of altering afferent input from the spine and limbs on central sensorimotor integration;
•2009 , $20,000.
•Australian Spinal Research Foundation Foundation Co-investigator with H. Haavik Taylor. Chiropractic care and Sensorimotor Integration;
•2008, $45,550 AUS.
•Australian Spinal Research Foundation Foundation. Co-investigator with H. Haavik Taylor and K. Holt, Sensorimotor Integration and falls in elderly;
•2008, $39,315 AUS.
•Australian Spinal Research Foundation Foundation. Principal investigator with H. Haavik Taylor and J. Kruger, co-investigators/ The effects of lumbopelvic adjustments on the function of the pelvic floor muscles;
•2007, $37,000.
•Auckland Medical Research Foundation. PI-Travel grant. International Brain Research Organization World Congress Travel Grant;
•2007, $2,000.
•University of Auckland- Reseacher’s Strategic Support Initiative Awards. PI. The effect of exercise on cortisol levels and neural function;
•2007, $35,000.
•Australian Spinal Research Foundation. PI. P. Marshall-co-investigator, Rehabilitation and Neck Pain;
•2005, $42,283.
•University of Auckland Staff Research Fund. Sole investigator. Pelvic Floor Function in Elite Female Athletes imaged using magnetic resonance imaging and 3-D ultrasoundl;
•2005, $12,000 .
•Auckland Medical Research Foundation. PI-travel grant. Travel grant to Movement Dysfunction conference in Edinburgh; and
•2005, $2,000.
•Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research. PI-travel grant. Travel grant to Movement Dysfunction conference in Edinburgh.
•2005, $2,000.

Bill Kapralos

Bill Kapralos, Ph.D
Associate Professor

Dr. Bill Kapralos received his BSc (first class, with distinction), MSc and Ph.D from York University (Department of Computer Science and Engineering). His MSc research was concerned with the development of a video teleconferencing system combining both audio and video cues to automatically detect and track multiple speakers in teleconferencing and remote learning applications. His Ph.D dissertation investigated the development of sound synthesis techniques inspired by image synthesis and optics-based methods to model the acoustics of an environment in an efficient manner for dynamic virtual environment/reality applications. Dr. Kapralos’ current research interests include: acoustical modeling, 3D (spatial) sound generation, multi-modal virtual environments/reality and the perception of auditory events. He has held various teaching appointments at several institutions including York University (Department of Computer Science and Engineering) and the University of Toronto (Department of Computer Science). He is also a reviewer for the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America and the Journal of Image and Vision Computing. Dr. Kapralos is also an Adjunct Professor in the graduate program in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at York University.

Contact Information:

Office: UB3024
Phone: 905.721.8668 ext 2882
email: bill.kapralos@uoit.ca

Home Page: http://faculty.uoit.ca/kapralos/

Carolyn McGregor AM

Carolyn McGregorCanada Research Chair (Alumni) in Health Informatics

PhD (Comp Sc), B. App. Sc (Comp Sc, 1st Hons), SMIEEE, MACM


Personal Profile:

Dr. Carolyn McGregor AM is the Canada Research Chair (Alumni) in Health Informatics based at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada. She received her Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Science honours degree, and her PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Technology, Sydney. Dr McGregor has led pioneering research in Big Data analytics, cognitive computing, real-time stream processing, temporal data mining, patient journey modelling and cloud computing. She now progresses this research within the context of critical care medicine, mental health, astronaut health and military and civilian tactical training.

In 2001, she was the first Australian to be invited to complete a prestigious three month research internship with IBM's TJ Watson Research Center in Yorktown, NY, usually only offered to American researchers.

In 2007, she was awarded a prestigious Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

She has been awarded over $11 million in research, consultancy and infrastructure funding and has led multiple large research programs including a multi-million dollar First of A Kind (FOAK) research program with IBM and a $3M project within the FedDev Health Ecosphere Innovation Pipeline project. She has over 160 refereed publications, 3 patent in multiple jurisdictions and has established two startup companies resulting from her research. She has extensive research collaborations in Canada, USA, Russia, Australia and India. She has also been called upon to advise various government working groups in Canada. She has received many awards for her research.

In Canada, she has provided strategic consultative support to Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Services and Providence Care in the area of Patient Journey Modelling to support their transition to new electronic health records.

In 2008 she was awarded a multi-million dollar IBM First of a Kind Research (FOAK) Award. In 2009 she received the IBM Infosphere Innovation award for her UOIT based team’s role in project Artemis. In 2010 she was awarded the UOIT Early Career Research Excellence Award. In 2011 she was one of four international innovators featured in the IBM Centennial “Wild Ducks” video, also now available on YouTube.

In 2012 an Artificial Intelligence in Medicine paper she co-authored with a former PhD student in 2007 was recognised as the 3rd most cited article in that journal in the six years since 2007.

In 2013 her Artemis research project was awarded the Ingenious Award in the Not for Profit category by the Information Technology Association of Canada.

In 2014 she was awarded membership in the Order of Australia for her significant service to science and innovation through health care information systems. In 2015 she was awarded the Advance Global Australian award for Technology Innovation, an award for Australian diaspora. In 2016-17 she served as the Chair of the IEEE Life Sciences Technical Community internationally. In 2017 she was featured in the 150 Stories series commissioned by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and the Government of Canada to commemorate the 150th year anniversary of Ontario.

Research Areas:
Big Data, Health Informatics, Intelligent Clinical Decision Support Systems, Stream computing, Temporal Data Mining, Critical Care Health Informatics, Neonatal Health Informatics, Cloud Computing in Healthcare, Patient Journey Modeling and Women in Computing and IT

Contact Information:
Office:   UB4033
Phone:  905.721.8668 x 3697
Email:   carolyn.mcgregor@uoit.ca
 

Refereed Journal Articles:
1. McGregor, C., Bonnis, B., 2017, “New Approaches for the Integration of Haptic Garments, Big Data Analytics, and Serious Games for Extreme Environments”, IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, 6(4) pp 92-96
2. Kamaleswaran R., McGregor, C., 2016, “A Review of Visual Representations of Physiologic Data”, JMIR Medical Informatics, 4(4), e31 , doi:10.2196/medinform.5186
3. Percival, J., McGregor, C., 2016, “An Evaluation of Understandability of Patient Journey Models in Mental Health”, JMIR Human Factors, JMIR Publications Inc., Toronto, Canada, 3(2), e20
4. Khazaei, H., McGregor, C., Eklund, J.M., El-Khatib, K., 2015, “Real-time and Retrospective Health Analytics as a Service”, JMIR Medical Informatics, 3(4), e36
5. Khazaei, H., Mench-Bressan, N., McGregor, C., Pugh, J.E., 2015, “Health Informatics for Neonatal Intensive Care Units: an Analytical Modeling Perspective”, IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, 3, pp 1-9
6. Kamaleswaran, R., Wehbe, R.R., Pugh, J.E., Nacke, L., McGregor, C., James, A.G., 2015 “Collaborative Multi-Touch Clinical Handover System for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit”, Electronic Journal of Health Informatics (eJHI), Vol 9(1):e5, 12 pages
7. Hayes, G., Khazaei, H., El-Khatib, K., McGregor, C., and Eklund J.M. Eklund, “Design and Analytical Model of a Platform-as-a-Service Cloud for Healthcare”, Journal of Internet Technology, Jan 2015, 16(1), pp 139-150, http://jit.ndhu.edu.tw/jitcontent2.php?getserial=1153&Vol2=16&No2=1
8. Percival, J., McGregor, C., Percival, N., James, A., (2015), “Enabling the integration of clinical event and physiological data for real-time and retrospective analysis”, Information Systems and e-Business Management, 13.4, pp 693-711, DOI 10.1007/s10257-014-0232-9.
9. McGregor, 2014, “Riding the Medical Technology Wave to Empower your Career in Medicine”, University of Toronto Medical Journal, 92(1), pp 5-6, http://utmj.org/ojs/index.php/UTMJ/article/view/1641
10. McGregor, C., 2013, “Big Data in Neonatal Intensive Care”, IEEE Computer, 46(6): 54-9, 10.1109/MC.2013.157, http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/6513228/
11. Nizami S, Green JR, McGregor C., (2013), “Implementation of Artifact Detection in Critical Care: A Methodological Review”, IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, 6:127–42
12. McGregor, C., Steadman, A., Percival, J., James, A., 2013, “Modeling Health Informatics Capacity for Neonatal Intensive Care Patient Journeys Supported by Interprofessional Teams”, International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology (IJBET), 11(3), 301-17
13. Catley, C., Smith, K., McGregor, C., James, A., & Eklund, J. M. (2011). “A Framework for Multidimensional Real-Time Data Analysis: A Case Study for the Detection of Apnoea of Prematurity”. International Journal of Computational Models and Algorithms in Medicine (IJCMAM), 2(1), 16-37. doi:10.4018/jcmam.2011010102
14. Andrew J.E. Seely, Stuart A. Kauffman, Jason H.T. Bates, Peter T. Macklem, Béla Suki, John C. Marshall, Andriy I. Batchinsky, Jose Luis Perez-Velazquez, Adam Seiver, Carolyn McGregor, Geoffrey Maksym, Markad V. Kamath, Thomas Similowski, Timothy G. Buchman, Christophe Letellier, Marcel Filoche, Martin G. Frasch, Christian Straus, Leon Glass, Paul J. Godin, et al. (2011), “Proceedings from the Montebello Round Table Discussion. Second annual conference on Complexity and Variability discusses research that brings innovation to the bedside”, Journal of Critical Care 26 (3) p. 325-327
15. Blount, M., Ebling, M., Eklund, J.M., James, A.G., McGregor, C., Percival N., Smith, K., Sow, D., (2010), “Real -Time Analysis for Intensive Care: Development and Deployment of the Artemis Analytic System”, IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Magazine, 29 (2), pp 110-118
16. MacDougall, C., McGregor, C., Percival, J., (2010), “The Fusion of Clinical Guidelines with Technology: Trends & Challenges”, Electronic Journal of Health Informatics, 5(2): e14, pp 1-10
17. McGregor, C, & Eklund, JM, (2010), “Next generation remote critical care through service-oriented architectures: Challenges and Opportunities”, Journal of Service Oriented Computing and Applications, 4 (1), pp 33-43
18. Seely, A. J. E., Macklem, P. T., Béla Suki, Ary Goldberger, Paul Godin, Andriy I. Batchinsky, Andre Longtin, Gwynne Jones, Adam Seiver, Carolyn McGregor, Patrick Norris, Geoffrey Maksym, Douglas Lake, Madalena Damasio Costa, John C. Marshall, John A. Morris, J. Randall Moorman, Ryan C. Arnold, Jose Luis Perez-Velazquez, Vera Nenadovic (2010), “The Wakefield roundtable discussion on complexity and variability at the bedside”, Journal of Critical Care 25 (3) p. 536-537
19. McGregor, C., Maeder, A., (2009), “eHealth and Services Computing in Healthcare”, Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research, 4(2), i-ii
20. Percival J., Catley C., McGregor C., James A., (2009), “A Design for Modelling the Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Information Flows in Neonatal Intensive Care Units”, special volume of Studies in Computational Intelligence, (Springer) on Intelligent Patient Management, S. McClean et al. (Eds.), Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009, pp147-169
21. Stacey, M and McGregor, C., (2007), “Survey Paper: Temporal Abstraction in Intelligent Clinical Data Analysis”, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, vol. 39, no. 1, pp 1-24, ** See Paper Awards **
22. McGregor, C., Kneale, B., & Tracy, M., (2007), “On-Demand Virtual Neonatal Intensive Care Units Supporting Rural, Remote and Urban Healthcare with Bush Babies Broadband”, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, vol. 30, no 4, pp 1309-1323, ISSN 1084-8045, ISI Web of Knowledge Impact Factor 1.071 (2006)
23. McGregor, C. (2007), “A Framework for the Design of Web Service Based Clinical Management Systems to support Inter and Intra Organizational Patient Journeys”, International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics, vol. 2, no. 2, pp 21-35, ISSN 1555 3396
24. Foster, D., McGregor, C., (2006), “Design of an Agent Server for Neonatal Analysis and Trend Detection” International Transactions on Systems Science and Applications, vol. 1, no. 1, pp 27-34, ISSN 1751-1461 (print), 1751-147X (CD-ROM)
25. McGregor, C., Schiefer, J., zur Muehlen, M., (2006), “A Shareable Web Service Based IDSS Infrastructure for On-Demand Business Process Management”, International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management (IJBPIM), vol. 1, no. 3, pp 156-174, ISSN 1741-8763 (print), 1741-8771 (online)
26. McGregor C., and Schiefer, J., (2004) “A Web Service based Framework for Analysing and Measuring Business Performance”, Information Systems and e-Business Management Journal, vol. 2, no. 1, pp 89-110, ISSN 1617-9846

Refereed Medical Journal Abstracts:
1. Edward Pugh, Anirudh Thommandram, Carolyn McGregor, Mikael Eklund, Andrew James, (2013), “Classifying neonatal spells using real-time temporal analysis of physiological data streams-verification tests”, 12th International Conference on Complexity and Acute Illness (ICCAI), Budapest, Hungary, p 31
2. Bressan, N, James, A., Lecce, L., McGregor, C., (2013), “Cardiorespiratory Physiological Data as an Indicator of Fentanyl Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics in Critically Ill Newborn Infants: A Case Report” ”, 12th International Conference on Complexity and Acute Illness (ICCAI), Budapest, Hungary, pp16-17
3. Pugh E, Thommandram A, Ng E, McGregor C, Eklund JM, Narang I, Belik J, James A, (2013), “Classifying Neonatal Spells Using Real-Time Temporal Analysis of Physiological Data Streams – Algorithm Development.”, Journal of Critical Care, 28 (1) p. e9
4. Naik, T., Bressan, N., James, A., McGregor, C., (2013), “Design of temporal analysis for a novel premature infant pain profile using Artemis”, Journal of Critical Care, 28 (1) p. e4
5. Choi, Y., Bressan, N., James, A., Pugh, E., McGregor, C., (2013), “Design of temporal analysis of neonatal vagal spells at different gestational ages using the Artemis' framework”, Journal of Critical Care, 28 (1) p. e4-5
6. McGregor, C., Catley, C., Padbury, J., James, A., (2013), “Late onset neonatal sepsis detection in newborn infants via multiple physiological streams”, Journal of Critical Care, 28 (1) p. e11-12
7. Bressan N, McGregor C, Blount M, Ebling M, Sow D, James A., (2012), “Identification of Noxious Events for Newborn Infants with a Neural Network”, Archives of Disease in Childhood. volume 97:A458, supplement 2, abstract number 1618
8. McGregor, C., (2011), “Methodologies for implementing clinical applications of complexity at the bedside”, Journal of Critical Care 26 (3) p. e18
9. Sow, D., McGregor C., (2011), “Synergies of the complexity continuum and the stream computing paradigm”, Journal of Critical Care 26 (3) p. e29-e30
10. McGregor, C., (2010), Methodologies and applications of continuous variability analysis, Journal of Critical Care 25 (3) p. e6

Refereed Book Chapters:
1. McGregor, C., 2018, “Big Data in Critical Care Using Artemis”, in Biomedical Signal Processing in Big Data, CRC Press, in press
2. Hayes, G., El-Khatib, K., & McGregor, C. (2014). “Supporting Health Informatics with Platform-as-a-Service Cloud Computing”, In Advanced Technologies, Embedded and Multimedia for Human-centric Computing (pp. 1149-1158). Springer Netherlands.
3. Cirelli J, Graydon B, McGregor C, James A. “Analysis of Continuous Oxygen Saturation Data for Accurate Representation of Retinal Exposure to Oxygen in the Preterm Infant”, Courtney K, Shabestari O, Kuo A, editors. Enabling Health and Healthcare Through ICT. Vancouver: IOS Press; 2013. p. 126–31.
4. Johnson, K., McGregor, C., Percival, J., “Decision Support and Data Analytics”, Fundamentals of HIM 2nd Edition, April, 2013
5. McGregor, C., (2009), “A Framework for the Design of Web Service Based Clinical Management Systems to Support Inter and Intra Organizational Patient Journeys, Medical Informatics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications, Hershey, PA: IGI Global, Chapter 2.6.
6. McGregor, C., (2009), “Mobility in Healthcare for Remote Intensive Care Unit Clinical Management" Medical Informatics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications, Hershey, PA: Global, Chapter 3.3
7. McGregor, C., (2006), “Mobility in Healthcare for Remote Intensive Care Unit Clinical Management”. In B. Unhelkar (Ed.), Handbook of Research in Mobile Business: Technical, Methodological and Social Perspective. Hershey, PA, UWA: IDEA Group Publishing, pp83-95, ISBN 1-59140-817-2
8. McGregor, C., (2002), “The Impact of Business Performance Monitoring on WfMC Standards”, Workflow Handbook 2002, Future Strategies Inc, Lighthouse Point, FL, pp51-64, ISBN 0-9703509-2-9

Refereed Conference Paper:
1. Inibhunu, C., Schauer, A., Redwood, Jr., O., Clifford, P. and McGregor, C., 2017, “The impact of Gender, Medical History and Vital Status on Emergency Visits and Hospital Admissions: A Remote Patient Monitoring Case Study”, IEEE 1st Life Science Conference, Sydney, Australia, 13-15 Dec, in press
2. Inibhunu, C., Schauer, A., Redwood, Jr., O., Clifford, P. and McGregor, C., 2017, “Predicting Hospital Admissions and Emergency Room Visits using Remote Home Monitoring Data”, IEEE 1st Life Science Conference, Sydney, Australia, 13-15 Dec, in press
3. Naik, T., McGregor, C., James, A., 2017, “Automated Partial Premature Infant Pain Profile Scoring Using Big Data Analytics”, IEEE 1st Life Science Conference, Sydney, Australia, 13-15 Dec, in press
4. Fernando, K.E.S., McGregor, C., James, A., 2017, “CRISP-TDM0 for Standardized Knowledge Discovery from Physiological Data Streams: Retinopathy of Prematurity and Blood Oxygen Saturation Case Study”, IEEE 1st Life Science Conference, Sydney, Australia, 13-15 Dec, in press
5. Prysyazhnyuk, A., McGregor, C., Baevsky, R., Chernikova, A., Luchitskaya, E., Rusanov, V., 2017, “Big Data Analytics for Enhanced Clinical Decision Support Systems during Spaceflight”, IEEE 1st Life Science Conference, Sydney, Australia, 13-15 Dec, in press
6. Inibhunu, C., McGregor, C., 2017, “Towards Temporal Pattern Discovery aided by Remote Patient Monitoring Services: A case Study on ER Visits Factors”, Women in Machine Learning, in press
7. Orlov, O., McGregor, C., Baevsky, R., Chernikova, A., Zhmurchak, A., Rusanov, V., “Perspective Use of the Technologies for Big Data Analysis in Manned Space Flights on the International Space Station”, 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2017), Adelaide, Australia, 25-29 September 2017.
8. Choi, Y., McGregor, C., 2017, “A Flexible Parental Engaged Consent Model for the Secondary Use of Their Infant’s Physiological Data in the Neonatal Intensive Care Context”, IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics 2017 (ICHI 2017), pp 502-507
9. Balaji, S., Patil, M., McGregor, C., 2017 “A Cloud based Big Data Based Online Health Analytics for Rural NICUs and PICUs in India: Opportunities and Challenges”, 30th International Symposium on Computer-based Medical Systems (CBMS 2017), pp 385-390
10. McGregor, C., Bonnis, B., “Integrating Big Data Analytics, Virtual Reality, and ARAIG to Support Resilience Assessment and Development in Tactical Training”, 5th International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health, (IEEE SeGAH 2017), Perth, 7 pages
11. McGregor, C., Orlov, O., Baevsky, R., Chernikova, A., V. Rusanov, “Big Data Analytics for Continuous Assessment of Astronaut Health Risk and Its Application to Human-in-the-Loop (HITL) Related Aerospace Missions”, AIAA SciTech Conference, Grapevine, Texas, Jan 2017, 7 pages
12. Izaddoost, A., McGregor, C., 2016, “Enhance Network Communications in a Cloud-based Real-time Health Analytics platform Using SDN”, IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics 2016 (ICHI 2016), pp 388-391
13. Kamaleswaran, R., McGregor, C., 2016, “CoRAD: Visual Analytics for Cohort Analysis”, IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics 2016 (ICHI 2016), pp 517-526
14. McGregor, C., Bonnis, B., Stanfield, B., Stanfield, M., 2016, “Design of the ARAIG Haptic Garment for Enhanced Resilience Assessment and Development in Tactical Training Serious Games”, 6th IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics – Berlin, pp 217-220
15. McGregor, C., and Bonnis, B., 2016, “Big Data analytics for Resilience Assessment and Development in Tactical Training Serious Games”, 29th International Symposium on Computer-based Medical Systems (CBMS 2016), p 158-162, http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7545976/
16. Kamaleswaran, R., McGregor, C., Collins, C., 2016, “PhysioEx: Visual Analysis of Physiological Event Streams”, Eurographics Conference on Visualization (EuroVis) 2016, Groningen, the Netherlands, 35 (3), pp 1-10
17. Jalali, R., Dauda, A., El-Khatib, K., McGregor, C. and Surti, C., 2016, “An architecture for health data collection using off-the-shelf health sensors”, 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA), pp. 1-6
18. Inibhunu, C. and McGregor, C., 2016, “Machine learning model for temporal pattern recognition”, 2016 IEEE EMBS International Student Conference (ISC), pp. 1-4
19. Popov, A., Fink, W., McGregor, C., Hess, A., 2016, “PHM for Astronauts: Elaborating and Refining the Concept” IEEE Aerospace 2016, Big Sky, Montana, 1-9, http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/7500930/
20. McGregor, C., Heath, J. and Choi, Y., 2015, “Streaming Physiological Data: General Public Perceptions of Secondary Use and Application to Research in Neonatal Intensive Care”, The 15th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (MedInfo, 2015), Sao Paulo, Brazil, pp453-7.
21. McGregor, C., Bonnis, B., Stanfield, B., Stanfield, M., 2015, “A Method for Real-time Stimulation and Response Monitoring using Big Data and its Application to Tactical Training”, 28th International Symposium on Computer-based Medical Systems (CBMS 2015), Sao Carlos, Brazil, pp 169-70
22. McGregor, C., 2015, “A Framework for Online Health Analytics for Advanced Prognostics and Health Management of Astronauts”, IEEE Aerospace, 7 pages
23. Jalali, R., El-Khatib, K., McGregor, C., (2015), “Smart City Architecture for Community Level Services Through the Internet of Things”, 18th International Conference on Intelligence in Next Generation Networks, Paris, pp 108-13
24. Greer, R., Olivier, C., Pugh, J. E., Eklund, J.M., McGregor, C., 2014, “Remote, Real-Time Monitoring and Analysis of Vital Signs of Neonatal Graduate Infants”, 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS, Chicago, USA, pp 1382-5
25. Bressan, N., McGregor, C., Smith, K., Lecce, L., James, A., 2014, “Heart rate variability as an indicator for morphine pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in critically ill newborn infants”, 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS, Chicago, USA, 2014, pp 5719-22
26. Shafiq, H., McGregor, C., Murphy, B., 2014 “The Impact of Cervical Manipulation on Heart Rate Variability”, 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS, Chicago, USA, 2014, pp 3406-9
27. Thommandram, A., Eklund, M., McGregor, C., Pugh, E., James, A. (2014), “A Rule-Based Temporal Analysis Method for Online Health Analytics and its Application for Real-Time Detection of Neonatal Spells”, IEEE international Congress on BigData (BigData 2014), Alaska, pp 470-7.10.1109/BigData.Congress.2014.74, http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/6906817/
28. Khazaei, H., McGregor, C., Eklund, J.M., El-Khatib, K. and Thommandram, A., 2014, “Toward a Big Data Healthcare Analytics System: a Mathematical Modeling Perspective”, IEEE 10th World Congress on Services, Alaska, pp 208-15
29. Naik, T., Thommandram, A., Fernando, S., Bressan, N., James, A., McGregor, C., (2014), “A method for a real-time novel premature infant pain profile using high rate, high volume physiological data streams”, 27th International Symposium on Computer-based Medical Systems (CBMS 2014), New York, USA, pp. 34-37.
30. Kamaleswaran, R., McGregor, C. (2014). “A Real-Time Multi-Dimensional Visualization Framework For Critical And Complex Environments”, 27th International Symposium on Computer-based Medical Systems (CBMS 2014), New York, USA, pp. 325-328.
31. Eklund, J.M., Fontana, N., Pugh, E., McGregor, C., Yielder, P., James, A., Keyzers, M., Hahn, C., McNamara, P. (2014). “Automated Sleep-Wake Detection in Neonates from Cerebral Function Monitor Signals”, 27th International Symposium on Computer-based Medical Systems (CBMS 2014), New York, USA, pp. 22-27.
32. Wang, L.X., Eklund, J.M., McGregor, C. (2014). “Parametric Power Spectrum Analysis of ECG Signals for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Classification”, 27th International Symposium on Computer-based Medical Systems (CBMS 2014), New York, USA, pp. 8-13.
33. Huang, W., McGregor, C., James, A. (2014). “A Comprehensive Framework Design for Continuous Quality Improvement within the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Integration of the SPOE, CRISP-DM and PaJMa Models”, IEEE-EMBS International Conferences on Biomedical and Health Informatics, Valencia, Spain, 289-292.
34. Eklund, J.M., McGregor, C., (2014), “Real-time Online Health Analytics for Interplanetary Space Missions”, IEEE Aerospace , 10 pages
35. McGregor, C., James, A., Eklund, J.M., Sow, D., Ebling, M., Blount, M., (2013), “Real-time Multidimensional Temporal Analysis of Complex High Volume Physiological Data Streams in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit”, The 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (MedInfo, 2013), Copenhagen, p 362-6
36. Kamaleswaran, R., Thommandram, A., Zhou, Q., Eklund, J.M., Cao, Y., Wang, W.P. and McGregor, C., (2013), “Cloud Framework for Real-time Synchronous Physiological Streams to Support Rural and Remote Critical Care”, IEEE Computer Based Medical Systems (IEEE CBMS), Porto, Portugal, pp.473-6.
37. Bressan, N., James, A., McGregor, C., (2013), Integration of Drug Dosing Data with Physiological Data Streams using a Cloud Computing Paradigm, 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS, Osaka, Japan, pp 4175–8.
38. Thommandram A., Eklund, J.M., McGregor, C., (2013), Detection of Apnoea from Respiratory Time Series Data Using Clinically Recognizable Features and Knn Classification, 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS. Osaka, Japan, pp 5013–6., http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/6610674/, 10.1109/EMBC.2013.6610674
39. McGregor, C., 2013, “A Platform for Real-time Online Health Analytics during Spaceflight”, IEEE Aerospace, CDROM, 8 pages
40. Kamaleswaran, R., Thommandram, A., Qi Z., Eklund, J.M., Cao, Y., Wang, W.P., McGregor, C., 2013, “Cloud Framework for Real-time Synchronous Physiological Streams to Support Rural and Remote Critical Care”, 26th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS 2013), Porto, Portugal, pp. 473-6
41. Garg, S., Kinney, S., Monagle, P., Sow, D.M., McGregor, C., Reumann, M., 2013, “Stream computing in a children’s intensive care unit: Enabling investigation of age dependent predictors for pro-active intervention”, Big Data in biomedicine and healthcare conference, Melbourne, Australia, April, in press
42. Thommandram A, Pugh JE, Eklund JM, McGregor C, James AG. Classifying Neonatal Spells Using Real-Time Temporal Analysis of Physiological Data Streams : Algorithm Development. In: 2013 IEEE Point-of-Care Healthcare Technologies (PHT), Bangalore, India: 2013, p. 240–3. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/6461329
10.1109/PHT.2013.6461329
43. Steadman, A., McGregor C., Percival, J., James, A., (2012), “Using PaJMa to Enable Comparative Assessment of Health Care Processes within Canadian Neonatal Intensive Care Units”, Advances in Health Informatics Conference (AHIC 2012), CDROM 7 pages, ** AWARDED BEST STUDENT PAPER **
44. Bressan, N., James., A., McGregor, C., 2012, “Physiological Data Stream Analytics to Evaluate Noxious Stimuli in the Newborn Infant”, 23rd Meeting of the European Society for Computing and Technology in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care (ESTAIC 2012), Timisoara, Romania, pp17-18
45. McGregor, C., Catley, C., James, (2012), “Variability Analysis with Analytics Applied to Physiological Data Streams from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit”, 25th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS 2012), Rome, Italy, CDROM 5 pages
46. Kamaleswaran, R., McGregor, C., (2012), “Integrating Complex Business Processes for Knowledge-driven Clinical Decision Support Systems”, 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS, San Diego, California USA, pp 1306-9
47. Percival, J., McGregor, C., James, A., (2012), “Real-Time Integration Of Clinical Interventions And Physiological Data Streams: A Case Study”, INFORMS 2012 Data Mining and Health Informatics (DM-HI) Workshop, Pheonix, Arizona, CDROM, 4 pages
48. Huang, W., McGregor, C., (2012), “The International Current State of Patient Journey Modeling and Process Improvement”, Advances in Health Informatics Conference (AHIC 2012), CDROM 6 pages
49. Kamaleswaran, R., McGregor, (2012), “CBPsp: Complex Business Processes for Stream Processing”, 25th IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), CDROM 4 pages
50. O’Reilly, R.D., Morrison, J.P., McGregor, C., (2012), “A system for the transmission, processing and visualisation of EEG to support Irish Neonatal Intensive Care Units”, 25th IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE) , CDROM 5 pages
51. Bressan, N., James, A., McGregor, C., (2012), “Trends and Opportunities for Integrated Real Time Neonatal Clinical Decision Support”, proceedings of the IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI 2012), Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China, pp 687-90
52. Kamaleswaran, R., McGregor, C., James, A., (2012), “A Novel Framework for Event Stream Processing of Clinical Practice Guidelines”, proceedings of the IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI 2012), Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China, pp 933-6
53. McGregor, C., Steadman, A., Percival, J., James., A., (2012) “A Method for Modeling Health Informatics Capacity in Patient Journeys Supported by Interprofessional Teams”, 2012, proceedings of the 45th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, HICSS’45, Maui, Hawaii, pp 2790-99
54. McGregor, C., 2011, “A Cloud Computing Framework for Real-time Rural and Remote Service of Critical Care”, IEEE Computer Based Medical Systems, Bristol, UK, 6 pages CDROM
55. McGregor, C., Catley, C., James, A., Padbury, J., 2011, “Next Generation Neonatal Health Informatics with Artemis”, Medical Informatics Europe, Oslo, Norway, pp 115-119
56. McGregor, C., Catley, C., James, (2011) “A Process Mining Driven Framework for Clinical Guideline Improvement in Critical Care”, Learning from Medical Data Streams 13th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (LEMEDS), pp 35-46
57. Nizami, S., Green, J., McGregor, C., (2011), “Service oriented architecture to support real-time implementation of artifact detection in critical care monitoring”, 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE EMBS, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, pp 4925-8
58. Eklund, J. M., Catley, C., McGregor, C., James, A., (2011), “Detection Of Apnoea In Newborn Infants Using Impedance Respiratory Wave Data”, IASTED International Conference on Imaging and Signal Processing in Healthcare and Technology (ISPHT 2011), Washington, 5 pages
59. Bjering H., McGregor, C., (2010), “A Multidimensional Temporal Abstractive Data Mining Framework”, Australasian Workshop On Health Informatics and Knowledge Mgmt, pp 29-38 ** AWARDED BEST PAPER **
60. Percival, J., McGregor, C., Percival, N., Kamaleswaran, R., Tuuha, S., (2010), “A Framework for Nursing Documentation enabling Integration with EHR and Real-time Patient Monitoring”, 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, 468-73
61. Catley, C., Smith, K., McGregor C., James, A., Eklund, J.M., (2010), “A Framework to Model and Translate Clinical Rules to Support Complex Real-time Analysis of Physiological and Clinical Data”, 1st ACM International Health Informatics Symposium, 307-15
62. Blount, M., McGregor, C., James, A., Sow, D., Kamaleswaran, R., Tuuha, S., Percival, J., Percival, N. (2010), “On the Integration of an Artifact System and a Real-Time Healthcare Analytics System”, 1st ACM International Health Informatics Symposium, 647-655
63. Nizami, S, Green, J., Eklund, J. M., McGregor, C., (2010), “Heart Disease Classification through HRV analysis using Parallel Cascade Identification and Fast Orthogonal Search”, IEEE International Workshop on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA), pp 134-9
64. Kamaleswaran, R., McGregor, C., Eklund, M., (2010) “A Method for Clinical and Physiological Event Stream Processing”, 32nd International IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina, pp 1170-3
65. Goldie, J., McGregor, C., Murphy, B., (2010) “Determining Levels of Arousal using Electrocardiography: A study of HRV during Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation”, 32nd International IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina, pp 1198-1201
66. Heath, J., McGregor, C., (2010), “CRISP-DM0 : A method to extend CRISP-DM to support null hypothesis driven confirmatory data mining”, Advances in Health Informatics Conference, May, pp 96-101
67. Joshi, A., McGregor, C. And Percival, J., (2010), “The use of technology to support the patient’s journey: a pilot study in Indian Neonatal Intensive Care Units”, Advances in Health Informatics Conference, May, pp 34-39
68. McGregor, C., Sow, D., James, A., Blount, M., Ebling, M., Eklund, JM., Smith, K., (2009), “Collaborative Research on an Intensive Care Decision Support System utilizing Physiological Data Streams”, Fall 09 Symposium of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), pp 1124-6
69. McGregor, C., Smith, K. and Eklund, M., (2009), “A Survey of Recent Physiological Monitoring and Transmission to Support the Service of Critical Care, 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, (CBMS2009), 7 pages
70. Catley, C., Smith, K., McGregor, C and Tracy, M., (2009), “Extending CRISP-DM to Incorporate Temporal Data Mining of Multi-dimensional Medical Data Streams: A Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Case Study”, 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, (CBMS2009), 5 pages
71. MacDougall, C., Percival, J. and McGregor, C., (2009) “Integrating Health Information Technology into Clinical Guidelines”, 31st International IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference, Minneapolis, MN, pp 4646-9
72. Kamaleswaran, R., McGregor, C., Percival, J., (2009) “Service Oriented Architecture for the integration of clinical and physiological data for real-time event processing”, 31st International IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference, Minneapolis, MN, pp 1667-70
73. McGregor, C., & Smith, K., (2009), “A Survey of Physiological Monitoring Data Models to support the Service of Critical Care”, Second IEEE Int. Workshop On Real-Time Service-Oriented Architecture and Applications (RTSOAA 2009), in association with 2009 33rd Annual IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 09), Seattle, pp 104-9.
74. McGregor, C, & Eklund, JM, 2009, “Standards for Physiological Data Transmission and Archiving for the Support of the Service of Critical Care”, The 2nd Joint Workshop On High Confidence Medical Devices, Software, and Systems (HCMDSS) and Medical Device Plug-and-Play (MD PnP) Interoperability, San Francisco, 6 pages
75. McGregor, C, & Eklund, JM, 2008, “Real-time Service Oriented Architecture to Support Remote Critical Care: Trends and Challenges”, First IEEE Int.Workshop On Real-Time Service-Oriented Architecture and Applications (RTSOAA 2008), Finland, July, 08, 1199-1204
76. Catley, C, Stratti, H & McGregor, C, 2008, Multi-Dimensional Temporal Abstraction and Data Mining of Medical Time Series Data: Trends and Challenges, 30th International IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference, 4322-5
77. Catley, C, McGregor, C, Percival J, Curry, JM, James, A, 2008, Multi-dimensional Knowledge Translation: Enabling Health Informatics Capacity Audits Using Patient Journey Models. 30th International IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference, 1502-5
78. McGregor, C, Percival, J, Curry, JM, Foster D, Anstey, E, Churchill, D, 2008, A Structured Approach to Requirements Gathering Creation Using PaJMa Models. 30th International IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference, 1506-9
79. Eklund, JM, McGregor, C, & Smith, KP, 2008, A Method for Physiological Data Transmission to Support the Service of Critical Care Using DICOM and HL7. 30th International IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Conference, 1486-9
80. McGregor, C., Smith, K. P & Percival J, Women in Biomedical Engineering and Health Informatics and its impact on Gender Representation for Accepted Publications at IEEE EMBC 2007. Submitted to 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC08), 2881-4
81. McGregor, C., Kneale, B. (2007), “Simulated Neonatal Intensive Care Units To Support Neonatologist International Mobility”, IASTED TeleHealth, Montreal, Canada, pp 124-129
82. Stacey, M., McGregor, C., Tracy, M., (2007), “An architecture for multi-dimensional temporal abstraction and its application to support neonatal intensive care”, 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC07), Lyon, France, pp 3752-3756
83. McGregor, C., Stacey, M, (2007), “High Frequency Distributed Data Stream Event Correlation to Improve Neonatal Clinical Management”, Inaugural International Conference on Distributed Event-Based Systems (DEBS 07), Toronto, Canada, CD-ROM, 6 pages
84. Curry, J., McGregor, C., Tracy, S., (2007), “A Systems Development Lifecycle Approach to Patient Journey Modelling Projects”, MedInfo, Brisbane, Australia, 905-909
85. McGregor, C. and Morris B., (2006), “A Survey of Recent Research to Support Remote Neonatal Intensive Care via Mobile Devices”, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Information Management and Business (IMB 2006), Sydney, Australia, ISBN 1 74108 122 X, pp 422-428
86. Curry, J., McGregor, C., Tracy, S., (2006), “A Communication Tool to Improve the Patient Journey Modeling Process”, The 28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC06), New York, August 30 – September, 3, pp 4726-4730
87. Foster, D., McGregor, C., (2006), “Design of an Agent Server for Neonatal Analysis and Trend Detection” Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems for Medicine, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (MAS*BIOMED) in association with the 5th International Joint conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 06), Hakodate, Japan, May 8-12, pp 47-59
88. Curry, J., McGregor, C., Tracy, S., (2006), “Incorporating Balanced Scorecards into the Patient Journey Modelling Process”, Health Informatics Conference, Sydney, Australia, CDROM, 7 pages
89. McGregor, C., Kneale, B., & Tracy, M., (2005)., “Bush Babies Broadband: On-Demand Virtual Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Support for Regional Australia”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Information Technology and Applications (ICITA), Sydney, Australia, IEEE, ISBN 0-7695-2316-1, pp 113-117, Acceptance Rate: ~26%
90. McGregor, C., Heath, J., & Wei, M. (2005), “A Web Service Based Framework for the Transmission of Physiological Data for Local and Remote Neonatal Intensive Care”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on e-Technology, e-Commerce and e-Service, Hong Kong, IEEE pp 496-501, Acceptance Rate: ~25% (Cited by 12)
91. Curry, J., McGregor, C., Tracy, S., (2005), “Deficiencies of Process Reengineering in its Support for Healthcare Redesign”, Innovation Conference, Penrith, Australia, 19-20, ISBN 1 74108 083 5 awarded best paper in Computing and IT track
92. Foster, D., McGregor, C., El-Masri, S., (2005), “A Survey of Agent-Based Intelligent Decision Support Systems to Support Clinical Management and Research” Proceedings of the Workshop on Multi-Agent Systems for Medicine, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (MAS*BIOMED) in association with the 4th International Joint conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (AAMAS 05), Utrecht, Netherlands, pp 16-34
93. McGregor, C., Purdy, M., & Kneale, B. (2005), “Compression of XML Physiological Data Streams to Support Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Web Services”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on e-Technology, e-Commerce and e-Service, Hong Kong, IEEE pp 486-489
94. McGregor, C., (2005), “e-Baby Web Services to Support Local and Remote Neonatal Intensive Care”, Health Informatics Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 6 pages, CD-ROM, ISBN 0 9751013 5 8
95. Foster, D., McGregor, C., (2005), “Overview of an Agent-Based IDSS Framework for Neonatal Analysis and Trend Detection”, Health Informatics Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 5 pages, CDROM, ISBN 0 9751013 5 8
96. Heath, J., McGregor, C., Smoleniec, J., (2005), “DataBabes: A Case Study in Feto-Maternal Clinical Data Mining”, Health Informatics Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 6 pages, CDROM, ISBN 0 9751013 5 8
97. Curry, J., McGregor, C., (2005), “The Current State of Patient Journey Redesign in Australia”, Health Informatics Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 9 pages CDROM, ISBN 0 9751013 5 8
98. Foster, D, McGregor, C., Tracy, M., (2005), “e-Baby: Supporting Clinical Research in NICUs”, Innovation Conference, Penrith, Australia, pp 9-10, ISBN 1 74108 083 5
99. Stacy, M., McGregor, C., Tracy, M., (2005), “Knowledge Based Temporal Abstraction Within The Neonatal Intensive Care Domain”, Innovation Conference, Penrith, Australia, pp 35-36 ISBN 1 74108 083 5
100. Schiefer, J., McGregor, C., (2004) “Correlating Events for Monitoring Business Processes”, proceedings of the 2004 International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS 2004, Portugal, CDROM, 8 pages, Acceptance Rate: ~14%
101. Foster, D., McGregor, C., (2004), “Intelligent Decision Support Systems For Medical Trend Detection”, 2004 UWS CSTE Innovation Conference, Penrith, Australia, 2 pages
102. Heath, J, McGregor, C., (2004), “Research Issues in Intelligent Decision Support”, 2004 UWS CSTE Innovation Conference, Penrith, Australia, 3 pages
103. McGregor C., and Schiefer, J., (2003) “A Framework for Analysing and Measuring Business Performance with Web Services”, Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE Conference on E-Commerce, CEC'03, Newport Beach, CA, pp 405-412, ISBN 0-7695-1969-5
104. McGregor C., (2003b) “A Method to extend BPEL4WS to enable Business Performance Measurement”, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Web Services, ICWS’03, Las Vegas, pp 46-51, ISBN 1-892512-49-1
105. McGregor C., (2003a) “Balanced Scorecard Driven Business Process Definition Using XML”, Proceedings of the 36th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, HICSS’36, Hawaii, CDROM, 8 pages, ISBN 0-7695-1875-5, IEEE, nominated for best paper
106. McGregor, C. and Kumaran S., (2002b), "Business Process Monitoring Using Web Services in B2B Commerce", Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Internet Computing and E-Commerce(ICEC'02), April 2002, Fort Lauderdale, USA, CDROM, 8 pages, ISSN 1530-2075, IEEE
107. McGregor, C. and Kumaran S., (2002a), "An Agent-Based System for Trading Partner Management in B2B Commerce", Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Research Issues on Data Engineering (RIDE-2EC'2002), February 2002, San Jose, USA, pp 84-89, ISSN 1066-1395, IEEE
108. McGregor C., Bryan, G.M., Curry, J. & Tracy M., (2002) “The e-Baby Data Warehouse: A Case Study”, Proceedings of the 35th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, HICSS’35, Hawaii, CDROM, 7 pages, ISBN 0-7695-1435-9, IEEE
109. Bryan, G.M., Holdsworth, D., Sharply, R., Curry, J & McGregor C., (2002) “Using XML to facilitate information management across multiple Local Government Agencies”, Proceedings of the 35th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, HICSS’35, Hawaii, CDROM, 10 pages, ISBN 0-7695-1435-9
110. McGregor, C., 2000, “Intelligent Workflow Monitoring Systems”, Proceedings of Doctoral Consortium of the Australian Conference of Information Systems, December, 2000, Brisbane, Australia

Refereed Abstract:
1. Slomov, A. V., Baevsky, R. M., Rukavishnikov, I. ., Amirova, L. ., McGregor, C., Zhmurchak, A., & Bersenev, E. Y. 2017, “Analysis of Body Posture Changing, Painfulness, Regulation of the Heart and Breath during night Sleep in Experiment with a 5-Day Dry Immersion”, 9th International Symposium on Neurocardiology (NEUROCARD 2017). Belgrade, Serbia
2. McGregor, C., Baevsky, R., Chernikova, A., Rusanov, V., 2017 “Preparation of Space Experiments Using Big Data Analytics for Continuous Assessment of Astronaut Health Risk”, XVI Conference on Space Biology and Medicine, Moscow, Russia.
3. Fernando, K.E.S., C. McGregor, C., James, A.G., 2016, “Correlation of Retinopathy of Prematurity and Blood Oxygen Saturation in Neonates using Temporal Data Mining: A Pilot Study”, 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Orlando, USA.
4. Inibhunu, C., McGregor, C., 2016, “Dimension Reduction and Similarity Measures for Temporal Pattern Recognition in Critical Care”, 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Orlando, USA.
5. McGregor, C., Bonnis, B., Stanfield, B., Stanfield, M., 2016, “Integrating Virtual Reality, Big Data Analytics and Tactile Garments for New Resilience Assessment and Development Approaches”, ISTSS-CIMVHR meeting, Traumatic Stress Research: Enabling Bedside Implementation, May 9 – 10, Toronto,
6. McGregor, C., Bonnis, B., Stanfield, B., Stanfield, M., 2015, “Using Big Data for Virtual Reality Tactical Training Analytics to Support Resilience Assessment and Development”, Military Health System Research Symposium, Fort Lauderdale, USA
7. McGregor, C., Bonnis, B., Stanfield, B., Stanfield, M., 2014, “Athena: A Big Data Platform for Real-time Stimulation and Response Monitoring and its Application to Tactical Training”, 5th Annual Military and Veteran Health Research Forum, Toronto, Canada, Toronto, Canada
8. Saarinen, A., McGregor, C., 2014, “Can a little red beam of light save newborn lives? ”, 2nd Get Health Summit, Dublin, Ireland
9. Bressan, N., McGregor, C., James, A., 2014, “Cardiorespiratory physiological data as an indicator of morphine pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in critically ill newborn infants”. American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2014 Annual Symposium, Washington, USA, 2014.
10. Pugh, J., Keir, A, McGregor, C., James, A., 2013, “The Impact of Routine Blood Transfusion on Heart Rate Variability in Premature Infants”, AMIA 2013 Annual Symposium, Washington, Nov
11. Percival, J., McCabe, M., McGregor, C., 2012, “Integrating Information Systems into PaJMa to Support the Integration of e-Health Systems”, INFORMS 2012,Pheonix, Arizona
12. Percival, J., McGregor, C., 2011, “Extending The Patient Journey Modeling Architecture (PaJMa) Framework To Integrate E-Health Systems”, INFORMS Healthcare 2011
13. Taylor, R., Percival, J., McGregor, C., 2011, “Comparison Of Data Collection Techniques And Their Effectiveness For Process Improvement In Healthcare”, INFORMS Healthcare 2011
14. Smoleniec, J., Heath, S., Heath, J., & McGregor, C. (2005) “DataBabes: A Case Study in Fetal-maternal Clinical Data Mining”, Poster, Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference (PSANZ) , Sydney, Poster
15. Smoleniec, J., Heath, S., Heath, J., & McGregor, C. (2004) “Fetal-maternal Data Warehouse and Data Mining”, Poster, Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference (PSANZ) , Sydney, Poster

Christina Catley






Christina Catley, Research Associate
PhD (Electrical
Eng.), M. App. Sc. (Electrical), B.Eng. (Computer Systems)

Personal Profile:
Christina Catley received her Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from
CarletonUniversity (Ottawa, Canada) in 2007. Her Ph.D. dissertation focused on designing Web services-based approaches for integrating obstetrical databases and developing clinical decision support tools for risk assessment, specifically in the area of premature birth. During the completion of her doctoral degree, Christina was awarded an NSERC scholarship, two Ontario Graduate Scholarships, and the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation Graduate Engineering Scholarship.

She is currently working as a Research Associate, within HIR, at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (
Oshawa, Canada). Her research involves integrating data mining and temporal abstraction for the purpose of analyzing multi-dimensional clinical data in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and applying health informatics techniques to analyze and improve patient information flow within NICUs.

Research Areas:
Health Informatics, Intelligent Decision Support Systems, Data Mining, Patient Journey Modeling, Web Services, Electronic Patient Record, Medical Ontologies.

 

 

Fletcher Lu

Fletcher Lu,  Assistant Professor
PhD (Computer Science), University of Waterloo

Personal Profile
During his graduate studies at the  University of Waterloo, he was a member of the Waterloo Institutes of Health Informatics Research group there. He obtained a Computer Science PhD degree from the University of Waterloo in the fall of 2003.  Much of my research directly relates to data mining with health applications.  I specifically have published work in the detection of fraud in healthcare insurance.  I have forged industrial research collaborations with health insurance businesses such as Manulife Financial.  I have obtained external funding resources from the Canadian Institute of Health Research for research into healthcare fraud.  I also obtained external funding from the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada in the form of a post-doctoral research fellowship of $52,000/year (annually renewable up to two years) awarded in October 2004.

Research Areas:
By applying machine learning data mining techniques to detecting fraud in both business and health areas and compare them to traditional artificial intelligence approaches such as neural networks.This project is principally application oriented, exploring using reinforcement learning techniques and comparing them with previous approaches to fraud detection.  During his graduate work he looked at Bayesian Probability approaches to performing medical diagnosis. He analyzed various diagnostic systems that typically dealt with various types of cancers and attempted to compare the computer diagnosis and treatment with human diagnosis and treatment methods. His current work involves development of a fraud auditing algorithm applied to healthcare insurance data.

His work best falls under the categories of Informatics of Health Institutions and Data Mining as much of it deals with searching vast amounts of data typically from large institutions such as healthcare units or insurance companies.

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Jennifer Percival

Jennifer Percival,  Associate Professor & Associate Dean
PhD (Management Sciences), BMath


Personal Profile
Dr. Jennifer Percival was educated at the University of Waterloo where she received degrees of PhD in Engineering – Management Sciences and a BMath in Operations Research.  She is currently serving as an Associate Professor and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Business and Information Technology at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). 

Research Areas:
Her current research interests are in complementarities influencing the intensity and quality of innovation activity in a firm, particularly those related to organizational strategies and engineering management practices. She is also conducting research into the use of technology in health care and the complementarities that exist between various medical best practices and integrated health information systems.  In addition, she conducts action-based research into the use of technology in higher education, in particular looking at how various types of technologies complement each other and affect students’ perceptions of value.  She is a member of INFORMS, IEEE, and the health education technology research unit at UOIT

Contact Information
Office:    UB4037
Phone:   905.721.8668 ext. 2833
email:    
jennifer.percival@uoit.ca


Kerry Johnson

Kerry Johnson
Senior Lecturer and HIM Instructional Coordinator

Kerry Johnson has over 30 years of experience working and teaching in Canada as an HIM professional in a variety of settings. He is often sought after to speak at a variety of conferences dealing with HIM all over North America, but particularly in the United States on the Canadian experience with the implementation of ICD-10. His research interests centre around the education of HIM professionals, with a particular emphasis on continuing professional education for HIM professionals in technology-enabled environments.

Kerry earned his undergraduate degree from University of Toronto and his Master’s in Adult Education and Distance Learning from University of Phoenix. He is also a graduate of St. Michael’s School of Health Record Administration in Toronto, Ontario. Kerry is a certified HIM professional with the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) as well as a member of American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). He is consistently involved in leadership roles in the Canadian Association, and is recognized as a leader in the Canadian and international HIM community.

Publications include:

1.Johnson, K., & Tashiro, J. (2010). Interprofessional care and health care complexity: Factors shaping human resources effectiveness in health information management. In S. M. Kabene (Ed.), Human resources in healthcare, health informatics and healthcare systems (pp. 250-280). Hershey: PA: IGI Global.
2.Crook, G., Penchoff, M., Stefanits, T., & Johnson, K. (2009). Ethical aspects of health information management. In Canadian Health Information Management Association (Ed.), Fundamentals of health information management (pp. 339-351). Ottawa, ON: Canadian Healthcare Association.

Honours:

1.Joady Murray Memorial Award, Canadian Health Information Management Association/Canadian Institute for Health Information (2009).
2.Health Information Champion Pinnacle Award, Canadian Health Record Association (2001).
3.Member Recognition Award, Ontario Health Record Association (2000).

Contact Information:

Office: UAB345
T: 905.721.8668 ext. 2896
E: kerry.johnson@uoit.ca

Khalil El-Khatib

Khalil El-Khatib, Assistant Professor
PhD (Comp Sc.), M.Sc (Comp Sc.)


Personal Profile:

Dr. Khalil El-Khatib was an assistant professor at the University of Western Ontario prior to joining theFaculty of Business and Information Technology, University of Ontario Instituteof Technology, in July 2006. He received a bachelor degree in computer sciencefrom the American Universityof Beirut (AUB) in 1992, a master degree in computer science from McGill University in 96, and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Ottawa in 2005. Between the years of1992 and 1994, he worked as a research assistant in the computer science Dept.at AUB. In 1996, he joined the High Capacity Division at Nortel Networks as asoftware designer.   From Feb. 2002, he worked of Research Officer in theNetwork Computing Group (lately renamed the Information Security Group) at theNational Research Council of Canada for two years, and continued to beaffiliated with the group for another two years

Research Areas:
Dr. Khalil's research interests include Parallel Discrete Event Simulation, QoS for multimedia applications, personaland service mobility, IP telephony, feature interaction for VoIP, ubiquitous computing environments, security and privacy issues for the Internet and forthe mobile wireless ad hoc networks (MANET).

Contact Information:
Office:  UB3014
Phone:  905.721.8668 Ext. 2884
Email:    khalil.el-khatib@uoit.ca
Home Page:
http://faculty.uoit.ca/elkhatib/
 

Mike Eklund

Mike Eklund, Associate Professor
PHD, M.SC (ENG) - Queens University

Personal Profile:

Dr Mike Eklund had been a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Berkeley since 2003. He is now at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

He is a graduate of Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario (PhD, MSc) and prior to attending graduate school he worked as a Simulator Flight Control Engineer, at CAE Inc. (formerly CAE Electronics Inc.) in Montreal, Quebec.

Research Areas:

Contact Information:

Office:    Room 1023 OPG Engineering Building
Phone:  905.721.8668 ext 2876
Fax:        905.721.3370
Email:    mikael.eklund@uoit.ca


Nadja Bressan

Nadja Bressan:
IBM
Nadja Mench Bressan received a B.S. in Industrial Automation from Universidade de Caxias do Sul, Brazil, in 2005; MSc in Automation, Instrumentation and Control from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal, in 2007 and Ph.D. (European Doctorate mention) in Biomedical Engineering from Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal, in 2011.

Nadja was a Clinical Investigator at the Anaesthesiology Department of Hospital de Santo António in Porto for 6 years, working regularly in the neurosurgery collaborating in clinical and animal research. Her area of expertise is Target Controlled Infusion (TCI) and Drug Delivery Control. She developed the first SCADA/TCI system for anesthesia to be used to control and synchronised data during general anesthesia.

She is currently working as a Postdoctoral Fellow, within Health Informatics Research, at University of Ontario Institute of Technology co-ordinated by Professor Carolyn McGregor. Her research topic at HIR is physiological stream processing in real-time and retrospective analysis to support nosocomial infection, apnoea and intraventricular haemorrhage. She is also involved with drug delivery control in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) and the critical parameters of its application.

Research Areas: Control, Drug Delivery, Target Controlled Infusion, Intelligent Alarms, Decision Support Systems, Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA).

Patrick Hung

Patrick Hung, Ph.D
Associate Professor

Dr. Patrick C. K. Hung is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Business and Information Technology in University of Ontario Institute of Technology. He is also a Guest Professor at Institute of Computer Science in University of Innsbruck, Austria. Also he is an Adjunct Professorat State Key Lab of Software Engineering in Wuhan University, China. Patrick has been working with Boeing Research and Technology at Seattle, USA on aviation services-related research projects.

Before that, Patrick was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong and a Research Scientist with Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) at Canberra, Australia. He is a founding member of the IEEE International Conference of Web Services (ICWS) and IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC). He is an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC), International Journal of Web Services Research (JWSR) and International journal of Business Process and Integration Management (IJBPIM). From 2000 to 2003, Patrick has been served as a panelist of the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs of the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the USA.

Patrick has Ph.D. and Master of Philosophy Science in Computer Science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong, Master of Applied Science in Management Sciences from the University of Waterloo in Canada, and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at the University of New South Wales, Australia. On the other hand, Patrick has been studied at CLC Japanese Language Institute at Tokyo in Japan and he got Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 Certificate of Japanese-Language Proficiency (Administered by the Japan Foundation and Association of International Education Japan). He has also been a visiting Ph.D. student at Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan and RSA Laboratories West at San Mateo, California, USA.

Contact Information:

Office: UB3026
Phone: 905.721.8668 ext 2835
Email: patrick.hung@uoit.ca

Rishikesan Kamaleswaran

Rishi
Rishikesan Kamaleswaran is a doctoral candidate and research assistant at the Health Informatics Research Laboratory, UOIT, Oshawa. He is also a long standing Research Fellow at the Division of Neonatology, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. He received his Honours degree in B.HSc. in Health Information Management and M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University Of Ontario Institute Of Technology. His contributions in Health Informatics have been published in the conferences of: IEEE Engineering in Medicine Biology Society, ACM International Health Informatics Symposium, IEEE and ACM Computer Based Medical System, and the Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering. He was invited speaker at the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference at San Diego.

His research interests are in information visualization to support critical care, real-time temporal algorithms, knowledge translation and data analytics. He is also the current Chair of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Student Club at UOIT. He has participated as an executive member and publication coordinator for Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Western Ontario, London, and the UOIT Graduate Student Research Conference.

Students

Graduate Students
Yvonne Choi
K. Shiron Fernando
Nicholas Fontana:

Nicholas is in the second year of his Master's of Health Science in Health Informatics. He will be performing research under the guidance of Dr. McGregor in the area of EEG analysis and and pattern recognition.

He recieved his Biological Science and Management (with a specialization in Life Sciences) degree from UOIT from 2007-2012.
He was also a member of the men's varsity hockey team at UOIT and is a volunteer at Lakeridge Health Oshawa in the Emergency Department.

Robert Greer
Wenlan Huang

Ines Jowitt:

Ines has been a Registered Nurse for over 25 years and has worked at Lakeridge Health since 1989. She holds certificates in Critical Care (Ryerson University 1991), Health Informatics (York University 2004), and Interprofessional Collaboration Michener Institute 2009) and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Honours degree (Magna Cum Laude – York University 2008) and is now pursuing the Masters of Health Sciences – Informatics at UOIT.

As a critical care nurse, Ines was involved in the content development of the electronic documentation system for Lakeridge Health Oshawa and its subsequent revisions. In 2000, she spearheaded the electronic submission of data to the Critical Care Research Network of Ontario--the first site to go electronic. In the role of Clinical Informatics Consultant since 2003, Ines designs, builds, and supports the electronic documentation screens for the clinicians at Lakeridge Health.

Her research interests lie in the service of critical care and in Patient Journey Modelling (PaJMa) and she feels honoured to be working with Dr McGregor as her research advisor.

Amardeep Joshi
Rishikesan Kamaleswaran

Tanvi Naik
J. Edward Pugh
Anirudh Thommandram
Xinqi Wang

Undergraduate Summer Research Students

Graduating Class of 2011

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