Nadja Bressan

Nadja Bressan:
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).