Dear Colleagues and Friends,
This month, we introduce our amazing talent in the OHIOH Big Data program and some of these researchers’ highlights. In November, A/Prof Hanna Suominen as its program leader is traveling to Melbourne to present our accepted abstract in The 8th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation. The 2019 theme of this two-day research meetup by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council is “Research translation in the digital age: harnessing the power of data and analytical technologies”. This gives us an excellent opportunity to engage with the key stakeholders in health informatics in Australia and describe how OHIOH is contributing to both technological and translational leadership in this topic
In the abstract, titled “Innovative Machine Intelligence and Cybersecurity Solutions to Safeguard the Patient Information Associated with a New Generation of Medical Devices”, all OHIOH programs have joined their forces and collaboratively across disciplines and professions to conclude that, if successful, OHIOH will provide a template for deep personalisation of medicine based on genomics, a new generation smart medical devices, and machine learning, which will enable patients to receive earlier diagnoses, participate in enhanced disease management, and benefit from precision therapy regardless of their geographic location or social circumstances. In combination with superior data analytics, these wearable technologies and portable devices have the potential to transform early detection and monitoring of disease in a scalable, patient-friendly manner. However, maintaining the security of medical data captured by such networked information systems is a prerequisite for conducting human big-data analytics experiments; without this, developing intelligent, domain-tailored technology solutions, and evaluating their quality and practical impacts, is impossible.
The OHIOH Big Data program is still growing, with current members: A/Prof Hanna Suominen, Dr Artem Lenskiy, Dr Elena Daskalaki, Dr Md Zakir Hossain, Mr Robin Vlieger, Mr Ran Cui, and Mr Chirath Hettiarachchi. They are supported by significant in-kind contributions by the following investigators from the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, among others: Dr Deborah Apthorp, Dr Nan Yang, Dr Uwe Zimmer. Please do not hesitate to contact us for research collaboration or summer/long/honours/masters/doctors projects.
A/Professor Hanna Suominen, Program Leader, OHIOH Big Data