The NICHE (kNowledge Intensive Computing for Healthcare Enterprises) Research Group conducts research in advancing knowledge technologies and developing innovative knowledge-intensive solutions, in particular for healthcare enterprises.
The NICHE group both promotes and pursues inter-disciplinary research whereby the group's investigations span from the abstract epistemological orientations of knowledge to the capture and representation of knowledge to practical operationalization of knowledge via intelligent systems.
The wide spectrum of activities conducted in NICHE group falls in the realm of four inter-related research areas:
NICHE researchers work across a cross-section of the above-mentioned themes, developing both novel knowledge-centric methods and applying these methods in knowledge-intensive tools. Currently, the researchers are working towards the development of a knowledge creation, morphing and sharing framework for capturing and operationalizing heterogeneous knowledge modalities present within an enterprise; the development and application of intelligent techniques to customize web-based services and information content as per a user-model; the formal computerization of healthcare knowledge artifacts to offer point-of-care decision support services; and the application of knowledge and data-driven intelligent systems to provide innovative healthcare services for both practitioners and patients. Details of individual projects can be found at the individual researcher's websites. Our research projects are largely funded by government agencies, private organizations and industry.