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I am a Professor of Computer Science, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Health Informatcs at Dalhousie University, Canada.  lead the NICHE (kNowledge Intensive Computing for Healthcare Enterprises) research group.


My research interests span health informatics, semantic web, knowledge management and data analytics. From a health informatics perspective, my research focuses on clinical decision support systems, computerization of clinical guidelines, health data analytics, patient empowerment strategies, behaviour modification progams and mobile health. I have published over 200 peer-reviewed research papers, supervised over 75 graduate students, delivered over 100 invited talks, developed over 40  state-of-the-art  digital health systems. I am actively involved in international collaborative R&D projects in the area of health informatics and semantic web. My research projects have been funded by both government agencies and industry, such as National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canadian Foundation of Innovation (CFI), Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR), Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (NSHRF) and CANARIE, WHO and UN. I have been involved with health informatics academics, innovation, advocacy and policy development for 20 years. You can find more information about my research and teaching activities by visiting the dedicated web-pages.


My passion is to develop innovative digital health solutions to provide lifetime healthcare to all, and based on my research work I have received the Canadian Health Informatics Leadership Award, International Award for Innovation in Medical Informatics, Research Excellence Award and 5 best paper awards. 


Prior to joining Dalhousie University, I worked in Malaysia at Universiti Sains Malaysia (1995-2001) and in England at University of Surrey (1993-1994).  


You can reach me via the contact information given below: 

Faculty of Computer Science      

6050 University Avenue

Dalhousie University 

Halifax, Nova Scotia 

Canada, B3H 4R2

Office: Room 220, Goldberg Computer Science Building
Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  
Tel: (1-902) 494-2129 
Fax: (1-902) 492-1517













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