Category: Keynote

Karl Friedl, Ph.D., COL (US Army, ret.)

University of California San Francisco School of Medicine

Karl Friedl, Ph.D., is a Fellow in the ORISE Knowledge Preservation Program and also an adjunct Professor in the Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco. He retired from thirty years of active duty service in the Army as a Colonel in 2013, where he had last served as Director of the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) at the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. Dr Friedl received the M.A. degree in zoology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1979 and the Ph.D. degree in biology (integrative physiology) through the Institute of Environmental Stress in the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1984. His research interest is focused on physiological modeling and monitoring technologies especially as applied to the limits of human performance. Dr. Friedl serves as Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. He is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).

Nirmal Keshava, Ph.D.

Senior Principal Informatics Scientist, Research & Development   Information, AstraZeneca PLC

Dr.Keshava is an experienced big data scientist and leader that has developed innovative solutions for multi-disciplinary problems involving advanced sensor platforms and algorithms, rigorous performance evaluation, and creative visualization. His contributions have spanned biomedical image/signal processing, neuroimaging, genomics, clinical informatics, biometrics, neuroscience, and multi-modal physiology. His goal is to generate insight and value by creatively exploiting data sets of all sizes and types and to work across boundaries to achieve project and institutional goals. Dr.Keshava’s background in signal processing is complemented by several years of in-depth technical and management experience and collaboration with many different academic, government, and commercial partners. He has served in a variety of leadership roles and enjoy defining visions and leading teams to achieve challenging goals.

Michael McCoy, Ph.D.

Physician Technology Services, Inc.

Michael McCoy, M.D. has diverse experience as a practicing clinician, a physician executive in the electronic health record vendor community, a national consultant, and as a large faith-based IDN’s first Chief Medical Information officer.  In that role, he collaborated with information services and the clinical transformation department in the effective implementation of computerized patient record systems, focusing on quality, safety, process improvement and ensuring that all clinicians are fully engaged in the entire process.  He joined the federal government in a role as its first Chief Health Information Officer for The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), departing that role January 31, 2016.

Dr. McCoy was a practicing OB/GYN for more than 20 years, and was an early adopter of EMR systems.  He served as The American College/Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ national health information technology strategist, participated in CCHIT, IHE, HITSP and other SDOs involved in healthcare information technology and interoperability.

In addition to special interests in interoperability, he is passionate about consumer engagement, person-centered care, and privacy/security, and he serves on the Board of Directors of IHE International.

David Mendelson, MD.

Professor of Radiology, Director of Radiologic Informatics and Chief of Clinical Informatics, Mount SinaiMedical Center, NY

Dr.Mendelson’s research interests include CT and MRI of the body, chest and cardiovascular imagine. He is involved in the develpment of solutions aimed at sharing medical images, managing incoming patient CD and also integrate and validate images into the hospital records.

Andreas Skoulouldis, Ph.D.

European Commissions Principal Scientific Officer

Dr.Skoulouldis has over 25 years experience in the field of public health informatics and is currently with the European Commissions as principal scientific officer. His publications span the fields of sensor informatics, public health and environmental monitoring.

Sheng Zhong, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Bioengineering, UCSD (Bioinformatics)

Sheng double majored in Mathematics and Economics in Beijing University. He obtained a Ph.D. in Biostatistics and fulfilled a Ph.D. Minor of Molecular Biology at Harvard University. He worked at Stanford University and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign before moving to UCSD. He received NSF CAREER Award, Alfred Sloan Fellowship, and NIH Pioneer Award. He serves as an Associate Editor for PLoS Computational Biology, and the contact PI for NIH 4D Nucleome organizational hub.