The Open Medical Informatics Journal




ISSN: 1874-4311 ― Volume 13, 2019

Editor-in-Chief:

Ali Karimi (Biography
Ali Karimi

Alireza Karimi received the MSc and Ph.D degree in Mechanical Engineering/Bioengineering from the Iran University of Science and Technology and Kyushu University. His primary area of interest is continuum mechanics, soft tissue mechanics, finite element modeling, injury biomechanics, and biomathematics. He is the author of more than 100 peer reviewed articles in the international journals.

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Department of Mechanical Engineering
Kyushu University
Fukuoka
Japan



Editorial Board Members:

R. Acharya (Biography
R. Acharya

U. R. Acharya, PhD, DEng is a senior faculty member at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore. He is also (i) Adjunct Professor at University of Malaya, Malaysia, (ii) Adjunct Faculty at Singapore Institute of Technology- University of Glasgow, Singapore, and (iii) Associate faculty at SIM University, Singapore. He received his Ph.D. from National Institute of Technology Karnataka (Surathkal, India) and DEng from Chiba University (Japan). He has published more than 400 papers, in refereed international SCI-IF journals (345), international conference proceedings (42), books (17) with more than 11,500 citations in Google Scholar (with h-index of 55), and Research Gate RG Score of 45.

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Department of ECE
Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Clementi Road
Singapore

A. De Brevern (Biography
A. De Brevern

Dr. A. De Brevern was trained as a Cell Biologist and is a Structural Bioinformatician for around 20 years. His two main axes of researches are: (i) developing innovate methodologies useful for the scientific community and (ii) specific application to proteins implicated in diseases and pathologies. Concerning the first axis, he has provided near 20 tools, webservers and databases mainly dealing with the analyses and prediction of protein behaviours, e.g. superimposition of protein structures and prediction of protein flexibility. Concerning the second axis, he used mainly comparative modelling and molecular dynamics to analyse protein for Red Blood Cells and platelets.

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INSERM
Paris Diderot University
Paris
France

M. Cannataro (Biography
M. Cannataro

Mario Cannataro is a Senior Researcher at the ICAR-CNR, Institute of the Italian National Research Council, and he is a lecturer in Computer Science at University of Calabria. He received his Laurea degree cum Laude in Computing Engineering from the University of Calabria and in 1986 he was awarded a fellowship for 2 years at CRAI. He is working in the area of parallel processing and computer networks since 1988. His current research interests are in grid and cluster computing, adaptive Web systems, compression and synthesis of semi-structured data. He is a member of the ACM and IEEE Computer Society.

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Dipartimento di Scienze
Università Magna Graecia di Catanzaro
Catanzaro
Italy

M. Doellinger (Biography
M. Doellinger

Prof. Döllinger studied mathematics at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany) and received his diploma degree (M.Sc.) in 2000. In 2002 he received his PhD in Computer Science from the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (supervisor Prof. Eysholdt). From 2003 – 2005 he was postdoctoral fellow at the University of California Los Angeles (supervisor Dr. Berry). Then he returned to Germany and was Assistant and Associate Professor (2005 – 2008) at the Division for Phoniatrics and Pediatric Audiology (University Erlangen-Nürnberg). In 2008 he became Professor and Head of Research of the division. He was scientific head of the DFG funded research group FOR894 “Fundamentals on flow dynamics in voice production” between 2008 and 2013. Since 2008 he is Adjunct Professor at the Louisiana State University Baton Rouge. In 2010 he chaired and hosted the 9th AQL and in 2012 the 8th ICVPB meeting in Erlangen. His scientific work is disseminated in 96 peer reviewed journal articles and 239 conference contributions.

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Medical School
University Hospital Erlangen
Erlangen
Germany

C.E. Hann (Biography
C.E. Hann

Dr Christopher E. Hann received his first class BSc (Hons) and PhD degrees in Mathematics at the University of Canterbury in 1996 and 2001. From 2007- mid 2010 he was a Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellow in Mechanical Engineering and is currently a Senior Lecturer and Rutherford Discovery Fellow (Tier 2) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Canterbury. His research areas include Rocket systems and control, biomedical systems, system identification and control for a variety of industries. Dr Hann has published over 250 refereed journal and conference papers and is an inventor on several patents.

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Centre for Bio-Engineering
University of Canterbury
Christchurch
New Zealand

M.O. Hortas (Biography
M.O. Hortas

Computer Engineer since 2004 and PhD in Computer Science since 2009, he is currently Associate Professor at the University of A Coruña. His research focuses on medical image processing, dynamic vision and biometrics. Supervisor of several master thesis in Computer Science, currently supervising 3 PhD thesis. He has also worked abroad in both funded research stays at the University of Sassari (Italy) and the University ofAmsterdam (Netherlands). He has participated in over 20 competitive projects both regional and national several of them as Principal Investigator. Author in more than 100 publications (journals and papers at international conferences). Lecturer in PhD programs of Computer Science as well as Health Sciences. Member of committees of international conferences, has also organized several specialized sessions in their field. In the field of knowledge transfer, he has experience in several R & D contracts with industry as well as several international medical informatics related patents and other intellectual property in the field of computer vision and medical imaging.

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Faculty of Informatics
Department of Computer Science
University of A Coruña
A Coruña
Spain

R. Lacson (Biography
R. Lacson

Ronilda Lacson, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lacson’s major focus is in machine learning, natural language processing, ontologies, and IT tools for optimizing hand‐offs, such as communication of critical results and transitions of care. He has authored or co-authored about 43 publications with 391 citations, having 10 h-index.

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Department of Radiology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MD
USA

D. Liberati (Biography
D. Liberati

Diego Liberati is the Research Director for Information, Control and Biomedical Engineering, and memeber of the Board, within the Institute for Electronics, Information and Communications Engineering of the Italian National Research Council at the Electronics and Information Department of the Milano Institute of Technology. Having taught signal processing, mathematical modeling, microelectronics, lab instrumentation and control theory in european Universities, he has also mentored dozens of pupils toward and beyond their doctorate. His main scientific interests in Information and Communication Technologies for life are related to measurement analysis, model identification and synthesis of emulations in natural and artificial complex systems, whose scientific and ethical aspects involving the human beings he loves to discuss in his papers.

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Institute of Electronics
Information and Telecommunication Engineering
Milan
Italy

E.Y.K. Ng (Biography
E.Y.K. Ng

He obtained Ph.D at Cambridge Univ. and published widely in SCI journals (270). Co-edited 13 books and co-authored a text book. He is the lead Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology; Founding Editor-in-Chief for the ISI indexed Journal of Medical Imaging and Health Informatics. His area of research is thermal imaging, biomedical engg; computational fluid dynamics & numerical heat transfer. 15 of his thermal imaging papers have been adopted as references in both Singapore Standard (SS 582: 2013) and ISO/TR 13154:2009 / IEC 80601-2-59: 2008.

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School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
Nanyang
Singapore

S. Pavlopoulos (Biography
S. Pavlopoulos

Dr. Sotiris Pavlopoulos was born in Athens, Greece in 1965. His research interests include medical informatics, telemedicine, and medical image and signal processing, and bioinformatics. He is currently an Adjunct Researcher at the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. Dr. Pavlopoulos has authored of 2 scientific textbooks, 15 book chapters, over 50 journal articles, and over 100 refereed conference papers. Dr. Pavlopoulos is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece, and the Society of Biomedical Engineering.

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
National Technical University of Athens
Athens
Greece

O.A. Rosso (Biography
O.A. Rosso

Dr. Osvaldo Rosso is a principal Researcher of National Research Council (CONICET), Argentina. Dr. Rosso’s research expertise are Time-Frequency, Chaotic Dynamics and Applications, Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics, Physics, Nonlinear Dynamics, Signal Analysis, Statistical Physics, Time Series, Entropy, Wavelet Transform, Bioscience, Statistics, Nonlinear Systems, Stochastic, EEG. Brain Dynamics, Synchronization, Oscillation, Probability Distributions, Wavelet Analysis, Nonlinear Analysis, Time Series Analysis. He has authored about 159 publications with 4330 citations, having 35 h-index.

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Instituto de Cálculo
Universidad de Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires
Argentina

M.N. Vrahatis (Biography
M.N. Vrahatis

Professor Michael N. Vrahatis obtained a Ph.D. in Mathematics in 1982 from the University of Patras, Greece. He is founder of the Computational Intelligence Laboratory of the same department which he has been directing since its beginning in 2004. He has been teaching at the undergraduate level for more than 30 years and at the post graduate level of more than 22 years. Several of his doctoral and/or postdoctoral students serve as full professors, associate professors, assistant professors or lecturers in Greece and England. He has published more than 400 scientific publications. According to Google Scholar his work has been cited over 12,000 times.

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Department of Mathematics
University of Patras
Patras
Greece

T. Bittner (Biography
T. Bittner

He is a faculty member of the Departments of Philosophy and Geography at the State University of New York at Buffalo (Associate Professor). He is also a Research Scientist at the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences. In addition he is a Research Scientist at the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA). His research interests include geographic information science and formal geography as well as bioinformatics, formal ontology, qualitative spatial, temporal, and spatio-temporal reasoning, approximate reasoning, representation and reasoning about vagueness and indeterminacy, and medical information science. He is also interested in computational representations of formal ontologies.

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Department of Philosophy
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY
USA

M. Buscema (Biography
M. Buscema

Massimo Buscema (1955). Professor and Computer Scientist, expert in Neural Networks and Artificial Adaptive Systems. Director and Professor at Semeion, Research Center of Sciences of Communication, in Rome (Italy). Member on the Editorial Board of various international journals. He has designed, constructed developed new models and algorithms of Artificial Intelligence. Author of scientific publications on theoretical aspects of Natural Computation, with over 250 titles (scientific articles, essays, and books (25) on the same subject) and over 35 Software Systems used in many university and research Centres. Inventor of 26 international patents. Scientific Director of research projects on the application of artificial intelligence systems in the biomedical field, homeland security and safety.

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Semeion Research Centre of Sciences of Communication
University of Colorado
Rome
Italy

C. Chong (Biography
C. Chong

Jack CF Chong obtained his MD and MSc degrees from the Taipei Medical University (Taiwan). He is board certified (MOH, Taiwan) in both Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. He is an Lecturer of Emergency Medicine and Medical Informatics at the Medical School of Fu-Jen University, Taiwan. He has authored or co-authored about 100 publications.

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Emergency Department Taiwan
Shin-Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital
Taipei
Greece

S. Gritzalis (Biography
S. Gritzalis

Prof. Stefanos Gritzalis is the Rector of the University of the Aegean, Greece. He holds a BSc in Physics, an MSc in Electronic Automation, and a PhD in Information and Communications Security from the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens, Greece. His published scientific work includes more than 35 books or book chapters. Moreover, his work has been published in 121 refereed journals and in the proceedings of 166 international refereed conferences and workshops. The focus of his publications is on Information and Communications Security and Privacy. His most frequently cited papers have more than 4.700 citations, h-index=38, i10-index=115, as measured by Google Scholar.

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Department of Information and Communication Systems Engineering
University of the Aegean
Karlovasi
Greece

O. Harel (Biography
O. Harel

Ofer Harel, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of Statistics and a principal Investigator in the Center for Health, Intervention, and Prevention (CHIP) at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Harel received his doctorate in statistics in 2003 from the Pennsylvania State University; where he developed his methodological expertise in the areas of missing data techniques, diagnostic tests, longitudinal studies, bayesian methods, sampling techniques, mixture models, latent class analysis, and statistical consulting. Dr. Harel received his post-doctoral training at the University of Washington, Department of Biostatistics. Dr. Harel has served as a biostatistical consultant nationally and internationally since 1997.

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Department of Statistics
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT
USA

E. Kaczmarek (Biography
E. Kaczmarek

Prof. Elzbieta Kaczmarek obtained her M.Sc. in Mathematics at the University of Poznan (UAM), Ph.D. in life sciences at the University of Medical Sciences in Poznan and is full professor in medical biology. She is the head of the Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the University of Medical Sciences (Poznan, Poland). Her main research areas of interest include medical image processing and quantitative analysis, data bases of morphological images (tissue microarrays, digital histological slides), meta-analysis in medical research. She is the author of more than 200 peer reviewed original articles in international scientific journal, book chapters and conference papers.

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Laboratory of Morphometry
Medical Image Processing
University of Medical Sciences
Poznań
Poland

H. Liao (Biography
H. Liao

Hongen Liao received the B.S. degree in mechanics and engineering sciences from Peking University, Beijing, China, in 1996, and the M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in precision machinery engineering from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 2000 and 2003, respectively. His research interests include 3-D medical image, image-guided surgery, medical robotics, computer-assisted surgery, and fusion of these techniques for minimally invasive precision diagnosis and therapy. He has also been involved in long viewing distance autostereoscopic display and 3-D visualization. He is the author and co-author of more than 190 peer-reviewed articles and proceedings papers, as well as 28 patents, more than 290 abstracts and numerous invited lectures.

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School of Engineering
The University of Tokyo
Tokyo
Japan

T. Lee (Biography
T. Lee

Dr.Tong-Yee Lee received the Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from Washington State University, Pullman, in May 1995. He is currently a chair professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, ROC. He leads the Computer Graphics Group, Visual System Laboratory, National Cheng-Kung University (http://graphics.csie.ncku.edu.tw/). His current research interests include computer graphics, nonphotorealistic rendering, medical visualization, virtual reality, and media resizing. He is a senior member of the IEEE Computer Society and a member of the ACM.

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Department of Information Engineering
National Cheng Kung University
Tainan City
Taiwan

Y. Pan (Biography
Y. Pan

Dr. Pan holds his Ph.D. in Biology and his Master in Computer Sciences, both from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. He currently is a Senior Research Scientist in Scientific Data Mining at the National Research Council of Canada. His research interest is in data mining and machine learning with application in life sciences, specifically in high throughput sequencing data, gene expression profiling and systems biology with an objective to discover and develop biomarkers related with human diseases and crops’ stress tolerance in adverse environments.

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Information and Communication Technologies Department
National Research Council
Ottawa, ON
Canada

B. Pfeifer (Biography
B. Pfeifer

Dr. Bernhard Pfeifer is an associate Professor in Private University of Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology. University for Health Sciences. Dr. Pfeifer’s research interests are in Computational Cardiology, Cellular Hybrid Automaton, Modeling & Simulation, Forward Problem, Inverse Problem, Biophysical Modeling, Disease Spread Modeling, Traffic Modeling, Clinical Projects, Clinical Studies, Remote Monitoring Systems, Data Integration. He has authored about 73 publications with 657 citations, having 14 h-index.

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Medizinische Informatik und Technik
Medical Informatics and Technology
University for Health Sciences
Hall in Tirol
Austria

M. Rydmark (Biography
M. Rydmark

Martin Rydmark, MD, Ph.D. is professsor of medical informatics and computer assisted education and associate professor of anatomy. He heads the research group - Mednet - at the institution for Biomedicine at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. Martins education efforts are in the fields of anatomy, biomechanics and medical informatics and the research interests cover neuroscience, image analysis, 3D visualization, haptics neurorehabilitation, virtual reality and learning. Since 2012 Martin is Chairman of the Gothenburg University Committee for the Coordination and Ordering of ICT.

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The Sahlgrenska Academy
Gothenburg University
Gothenburg
Sweden

H. Ying (Biography
H. Ying

Dr. Hao Ying, is a Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Wayne State University and Full Member of Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit. He is also an IEEE Fellow. He has published one single-author research monograph/advanced textbook entitled Fuzzy Control and Modeling: Analytical Foundations and Applications. In addition, he has published 110 peer-reviewed journal papers and over 160 peer-reviewed conference papers. Prof. Ying's work has been widely cited - his Google Scholar h-index is 45. The 45 publications included in his index have by themselves generated more than 4,000 citations whereas the total number of citations for all his publications is over 7,000. He also served as a Program/Technical Committee Member for over 90 international conferences.

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Wayne State University
Michigan
USA












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