March 17 @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Speaker: Andre Kushniruk, PhD
Presented from Duke University
Dr. Andre Kushniruk is a Professor of the School of Health Information Science at the University of Victoria. Dr. Kushniruk is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York and was previously an Associate Professor in Information Technology at York University. Dr. Kushniruk conducts research in a number of areas including evaluation of the effects of technology, human-computer interaction in health care and other domains as well as cognitive science. His work is known internationally and he has published widely in the area of health informatics. He focuses on developing new methods for the evaluation of information technology and studying human-computer interaction in health care and he has been a key researcher on a number of national and international collaborative projects. His work includes the development of novel methods for conducting video analysis of computer users and he is currently extending this research to remote study of e-health applications and advanced information technologies, including computerized patient record systems. Dr. Kushniruk has held academic positions at a number of Canadian universities and he has taught courses in areas such as human-computer interaction, database management and systems analysis and design. He holds undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Biology, as well as a M.Sc. in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from McGill University.
Current Research Interests:
– Evaluation of the use and usability of information systems;
– Design and evaluation methodologies;
– e-Health and telemedicine;
– Consumer informatics;
– Cognitive aspects of decision support systems;
– Data mining in health informatics;
– Computerized patient record systems;
– Intelligent information filtering;
– Usability engineering;
– Knowledge representation;
– Design of health care user interfaces and human-computer interaction in complex domains.