Informatics Research Seminar: Introduction to Cyberinfrastructure for Health Informatics

January 18 @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm


Speaker: Michael Shoffner
Presented from UNC-CH

Broadcast Link: Seminar



The volume and complexity of health-related data is rapidly increasing, outstripping the ability of current management and usage practices to cope. This lecture will cover the state of data challenges in healthcare and bioinformatics as well as the “stack” of cyberinfrastructure technologies coming together to address these issues.


Michael Shoffner is a member of the Informatics group at RENCI, a UNC-based research institute that develops and deploys advanced technologies to enable research discoveries. His primary role is to assist collaborators with data-intensive research challenges using his background in software engineering. He is also adjunct faculty at UNC’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and a member of the SILS Metadata Research Center (MRC) team. Previously he has been a technical architect, a member of an emerging technologies strategy group, and co-founder of an early area internet technology consultancy with clients in biomedical and education environments.