Colloquium IS Xudong Lu: september (Exceptional date this time: WEDNESDAY this time)

Speaker:
Xudong Lu

Title: Utilizing Electronic Heath Records to Support Risk Prediction of Cardiovascular Diseases

Abstract: The presentation will introduce the recent research in Zhejiang University of China on Risk Assessment of Cardiovascular Diseases based on data mining techniques. The research are based on 15000 patient records collected from the hospital. The features are retrieved through Medical NLP techniques, the different risk prediction models have been used on the data, and the results have been evaluated and compared to the GRACE model which has been used in clinical practice now.

About the speaker:

Xudong Lu is a professor of medical informatics at BMI lab of Zhejiang University in China, and a visiting research professor at Technical University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands this week. Before his employment in ZJU, he has the industrial experience of working at Nihon Kohden Corporation in Japan (a well-known corporation on its physiology examination devices and information systems) from 2002-2003. His research focuses are on electronic medical record and clinical decision support. He is the project leader of the National “863” project of “Research on High-end EMR-S and its pilot implementations” initiated since 2011. Besides, he has also involved in several national projects on clinical decision support system.

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New employee: Jason Rhuggenaath

foto TUe v3_smallMy name is Jason and I will be joining the Information Systems group in September. I grew up in Curaçao and when I was 18 years old I left Curaçao to go study in Rotterdam. In 2012 I obtained my Bachelor’s diploma in Economics and in the following years I also obtained Master’s degrees in Economics (2014) and Econometrics and Management Science (2015). For the last two years I worked at CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis as an academic researcher.

The PhD project which I will be working on will aim to develop a decision-support tool for revenue optimization for online companies who provide content or physical goods by combining state-of-the-art techniques from the world of big data and from the world of optimization. Furthermore, the project will involve both the OPAC and IS groups. I am looking forward to getting to know and collaborating with the rest of both groups!

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New employee: Rick Gilsing

RickI was born in Roermond, a relatively small though cosy city in the south of the Netherlands, and grew up in Horn, a small village nearby. I received both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree whilst studying in Eindhoven at the Technical University: I completed my Bachelor in Industrial Engineering in 2013, whereas I recently have completed my Master in Innovation Management in May of 2016. My main interests are related to business processes, models and strategy and decision making, whereas I’m also interested in how innovations can change and improve these elements. Not surprisingly, both degrees have already presented me with a good basis on these elements, allowing me to continue to explore these interests.

I will participate within the Information Systems department as part of a PhD project, which will be aimed at developing a method or tool to determine the feasibility of business models for companies which operate in a service-based environment. I hope to present a valuable contribution during my time as a PhD student, but also to learn more and further develop myself during this project, as well as to engage in new collaborations and cooperations!

Colloquium IS Rodrigo Gonçalves: Obtaining, analyzing and manipulating traffic data for a vehicle routing application

Speaker:
Rodrigo Gonçalves

Title:
Obtaining, analyzing and manipulating traffic data for a vehicle routing application.

Abstract:
Vehicle routing problem concerns the service of a logistics company. How things are delivered from one or more depots in a given set of vehicles which move on a given road network to a set of customers. The solution is a set of routes which minimizes global transportation costs. Solutions are obtained based on known characteristics of routes such as travel times or distances between customers. Even though distances are fixed, travel times fluctuate. They are heavily dependent on punctual occurrences, like weather related events or traffic accidents, but also on the period of the year, month and day. In this talk, I will discuss how travel time data was obtained from a TomTom API, how we overcame API limitations by manipulating data and I’ll provide an analysis of how travel time changes with the period of the year, month and day.

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New employee Laura van Geel

Photo_meLaura van Geel has a bachelor and master degree in Industrial Design from Eindhoven University of Technology.

Since January 2016 she joined the capacity group Information Systems group of the Industrial Engineering Department as User Experience Designer for the GameBus project.

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Colloquium IS Arthur ter Hofstede: Patterns: A Personal Reflection

Speaker:
Arthur ter Hofstede

Title:
Patterns: A Personal Reflection

Abstract:
In the (very) late nineties, I became involved in the Workflow Patterns Initiative. My first foray into patterns-related research. Over time, a number of different patterns collections would be defined and pattern-based evaluations conducted. In this talk I would like to reflect on my experiences with this type of research and discuss the use of patterns, the challenges in defining them, methodological considerations, and typical criticisms.

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New employee Peipei Chen

peipeiMy hometown is Henan Province, China. The Shaolin Temple in my hometown is famous around the world because of the Chinese Kung fu.

My Bachelor’s Degree was received from Zhengzhou University, China after four years (2010-2014) study majored in Biomedical Engineering. Then I was admitted into Zhejiang University as a Direct Ph.D. student in September, 2014. From March 2015 to December 2015, my work mainly focused on the standardization and mapping of Chinese clinical terminology and related Medical Terminology Services, which aimed to promote the medical information exchange and sharing. The technologies used included text similarity algorithm and Chinese words segmentation. In the end, I developed a web-based middleware software including terminology mapping and management services, which will be evaluated in a real hospital.

From the end of December of 2015, I was selected to take part in the Brain Bridge Project” Risk assessment to improve patient outcomes for cardiovascular diseases”. The goal of this project is to predict the risk of cardiovascular patients of different conditions using data mining technique so that practitioners can adopt suitable therapies.

PhD defense Rob Vanwersch

Front page cover PhD thesis Rob VanwerschOn Monday 30 May 2016 4PM, Rob Vanwersch will defend his PhD thesis entitled “Rethinking care processes: Does anybody have an idea?” in Auditorium 4 at Eindhoven University of Technology.

Promoters: Prof.dr.ir. Paul Grefen and Prof.dr.ir. Hajo Reijers

Co-promoter: dr.ir. Irene Vanderfeesten

The summary of his PhD thesis, the propositions accompanying the dissertation, and the acknowledgements can be downloaded below:

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Colloquium Jos Trienekens, april: “Information Quality, framing an evolving information management concept”

Speaker:
Jos Trienekens

Title:
Information Quality, framing an evolving information management concept

Abstract:
Over the years information quality has been subject to many Ph.D research and MSc. projects in the information/software management research group of our capacity group Information Systems.

This presentation will position the information quality concept in a three-level framework, and will clarify characteristics of various research projects (in our group). On each level the focus areas of specification, metrication, standardisation and continuous improvement will be discussed.

In recent years the concept of information quality has evolved towards an IT Governance subject in inter-organisational networks.  Some examples of this evolution will be presented with reference to current Ph.D projects in our research group.

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GameBus will serve as an enabling platform on an upcoming Hackathon “The Living Data Game Challenge”

We are proud to announce that GameBus will serve as an enabling platform on an upcoming Hackathon (19-20 March) which is sponsored by the city of Eindhoven.

The Living Data Game Challenge is a two-day event where people with technical, design, and creative backgrounds join forces to tinker new solutions through collaborative development. The goal? To create playful applications for the municipality of Eindhoven, to inspire and challenge people to become more active, aware, social and happy!Capture

GameBus provides a platform to turn cognitive, physical and social activities into an enjoyable gaming experience. You can connect your app or wearable to the GameBus API which will take care of a gamification layer (teams, leaderboards, badges). During the hackaton, Makers will receive on-site support from the GameBus project leader.

See http://openeindhoven.nl/schedule/ for the program.

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GameBus is described on http://openeindhoven.nl/category/asset/:

 

 

As announced on that page, Pieter Van Gorp will spend his weekend on that Hackathon to provide support to makers.  Of course, it would be great to see some of you over there too.  This can be to participate, or just to enjoy the vibe!