Medical Big Data:  Medical Data Mining and Innovative Applications
Speaker:Prof. Yanchun Zhang
Centre for Applied Informatics
Victoria University, Australia
Date & Time:23 Mar 2015 (Monday) 15:00 - 16:00
Organized by:Department of Computer and Information Science


Due to the recent development or maturation of database, data storage, data capturing, patient monitoring and sensor technologies, huge medical and health data have been generated at hospitals and medical organizations at unprecedented speed. Those data are a very valuable resource for improving health delivery, health care and decision making and better risk analysis and diagnosis. Health care and medical service is now becoming more data-intensive and evidence-based since electronic health records are used to track individuals' and communities' health information (particularly changes). These substantially motivate and advance the emergence and the progress of data-centric health data and knowledge management research and practice.

In this talk, we will introduce several innovative data mining techniques and case studies to address the challenges encountered in e-health and medical big data. This includes techniques and development on data streams, data clustering, correlation analysis, pattern recognition, abnormally detection and risk predictions.


Yanchun Zhang is a full Professor and Director of Centre for Applied Informatics at Victoria University. Dr Zhang obtained a PhD degree in Computer Science from The University of Queensland in 1991. His research interests include databases, data mining, web services and e-health. He has published over 260 research papers in international journals and conference proceedings including top journals such as ACM Transactions on Computer and Human Interaction (TOCHI), IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), and a dozen of books and journal special issues in the related areas. Dr. Zhang is a founding editor and editor-in-chief of World Wide Web Journal (Springer) and Health Information Science and Systems Journal (BioMed Central), and also the founding editor of Web Information Systems Engineering Book Series and Health Information Science Book Series. He is Chairman of International Web information Systems Engineering Society (WISE). He was a member of Australian Research Council's College of Experts (2008-2010), and also serves as expert panel member at various international funding agencies such as the Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund  and National Natural Science Fund  of China (NSFC). He is currently one of the National "Thousand Talents Program" Experts in China since 2010 (with Fudan University).