McGill Surveillance Lab
We develop and evaluate innovative methods and software for automated population health surveillance in hospital and community settings. Our research activities are supported by a Canada Research Chair and funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, GeoConnections, and other organizations. On many projects, we work closely with public health practitioners at the Direction de santé publique de Montréal (Montreal Public Health). Please visit the lab site for more information:
I conduct research on the informatics of public health surveillance. In particular, I am interested in the development and evaluation of methods for surveillance sytems that use clinical and administrative data. Previous and ongoining work includes the development of statistical methods for outbreak detection and the use of simulation modeling to evaluate surveillance systems.
I am the main Dracones programmer/designer. I have received a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Montreal. My subject was the statistical modeling of natural language, using an ontology of word senses and concepts. Since then, I have developed a strong interest for artificial intelligence, open source software and culture, GIS systems, high-level programming languages and state of the art web programming techniques.