Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics and Professor
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Professor Carolyn McGregor is the Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics and Associate Dean of Research in the Faculty of Business and Information Technology at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada.
She received her PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Technology, Sydney and was a finalist for the Chancellor’s award. Dr McGregor has led pioneering research in Big Data, analytics, event stream processing, temporal data stream data mining, business process modelling, patient journey modelling and cloud computing. Prior to her arrival in Canada in 2007, in the early 1990s she led the implementation of the first Executive Information Systems for one of the largest banks and the largest retailer in Australia.
These were two of the earliest business analytics software implementations in Australia. She now progresses her research within the context of health and medicine for advanced support for clinical management and research. Dr McGregor is an international leading researcher in the area of critical care health informatics and in particular the use of Big Data in neonatal health informatics for which she has specialised for over 13 years. To date in her career, she has been awarded over $10 million in research, consultancy and infrastructure funding.
She has led the establishment of two IT start-up companies internationally. She has extensive collaborative relationships with healthcare organisations, researchers and industry in several countries around the world including Canada, Australia, USA, China and Ireland. She is the Canadian representative for the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) and was the inaugural IEEE EMBS representative for IEEE Women in Engineering. In 2011 she was one of four international researchers featured in the IBM Centennial “Wild Ducks” video.
She has received several awards for her research publications. In 2012 she was recognised as the senior co-author of the 3rd most cited publication since 2007 for the Artificial Intelligence in Medicine journal. She is regularly called upon by the media as an international specialist in health informatics and Big Data and was recently featured in Computerword, ITWorld, Backbone, Health Research & Innovation – www.innovation.ca