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United States Academic Collaborators

On campus collaborators

Vision, Perceptual Machines, and Learning Lab

Vision, Perceptual Machines, and Learning Lab logo The Vision Lab's mission is to invent the mathematical, computational, and semantic tools that will allow imaging scientists and visual computing applications to fully tap the information-rich imagery and video currently available. We investigate problems in all ranges of computer vision and medical imaging, from low-level signal processing to high-level analysis. Our research is funded by the scientific, defense, intelligence, medical, and industrial sponsors and has applications in a variety of domains including surveillance, human-computer interaction, cancer imaging, biometrics, and more.
The lab leads the ISTARE project.

Center for Cognitive Science

Center for Cognitive Science logo The Center for Cognitive Science is the representation on the University at Buffalo campus of an academic and private-sector movement, named "cognitive science", of which the aim is to investigate the nature of intellective processes as exhibited either by the human mind or by computer. The Center brings together researchers from a number of traditionally separate disciplines -- primarily, computer science, psychology, linguistics, philosophy, anthropology , and neuroscience -- in order to build a new and unified understanding of cognition that is compounded from the different disciplinary perspectives and that moves beyond them.
The Center is involved in the UB Task Force for ontology-based IT support for large scale field studies in Psychiatry .

UB School of Dental Medicine

UB Dental School The primary mission of the School of Dental Medicine at the University at Buffalo is to educate oral health care professionals, biomedical scientists and educators; to discover medical and biological knowledge; and to deliver high quality, state-of-the-art oral health care. The School improves the oral and general health of the people of the State of New York through its teaching, research and service.
The School is involved in the Oral Diagnostic Consultation Tracking project.

Halfon Lab

Halfon Lab The Halfon laboratory investigates the genetic regulatory circuitry responsible for assigning cell fates during development, using the Drosophila embryonic mesoderm as our primary model system. Our work combines genomics and bioinformatics with the traditional molecular and genetic techniques of Drosophila research to investigate two key components of developmental regulatory networks, intercellular signaling and transcriptional regulation.
The RTU is exploring ways to integrate the ontology evolution mechanism described in Ceusters & Smith, 2006a in the REDfly database, developed in Halfon's lab.

Off campus collaborators

Division of Biomedical Informatics, Little Rock, Arkansas

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The Division of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences was established in 2009 to lead biomedical informatics initiative across campus, including the biomedical informatics component of the Arkansas Center for Clinical and Translational Research (a member of the CTSA consortium) and the Research Informatics Shared Resource of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. The inaugural Chief of the Division, Dr. William Hogan, collaborates with the RTS on the representation of diseases, diagnoses, and disorders.

Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah

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The Department of Biomedical Informatics was established in 1964 at the University of Utah. Located in Salt Lake City, the department is internationally recognized as a leader in biomedical informatics research and education.
The department has a National Library of Medicine (NLM) training grant to support its educational programs. Master of Science (MS), Non-Thesis Master of Science, Certificate and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programs are offered along with short-term traineeships for students and visiting fellows. Research affiliations include the University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Intermountain Health Care facilities, the Veterans Administration Medical Center, HealthInsight (the Peer Review Organization for Utah and Nevada), and the Utah Department of Health. As one of the largest biomedical informatics training programs in the world, the department's faculty and students are a diverse group with a wide range of experience and interests.
Our collaboration is with Kristina Doing-Harris part of a project on Medically Unexplained Syndromes.

Overseas Collaborators

IFOMIS: Institute for Formal Ontology and Medical Information Science, Germany.

IFOMIS IFOMIS comprehends an interdisciplinary research group, with members from Philosophy, Computer and Information Science, Logic, Medicine, and Medical Informatics, focusing on theoretically grounded research in both formal and applied ontology. Its goal is to develop a formal ontology that will be applied and tested in the domain of medical and biomedical information science.
Former IFOMIS researcher Shahid MANZOOR who started developing a working prototype of a Referent Tracking System as described in [Ceusters & Smith, 2005b] is now member of the RTU.

RAMIT: Research in Advanced Medical Informatics and Telematics, Belgium.

RAMIT RAMIT is a non-profit independent research organistion established with the help of the State University of Ghent. The working-team in RAMIT is multidisciplinary: medical doctors, engineers, informaticians, statisticians and secretarial staff. Recent activities include successful national, European and international projects dealing with eg. electronic medical record systems, decision support systems, electronic health data interchange, security, natural language processing in healthcare and computer assisted instruction in medicine.
RAMIT collaborates with the RTU on an Ontology for Risks against Patient Safety.

Laboratory for Biomedical Informatics "Mario Stefanelli" (BMI), Italy.

BMI BMI belongs to the Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering of the University of Pavia. Established in 1982 by Prof. Mario Stefanelli, to whom it is entitled, it is a leading center for education, research and IT innovative solutions in healthcare area. Nowadays, about 30 people are working at BMI, focusing their research on three branches: (i) Bioinformatics and Clinical Data Mining, (ii) Models of Biological Systems, (iii) Biomedical Knowledge Management, Decision Support Systems, Telemedicine. BMI staff has a long experience in a wide range of engineering and biomedical informatics technologies: Software Engineering, Web-based IT decision support, Artificial Intelligence. BMI has participated in several European projects funded by EU Research Programmes (the most recent ones are Summit, Inheritance, Mobiguide, M2DM, MyHeart, Homey, T-IDDM, GAMES) and by the Italian Research Ministry (Italbionet). The laboratory is led by Prof. Riccardo Bellazzi, while Prof. Silvana Quaglini is responsible for (iii) where the SMART-Amy project is under development.
BMI collaborates with the RTU through Paola Russo on the SMART-Amy project.

Academic collaborators


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