sábado, 7 de noviembre de 2009

Tim Cook at IWEEE 2010

We give a warm welcome to Tim Cook at IWEEE 2010 -

Tim Cook has a Master Degree in Health Informatics with Merit from the University of Central Lancashire, UK. He worked for the US Government in electronics and information systems for 22 years. He is an open source advocate since the late 1980s, and has been working in Research and Development on Open Source for Healthcare Information Systems over the last 15 years. He was the Inaugural winner of the LinuxMedNews Freedom Award in 2001. Currently he is an International Collaborator for the National Institute of Science and Technology – Medicine Assisted by Scientific Computing in Brazil. Tim is one of the deviser's of the multi-level modeling approach for health information systems, and has developed specifications in an open format based on that model, and other applied solutions.

More info at: www.iweee.org

viernes, 6 de noviembre de 2009

Dr. Chris Larsen at IWEEE 2010

We are very happy to welcome Dr. Chris Larsen at IWEEE 2010

Dr. Chris Larsen is a medical doctor, with specialisations in tropical medicine and public health, and a Masters degree in infectious diseases. Chris has over 15 years of clinical and programme management experience in resource-limited settings in Asia, Africa and the Carribean, and has been a long-time free software lobbyist. In 2005, he founded synaLinQ Consulting in Vietnam, to assist those in need with sustainable development solutions outside major donor poltics, including knowledge network solutions. Chris is currently involved in designing and implementing biomedical equipment and laboratory quality management systems in both Africa and the Caribbean, and assists remote health centres and hospitals with off-grid access to electricty, water and information.

Chris' main interest is to help bridge the digital divide, which is not just provision of access to information technology, but a wholesome approach to informational and educational justice.

More info at: www.iweee.org

jueves, 5 de noviembre de 2009

Dr. Carlos Manuel Travieso-González at IWEEE 2010

We are happy to announce that Dr. Carlos Manuel Travieso-González will attend IWEEE 2010 -

Dr. Carlos Manuel Travieso-González was born in Gran Canaria (Spain). He received his M.Sc. degree in 1997 in Telecommunication Engineering at Polytechnic University of Catalonia and his Ph.D. in 2002 at University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. He is the Vice-Dean of the Higher Technical School of Telecommunication Engineers and professor in the University of Las Palmas (ULPGC). His research lines are biometric systems, medical signal processing, classification systems, machine learning, environmental intelligence, and data mining. Dr Carlos Travieso has participated in over 20 International and Spanish Research Projects, some of them as head researcher. He has published over 140 papers published in international journals and conferences.

Dr. Carlos Travieso is involved in a telemedicine joint project with the University of Las Palmas, National University of Colombia and Universisty of Manizales, where they are doing telepathology in rural areas of Colombia.

More info at: www.iweee.org

martes, 3 de noviembre de 2009

Mr. Raul Zambrano at IWEEE 2010

We are very honored to welcome Mr. Raul Zambrano at IWEEE 2010.

Raul Zambrano is a Senior Policy Advisor on ICT and Governance at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Democratic Governance practice based in New York. For the last 20 years, he has supported the deployment and use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in over 80 developing countries to foster development agendas, working with both national governments and civil society organizations. He is currently concentrating on e-governance policies and programmes that enhance public information and service delivery for the poor and promote e-participation.

He has also supported the use of Free/Open Source Software in developing countries since 1995. Before he joined UNDP in 1993, Mr. Zambrano worked in the academic sector in the US. He has a background in engineering, sociology, and economics.