Dr. Khaled El Emam

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Dr. Khaled El Emam is a Professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine and School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and a Senior Investigator at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute. He is Director of the multi-disciplinary Electronic Health Information Laboratory, conducting research on privacy enhancing technologies to enable the sharing of health data for secondary purposes, including synthetic data generation, data anonymization and secure disease surveillance for public health purposes. He also held the Canada Research Chair in Electronic Health Information at the University of Ottawa from 2005 to 2015.

As an entrepreneur, Khaled has founded or co-founded six companies involved with data management and data analytics. In 2003 and 2004, he was ranked as the top systems and software engineering scholar worldwide by the Journal of Systems and Software based on his research on measurement and quality evaluation and improvement.  

Previously Khaled was a Senior Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada, and prior to that he was head of the Quantitative Methods Group at the Fraunhofer Institute in Kaiserslautern, Germany. He holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical and Electronics, King’s College, at the University of London (UK).


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