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 also held the Canada Research Chair in Electronic Health Information at the University of Ottawa from 2005 to 2015. His main area of research is developing techniques for health data anonymization and secure disease surveillance for public health purposes.
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 has co-founded two companies to commercialize the results of his research work. 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, and ranked second in 2002 and 2005. He holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical and Electronics, King’s College, at the University of London (UK).