WCHIPS Keynote Presentation: Defending the Science of De-identification

Date: May 1st, 2012 from 9am to 10am MT

A comprehensive study of known actual re-identification attacks has been published by Dr. Khaled El Emam in response to recent criticisms and calls for more information on the effectiveness of de-identification methods.

Speaker: Dr. Khaled El Emam

Dr. Khaled El Emam is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine and the School of Information Technology and Engineering. He is a Canada Research Chair in Electronic Health Information at the University of Ottawa. 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. 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).

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