Principal Investigator

  • Javed MostafaDecember 2014 - 2:18 am

    141210 javedJaved Mostafa
    Javed is the Director of the Carolina Health Informatics Program and the Director of the Laboratory of Applied Informatics Research. His research concentrates on information retrieval problems, particularly related to search and user-system interactions in large-scale document/data repositories.  He also serves as the Deputy Director of the Biomedical Informatics Core at the NC Translational & Clinical Sciences Institute and has current research engagements in biomedical data mining, analysis, visualization, user interface design, and multi-modal human-computer interaction. He regularly serves on program and organizing committees for major conferences and participates as reviewer for major grant initiatives. Javed served as an associate editor for the ACM Transactions on Information Systems. for eight years.  He currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology and he also serves as an associate editor of the ACM Transactions on Internet Technology.

    Translating scientific advances into health care improvements is a passion for Javed, and based on support from UNC’s Translational & Clinical Sciences Institute he co-founded a company concentrating on patient-centric decision support and streamlined care workflow called Keona Health. In UNC, Javed holds a joint faculty position in information science in the School of Information and Library Science and in the Biomedical Research Imaging Center in the School of Medicine. Additionally, he holds the title of Adjunct Professor of Community and Family Medicine, School of Medicine, Duke University.

Lab Members

Heejun Kim

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Manish Kumar

1) Research interests Health systems, digital health, health…

Michael Ortiz

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Terika McCall

1) Research interests m-health, diabetes, electronic health…

Zhaopeng Xing

1) Research interests My research focuses on Healthcare Information…

Informatics Fellows

Fei Yu

1) Research interests Human-technology interaction, data analytics…

Vincent N. Carrasco

Vincent Carrasco has 25 years of experience in Healthcare as a surgeon, educator in academic medicine, and as an administrator. He has also been deeply involved during this time in innovations in medical device technology, imaging, computerized planning tools, hospital software and IT infrastructure. Recently he has been involved in the public sector with the design and engineering of systems to improve healthcare including: 802.11 communication and data systems, satellite communications and real time location systems.

Lab Alumni

Yan Zhang

Yan graduated with a PhD degree from UNC in 2009. She is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. [website]

Mayank Agarwal

Mayank has a keen interest in information architecture, personalization and retrieval particularly applied to the broad domains of education and healthcare. The current focus of Mayank’s work is content-based multimodal retrieval, personalization in music (applied to Bollywood and Indian classical music), information visualization, collaborative information seeking. [website]

Rahul Deshmukh

Rahul worked with LAIR as a Research Assistant to create a disease ontology and an application to actively use this ontology in one of the major clinical trials on the disease. Rahul graduated with a MSIS degree from UNC in 2011. He is currently working at Microsoft.

Weimao Ke

Weimao graduated with a PhD degree from UNC in 2010, He is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Drexel University at Philadelphia. [website]

Lina Huang

Lina served as a Research Assistant at LAIR lab, working on ontology development and visualization. Lina graduated with a MSIS degree from UNC in 2011. She is currently working as a software developer at Research in Motion.

Nicole Scoggins

Nicole Scoggins graduated from NC State University with a BA in Business and a Certificate in Computer Programming. She is an applications/analyst programmer at NC State University – College of Veterinary Medicine.

Rich Medlin

Rich earned his MD at the University of Texas and has 12 years of experience as an emergency medicine physician at Morehead Memorial Hospital and Carolinas Medical Center. He is now an ED physician at UNC Hospital and a Clinical Informatics Fellow.
Elliott Hauser

Elliot Hauser

Elliott Hauser is currently a PhD student studying information science at UNC Chapel Hill. He received his M.S.I.S. in 2012 from UNC Chapel Hill, with a Certificate in Clinical Information Science.

Elliott’s research interests center around the problem of data description. Within the computational sciences, this involves accounting for the sources, transformations, and analyses that data have undergone during the research process.

Ashraf Farrag

Ashraf has been a jack-of-all trades in the IT profession for nearly 18 years having done systems administration, software and web development. His interests in CIS are security, data mining and search/IR/text mining applications for electronic medical records and data warehouses. In addition to his IT background, he also has had direct experience treating patients with electronic health records having served as a volunteer emergency medical technician in Durham County.

Julia Khanova

Julia is primarily interested in information use in teaching and learning, particularly in eLearning. The interest has evolved from years of working as IT specialist in both K-12 and university setting. Currently she am a doctoral student at SILS, UNC at Chapel Hill. Her research is focused on the role exposure to online teaching tools and methods plays in advancing pedagogical innovation and overall progression towards blended education that fuses online and face-to-face components.

Her other research interests include biomedical and health informatics education and information use in different domains with emphasis on contextual factors.

Xiangyu Fan

Xiangyu is a fourth year PhD student in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Before this, he was a MS student majoring environment science in the School of Public Health at UNC. His research interest is focused on personalization of information retrieval and filtering, especially in medical domain. In particular, he has strong interests in developing information filtering system adaptive to user interests as well as examining user behaviors in using personalized information system.

Oakkar Oakkar

Oakkar is a software developer with nine years of industry experience in software development, including web, mobile and enterprise applications. He earned his Bachelors in Information Systems at the University of Hawaii. He co-founded Keona Health, Inc. which develops Health Informatics applications. He is currently a SILS MSIS candidate and CIS certificate student.