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.
BS, Computer Science; BS, Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
MSIS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Clinical Information Science Certificate
He is currently employed at UNC under a dual appointment with ITS Research Computing and TraCS with the Carolina Data Warehouse Health. He serves as TraCS and UNC Healthcare’s Natural Language Processing specialist. He still contributes to research at SILS and CHIP through Javed Mostafa’s Laboratory of Applied Information Research.