A Survey of Various Healthcare Related Projects at IBM Almaden Research Center

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 17:30
TH 331
Bill Cody, Ph.D., IBM Almaden Research Center

IBM Research has been increasing its work in the area of healthcare informatics over the last several years with particular emphasis on interoperability, standards and, more recently, various types of healthcare analytics as applied to clinical data. This talk will survey many of the projects being worked on by the IBM world-wide research community in collaboration with various healthcare entities.


Dr. Bill Cody studied chemical engineering at The Cooper Union and then mathematics at the State University of New York, receiving a Ph.D. in 1979. He has held positions with IBM in management, development and research. His product experience has included developing software for statistical and retail applications, for language and communications support for distributed applications, for device control of manufacturing devices and for query processing in relational database systems. With IBM Research his work has been primarily on information management and analysis technologies for applications involving medical image data, spatial data, multimedia, text and scientific data. Bill has also led a wide variety of research teams developing new technologies for delivery in several IBM products. He is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology.

Currently, Bill is the Manager of a new Healthcare Informatics team. He has published papers and patents in the fields of information management, database technology, software engineering and mathematics.