26 June 2015
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Dr. LAW Eddie Ka Lun
(Research fellow, IRITS, S&T, OUHK)

Dr. Eddie K. L. Law obtained his doctoral, master, and bachelor degrees from the University of Toronto, New York University, and the University of Hong Kong respectively. He was an assistant professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Toronto from 1999 to 2003 in Canada. Then he was an associate professor at Ryerson University in Toronto from 2004 to 2010. He returned to Hong Kong in 2011, and was the Chief Scientist of Hong Kong Creative and Technology, Limited at the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park from 2013 to 2014. Since April 2005, he has joined the IRITS, S&T, OUHK as a research fellow. His research interests include Cloud computing, computer and wireless networking, security protocol design, and Big Data. He is a holder of 3 US patents, and has more than 70 refereed publications.

Health information regarding patients and individuals have passed the state of medical record keeping, and reached the state of informatics computing. The demand for information technology is enormous in hospitals nowadays. Health information may need to be shared, especially, during a critical stage involving the livelihood of a person, for example, in a car accident. In this talk, health informatics will be briefly reviewed. Different metadata technology enabling communications among computing systems for healthcare purpose will be discussed. A large-scale computing system should be designed to serve multiple hospitals on health informatics. For research purpose, SQL and NoSQL database systems shall be discussed for handling large-scale data and information.”