Gunnar Hartvigsen

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Gunnar Hartvigsen, PhD, is professor at the University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway (UiT), Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Computer Science, Vice head of department (Since 2019) and Head of the Health informatics and -technology group (HIT) (former:Medical Infor­matics & Telemedicine group (MI&T)). From 2018, he has been professor II at Department of Health and Nursing Science, Faculty of Health- and Sport Science, University of Agder (UiA). Dr. Hartvigsen was in 2016–2017 professor II at the Norwegian Centre for eHealth Research, University Hospital of North Norway (UNN). In 2000-2015 he was professor II at the Norwegian Centre for Integrated Care and Tele­medi­cine (NST), University Hospital of North Norway (UNN).

His research interests include various aspects of telemedicine and medical informatics, including electronic disease surveillance, self-help systems for people with chronic diseases, social media and mixed reality social computer games for people with chronic diseases, medical sensor systems, HCI for mobile systems, digital patient communion, context-sensitive communication, physical activity sensors, e-health applications for people with intellectual disability, telemedicine systems in private homes, and motivational mechanisms in e-health.

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Alexander Horsch

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Alexander Horsch, Dr. rer. nat. Dr. med. habil., is professor at and former Head of the Department of Computer Science, UiT. His main research interests are: eHealth, medical image processing, computer-aided diagnosis, and biosensor applications and infrastructures.

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Eirik Årsand

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Eirik Årsand, PhD, is Professor in health technology at the University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway (UiT), Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Computer Science. In addition, he also have a Professor 2 position at the Norwegian Centre for E-health Research (NSE). Årsand does research on how to use technologies to improve health, with a main focus on diabetes self-management. He is involved in ten eHealth, mHealth (mobile health), mDiabetes (mobile diabetes) and social media projects. He is also the team leader of the mHealth research team among members UiT and NSE. The research includes sensor-, smartphone- and smartwatch-based self-help applications and systems for enabling health care systems and personnel to relate to the patient-gathered data. It includes research around the technologies, user needs, user-perception, and medical outcomes of mobile ways of doing diabetes management for people with diabetes and other diseases. He has more than 400 research results recorded in the Cristin system.

Letizia Jaccheri


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Letizia Jaccheri (Ph.D. from Politecnico di Torino, Italy) is Professor at the Department of Computer Science, NTNU, and Professor II at UiT. Jaccheri’s research is on: software engineering; entertainment computing; computational creativity; ICT-enabled social innovation.

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Visiting Faculty

Taziarchis Botsis

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Taxiarchis Botsis, M.Sc., Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Oncology and Assistant Professor of Health Sciences Informatics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA.  Dr. Botsis’ background lies in the field of Medical Informatics with particular focus on the natural language processing of clinical texts and the automated coding and structuring of free-text information. Dr. Botsis has also worked in the area of network analysis and led the development of the Pattern-based and Advanced Network Analyzer for Clinical Evaluation and Assessment ( to facilitate the efficient processing of surveillance data and the recognition of clinical patterns. Botsis previously led the development of a Decision Support Environment to support medical experts at the US FDA in the review of post-market reports. In parallel to these activities, he has been investigating high-performing information retrieval methods, approaches to support the automated generation of case definitions, and efficient information visualizations.

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Santiago Gil Martinez

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Santiago Martinez is an Associate Professor in eHealth in the University of Agder, Norway. His research focusses on eHealth, user-centred design and usability. His background is Computing Engineering and he has been working in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) for the last decade. His current/previous projects include European (FP7 U4H, Interreg iAge, InforCare), national (Agder Living Lab) and regional (InnArbeid).

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Keiichi Sato

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Keiichi Sato is the Professor Emeritus and former Charles Owen Professor at the IIT Institute of Design. He teaches graduate courses in design theory and methodology, product and system architecture, human-centered system integration, and interactive systems design.

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Antonio Martinez Millana

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Antonio Martinez Millana is Telecommunications Engineer in 2009, Master on Biomedical Engineering specialized in eHealth Systems in 2013 and PhD on Technologies for Health and Wellbeing in 2017. Dr. Millana is working as research assistant for European e-Health projects in ITACA and lecturing in the Department of Electronic Engineering of Universitat Politècnica de València. His research interests are on diabetes, mathematical modeling, biomedical engineering and process mining

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Javier Gomez Escribano

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Javier Gomez Escribano is PhD in Computer Engineering and Telecommunications. Dr.  Escribano has extensive experience in research and development of environmental intelligence technologies. His current work focuses on the design, development and evaluation of these technologies applied to the assistance of people with special needs. Particularly, his interests include the use of mobile and everyday technologies such as support systems, universal design and accessibility.

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Jorge Igual Garcia


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Jorge Igual works as Associate Professor at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain. He obtained the Telecommunications Engineering and PhD degrees at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia in 1993 and 2000, respectively. His reserach is focused on Statistical Signal Processing and Machine Learning, with special interest in Independent Component Analysis and Source Separation, with applications in Biomedicine, Astrophysics and Ultrasonics. He has published papers in journals with high impact factor and different conferences; he also partipates regularly in research projects, both national and european ones, with private and public fundings. He is on charge on management duties in the Alcoy campus of the UPV concerning teaching and organizative issues related to the Comunicaciones Department.

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Senior researchers

Elia Gabarron

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Elia has background in Clinical and Health Psychology. She is postdoctoral researcher at the Norwegian Centre for E-health Research; and co-chair of the IMIA (International Medical Informatics Association) Participatory Health and Social Media Working Group. Her research focus is on social media and new technologies for public health promotion.

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Miroslav Muzny

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Miroslav Muzny is a scientific programmer (part time) at University Hospital of North Norway. He comes from the Czech Republic. After he finished his studies in a Computer science in 2012, he applied for a PhD position in Biomedical informatics (Charles University in Prague), where he is currently still enrolled. Within the area of software development, he has a special interest in a development for wearable electronics.

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Alain Giordanengo

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Alain is currently doing a Ph.D. in computer science, where he focuses on addressing barriers of acceptance regarding the integration of self-collected health data by patients into medical consultations. The project involves the usage of Artificial Intelligence techniques to extract and interpret relevant information from multiple data sources. In addition, Alain is a Full Stack developer and has experience in front-end, back-end, databases and mobile technologies.

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André Henriksen

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André is a PhD Fellow at the Department of Community Medicine, UiT The Arctic University of Norway. He has a master’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in business administration. He worked 10+ years in the industry as a developer and program manager before he started his PhD position in 2016. His is currently pursuing his PhD on the topic of continuous sharing of physical activity data from participants in large population studies, using participant owned smart phones, smart watches, and activity trackers.

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Ashenafi Zebene Woldaregay

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Ashenafi is a PhD candidate currently working at UiT – Health informatics and -technology (HIT) Group. He has experience in the use of machine learning algorithms in image processing and Biometric verifications systems. His current research focuses on an early detection of infection incidences using self-recorded data from people with diabetes. Generally, his interests lie on machine learning applications in healthcare, such as prediction and anomalies detection.

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Miguel Angel Tejedor Hernandez

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Miguel is a PhD candidate currently working in the UiT Machine Learning Group. He has experience in the use of machine learning algorithms in medical applications using hyperspectral images. His current research interests are focusing on reinforcement learning and simulating the Glucose Insulin model.

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Pietro Randine

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Pietro Randineis a PhD candidate currently working at UiT – Health informatics and -technology (HIT) Group. He holds a MSc and BSc both in Computer Science from the University of Milano Bicocca in Italy. He has experience in IoT in medical applications for Diabetes. His current research interests are in methods and evaluation criteria for app or online resources for people with diabetes.

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David Issom


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David has a Bachelor degree in Business Information Systems from the Geneva School of Business Administration and holds a Master degree in Health Informatics from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. He is passionate about Digital Health and Global Health. Combining his background in biomedical and computer sciences, he is currently PhD Student at the University of Geneva and is particularly interested in developing technologies supporting patients’ self-management needs and health prevention.

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Meghan Bradway

Meghan Bradway

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Meghan Bradway, MBA, BSc, is a research scholar at NSE, and affiliated with the project “Full Flow of Health Data Between Patients and Health Care Systems”. Bradway is Master of Business Administration (MBA), Loyola University Chicago, 2012-2013, and Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biology, Minor in Biostatistics, Loyola University Chicago, 2008-2012. In 2015, she became a Certified Revenue Cycle Representative, Healthcare Financial Management Association. Prior to joining NSE, she was a Math Science and Leadership Program Instructor, University of Washington, Tacoma, 2013, and Researcher, University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Dentistry, Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration Lab, 2010-2012.

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Henriette Michalsen

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Henriette Michalsen, psychologist, is research scholar at the University Hospital of North Norway, and involved in  the project “Effect of physical activity with e-health support in individuals with intellectual disabilities. A randomised controlled study”. The project is funded by Helse Nord.

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Asgeir Nilsen

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Madhu Koirala

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International students


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