Carolyn McGregor AM

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Professor Carolyn McGregor AM is the Research Excellence Chair in Health Informatics and a two time Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics based at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. She received her bachelor of applied science in computer science honours (1st class) degree, and her PhD degree in computer science from the University of Technology, Sydney. Dr McGregor has led pioneering research in Big Data analytics, internet of things, temporal data mining, patient journey modelling and cloud computing. She now progresses this research within the context of critical care medicine, mental health, astronaut health and military and civilian tactical training.

She has been awarded over $11 million in research, consultancy and infrastructure funding and has led multiple large research programs including a multi-million dollar First of A Kind (FOAK) research program with IBM and a $3M project within the FedDev Health Ecosphere Innovation Pipeline project. She has over 160 refereed publications, 3 patent in multiple jurisdictions and has established two startup companies resulting from her research.  She has extensive research collaborations in Canada, USA, Russia, Australia and India. She has also been called upon to advise various government working groups in Canada and is collaborating with the Western Australian Department of Health on new approaches for Precision Public Health. She has received many awards for her research and in 2014 she was awarded membership in the Order of Australia for her significant service to science and innovation through health care information systems. In 2016-17 she served as the Chair of the IEEE Life Sciences Technical Community internationally. In 2017 she was featured in the 150 Stories series commissioned by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and the Government of Canada to commemorate the 150th year anniversary of Ontario.