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  • Dec. 2018

    We wrapped up our CAS757 course, another group of talnted and motivated students completed this course by 10 interesting projects tacking healthcare problems. Please see the list of projects and the photo here.

  • Dec. 2018

    My research group and I had a fun time in our holiday season lunch.

  • At Mandarin, Dec 11, 2018
  • Nov. 2018

    It was an honor to represent McMaster at THE DATA EFFECT, A City Guide Conference, Vancouver November 27, 2018 event. I was one of the panelist in the the Cyber Security Strategies in the Data Age panel.

  • @RezaSamavi talking about data security and privacy at the #DataEffect in Vancouver. @McMasteResearch
  • Nov. 2018

    We had a lively discussion on AI & Personalized Medicine in the McMaster Innovation Showcase event. I was one of the panelist in the Expert Panel Personalized Medicine hosted by Ted Scott.

  • Photo and tweet credit Synapse Consortium (@SynapseLifeSci) - Nov. 2018
  • Oct. 2018

    I will be speaking at THE DATA EFFECT, A City Guide Conference, Vancouver November 27, 2018, representing McMaster University for the Cyber Security Strategies in the Data Age panel.

  • Oct. 2018

    Our paper on DSAP: Data Sharing Agreement Privacy Ontology is accepted as a long/full research paper at the 11th International SWAT4(HC)LS (Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Healthcare and Life Sciences) conference.

  • Oct. 2018 - My interview: Privacy Investigations

    The science writer of Computer Science journals at Elsevier interviewed me about our recently published article in the Journal of Web Semantics: Publishing privacy logs to facilitate transparency and accountability.

  • Oct. 2018

    Our paper titled Integrity Proofs for RDF Graphs is published in the Open Journal of Web Semantics.

  • Oct. 2018

    I accepted the invitation to join the Expert Panel - 9th annual McMaster Innovation Showcase – Nov. 7, 2018. This year’s event will focus on futuristic biomedical technologies, highlighting the role and impact of McMaster research in shaping the future of healthcare.

  • Oct. 2018

    Our AI Project with IBM is awarded with the SOCIP Accelerator HQP Grant: Personalized Predictive Risk for Medical Imaging Radiation Exposure. PI: Dr. David Koff (HHS, McMaster), Co-Investigators: Dr. Thomas Doyle (ECE) and Dr. Reza Samavi (CAS, McMaster University).

  • Oct. 2018

    Harpreet Geekee, CTO of Highmark Global Technologies gave my research group a talk on Research Challenges of Blockchain Platforms. Highmark Global Technologies has job positions for two recent PhD graduates to work on research and development of recommendation engine and prediction algorithm based on advanced Machine Learning methods and frameworks for Axius.

  • Sep. 2018

    Mingyuan Li (Ming), My MSc eHealth student has successfully defended his thesis on DSAP: Data Sharing Agreements Privacy Ontology. Congratulations Ming!

  • Sep. 2018

    A collaboration with Hamilton EMS initiated on Optimization of EMS Calls Alternative Routing.

  • Sep. 2018

    We filed to patent our algorithm on blockchain-based collaboration of medical researchers. The patent is based on the research my student Andrew Sutton is completed in collaboration with Dr. Thomas Doyle (ECE) and Dr. David Koff (HHS).

  • Sep. 2018

    I accepted the invitation by the Vector Institute to give a seminar on safety and security of MLAs as part of the Machine Learning Seminar series on May 3, 2019.

  • Sep. 2018

    We are awarded a collaborative MIRA/Labarge Catalyst Grant with Dr. M. Zargoussh (DeGroote School of Business) and Dr. A. Papaioannou (Faculty of Health Sciences) on Addressing the alternate level of care (ALC) issue facing older Candians: A co-designed comprehensive data analytics approach.

  • Aug. 2018

    With Andrew Sutton, we attended the 16th International IEEE Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust (PST'18) in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK to present our paper: Digitized Trust in Human-in-the-Loop Health Research.

  • Aug. 2018

    Sameen Ateeq, My MSc eHealth student has successfully defended her thesis on Finding and Evaluating Predictive Factors of Fall-Related Injuries. Congratulations Sameen!

  • Aug. 2018

    Omar Boursalie's PhD committee met and he has successfully completed his second year PhD milestone. Omar is my PhD student co-supervised with Dr. Doyle. Congratulations Omar!

  • Aug. 2018

    I accepted to join the technical committee of the 2nd International Conference on Emerging Data and Industry 4.0 (EDIT40'19).

  • Jul. 2018

    I accepted to join the reviewers of the ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality.

  • Jul. 2018

    Our paper on Tamper-Proof Privacy Auditing for Artificial Intelligence Systems is published in the proceeding of the Twenty-Seventh International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI'18).

  • Jun. 2018

    With Dr. Zargoush at the DeGroote School of Business and Dr. Alexandra Papaioannou at Hamilton Health Sciences, our MIRA Catalyst Grant application entitled Addressing Alternate Level of Care Issue Facing Older Canadians; A Co-Designed Comprehensive Data Analytics Approach was awarded.

  • Jun. 2018

    Our paper Digitized Trust in Human-in-the-Loop Health Research was accepted to be included in the proceeding of the IEEE International Conference on Privacy, Security, and Trust (PST2018)

  • Jun. 2018

    Dr. Reza Samavi is an expert panelist in Blockchain: Privacy friendly or hostile technologies? organized by IAPP KnowledgeNet, Toronto.

  • Jun. 2018

    With Andrew Sutton, we attended the SBD@SIGMOD in Houston, Texas, US to present our paper: Timestamp-based Integrity Proofs for Linked Data.

  • Andrew seaks at SBD@SIGMOD'18 - Jun. 2018
    Andrew and I presenting the poster at SBD@SIGMOD'18 - Jun. 2018
  • Jun. 2018

    Andrew Sutton, my MSc Computer Science has successfully defended his thesis on Establishing Verifiable Trust in Collaborative Health Research. Congratulations Andrew!

  • May 2018

    I gave a seminar at The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences on Improving machine learning data utility with optimal K-anonymization.

  • Fields Seminar on Improving machine learning data utility and optimal K-anonymization - Apr. 2018
  • May 2018

    Our paper on Publishing privacy logs to facilitate transparency and accountability is published in the Journal of Web Semantic, Volume 50, May 2018, Pages 1-20.

  • Apr. 2018

    I gave an invited talk at the Blockchain Opportunities Summit, Toronto on Blockchain Enabled Privacy Auditing.

  • Blockchain Opportunities Summit Canada - Apr. 2018
  • Mar. 2018

    I gave an invited talk at the Clinical Trials Conference, Toronto on Collaborative Health Research and Privacy Compliance in the Age of Intelligence Systems.