The Biomedical Informatics Group was officially created in 1993 and is a part of the Artificial Intelligence Department at the HTSE for IT Engineers. The BIG has more than 20 researchers and a large number of collaborators.
Biomedical Informatics Group (BIG)
Structure: Research Groups
Our lines of research are as follows:
- Integration of biomedical databases
- Artificial Intelligence in Biomedicine (Big Data, data and text mining, decision making support systems)
- Biomedical ontologies
- Support systems for clinical trials
- Nanocomputing (computing in nanomedicine)
- Medical imaging and visualisation
- Artificial Intelligence in Biomedicine
- Biomedical Ontologies
- Image processing and analysis
- Integrating biomedical data bases
- Medical imaging and visualization
- Multimedia Systems
The BIG has taken part in many R&I activities. We can highlight the international collaboration with the Health Sciences and Technology Division at Harvard-MIT. This has extended to other institutions in the USA, such as the Rutgers and Utah Universities, Georgia Tech and the National Cancer Institute. In European projects, collaboration extends to more than thirty institutions and companies, for example Philips and Oxford.
AFRICA BUILD is a cooperation project, focussing on constructing centres of excellence in Africa, using information technology to improve research and healthcare. Via the Africa Build portal and a social network for health professionals specially created for the project, Africa Build¿s aim is to create a self-sustainable cooperation infrastructure for e-learning activities in the field of health.
The BIG is a part of the Research Institute at the Hospital 12 de Octubre in Madrid.