Dr. Carolyn McGregor is the Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics based at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Dr McGregor has led pioneering research in Big Data analytics, real-time event stream processing, temporal data stream data mining, business process 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.
Professor McGregor has a track record of leadership in Health Informatics across, research, teaching, university governance and service to the profession. She is an international leading researcher in the area of critical care health informatics and in particular neonatal health informatics for which she has been researching for over 15 years. She has been awarded over $10 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. She has over 100 refereed publications, has been awarded 1 patent and filed 2 others and has established two startup companies resulting from her research. She has extensive research collaborations in Canada, China, USA, Russia, Australia and Ireland.
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 2015 she was awarded the Advance Global Australian award for Technology Innovation, an award for Australian diaspora. In 2016 she serves as Chair of the IEEE Life Sciences Technical Community.
She received her bachelor of applied science in computer science honours degree, and her PhD degree in computer science from the University of Technology, Sydney.