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Name Grimson, Jane Barclay
Main Department Computer Science
College Title Professor
E-mail jane.grimson@tcd.ie
College Tel +353 1 896 1780
Web http://people.tcd.ie/jgrimson
 
Biography
Professor Jane Grimson is a computer engineering graduate from the University of Dublin, Trinity College, and holds a Masters and Doctorate in Computer Science from the Universities of Toronto and Edinburgh, respectively. She returned to Trinity College as a lecturer in Computer Science in 1980, is a former Dean of Engineering and of Research, and served as Vice-Provost from 2001-2005. She is a Past-President of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland, the Irish Academy of Engineering, the Irish Computer Society, and the Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland. She is currently Chair of the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology. She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Irish Academy of Engineering, Engineers Ireland, the Irish Computer Society, and the Royal Academy of Medicine of Ireland. She is also a member of the Royal Irish Academy. . She holds a personal chair in Health Informatics and is currently on a partial secondment to the recently established Health Information and Quality Authority in Ireland as Director of Health Information.
 
Representations
Details Date
CEC ad-hoc committee on Distributed Databases 1984-1985
Proceedings Co-Editor and Member of the Local Organising Committee, 3rd IFIP International Conference on Computer Security, Dublin, August 1985 1985
Conference Chair, 2nd International Conference on Databases in Parallel and Distributed Systems, Dublin, July 1990 1990
General Chair, 19th International conference on Very Large Data Bases, Dublin, August 1993 1993
Member, Irish Council for Science, Technology and Innovation 1997-2001
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Membership of Professional Institutions, Associations, Societies
Details Date From Date To
Fellow, Irish Academy of Engineering
Member, Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland
Fellow, Irish Computer Society
Fellow, Institution of Engineers of Ireland
Fellow, Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland
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Awards and Honours
Award Date
Elected Fellow of the Irish Academy of Engineering 1998
Elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Medicine, Ireland 1996
Elected Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland 1991
Elected Fellow of the Irish Computer Society 1991
Elected Fellow of Trinity College Dublin 1991
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Languages
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Medium Medium Medium
German Medium Medium Medium
 
Description of Research Interests
As will be evident from Jane Grimson's publications list, her research has covered a broad and diverse range of topics. However there has been a strong underlying focus on Knowledge and Data Engineering in general, and in particular, on supporting the development of advanced, distributed information systems. Much of the research has been applied in a novel and innovative fashion to the health domain with the result that the main emphasis of her work in recent years falls under the broad heading of Health Informatics. Health Informatics is a strongly inter-disciplinary subject and much of the research has involved working directly with clinicians and healthcare professionals. A guiding principle of much of the work has been on protecting investment in existing legacy systems while at the same time incorporating novel solutions and approaches. System integration issues in health therefore form a central theme as does the closely associated work in Electronic Healthcare Records, both of which leverage earlier research in distributed and federated databases. The core of her research philosophy can be summed up as seeking to develop ways to effectively manage data, information and knowledge in complex, heterogeneous and distributed environments.
 
Research Interests
CARE CHALLENGES CLINICAL LABORATORIES CLINICAL LABORATORY FUNCTIONALITIES
CLINICAL PROTOCOLS COMPUTER DATABASE DATABASE PROTOTYPING
DATABASE SAMPLING Distributed Systems Distributed systems EDUCATION
ELECTRONIC DATA INTERCHANGE ELECTRONIC HEALTHCARE RECORD ELECTRONIC HEALTHCARE RECORD SYSTEMS EVALUATION
Electronic Healthcare Records FUNCTIONAL DEPENDENCIES FUNCTIONAL INTERFACES GUIDELINE
Health informatics INFORMATICS INFORMATION SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT INTEGRITY CONSTRAINTS
INTERNET AND GENETIC MEDICINE IT AWARENESS KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS
Knowledge and data engineering LEGACY MIGRATION Legacy Systems MACHINE LEARNING
MEDICINE Medical Informatics OPEN ARCHITECTURE OPEN CLINICAL LABORATORY INFORMATION SYSTEM
OPEN DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING OPENLABS QUALITY ASSESSMENT RECORD SERVER
SERVER INTERFACES SUPPORT SYSTEMS System Integration
TELEMATICS TRAINING USER REQUIREMENTS DRIVEN LEARNING
 
Publications and Other Research Outputs
Peer Reviewed
Brian Waldron, Jane Grimson, Simone Carton, Alberto Blanco-Campal, Effectiveness of an unmodified personal digital assistant as a compensatory strategy for prospective memory failures in adults with an ABI, The Irish Journal of Psychology, 33, (1), 2012, p29-42
Notes: [Published on-line 27 Feb 2012. Print version to follow ]
DOI
Melanie Spaeth, Jane Grimson, Applying the archetype approach to the database of a biobank information management system, International Journal of Medical Informatics, 80, (3), 2011, p205 - 226
Grimson, J. , Delivering the electronic healthcare record for the 21st century, International Journal of Medical Informatics, 64, (2-3), 2001, p111 - 127
DOI  URL
Grimson, J., Grimson, W. and Hasselbring, W., The system integration challenge in healthcare, Communications of the ACM, 43, (6), 2000, p49 - 55
Grimson, J. and McGann, C., Automated Physical Modelling, Dublin, Trinity College, Department of Computer Science, 1992
Notes: [External technical reports (Trinity College Dublin. Department of Computer Science) ; 92-41]
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