Keynote Speakers

Kristin S Fuglerud


Chief Research Scientist
Norwegian Computing Centre

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Kristin S. Fuglerudis the head of the e-Inclusion group and a Chief Research Scientist at the Norwegian Computing Center (NRS). She is also an associate professor at the University College of South East Norway at the Faculty of Health. She has a PhD in inclusive design from the University of Oslo and has 15 years of experience from national and international R&D projects. Her primary research interests are participatory and inclusive design, empowerment, computer and health literacy, human-computer interaction, accessibility and usability of technology. She has many years of experience from user research, as a project manager, from working in Norwegian industry, and from cooperation with private and public entities and various non-governmental interest organisations. She is also concerned with ethical and privacy issues of technology appliances.


Sabine Koch


Karolinska Institutet

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Professor Sabine Koch, is the Strategic Professor of Health Informatics at Karolinska Institutet and the Director of HIC, the Health Informatics Centre. Prof. Koch holds both a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. degree in Medical Informatics from Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg, Germany. She got into the field of medical informatics in 1988 which five years later combined with research in human-computer interaction and she enjoys working in this inspiring cross-disciplinary field since then. Prof. Koch’s early research was in dental informatics, especially dental imaging and IT supported integrated care concepts for dental offices. She explored these concepts further and applied them for collaborative work using mobile tools for homecare of the aging population.
Prof. Koch has a broad interest in health informatics including models for collaborative care, human factors/usability, evaluation of information systems, consumer informatics as well as evidence-based decision support and information visualisation for enhanced decision making. She strives to combine structure with flexibility, and technology design with healthcare and consumer needs, aiming to build the theoretical basis needed to fully understand the socio-technical environment in order to be able to enhance health service delivery.


Saturnino Luz


Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics
Edinburgh Medical School: Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences

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Dr Luz works in the field of medical informatics, in the Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics, at The University of Edinburgh, focusing on communication and analysis of time-based modalities in healthcare settings. He has investigated communication in complex cooperative tasks such as decision-making in multidisciplinary medical team meetings, problem solving by teams of students, and computer-mediated multilingual dialogues, employing a  range of multidisciplinary methods. He is currently investigating inference in high-dimensional data sets, and employing machine learning and signal processing methods in the analysis of multidisciplinary medical team meetings, doctor-patient consultations and telemedicine encounters, and in tasks involving prediction and diagnosis of cognitive status with applications to dementia research. Dr Luz leads the Translation Research Group on Technology and Communication at the Centre for Dementia Prevention at the University of Edinburgh.