Robert Greer is a computer scientist, software engineer and a systems architect in the Translational Physiology Lab, Department of Critical Care Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. He completed his degree in computer engineering and Master’s of Science program at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in 2015 under the supervision of Dr. Carolyn MacGregor. During his undergraduate studies, Robert designed and implemented a system for remote monitoring of time-series physiologic signals for patients in community settings, and extended his work to both Airborne and Land-based critical care transport by building a network solution to enable data transmission at all phases of transport.
After completing his master’s program, Robert joined the Translational Physiology Lab at Sickkids as a Senior Data Analyst, under the direction of Drs. Peter Laussen & Mjaye Mazwi. This lab focuses on the capture and utilization of low and high frequency physiologic signals from patients in the Critical Care unit for studies related to signal processing, state-space assessment and predictive modeling. In the lab, Robert leads the infrastructure and development team and as such is responsible for the systems architecture required to capture, permanently store and retrieve this vast amount of data streaming from patients in the critical care unit (see https://laussenlabs.ca). Robert is integral to the software build and implementation of a bespoke data management platform called Atrium DB™ that facilitates the uses of these data. He has an active presence in the day to day operations of the critical care unit, where he overseas and ensures accurate data capture, and is actively involved in building relationships and education of bedside staff on data science. He is a co-author on all of the research conducted in the lab and has presented his work from the lab at national and international meetings. More broadly across The Hospital for Sick Children, Robert works closely with members of the Clinical and Research Information Departments and with BioMedical Engineering; he leads product assessment and implementation in the Critical Care Unit related to data science, develops partnerships with external vendors, and facilitates data structure and access for research by investigators using the AtriumDB™ platform. He is currently an invited member of working groups building the Artificial Intelligence in Medicine program at Sickkids.
Location: Toronto, Canada