Javed is the Director of the Carolina Health Informatics Program (chip.unc.edu) and the Director of the Laboratory of Applied Informatics Research (lair.unc.edu). His research concentrates on information retrieval problems, particularly related to search and user-system interactions in large-scale document/data repositories. He also serves as the Deputy Director of the Biomedical Informatics Core at the NC Translational & Clinical Sciences Institute (tracs.unc.edu) and has current research engagements in biomedical data mining, analysis, visualization, user interface design, and multi-modal human-computer interaction. He regularly serves on program and organizing committees for major conferences and participates as reviewer for major grant initiatives. Javed served as an associate editor for the ACM Transactions on Information Systems for eight years. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the Association for Information Science & Technology (http://www.asis.org/jasist.html) and he also serves as an associate editor of the ACM Transactions on Internet Technology (http://toit.acm.org/).
Translating scientific advances into health care improvements is a passion for Javed, and based on support from UNC’s Translational & Clinical Sciences Institute he co-founded a company concentrating on patient-centric decision support and streamlined care workflow called keonahealth.com. In UNC, Javed holds a joint faculty position in information science in the School of Information and Library Science and in the Biomedical Research Imaging Center in the School of Medicine. Additionally, he holds the title of Adjunct Professor of Community and Family Medicine, School of Medicine, Duke University.
Proceedings of the 33rd annual international ACM SIGIR conference on research and development in information retrieval
Ke, W., & Mostafa, J.(2010).Scalability of Findability: Efficient and Effective Retrieval Operations in Large Information Networks. Proceedings of the 33rd annual international ACM SIGIR conference on research and development in information retrieval.
Clinical and Translational Science Journal
Mostafa, J., & Moore, C. (2010). The North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute: Activities of the Biomedical Informatics Core. Clinical and Translational Science Journal. Wiley-Blackwell.
2010 AMIA Summit on Clinical Research Informatics
Mostafa, J. & Agarwal, M. (2010). Using Viewfinder to mine Alzheimer’S Patient Images to Identify Cohorts. Proceedings of 2010 AMIA Summit on Clinical Research Informatics, San Francisco, CA, 12-13 March, 2010.
Workshop on Intelligent Biomedical Information Systems in conjunction with the 12th International Conference on Network-based Information Systems
Ke., W., & Mostafa, J. (2009). A referral approach to finding medical informatics reviewers. Proceedings of the Workshop on Intelligent Biomedical Information Systems in conjunction with the 12th International Conference on Network-based Information Systems, pp.194-199, Indianapolis, IN, August 19-21, 2009.
ViewFinder Medicine (VfM) System
It is an intelligent image browser tool designed to facilitate quick retrieval and analysis of MRI data. VfM adapts the presentation of content based on user’s search patterns and feedback. It is designed to assist a physician retrieve and analyze MRIs and currently supports access to the ADNI database of curated Alzheimer images. The talk will focus on his collaboration with a past student Mayank Agarwal.
Dr. Mostafa was nominated by his Dean and later invited by the Chancellor to serve in this special workshop aimed at exposing a group of faculty members to entrepreneurial theories and practices, with the goal of supporting them to develop their current projects/initiatives. Dr. Mostafa participated in the team “Powering the Nation” (led by Laura Ruel of School of JoMC) which won the entrepreneurship competition.
JASIST is one of the oldest and most renowned forums for information science scholars. JASIST has a strong focus on informatics and applied information science research, with a strong history of publishing groundbreaking research on ontologies, text-mining, and information retrieval.
Dr. Mostafa signed a contract with Morgan-Claypool to write a monograph as part of an information science series. He chose Dr.Medlin as his collaborator (a board certified ED physician, who recently joined the Carolina Health Informatics Program), as they recently co-taught the Electronic Health Records course at Carolina. The title of the monograph is “What is Health Informatics and Why Does it Matter?”
Recently, Dr. Mostafa presented a talk titled “A Medical Image Workbench: Balancing Representation & Access Challenges in ViewFinder” at the BiomedicalResearch Imaging Center, UNC at Chapel Hill. The research project discussed is based on a curated MRI image data collection provided by the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI).
Dr. Mostafa presented an overview of the emerging field of Clinical Informatics (CI) and discussed some critical applications. The Carolina Data Warehouse – Health was presented as a model system supporting research and trainingactivities in CI.