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Juan Quiroz is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Informatics, Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI), Macquarie University. Prior to joining AIHI, he was a lecturer of computer science at Sunway University, Malaysia. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno (2010). From 2009-2014 he worked as a patent agent on patent preparation and prosecution of software and hardware patents. 

Research interests

I am excited about applied machine learning and data science for real-world applications that can impact end-users. My current research focus is on machine learning for healthcare applications, including knowledge extraction from medical notes, natural language processing of medical texts, and the mining of smartphone and wearable data to deliver personalized medicine. I am particularly passionate about tackling mental health with artificial intelligence and computing, with the goal of empowering patients to monitor and manage their conditions by leveraging the data from their smartphones and wearables. 

My prior research background includes applications of evolutionary computation for design computing, and I remain interested in the use of artificial intelligence for artistic and creative applications. 

Research student supervision

I am looking for students with an interest in applying machine learning for healthcare. Topics explored in my research group include: extractive and abstractive summarization of medical notes and medical conversations, time-series prediction of clinical events from patient history, patient safety issues resulting from machine learning models, bias in machine learning models for healthcare, interpretability of deep learning models for doctor and patient decision making, transfer learning for healthcare applications, and machine learning for mental health and addiction. 

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I was a full-time lecturer in computer science from 2014-2017 at Sunway University, Malaysia. I taught courses in problem-solving, programming principles, and concurrent programming. 

Education/Academic qualification

Computer Science and Engineering, PhD, University of Nevada, Reno

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Research Outputs 2005 2019

  • 190 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
  • 16 Conference proceeding contribution
  • 8 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Conference paper

A network model of activities in primary care consultations

Kocaballi, A., Coiera, E., Tong, H. L., White, S. J., Quiroz, J., Rezazadegan, F., Willcock, S. & Laranjo da Silva, L., 1 Oct 2019, In : Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA. 26, 10, p. 1074-1082 9 p., ocz046.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Primary Health Care
Referral and Consultation
Medical History Taking
Natural Language Processing
Primary Care Physicians

Efficacy of a mobile social networking intervention in promoting physical activity: quasi-experimental study

Tong, H. L., Coiera, E., Tong, W., Wang, Y., Quiroz, J. C., Martin, P. & Laranjo da Silva, L., 28 Mar 2019, In : JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 7, 3, p. 1-15 15 p., e12181.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Mobile Applications
Social Networking
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Social Support

The personalization of conversational agents in health care: systematic review

Kocaballi, A. B., Berkovsky, S., Quiroz, J. C., Laranjo, L., Tong, H. L., Rezazadegan, D., Briatore, A. & Coiera, E., 7 Nov 2019, In : Journal of Medical Internet Research. 21, 11, p. 1-15 15 p., e15360.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Delivery of Health Care
Digital Libraries

Emotion recognition using smart watch sensor data: mixed-design study

Quiroz, J. C., Geangu, E. & Yong, M. H., 8 Aug 2018, In : Jmir mental health. 5, 3, p. 1-17 17 p., e10153.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Heart Rate
Surgical Instruments

Fault detection of broken rotor bar in LS-PMSM using random forests

Quiroz, J. C., Mariun, N., Mehrjou, M. R., Izadi, M., Misron, N. & Mohd Radzi, M. A., 1 Feb 2018, In : Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation. 116, p. 273-280 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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fault detection
Synchronous motors
Fault detection
permanent magnets