Dr. Christoph Thuemmler


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Christoph studied Medicine, Political Science and Educational Science and is a fully trained specialist in General Internal Medicine with 20 years of clinical experience. He has worked in Germany, the US and the UK before focusing more and more on smart devices and service oriented architectures in health care. He completed his PhD on Cerebral Haemodynamics with distinction at Heidelberg University, Germany. 
Over the last 10 years he has been involved in extensive knowledge transfer activities, especially in promoting the integration of life sciences, clinical practice and computing. He has been involved in large scale research projects on national and international level. As a internationally recognised expert on e-Health he has been involved in expert committees for the European Commission such as the EU/China round table on the Internet of Things and other groups. His research interests lie in the area of the Future Internet including the Internet of Things, work on social technological alignment in health care and the governance of e-Health in a wider context.
Latest research involves studies of expert systems in hybrid clouds and the further assessment of the software to data paradigm. Christoph has also been working in the area of requirements engineering in the healthcare, wellness and ambient assisted living domain. He has strong links with academic research institutions and industries globally.

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  • Cyber-Security
    Electronic information now plays a vital role in almost every aspect of our daily lives. So the need for a secure and trustworthy online infrastructure is more important than ever. without it, not only the growth of the internet but our personal interactions and the economy itself could be at risk.
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    Recent Publications

    Buchanan, W., Thuemmler, C., spyra, g., Prajapati, B. (2017). Towards Trust and Governance in Integrated Health and Social Care Platforms. Health 4.0: How Virtualization and Big Data are Revolutionizing Healthcare, , (), 219-231.

    Buchanan, W., Ukwandu, E., van Deursen (Hazelhoff Roelfze, N., Fan, L., Russell, G., Lo, O., Thuemmler, C. (2015). Secret Shares to Protect Health Records in Cloud-based Infrastructures. In: (Ed.) Proceedings of the IEEE 17th International Conference on E-health Networking, Application and Services (HealthCom), , () ( ed.). (pp. 669 - 672). Boston, MA: . IEEE.

    Smales, A., Buchanan, W., Thuemmler, C. (2015, ). Review of e-Frailty Evaluation Frameworks. Paper presented at HIS 2015, Edinburgh.

    Brogan, J., Thuemmler, C., Mival, O., Fricker, S. (2014). IoT for a Shock Warning System. IEEE Internet of Things Journal, , (), .

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