Dr Hugo Leroux

Senior Research Scientist

Contact details:

  • +61732533614
  • LVL 5 UQ HEALTH SCI BLD 901/16


Hugo is a Research Scientist within CSIRO at the Australian e-Health Research Centre (AEHRC). He holds a PhD from Monash University where he investigated the effectiveness of Software Visualisation to expedite comprehension. His main interests are in using artificial intelligence techniques to mine disparate information sources. The key focus is on applying semantic technologies to integrate ontological information with clinical data in order to expedite querying, reasoning and visualisation techniques exposing the meaning and utility of the clinical data that is applied to biomarker and drug discovery in medicine.  Prior to his research role, Hugo was a Software Engineer/Analyst with five years experience in a commercial environment, working in model-driven development, service-oriented architecture and information retrieval fields.

Current Roles

  • Clinical Data Management
    Designing and managing electronic data capture solutions

  • Semantic Web Development
    Designing and implementing semantically interoperable solutions for clinical research

Academic Qualifications

  • 1996

    Bachelor of Science (HONS) in Computing and Information Systems

  • 2000

    Master of Computing by Research

  • 2006


Achievements and Awards

  • 2011-2011

    ICT Centre Supporting Science Award for the Health Information Systems project

  • 2017-2017

    Health and Biosecurity - Excellence in Support Award

  • 2018-2018

    Health and Biosecurity - Outstanding Collaboration Award

  • 2018-2018

    Performance Cash Reward

  • 2019-2019

    Health and Biosecurity - Outstanding Collaboration Award

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2014-2016

    Treasurer of the HISA QLD board

  • 2013-2014

    Co-Secretary of the HISA QLD board

  • 2016-2018

    Co-Vice-Chair of the HISA QLD board

  • 2018-present

    Elected member of the Australasian Institute of Health Informatics

  • 2020-present

    Fellow of Australasian Institute of Health Informatics

  • 2016-present

    Reviewer, Journal of Medical Internet Research

  • 2013-present

    Reviewer, Journal of Biomedical Semantics

  • 2013-present

    Reviewer, Australasian Medical Journal

  • 2013-2014

    Program Committee, Workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Health (AIH)

  • 2017-present

    Reviewer, Plos One

  • 2019-present

    Reviewer, Journal of American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA)


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