Dr Alejandro Metke Jimenez

Senior Research Scientist

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Biography

Alejandro Metke leads the Health Data Interoperability Team at the Australian e-Health Research Centre (AEHRC) in Brisbane. The team's main focus is on health data standards, such as the Fast Health Interoperability Resources (FHIR) and clinical terminologies, such as SNOMED CT. Alejandro has been heavily involved in the implementation of Ontoserver, a terminology server that has been licensed to the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) as the main component of the National Clinical Terminology Service.

Alejandro joined the AEHRC in 2012 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working on clinical ontologies. His research interests also include description logics, natural language processing, artificial intelligence and information retrieval.

Alejandro received a bachelor's degree in Systems and Computing Engineering from Los Andes University in Colombia in 2003. He then received a master's degree in Information Technology from the University of Queensland in 2005. After returning to Colombia and working in industry for a couple of years he then came back to Australia to study a PhD at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) thanks to a scholarship from the Smart Services CRC.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2003

    Bachelor of Systems and Computing Engineering
    Los Andes University

  • 2005

    Master of Information Technology Studies
    University of Queensland

  • 2012

    Doctor Of Philosophy
    Queensland University of Technology

Professional Experiences

  • 2000-2000

    Teaching Assistant
    Los Andes University

  • 2003-2003

    Software Engineer
    Heinsohn Software House

  • 2004-2005

    Research Assistant
    DSTC Pty Ltd

  • 2005-2005

    Research Assistant
    University of Queensland

  • 2006-2007

    Software Engineer
    VCSoft

  • 2007-2008

    Software Architect
    Heinsohn Software House

  • 2008-2009

    SOA Architect
    Colpatria Bank

  • 2009-2009

    Teaching Assistant
    Queensland University of Technology

  • 2010-2010

    Research Associate
    Queensland University of Technology

  • 2012-2015

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    CSIRO

  • 2015-Present

    Research Scientist
    CSIRO

Achievements and Awards

  • 2009-2009

    Excellence in Mashing and Best Student Entry
    MashupAustralia

  • 2010-2010

    Joint First Prize
    apps4nsw

  • 2015-2015

    Outstanding Collaboration Award
    CSIRO

  • 2017-2017

    iAward for the National Clinical Terminology Service - Australian Digital Health Agency/AEHRC & CSIRO (Infrastructure & Platforms Innovation of the Year Winner)
    Australia Information Industry Association

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2014-2014

    Reviewer, Pacific Rim International Conferences on Artificial Intelligence

  • 2015-2015

    Reviewer, Australasian Document Computing Symposium

  • 2016-2016

    Reviewer, BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making

  • 2017-2017

    Reviewer, International Journal of Medical Informatics

Publications

We have publications by Dr Alejandro Metke Jimenez
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