Dirk studied biomedical engineering, education and religious studies at the Braunschweig Institute of Technology, Germany, the University of Sydney, Australia and King’s College London, UK . As a PhD student, he worked on positive contrast MRI sequences to be used with novel iron-based nanoparticles for cancer imaging. Dirk is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK.
Dirk became interested in a career in publishing in 2007 with two internships in scientific journal and book publishing at Springer Verlag. He joined BioMed Central in 2015 as Editor for the BMC series.
Since September 2017, Dirk is the Editor of BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making and is excited to continue the journal’s great track record of high quality publications.
Standards, technology, machine learning, and modeling
Andreas is lead of the Holzinger Group, HCI-KDD, Institute for Medical Informatics/Statistics, Medical University Graz, and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering of Graz University of Technology. Currently, Andreas is Visiting Professor for Machine Learning in Health Informatics at the Faculty of Informatics at Vienna University of Technology. He serves as a consultant for the Canadian, Dutch, French, Swiss, UK, and US Governments, for the German Excellence Initiative and as national expert in the European Commission. He obtained a PhD in Cognitive Science from Graz University in 1998 and a second PhD in Computer Science from Graz University of Technology in 2003. He founded the Expert Network HCI-KDD to foster collaboration and research in two areas that offer ideal conditions towards understanding intelligence: Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Knowledge Discovery/Data Mining (KDD). He has served as a Section Editor at BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making since April 2016.
Healthcare Information Systems
Dr. Payne is the founding Director of the Institute for Informatics (I2) at Washington University in St. Louis, where he also serves as the Robert J. Terry Professor in the School of Medicine. Previously, he was Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University. He received his PhD with distinction in Biomedical Informatics from Columbia University and he is an internationally recognized leader in the field of clinical research informatics (CRI) and translational bioinformatics (TBI). Dr. Payne is the author of over 190 publications focusing on the intersection of biomedical informatics and the clinical and translational science domains, including several seminal reports that have served to define a new sub-domain of biomedical informatics theory and practice specifically focusing upon clinical research applications. He has served as a Section Editor at BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making since 2016.