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Dr Kuda Dube

Lecturer in Computer Science and Information Technology

School of Engineering and Advanced Technology

Kuda's research interests are in knowledge modelling, representation  and incorporation in computational models, computer security and information privacy with application to problems in Health, Food, Nutrition and Agricultural Informatics. His research work is undertaken within the HIKER Group.

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: +64 6 951 7145 (DDI) or +64 21 237 6613 (M)
    Location: 3.74, AHA
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland (2004)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

  • Knowledge Engineering: modelling domain knowledge (representation, specification and complex querying) and knowledge incorporation into computational paradigms and algorithms. Advanced and innovative applications of emerging database and XML technologies in this area;
  • Health, Nutrition & Bio-Informatics: innovative applications of knowledge engineering, process engineering, optimisation and AI techniques, and software engineering paradigms in the domains of health and nutrition. Modelling and computerising clinical practive guidelines. Data and software engineering methods for supporting e-heath records and health information security and privacy. Knowledge incorporation into optimisation algorithms and computational paradigms for solving nutrition problems, e.g., the meal planning problem.
  • Computer Security and Information Privacy: Computing security, privacy and confidentiality challenges arising from securing e-health information in an increasingly Internet-enabled and networked world.

Research Opportunities

  • Privacy Metaphors for Electronic Health Information  (01/06/2018) Formalisation of security and privacy metaphors and their realisation mechanisms for Electronic Health Information.
  • The Realistic Synthetic Electronic Health Record  (01/04/2018) the development of an approach and mechanism to generate synthetic patients and synthetic health record that is realistic enough to be used for training in healthcare and software system testing.
  • Statistical and Clinical Guideline-Based Synthetic Health Incident Timeline Modelling  (01/06/2018) Development of a model and algorithm for constructing a realistic synthetic health incident timeline from cradle to current age for the realistic synthetic electronic health record.
  • Knowledge/Information Patterns in Food and Nutrition Guidelines  (01/03/2018) An investigation to identify/formalise knowledge & information patterns in food & nutrition guidelines to be used in food and nutrition decision support systems.
  • Legal Knowledge Modelling and Reasoning  (01/08/2018) Modeling complex knowledge and reasoning paradigms (e.g. defeasible reasoning) in laws to assist people or organisations, e.g., making decision to grant access to health records.
  • DeStress Project  (01/06/2018) Investigating an approach and knowledge and reasoning models for supporting Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for reducing stress in Maori and Pasifika Children using mobile devices.

Thematics

Health and Well-being, Future Food Systems

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Bioinformatics Software (080301): Computer Software (080300): Computer System Security (080303): Data Format (080400): Decision Support and Group Support Systems (080605): Distributed Computing (080500): Information And Computing Sciences (080000): Information Systems (080600): Markup Languages (080404): Web Technologies (excl. Web Search) (080505)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 1 0

Research Outputs

Journal

Gallagher, T., Dube, K., & McLachlan, S. (2018). Ethical Issues in Secondary Use of Personal Health Information. : IEEE Future Directions: Technology Policy and Ethics
[Internet publication]Authored by: Dube, K.
McLachlan, S., Dube, K., Buchanan, D., Lean, S., Johnson, O., Potts, H., . . . Fenton, N. (2018). Learning health systems: The research community awareness challenge. Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics. 25(1), 38-40
[Journal article]Authored by: Dube, K., Lean, S.
Walonoski, J., Kramer, M., Nichols, J., Quina, A., Moesel, C., Hall, D., . . . McLachlan, S. (2018). Synthea: An approach, method, and software mechanism for generating synthetic patients and the synthetic electronic health care record. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 25(3), 230-238
[Journal article]Authored by: Dube, K.
Kavu, TD., Dube, K., Raeth, PG., & Hapanyengwi, GT. (2017). A characterisation and framework for user-centric factors in evaluation methods for recommender systems. International Journal of ICT Research in Africa and the Middle East (IJICTRAME). 6(1), 1-16 Retrieved from http://www.igi-global.com/
[Journal article]Authored by: Dube, K.
Nugent, D., Dube, K., & Wu, B. (2003). Daas: A web-based system for user-specific dietary analysis and advice for the public healthcare domain. High Technology Letters. 9(4), 78-82
[Journal article]Authored by: Dube, K.
Dube, K., & wu, B. (2001). Supporting clinical laboratory test-ordering protocol specification, execution and management: An event-condition-action rule and database approach. Health Informatics Journal. 7(1), 20-28
[Journal article]Authored by: Dube, K.

Book

Shoniregun, CA., Dube, K., & Mtenzi, F.(2010). Electronic healthcare information security.
[Authored Book]Authored by: Dube, K.
Dube, K., & Wu, B. (2001). Specification, execution and management of clinical test ordering protocols: A database approach. (pp. 31 - 42).
[Chapter]Authored by: Dube, K.

Conference

McLachlan, S., Dube, K., Gallagher, T., Daley, B., & Walonoski, J. (2018). The ATEN Framework for Creating the Realistic Synthetic Electronic Health Record. In R. Zwiggelaar, H. Gamboa, A. Fred, & SB. Badia (Eds.) BIOSTEC 2018, Volume 5: HEALTHINF. Vol. 5: HEALTHINF (pp. 220 - 230). Setúbal, Portugal: 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies (BIOSTEC 2018)
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Dube, K.
Kavu, T., Dube, K., Raeth, P., & Hapanyengwi, GT. (2018). A novel, serendipitous and dynamic user-centric recommender algorithm. ACRID 2017 - EAI International Conference for Research, Innovation and Development for Africa. : EAI International Conference for Research, Innovation and Development for Africa
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Dube, K.
Zanamwe, N., Dube, K., & Thomson, J. (2018). Manageability challenges for knowledge incorporation in genetic algorithms: A study using the meal planning problem. ACRID 2017 - EAI International Conference for Research, Innovation and Development for Africa. : EAI International Conference for Research, Innovation and Development for Africa
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Dube, K., Thomson, J.
Alavizadeh, H., Alavizadeh, H., Dube, K., Kim, DS., Jang-Jaccard, J., & Guesgen, HW. (2017). A secure server-based pseudorandom number generator protocol for mobile devices. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 10701 LNCS (pp. 860 - 876).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Dube, K., Guesgen, H., Jang-Jaccard, J.
Babu, A., Dube, K., Mukhopadhyay, S., Ghayvat, H., & Jithin Kumar, MV. (2016). Accelerometer based human activities and posture recognition. Proceedings of 2016 International Conference on Data Mining and Advanced Computing, SAPIENCE 2016. (pp. 367 - 373).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Dube, K.
McLachlan, S., Dube, K., & Gallagher, T. (2016). Using the CareMap with Health Incidents Statistics for Generating the Realistic Synthetic Electronic Healthcare Record. Proceedings - 2016 IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics, ICHI 2016. (pp. 439 - 448).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Dube, K.
McLachlan, S., Dube, K., Gallagher, T., & Simmonds, JA. (2015). Supporting preliminary decisions on patient requests for access to health records: An integrated ethical and legal framework. Proceedings - 2015 IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics, ICHI 2015. (pp. 199 - 207).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Dube, K.
Dube, K., Moodley, D., Thies, B., Liu, JWS., Cafazzo, J., & Sokolsky, O. (2014). Position Statement: Health Informatics in the Developing World. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Vol. 8315 (pp. 22 - 31). : Third International Symposium on Foundations of Health Information Engineering and Systems (FHIES) 2013
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Dube, K.
Zanamwe, N., Dube, K., Thomson, JS., Mtenzi, FJ., & Hapanyengwi, GT. (2014). Characterisation of knowledge incorporation into solution models for the meal planning problem. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 8315 (pp. 254 - 273).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Dube, K., Thomson, J.
Dube, K., & Gallagher, T. (2014). Approach and method for generating realistic synthetic electronic healthcare records for secondary use. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 8315 (pp. 69 - 86).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Dube, K.
Lean, SR., Guesgen, HW., Hunter, I., & Dube, K.(2012). A conceptual framework for determining health information quality indicators. . Rotorua, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Dube, K., Guesgen, H., Hunter, I., Lean, S.
Lean, SR., Guesgen, HW., Hunter, IM., & Dube, K. (2010). Computational confidence for decision making in health. Annual International Conference on Data Analysis Data Quality and Metadata Management. (pp. 19 - 25).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Dube, K., Guesgen, H., Hunter, I.
Lean, SR., Guesgen, HW., Hunter, IM., & Dube, K. (2010). Computational confidence for decision making in health. In The 8th New Zealand Computer Science Research Student Conference (NZCSRSC): NZCSRSC
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Dube, K., Guesgen, H., Hunter, I.
Wu, B., Dube, K., & Mansour, E. (2008). The motion picture paradigm for managing information A framework and approach to supporting the play and replay of information in computerised information systems. ICEIS 2008 - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems. Vol. DISI (pp. 515 - 518).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Dube, K.
Mansour, E., Dube, K., & Wu, B. (2007). Managing complex information in reactive applications using an active temporal xml database approach. ICEIS 2007 - 9th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, Proceedings. Vol. DISI (pp. 520 - 523).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Dube, K.
Wu, B., Mansour, E., & Dube, K. (2007). Complex information management using a framework supported by ECA rules in XML. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 4824 LNCS (pp. 224 - 231).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Dube, K.
Mansour, E., Dube, K., & Wu, B. (2007). AIM: An XML-based ECA rule language for supporting a framework for managing complex information. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 4824 LNCS (pp. 232 - 241).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Dube, K.
Wu, B., & Dube, K. (2006). Diet and Lifestyle Analysis, Advice and Monitoring for the Public Healthcare Domain: A Framework and a Prototype System for Supporting Diet and Lifestyle Guidelines. Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Health Pervasive Systems. : 1st International Workshop on Health Pervasive Systems (In conjunction with the IEEE ICPS'06)
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Dube, K.
Mansour, E., Wu, B., Dube, K., & Li, JX. (2006). An event-driven approach to computerizing clinical guidelines using XML. Proceedings - SCW 2006: IEEE Services Computing Workshops. (pp. 13 - 20).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Dube, K.
Dube, K., & Wu, B. (2006). An active database approach to computerised clinical guideline management. Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Computer Supported Activity Coordination, CSAC 2006 - In Conjunction with ICEIS 2006. (pp. 107 - 115).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Dube, K.
Dube, K., Mansour, E., & Wu, B. (2005). Supporting collaboration and information sharing in computer-based clinical guideline management. Proceedings - IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems. (pp. 232 - 237).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Dube, K.
Jones, R., Dube, K., & Wu, B. (2003). TOPME: An XML-based client-server front-end for the distributed management of clinical protocols for TOPS. In X. Xu, Y. Wang, J. Han, & S. Jiang (Eds.) Exploring the New Generation Computing Technology. (pp. 368 - 371). China: 7th International Conference for Young Computer Scientists
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Dube, K.
Dube, K., Wu, B., & Grimson, JB. (2002). Using ECA rules in database systems to support clinical protocols. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 2453 (pp. 226 - 235).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Dube, K.
Dube, K., Wu, B., & Grimson, J. (2002). Framework and architecture for the management of event-condition-action (ECA) rule-based clinical protocols. Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems. (pp. 288 - 294).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Dube, K.
Wu, B., & Dube, K. (2001). PLAN: A framework and specification language with an Event-Condition-Action (ECA) mechanism for clinical test request protocols. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. (pp. 140).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Dube, K.
Wu, B., & Dube, K. (2001). Applying event-condition-action mechanism in healthcare: A computerised clinical test-ordering protocol system (TOPS). Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Cooperative Database Systems for Advanced Applications, CODAS 2001. (pp. 2 - 9).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Dube, K.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • Shona
    Last used: Current
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • English
    Last used: Current
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 0 1

Courses Coordinated

  • 158.235 Networks, Security and Privacy
  • 158.258 Web Development
  • 158.335 The Internet of Things and Cloud Computing
  • 158.345 Professionalism in the Information Sciences

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2014 - Stephen Lean - Doctor of Philosophy
    A Computational Approach to Health Information Quality Indicators

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