Dr Kuda Dube PhD

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Lecturer in Computer Science and Information Technology

School of Engineering & Advanced Technology

Contact details
Telephone: +64 (06) 356 9099  ext. 84145
Email: 
Room 3.74, AHA, Turitea
Ph: Mobile: +64 21 237 6613 or Office: +64 6 951 7145

Professional

Professional Biography

My interests are in Knowledge Engineering, Decision-Support Systems, Computer Security and Information Privacy in Health and Food and Nutrition Informatics. My ongoing projects investigate: (1) modelling Clinical Practice Guidelines for integrating them in a manageable way, into computer-based solutions in healthcare; (2) new paradigms for security and privacy for Electronic Healthcare Information; and (3) investigating domain knowledge incorporation into established and new solution models and algorithms for solving problems in Healthcare.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland (2004)
  • Bachelor of Science Honours (Computer Science) - University of Zimbabwe (1996)
  • Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and Computer Science) - University of Zimbabwe (1991)

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  (01/06/2016) Formalisation of security and privacy metaphors and their realisation mechanisms for Electronic Health Information.
  • The Realistic Synthetic Electronic Health Record  (01/04/2016) 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  (01/06/2016) 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  (01/03/2016) 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  (01/08/2017) 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.

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): Data Structures (080403): 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

PositionCurrentCompleted
Project Leader10

Research Outputs

Journal

Dube, K., & Wu, B. (2009). A generic approach to computer-based Clinical Practice Guideline management using the ECA Rule paradigm and active databases. International Journal of Technology Management. 47(1-3), 75-95
[Journal article]Authored by: Dube, K.
Dube, K., & Wu, B. (2001). Specification, execution and management of clinical test ordering protocols: A database approach. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. 83, 31-42
[Journal article]Authored by: Dube, K.

Book

Shoniregun, CA., Dube, K., & Mtenzi, F.(2010). Electronic healthcare information security.
[Authored Book]Authored by: Dube, K.

Conference

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.Panel position statements. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). (pp. 22 - 31). 0302-9743.
[Conference]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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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

PositionCurrentCompleted
Supervisor10
CoSupervisor01

Papers Coordinated

Completed Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • 2014 - Stephen Lean- PhD
    A Computational Approach to Health Information Quality Indicators

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