Matthias Goerges

Assistant Professor

Research Classification

Biomedical Technologies
Artificial Intelligence
Decision Making
Software Development
Health Care Technologies

Research Interests

Human Computer Interaction and Design
Medical informatics
decision support systems
predictive analytics
Anesthesiology
Critical Care Medicine

Relevant Degree Programs

 

Biography

Matthias Görges is a Principal Investigator at the Research Institute, BC Children’s Hospital, where he co-leads the Clinical & Community Data, Analytics & Informatics group. He is a biomedical engineer with extensive clinical research experience, and an Assistant Professor (Partner) in the Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics department at the University of British Columbia. As part of an inter-disciplinary team of engineers, computer scientists, and health care providers, he is involved in a wide range of projects focusing on the development and application of new technologies in the pediatric anesthesia and intensive care setting. His research interests are patient monitoring alarms, medical displays, decision support systems, mobile health applications, and data integration/communication platforms. Matthias’ goal is to extract clinically-useful information from vital signs and other clinical data, and to transform these data into information for better, more timely, and more efficient decision-making by clinicians.

Research Methodology

Decision support
Predictive analytics
participatory design
Statistical modeling
Signal processing
mHealth / mobile app development
Usability testing

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Master's students
Postdoctoral Fellows
2019
2020

I am currently mainly considering trainees with engineering or informatics backgrounds as my program is moving more and more towards medical informatics and clinical applications in biomedical engineering. Pharmacology is too far from my research interests and core training, so I am not recruiting Pharmacology students.

I support experiential learning experiences, such as internships and work placements, for my graduate students and Postdocs.
I am open to hosting Visiting International Research Students (non-degree, up to 12 months).

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