Neural Networks in Healthcare: Potential and Challenges

Neural Networks in Healthcare: Potential and Challenges

Rezaul Begg (Victoria University, Australia), Joarder Kamruzzaman (Monash University, Australia) and Ruhul Sarker (University of New South Wales, Australia)
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Release Date: January, 2006|Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 332
ISBN13: 9781591408482|ISBN10: 1591408482|EISBN13: 9781591408505|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-848-2


Healthcare costs around the globe are on the rise, creating a strong need for new ways of assisting the requirements of the healthcare system. Besides applications in other areas, neural networks have naturally found many promising applications in the health and medicine areas.

Neural Networks in Healthcare: Potential and Challenges presents interesting and innovative developments from leading experts and scientists working in health, biomedicine, biomedical engineering, and computing areas. This book covers many important and state-of-the-art applications in the areas of medicine and healthcare, including: cardiology, electromyography, electroencephalography, gait and human movement, therapeutic drug monitoring for patient care, sleep apnea, and computational fluid dynamics areas. Neural Networks in Healthcare: Potential and Challenges is a useful source of information for researchers, professionals, lecturers, and students from a wide range of disciplines. Readers of this book will be able to use the ideas for further research efforts in this very important and highly multidisciplinary area.

Reviews and Testimonials

Neural Networks in Health Care is an important book in the development of intelligent systems in the Health-Engineering field. This book has a valuable collection of chapters written by specialists in the field, which provide great support for novice and researchers in the Health Care area. This book specifically covers several case studies in the field which create scientific dialogue between designers and researchers based on practical cases.

– Aladin Zayegh, Head, School of Electrical Engineering, Victoria University, Australia

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Rezaul Begg received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. Eng degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh, and the Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Aberdeen, U.K. Currently he is a Faculty member at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. Previously, he worked with Deakin University and BUET. He researches in Biomedical Engineering, Biomechanics and Machine Learning areas, and has published over 100 research papers in these areas. He is a regular reviewer for several international journals, and was on the TPC for a number of major international conferences. He received several awards, including the BUET Gold medal and the Chancellor prize for academic excellence.
Joarder Kamruzzaman received B.Sc and M.Sc. in electrical engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1986 & 1989 respectively, and a PhD in Information System Engineering from Muroran Institute of technology, Japan in 1993. Currently he is a faculty member in the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Australia. His research interest includes computational intelligence, computer networks and bioinformatics etc. He has published more than 70 refereed papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He is currently serving as a program committee member of a number of international conferences.
Ruhul Sarker received his Ph.D. in 1991 from DalTech, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Operations Research at the School of Computer Science, University of New South Wales, ADFA Campus, Canberra, Australia. Before joining at UNSW in February 1998, Dr Sarker worked with Monash University, Victoria, and the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka. His main research interests are Evolutionary Optimization, Data Mining and Applied Operations Research. He is currently involved with four edited books either as editor or co-editor, and has published more than 60 refereed papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He is also the editor of ASOR Bulletin, the national publication of the Australian Society for Operations Research.