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  • Stefan Edlund is co-lead for the Eclipse STEM Project. He is a senior software engineer in the Healthcare Research team at IBM Almaden developing new technologies related to the public health domain. Stefan has over 10 years experience in IBM, having worked on a broad area of technologies such as DB2 query visualization, intelligent personal calendars, exploratory Lotus applications, location based services and more recently in content management and content replication as well as development of an email search and discovery product (IBM eDiscovery Manager). Stefan's current research interests include development of new STEM disease models including diseases involving multiple populations and multiple serotypes. Stefan holds a MS degree in computer science from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He currently holds over 15 US patents. (
  • James H. Kaufman Ph.D., is co-lead for the Eclipse STEM Project. He is manager of the Public Health Research project in the Department of Computer Science at the IBM Almaden Research Center. James received his B.A. in Physics from Cornell University and his PhD in Physics from U.C.S.B. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a Distinguished Scientist of the ACM. He is one of the original creators of STEM.(
  • Matthew Davis is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma where he earned both his BS and MS in computer science. During his time at OU, he spent a significant amount of time developing a series of web portals with the aim of aiding in building student communities. These applications were later open sourced and adopted by several universities across the United States. Additionally, he spent time teaching in the computer science department at OU, primarily as an instructor for a senior-level computer graphics course. During the summer of 2006, Matt participated in the IBM Extreme Blue internship program at Almaden. He later joined IBM Research where, as an Eclipse Committer on the OHF project he helped develop the Eclipse Open Healthcare Framework (OHF) Bridge. The OHF Bridge is a web services platform that enables access to OHF actor profiles from non-Java applications. Matt is currently working on a server side implementation of STEM. (
  • Judith V. Douglas is the lead technical writer for STEM. She coordinates STEM documentation and is coauthor on many of the STEM scientific publications. She holds master's degrees from Northwestern University and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and has published extensively in healthcare informatics. (
  • Barbara A. Jones, Ph.D., is a theoretical physicist at the IBM Almaden Research Center. She has contributed many mathematical algorithms, and has a long-term interest in applying advanced mathematical and physics methods to problems in epidemiology.
  • Justin Lessler, Ph.D., is in the Epidemiology Department at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Yossi Mesika is a research staff member in Healthcare and Life Sciences, at the IBM Haifa Research Lab in Haifa, Israel. He received his B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa. He joined IBM in 2003 and has contributed to several Healthcare projects that deal with interoperability. An Eclipse committer, he has also contributed to the WADO component in the Eclipse Open Health Framework. (
  • Roni Ram is a research staff member in the Healthcare and Life Sciences group, IBM Haifa Research Lab. She received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in computer sciences from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. Since joining IBM in 1996, she has worked on several projects involving user interfaces and IP telephony. For the last three years, she has been working on interoperability among health care organizations with focus on the public health domain.
  • Arik Kershenbaum works part-time at the IBM Haifa Research Lab and is a doctoral student at the Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology at the University of Haifa, Israel (personal website). He is developing add-ons and applications for STEM in the fields of zoonotic disease spread, particularly vector borne diseses. In addition, he is looking at other collaborative applications for the STEM framework in the fields of ecology and zoology, where ecosystems can be represented as a graph network. He has an undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge in England.
  • Werner Keil is freelance IT Architect, Eclipse RCP Developer and Consultant having worked for governments and Global 500 companies worldwide. He has worked for more than 20 years as project manager, software architect, analyst and consultant on leading-edge technologies for Banking, Insurance, Telco/Mobile, Media and Public sector/Healthcare. Werner is committing member of the Eclipse Foundation and Babel Language Champion (German). As well as active member of the Java Community Process, including his role as UCUM/Java Lead, JavaEE 6 EG and Executive Committee Member(SE/EE). (
  • Matthias Filter is a research staff member at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment(BfR), Germany.
  • Jan Wigger is a research staff member at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment(BfR), Germany. He studied bioinformatics at the University of Hamburg, Germany and worked in the field of mathematical modelling and molecular dynamics simulations for several years. Jan is an Eclipse Committer and works on modelling food chain safety.
  • Armin A. Weiser, Ph.D. is a research staff member at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment(BfR), Germany, and is also a committing Eclipse member. He studied mathematics and received his Ph.D. in theoretical biology from the HU Berlin.
  • Dirk Reuter, Ph.D. is a research staff member at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment(BfR), Germany and also an Eclipse Committer. He studied physics and received a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University Cologne. He has worked in electrophysiology, studying properties and behaviour of ion channels. He has also been involved in gene expression profiling projects on the Affymetrix platform.
  • Christian Thoens is an intern in the Healthcare Research team at IBM Almaden. Christian holds a MS degree in computer science from Bielefeld University. (
  • Kun (Maggie) Hu, Ph.D., is a postdoc researcher in the Healthcare Research team at IBM Almaden. She received her Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech on May 2011. She has published several peer-reviewed and conference articles.(
  • Toshiaki Kurokawa is CSK Fellow at CSK Corporation in Tokyo, Japan ( He is also an Affiliated Fellow at National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). He worked for Toshiba and IBM before joining CSK. He has been engaged in the research of programming languages, object-orientation, and standardization of metadata. His current interests resude on human resource development, and is working for Design Thinking. He is one of founders of ICES (International Cooperation for Education about Standardization
  • Isabel Fan is a student at the University of Pennsylvania, pursuing Bachelor's Degrees in Computer Science and Biology (Computational Biology Concentration).
  • Jiwon Youm, MBA, is a Director at SunGard Availability Services. As a product manager, he has launched disaster recovery, virtualization, and server consolidation related solutions while at SunGard, Symantec and IBM. He earned his MBA from the Wharton School of Business.

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