Khaled El Emam

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Khaled El Emam is the founder and CEO of Privacy Analytics.[1] El Emam is also a senior scientist at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute and director of the multi-disciplinary Electronic Health Information Laboratory (EHIL), conducting academic research on de-identification and re-identification risk[2].

El Emam is a Privacy by Design Ambassador recognized by the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner.[3] He previously held the Canada Research Chair in Electronic Health Information at the University of Ottawa[4] and was an associate professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the university. He has a PhD from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, King's College, at the University of London, England.

Selected works[edit]

Books authored:

  • K. El Emam: The ROI from Software Quality. Auerbach Publications (CRC Press), 2005.
  • K. El Emam and L. Arbuckle: Anonymizing Health Data. O’Reilly, 2013 (new edition published in 2014).
  • K. El Emam: Guide to the De-Identification of Personal Health Information. Auerbach Publications (CRC Press), 2013.

Books edited:

  • K. El Emam, J-N Drouin, and W. Melo (eds.): SPICE: The Theory and Practice of Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination. IEEE Computer Society Press, 1998.
  • K. El Emam and N. H. Madhavji (eds.): Elements of Software Process Assessment and Improvement. IEEE Computer Society Press, 1999.
  • K. El Emam (ed.): Risky Business: Sharing Health Data while Protecting Privacy. Trafford, 2013.

Peer-reviewed journal articles:


  1. ^ "Dr. Khaled El Emam – Director, Real World Evidence Solutions". Privacy Analytics. Retrieved 2019-11-22.
  2. ^ "Khaled El Emam". Retrieved 2019-11-22.
  3. ^ "Khaled El Emam". Archived from the original on 2014-01-03. Retrieved 2019-11-22.
  4. ^ "Dr. Khaled El Emam - Electronic Health Information Laboratory". Retrieved 2019-11-22.