Khaled El Emam

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Khaled El Emam is the founder and CEO of Privacy Analytics. 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.

El Emam is a Privacy by Design Ambassador recognized by the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner.[citation needed] He previously held the Canada Research Chair in Electronic Health Information at the University of Ottawa 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.

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