Steen Andreassen´s home-page
 
 
Name: Steen Andreassen
Born: 020949
Work: Aalborg University, Center for Model-based Medical Decision Support,
Fredrik Bajersvej 7C1, DK-9220 Aalborg, Denmark.
Phone: +4596358812, Fax: +4598155816, E-mail: sa@hst.auc.dk
Home: Kong Georgsvej 7, 9000 Aalborg, Phone +4598165923

 
Research interests:
Since 1986 Steen Andreassen has been working on the development of four medical decision support systems, all of which have reached the stage of clinical testing. The decision support systems are based on model of physiology and pathophysiology and formal methods like decision theory are used to arrive at decisions. He has been system architect on MUNIN, a system for diagnosing neuromuscular disorders, and on DIAS, a system for advising on insulin dose adjustment in type I diabetes patients. He is co-ordinator for a four-year (2000-2004) EU-funded project TREAT. The goal of this project is to provide advice on antibiotic therapy for severe infections. He is leading a four-year (1999-2003)  project "Model-Based Medical Decision Support Systems" funded by the IT-Committee under the Danish Research Councils. This project also includes work on the decision support system INVENT for assessment of the respiratory and metabolic status of several groups of patients (circulatory problems, postoperative hypoxeamia, acid/base disturbances).

Education and academic degrees:
2000 Awarded the degree of Dr. Tech. from Aalborg University for the dissertation "Medical Decision Support Systems Based on Causal Probabilistic Networks"
1977-1978 One year visit to Dr. R. B. Stein, Institute of Physiology, University of Alberta,  Canada, including a two month study trip to universities and research institutions in USA. Supported by the Danish Research Councils and private foundations.
1973-1976 Ph. D. in Electronic Engineering from  Dept. of Electronic Engineering, Technical University of Denmark and from Institute of                     Neurophysiology, University of Copenhagen for the thesis "Interval Pattern of Single Motor Units"
1973 M. Sc. in Electronic Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark.

Employment:
1989-         Reader (docent) at Aalborg University, Dept. of Health Science and Technology (former Dept. of Medical Informatics and Image Analysis).
1983-1989 Associate professor at Aalborg University, Dept. of Medical Informatics and Image Analysis.
1980-1983 Research fellow at Aalborg University, Dept. of Medical Informatics and Image Analysis.
1978-1980 Research assistant at Aalborg University, Dept. of Medical Informatics and Image Analysis funded by a three year grant from the Danish  Technical and Medical Research Councils for "The motor system as a control system".
1977-1978 Post Doctoral Fellow at Institute of Physiology, University of Alberta, Canada
1973-1976 Ph.D. student at Dept. of Electronic Engineering, Technical University of Denmark and at the Institute of Neurophysiology, University of Copenhagen.

List of Publications:
208 publications.

Industrial activities:
2000- Co-founder and chairman of the board of Cardiotech A/S. Cardiotech develops methods for diagnosis and treatment in the area of cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases.

1997-1999 Co-founder and chairman of the board of Cephalon A/S. Cephalon sells diagnostic equipment, primarily for neurophysiology, in Denmark and Sweden.
1989-1992 Co-founder and member of the board of Hugin Expert A/S, which develops and markets the Hugin shell for expert systems.
1981- Co-founder and chairman of the board of Judex Datasystems A/S. Judex produces hardware and software for biomedical applications.
1975-1977 Co-founder and member of the board of the public company Danish Data Electronics A/S.

Scientific societies:
1999-2001 President of the European Society for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine.
1992- Vicepresident of the Danish Society for Biomedical Engineering.
1990- Member of the board of the Danish Society for Biomedical Engineering.
1989- Founding member of the board of the European Society for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine.

Conference organization:
2001 Member of the organizing committee for the bi-annual conference Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Europe (AIME 01), Cascais, Portugal. 
2000 Chairman of the symposium on Computers in Diabetes, Israel (CID 2000).
2000 Member of the Scientific Committee of the 4th IFAC Symposium on Modelling and Control in Biomedical Systems, Karlsburg, Germany
1999 Chairman of the conference Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Europe (AIMDM‘99), Aalborg.
1998  Chairman of the symposium on Computers in Diabetes, Barcelona (CID 98).
1997 Member of the program committee for the bi-annual conference Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Europe (AIME 97), Grenoble.
1996 Chairman of the symposium on Computers in Diabetes, Graz (CID 96).
1995 Member of the program committee for the bi-annual conference Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Europe (AIME 95), Pavia.
1994 Chairman of the symposium on Computers in Diabetes, Düsseldorf (CID 94).
1993 Chairman of the program committee for the conference Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Europe (AIME 93)
1992  Member of the organizing committee of the 5th International Conference on Computerized and Quantitative EMG 1993, Hamilton, Canada.
1992 Member of the organizing committee for the symposium on Computers in Diabetes, Karlsbad, Tchechoslovakia.
1991 Member of the program committee for the bi-annual conference Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Europe (AIME 91).
1990 Chairman of the Scientific Programme Committee of the 8th Nordic Meeting on Medical and Biological Engineering, Aalborg. 
1990 Member of the organizing committee of the 4th International Conference on Computerized and Quantitative EMG, Mainz, Germany.
1989 Member of the program committee for the bi-annual conference Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Europe (AIME 89), London.
1988 Member of the organizing committee of the 3rd International Conference on Computerized and Quantitative EMG, Cyprus.

International journals:
Member of the editorial board of:
1999- Methods of Information in Medicine
1996- Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolism
1994 Yearbook of Medical Informatics 94
Reviewer for the international journals:
Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, IEEE Transactions on Medical and Biological Engineering, International Journal of Biomedical Computing, Journal of Intelligent Systems, Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, Medical Engineering, Physics and Medical Informatics.

Honorary appointments and research awards:
1992- Appointed Senior Visiting Fellow at City University, London
1985 Honorary research award from "Civilingeniør A. R. Angelo's legat".
 

Courses: Ræsonnerende og selvlærende systemer (Decision support systems)