SmartDocFinder LLC was founded in 2014 by then PhD Candidate Matthew Wiley and Professor Evangelos (Vagelis) Christidis as a University of California, Riverside spin-off company. It is built on patent pending technology developed inside and outside the university, by an interdisciplinary team of computer scientists, medical doctors, health psychologists and health industry experts.
Matthew Wiley, President and Co-Founder. Before founding SmartDocFinder, Matthew was a PhD candidate at UCR Computer Science and Engineering Department where he studied health data management and the impact of social media on healthcare. He has interned at City of Hope (major research hospital in Los Angeles) and Kaiser Permanente, where he collaborated with information scientists and clinical researchers to develop NLP tools for clinical notes. Before joining UCR, he led the development of machine learning models for patients with Type I Diabetes at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University, which led to the founding of the SmartHealth Lab and to significant publicity from local media.
Evangelos (Vagelis) Christidis, Co-Founder. Vagelis is a Computer Science Professor at UCR, with expertise on health data management. His work on indexing, searching and exploring complex data has received more than 4,000 citations according to Google Scholar. His recent research has been focused on ways that data management techniques can improve health outcomes. His key achievements include the National Science Foundation CAREER award, a Google Research Award, an IBM Scalable Data Analytics for A Smarter Planet Innovation Award, the FIU SCIS Excellence in Research Award (twice), the FIU University Faculty Award, the Kauffmann Entrepreneurship Award, and a Samsung GRO award. His work on correlating Twitter and financial data in 2012 was featured by mainstream media like The New York Times, Forbes and Yahoo!.
Prof. Robert El-Kareh, MD, is an Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at UC San Diego. He conducts research in clinical informatics and quality improvement focusing on the use of health information technology.
Rick Rawson, MBA, is the Chief Strategist and Co-Founder of healthcare consulting company HC2 Strategies, Inc. Before that. he was the Interim President and CEO of Feather River Hospital in Paradise, CA, and the CEO of Loma Linda University Medical Center in Murrieta, CA.
Prof. Dara Sorkin, PhD, is a Health Psychology Professor of the School of Medicine at UC Irvine. She is an expert on social support and conflict, chronic disease management and program evaluation.
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