Alex Felmeister, MS

DBHi's Alex Felmeister, a PhD student in the Information Studies program at Drexel University's College of Computing & Informatics (CCI), recently received the 2017 iFellows Doctoral Fellowship award for his thesis tentatively titled "Advancing collaborative pediatric brain tumor research through temporally based predictive modeling of a large scale national clinical data research network".

His thesis centers around the examination of predictive models using temporally-based observational health data containing clinical data sets to annotate biological samples and data taken from cancer patients – specifically children suffering from highly lethal rare brain tumors.

Alex currently leads DBHi's Enterprise Informatics team, specifically focused on the design, implementation and use of novel data driven applications that aid in translational research both operationally and scientifically.

His general research interests include: translational biomedical informatics, scientific software integration, data driven application development and genomic, and clinical data integration needed in precision medicine in pediatric rare tumor research.

Read his thesis abstract here