Dr. Stephan Kiefer (male) is group manager for Smart Health Information Systems at Fraunhofer IBMT. He received his diploma degree in informatics from the University of Saarland, Germany in 1991 before he joined the Fraunhofer-Institut Biomedizinische Technik as a scientist. In his early years at Fraunhofer he developed embedded medical devices and industrial sensory systems. Among others, he became an expert in advanced signal processing methods with a focus on neural networks and fuzzy logic. In 1998 he became responsible for a working group in telemedicine and home monitoring solutions. In this position he leaded pioneering national innovation and pilot projects for the rehabilitation of stroke patients at home. He was the architect of various personal health systems for disease management developed by IBMT in the context of European ICT research. His expertise includes among others data fusion and analysis, innovative information technologies for home-, mobile- and telemedicine applications, clinical decision support, semantic biomedical data integration, e-infrastructures for biomedical research and integrated biobanking solutions. Stephan Kiefer has more than 20 years of experience in coordinating and contributing to national and international R&D projects and pilot trials in the area of e-health and biomedical informatics. He coordinates H2020 project iManageCancer. In his current position he is responsible for ICT driven innovations in e-health and e-infrastructures for biomedical research.
- Position: eHealth Systems
- Affiliation: Fraunhofer IBMT
- Email: Stephan.Kiefer@ibmt.fraunhofer.de