Andrew Nguyen is the Program Director of the Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) program and inaugural Chair of the Department of Health Professions at the University of San Francisco. His current research is focused on the application of semantic computing and web technologies to healthcare in an effort to break down data silos and provide true interoperability. He is also interested in the integration and analysis of physiological sensor data to quickly and accurately detect changes in a patient's clinical state. He is the co-founder and CTO of qlaro, a digital health startup that provides ovarian cancer patients with a personalized guide as they navigate from diagnosis to survivorship.
He has professional experience in the defense/aerospace and wireless semiconductor industries as an embedded software/firmware engineer. Most recently, he has gone to the opposite end of the stack and spends most of his time in machine learning and cloud computing.
Outside of work, Andrew enjoys hiking, rock climbing, SCUBA diving, and volunteering with a local search and rescue team.