Andre Dekker (A.L.A.J.)
My main work aim is to be a scientist and work on three main research areas:
- building global data sharing infrastructures;
- machine learning outcome prediction models from this data;
- applying outcome prediction models to improve lives of patients
Our Clinical Data Science group (25+ members) spans multiple entities including Maastricht University, Maastricht University Medical Centre and MAASTRO Clinic. We mostly work in oncology but more and more in other fields such as fysiotherapy, cardiology, diabetes and alzheimer.
Our scientific breakthrough has been the development of a data sharing and distributed learning infrastructure that does not require data to leave the hospital. This has reduced many of the ethical and other barriers to share health data. We have shown this approach works in more than 25 cancer centers worldwide.
I am a full professor of Clinical Data Science and board certified Medical Physicist. My previous positions include Manager of Research and Education, head of IT and head of Medical Physics.
I have published over 100 peer-reviewed publications and patents (h-index 45) and mentored more than 10 PhD studens.