Short biography

Andre CaringtonMy research applies artificial intelligence to prediction and pattern recognition in healthcare, with heterogeneous data consisting of numeric, categorical, image or waveform data.  I have a B.A.Sc. in Systems Design Engineering and an M.Math in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo.  I have given lectures at UW and at U of T's School of Continuing Studies; and I helped develop and teach a worldwide course at IBM.

I have 18 years of IT leadership experience in industry.  Most recently I led IT strategy work for the University Health Network's Multi Organ Transplant group in collaboration with UW; and I was the Director of Privacy & Security at Canada Health Infoway with oversight on federally funded Electronic Health Record projects in each province.  I have my own company, Bedrock Security Services Inc, whose clients included Canada Health Infoway, Telus, IBM and the Center for Internet Security; and I have also worked at Sobeys, Scotiabank, IBM and other organizations.

My non-academic publications include:

Sasha Bojicic, David Pare, Robert Caron, André Carrington, Lloyd MacKenzie, et al. Transport Layer Interoperability Specification v3.1, Canadian Draft for Use, Canada Health Infoway, Toronto, Canada, July 2011.

Ingrid J. Petersen, André Carrington, et al. Wireless Security benchmark v1.0, Center for Internet Security, U.S.A., 2005.


Paul Fieguth

Research interests

My research applies computers to analysis and optimization problems in healthcare, with a focus on cancer. This involves pattern recognition, statistical machine learning, health informatics, signal & image processing and other disciplines.  I am supervised by Prof. Paul Fieguth and Prof. Helen Chen.

Research topics

Biomedical Imaging

Image Segmentation/Classification

Stochastic Models

Research demos

Skin Cancer Detection


Conference papers

Carrington, A.P. Fieguth, and H. H. Chen, "A New Mercer Sigmoid Kernel for Clinical Data Classificationpdf", 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'14), Chicago, U.S.A., IEEE, Accepted. Details

University of Waterloo

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