Beatriz de la Iglesia is a data mining researcher with experience of health care data analysis. She has worked, among other themes, on the analysis of primary care datasets for cardiovascular disease risk evaluation; on text mining of gastroenterology procedural reports to identify key success indicators and on  linking data in the secondary care setting in order to create patient-centric databases suitable for clinical research.  She has experience of developing new data mining algorithms using optimisation techniques and has over 60 peer reviewed publications. 

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  • May 95 to January 97: worked in Norwich Union (now Aviva) full-time as a Teaching Company Associate for a Teaching Company Scheme between Norwich Union and UEA.
  • January 97 to January 2001: tutor post for UEA lecturing on various courses, part-time.
  • October 1999 to December 2001: half-time post as a senior research assistant in a bio-informatics project funded by a BBSRC grant.
  • January 2001 to July 2012: Lecturer in Computing Science, UEA.
  • July 2012 to now: Senior Lecturer in Computing Science, UEA.

Academic Background

Beatriz obtained her first degree, a first class BSc Honours in Applied Computing, at UEA in 1994.  She obtained her PhD in Computing Science in September 2001. The subject of her research was data mining and in particular the extraction of partial classification rules or nuggets using meta-heuristic algorithms.

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