Helena Deus

Technology Research Director
Elsevier, Inc.

Picture of Helena DeusHelena Deus received her PhD in Bioinformatics from Lisbon University where she focused on Linked Data and Semantic Web applications for Health Care and Life Sciences, with an emphasis on Cancer Research. Helena is passionate about applying data science to improving healthcare – in particular for oncology.
She works for Elsevier as technology research director and is leading the effort to build a knowledge graph for health. Prior to joining Elsevier, Helena's roles included directing a data science team at Foundation Medicine and leading the Health Care and Life Sciences strategy at the Digital Enterprise Research Institute.
Helena has published over 30 peer reviewed papers and was one of the winners of the Big Data Track in the 2013 Semantic Web Challenge and of the Linked Data Cup with her work on linking data from The Cancer Genome Atlas.

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