Georgetown Professor Joins the UMBRA Global Team
Roswell, GA, June 25, 2015 – UMBRA Global, LLC, developers of transformative Health IT, announced today that Dr. Ophir Frieder from Georgetown University has been appointed Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Frieder is a party to over 40 patents that include Twitter’s patent to evaluate sentiment in social media, and patents to enhance degraded images and mobile device information management.
"As an academic researcher, I desire, but rarely have the option, to see conceived concepts reach practical maturity. Joining UMBRA provides me with exactly that opportunity. Harnessing some of my past co-developed ideas and merging them with mature, proven UMBRA technology furthers my interests while enhancing UMBRA's offerings. I am excited to be part of such an innovative industrial venture." commented Dr. Frieder.
Dr. Frieder is Professor in the department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, & Biomathematics at Georgetown University Medical Center and holds the Robert L. McDevitt, K.S.G., K.C.H.S. and Catherine H. McDevitt L.C.H.S. Chair in Computer Science and Information Processing.
UMBRA CEO Ramon Dempers and President Dr. David Covall welcomed Dr. Frieder aboard saying, “Dr. Frieder brings a wealth of knowledge and wide-ranging expertise in scalable information retrieval systems. These systems span search and retrieval and communications issues in multiple domains, domains such as computer science and engineering, physics; urinary tract infection; gene sequencing, clinical decision support, telegenetics, and pharmacovigilance. Ophir brings a unique perspective to our business and we are thrilled to have him on our team”.
Dr. Frieder has co-authored over 150 publications. In 2007, Springer Science and Business Media designated his co-authored book entitled "Information Retrieval: Algorithms and Heuristics" with the "Top Selling Title" award. He is the recipient of the 2007 ASIS&T Research in Information Science Award and a recipient of the 2008 IEEE Technical Achievement Award. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, ACM, IEEE, and NAI.
About UMBRA Global: Based in Roswell, GA., UMBRA Global is an innovative and transformative Health IT company providing a broad range of products including ReportMyDrug, a platform that allows consumers to easily report drug side effects, and U|Register, a platform for consumers to keep record of implanted medical devices. UMBRA Global has an experienced and effective management team and superbly qualified advisory board that bring a wide range of skills and expertise to every engagement and client with whom they collaborate.