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Gerard Chew

PhD
Bridge Doctoral Fellow, 2006-2012
Thesis: “Barefoot Doctors with Satellite Phones” - Building community resilience to mitigate natural disasters in developing countries.
Degrees: M.Sc. (1993) Florida Institute of Technology
Supervisor: Tim McDaniels
Committee Members:
  • Tim McDaniels, Professor, IRES
  • Stephanie Chang, Professor, SCARP
  • Sandra Jarvis-Selinger, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine

Awards & Scholarships

  • SSHRC Doctoral Award (2007-2010)
  • Bridge CIHR/MSFHR Strategic Training Fellowship (current) UBC

Biography

In 2006 with over 10 years of senior management work experience in leading national and international technology companies, Gerard Chew returned to UBC to earn his PhD in disaster informatics, after a personal experience during the 2004 Tsunami disaster.  In November 2011, Gerard accepted a position as the head of telemedicine for Singapore where he now resides.

Work Experience

Old Bio: Mr. Chew has over 10 years of senior management work experience leading national and international technology companies in Canada, US, Australia, Malaysia and Israel. He is the co-author of one book, one book chapter and many publications on artificial intelligence. His work and projects have been written up in major local and national papers and journals. After a personal experience during the 2004 Tsunami disaster, Mr. Chew has returned to UBC to earn his PhD in disaster informatics.

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