Prof. Mor Peleg


Short Bio

Mor Peleg is Full Professor of information systems, Chair of the BSc Data Science program and head of the University of Haifa’s Data Science Center, former Chair of the Department of Information Systems. She is Associate Editor of the Journal of Biomedical Informatics, Editorial Board Member of Methods of Information in Medicine and is International Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and Fellow of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics.

Mor’s research focuses on clinical guideline-based decision support systems (CDSS) for patients and physicians. Her BSc and MSc degrees are in biology and PhD in Information Systems, all from the Technion. Since her post-doctoral work that started at Stanford in 1999, she has been internationally-known in the area of CDSS, with a focus on using ontologies to integrate patient data with clinical knowledge. She was the lead developer of the computer-interpretable guideline (CIG) language “GLIF3”. She published two highly-cited review papers on CIGs (cited over 900 times). She continued to expand her work in this area to support developers of CIGs in all stages of the CIG life-cycle. These include design patterns for authoring screening CIGs, for handling exceptional cases and adverse events, and for reasoning with drug effects, as well as ontology-mapping and data integration that facilitate knowledge sharing of CIGs. She has led the large-scale European project MobiGuide, with over 60 researchers, clinicians and engineers, from 13 different organizations (including UNIPV) in five countries. The project was in the revolutionary area of patient-centered and personalized CIGs, providing evidence-based personalized decision support to patients via Smartphone applications and support to clinicians via web-based interfaces. The MobiGuide system was successfully evaluated with atrial fibrillation patients in Italy and gestational diabetes patients in Spain and received the 2017 James Chen Annual Award for Best User Modeling and User-adapted Interaction Paper. Since 2007, she has been organizing the annual ProHealth/Knowledge Representation for Healthcare Workshop Based on her accomplishments.

In recognition of her work she received the New Investigator Award by the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), in 2005 and the University of Haifa’s Rector Award for Outstanding Researchers (2019). She has over 180 publications, 75 publications on CIGs alone, over 5200 citations and an h-index of 36.