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Dr. Sottara obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Bologna, specializing in applied Artificial Intelligence, working on hybrid intelligent systems, integrating data mining and predictive analytics techniques, logic-based systems, uncertain reasoning and semantic web technologies.

Dr. Sottara started his scientific career working in the Evironmental Science Domain, applying AI techniques to the modeling and implementation of environmental decision support systems, in collaboration with the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA)

Since the beginning of his Ph.D., he has also been an active member of several open source software communities. In particular, he served both as a community contributor and a scientific advisor for the business logic and knowledge integration platform “Drools”, maintained by JBoss.

Dr. Sottara is also actively involved in Standards Defining Organizations such as HL7 and the Object Management Group, where he focuses on the standardization and exchange of clinical data and knowledge.

After joining ASU, Dr. Sottara has been collaborating closely with Mayo Clinic. Playing the role of knowledge engineer/architect, he focuses in the development of knowledge-based software applications for physicians at the point of care, specifically in the fields of colorectal oncology and cardiology. 

 

Education
  • PhD in Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Bologna - Italy, 2010
  • MS in Computer Science Engineering, University of Bologna - Italy, 2006
  • BS in Computer Science Engineering, University of Bologna - Italy, 2003
Research Interests
  • Clinical Informatics
  • Knowledge Representation
  • Knowledge Driven, Model Software Systems
  • Service-Oriented, Event-Driven Software Architectures
  • Knowledge Management and Delivery
  • Knowledge Elicitation
Research Activity
  • SHARPc-2B grant (2012-2013)
    • Definition of the Health eDecisions standard for Clinical Decision Support
    • Semantic Authoring tools for Decision Support Artifacts 
  • Sottara,Davide*. Platform Standards. (6/22/2015 - 12/31/2015).
  • Cognitive Support Applications at the Point of Care (Mayo Clinic PSA - 2014-present)
    • Mayo Expert Advisor
  • Knowlede Management and Delivery Platforms (Mayo Clinic PSA - 2016-present)
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 484Internship
BMI 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 484Internship
BMI 492Honors Directed Study
BMI 560Teachng Biomedical Informatics
BMI 584Internship
BMI 590Reading and Conference
BMI 593Applied Project
BMI 790Reading and Conference
BMI 792Research
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 584Internship
BMI 792Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 484Internship
BMI 493Honors Thesis
BMI 598Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 484Internship
BMI 492Honors Directed Study
BMI 499Individualized Instruction
BMI 560Teachng Biomedical Informatics
BMI 593Applied Project
BMI 790Reading and Conference
BMI 792Research
BMI 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 584Internship
BMI 792Research
BMI 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 598Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 593Applied Project
BMI 790Reading and Conference
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 590Reading and Conference
BMI 790Reading and Conference
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 505Foundations of BMI Methods II
BMI 592Research
BMI 790Reading and Conference
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 560Teachng Biomedical Informatics
BMI 592Research
BMI 593Applied Project
BMI 790Reading and Conference
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 790Reading and Conference
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
BMI 505Foundations of BMI Methods II
BMI 591Seminar
BMI 790Reading and Conference
Professional Associations
  • Object Management Group
    • BPM for Healthcare
    • Healthcare Domain Task Force
    • Ontology PSIG
  • HL7
  • RuleML 
Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History
  • PhD mentoring / chairing
    • Preston Lee (2018)
  • Applied Projects
    • Branden Hickey, Nishal Anshari (2018)
  • Mentoring
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Work History
  • API4KP standard (OMG)
Board
  • Co-chair of the Ontology PSIG at OMG
Industry Positions
  • Principal Knowledge Engineer at Mayo Clinic (ASU/Mayo PSA, 2016-present)
  • CTO of the Healthcare Service Platform Consortium (ASU/HSPC PSA, 2015)