Dr Oscar   Perez Concha
Lecturer

Dr Oscar Perez Concha

PhD Computer Science

medicine-health
Centre for Big Data Research

My research interests are in the field of machine learning and statistics, data modelling and prediction in the area of health data science.

I obtained my Master in Telecommunication Engineering (2003) from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) and my PhD in Computer Science (2008) from the Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M). Subsequently, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the area of machine learning at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). 

Since 2011, my research has focused on the area of machine learning  and statistics applied to health data having worked at the Centre for Health Informatics (UNSW-Macquarie University) for a number of years before starting my current position at the Centre for Big Data Research in Health (UNSW) in 2017.

As part of of the MSc Health Data Science, I coordinate and teach the courses of:

  1. Machine Learning I
  2. Computing for Health Data Science

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2012
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Gallego B; Concha ÓP; Lin FPY; Coiera EW, 2012, 'Exploring the role of pathology test results in the prediction of remaining days of hospitalisation.', in Maeder AJ; Martin Sanchez FJ (ed.), Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, Health Informatics: Building a Healthcare Future Through Trusted Information, IOS Press, Amsterdam, pp. 45 - 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-078-9-45
    Book Chapters | 2008
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Patricio M; Berlanga A; Perez Concha O; Castanedo F; Garcia J; Molina JM, 2008, 'Computational Intelligence in Visual Sensor Networks. Improving Video Processing Systems', in Hassanien AE; Abraham A; Kacprzyk J (ed.), Studies in Computational Intelligence, Vol. 96: Computational Intelligence in Multimedia Proccesing. Recent Advances, Springer, Berlin, pp. 351 - 378, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-76827-2_14
    Book Chapters | 2005
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Garcia J; Perez Concha O; Berlanga A; Molina JM, 2005, 'An evaluation metric for adjusting parameters of surveillance video systems', in Liu JX (ed.), Computer Vision and Robotics, edn. Original, Nova Science Publishers, New York, pp. 311 - 336
    Book Chapters | 2005
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Garcia J; Perez Concha O; Berlanga A; Molina JM, 2005, 'An Evolutionary Approach for Designing Multi-Target Tracking video Systems. Evaluation Metrics and Parameters Adjustment', in Cagnoni S; Lutton É; Olague G (ed.), Genetic and Evolutionary Computation for Image Processing and Analysis (EURASIP Book Series on Signal Processing and Communications), edn. First, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, New York NY, pp. 441 - 459
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Fitzgerald O; Perez-Concha O; Gallego B; Saxena MK; Rudd L; Metke-Jimenez A; Jorm L, 2021, 'Incorporating real-world evidence into the development of patient blood glucose prediction algorithms for the ICU.', J Am Med Inform Assoc, vol. 28, pp. 1642 - 1650, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocab060
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Havard A; Barbieri S; Hanly M; Perez-Concha O; Tran DT; Kennedy D; Jorm LR, 2021, 'Medications used disproportionately during pregnancy: Priorities for research on the risks and benefits of medications when used during pregnancy', Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, vol. 30, pp. 53 - 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pds.5131
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Barbieri S; Kemp J; Perez-Concha O; Kotwal S; Gallagher M; Ritchie A; Jorm L, 2020, 'Benchmarking Deep Learning Architectures for Predicting Readmission to the ICU and Describing Patients-at-Risk', Scientific Reports, vol. 10, pp. 1111, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-58053-z
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Schaffer AL; Pearson SA; Perez-Concha O; Dobbins T; Ward RL; Leeuwen MTV; Rhee JJ; Laaksonen MA; Craigen G; Vajdic CM, 2020, 'Diagnostic and health service pathways to diagnosis of cancer-registry notified cancer of unknown primary site (cup)', PLoS ONE, vol. 15, pp. e0230373, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0230373
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Vajdic CM; Perez-Concha O; Rhee JJ; Dobbins T; Ward RL; Schaffer AL; van Leeuwen MT; Laaksonen MA; Craigen G; Pearson SA, 2019, 'Health-related predictors of cancer registry-notified cancer of unknown primary site (CUP)', Cancer Epidemiology, vol. 61, pp. 1 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.canep.2019.05.001
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Vajdic CM; Perez-Concha O; Dobbins T; Ward RL; Schaffer AL; van Leeuwen MT; Rhee JJ; Laaksonen MA; Craigen G; Pearson SA, 2019, 'Demographic, social and lifestyle risk factors for cancer registry-notified cancer of unknown primary site (CUP)', Cancer Epidemiology, vol. 60, pp. 156 - 161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.canep.2019.04.004
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Maali Y; Perez-Concha O; Coiera E; Roffe D; Day RO; Gallego B, 2018, 'Predicting 7-day, 30-day and 60-day all-cause unplanned readmission: a case study of a Sydney hospital', BMC medical informatics and decision making, vol. 18, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12911-017-0580-8
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Arguel A; Perez-Concha O; Li SYW; Lau AYS, 2018, 'Theoretical approaches of online social network interventions and implications for behavioral change: a systematic review', Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, vol. 24, pp. 212 - 221, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jep.12655
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Wang Y; Coiera E; Gallego B; Concha OP; Ong M; Tsafnat G; Roffe D; Jones G; Magrabi F, 2016, 'Measuring the effects of computer downtime on hospital pathology processes', Journal of biomedical informatics, vol. 59, pp. 308 - 315, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbi.2015.12.016
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Cai X; Perez-Concha O; Coiera E; Martin-Sanchez F; Day R; Roffe D; Gallego B, 2016, 'Real-time prediction of mortality, readmission, and length of stay using electronic health record data', Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, vol. 23, pp. 553 - 561, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocv110
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Gallego B; Magrabi F; Concha OP; Wang Y; Coiera E, 2015, 'Insights into temporal patterns of hospital patient safety from routinely collected electronic data', HEALTH INFORMATION SCIENCE AND SYSTEMS, vol. 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2047-2501-3-S1-S2
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Zhang Z; Concha OP; Piccardi M, 2015, 'Tracking people under heavy occlusions by layered data association', Multimedia Tools and Applications, vol. 74, pp. 7239 - 7259, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11042-014-1979-1
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Coiera E; Wang Y; Magrabi F; Concha OP; Gallego B; Runciman W, 2014, 'Predicting the cumulative risk of death during hospitalization by modeling weekend, weekday and diurnal mortality risks', BMC health services research, vol. 14, pp. 226 - 226, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-14-226
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Concha OP; Gallego B; Hillman K; Delaney GP; Coiera E, 2014, 'Do variations in hospital mortality patterns after weekend admission reflect reduced quality of care or different patient cohorts? A population-based study', BMJ quality & safety, vol. 23, pp. 215 - 222, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjqs-2013-002218
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Borzeshi EZ; Concha OP; Xu RYD; Piccardi M, 2013, 'Joint action segmentation and classification by an extended hidden markov model', IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 20, pp. 1207 - 1210, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LSP.2013.2284196
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Gallego B; Runciman WB; Perez-Concha O; Liaw S; Day RO; Dunn AG; Coiera E, 2013, 'The management of severe hypertension in Australian general practice', BMC health services research, vol. 13, pp. 414, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-13-414
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Otoom AF; Gunes H; Perez Concha O; Piccardi M, 2011, 'MLiT: Mixtures of Gaussians under Linear Transformations', Pattern Analysis and Applications, vol. 14, pp. 193 - 205, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10044-011-0205-2
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Rodriguez B; Perez Concha O; Garcia J; Molina JM, 2008, 'Machine Learning Techniques for acquiring new Knowledge in Image Tracking', Applied Artificial Intelligence, vol. 22, pp. 266 - 282, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08839510701821652
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    García J; Pérez O; Berlanga A; Molina JM, 2008, 'An evolutionary approach for designing multitarget tracking video systems', Eurasip Book Series on Signal Processing and Communications, vol. 8, pp. 441 - 466
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Patricio M; Carbo J; Perez Concha O; Molina JM, 2007, 'Multi-Agent Framework in Visual Sensor Networks', Eurasip journal on Advances in Signal Processing, vol. 2007, pp. 98639-1 - 98639-21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2007/98639
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Garcia J; Perez Concha O; Berlanga A; Molina JM, 2007, 'Video Tracking System Optimization using Evolution Strategies', International Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology, vol. 17, pp. 75 - 90, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ima.20100
    Journal articles | 2005
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Molina JM; Garcia J; Perez Concha O; Carbo J; Berlanga A; Portillo JI, 2005, 'Applying fuzzy logic in video surveillance systems', Mathware & Soft Computing, vol. 12, pp. 185 - 198
    Journal articles |
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Liu L; Perez-Concha O; Nguyen A; Bennett V; Jorm L, 'De-identifying Hospital Discharge Summaries: An End-to-End Framework using Ensemble of De-Identifiers', , http://arxiv.org/abs/2101.00146v1
  • Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Vajdic CM; Perez-Concha O; Rhee J; Dobbins T; Ward R; Schaffer A; van Leeuwen M; Laaksonen M; Craigen G; Pearson S, 2019, 'Risk factors for cancer registry-notified cancer of unknown primary site (CUP)', in ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, WILEY, Vol. 15, pp. 84 - 85, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000493438400081&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Barbieri S; Perez Concha O; Kotwal S; Gallagher M; Ritchie A; Jorm L, 2019, 'A Deep Representation of Longitudinal EMR Data Used for Predicting Readmission to the ICU and Describing Patients-at-Risk', in HSRAANZ, Auckland, New Zealand, presented at HSRAANZ, Auckland, New Zealand
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    X. Cai, O. Perez-Concha, F. Martin-Sanchez, B. Gallego. , 2014, 'Modelling of Time Series Health Data using Dynamic Bayesian Networks: An application to predictions of patient outcomes after multiple surgeries.', in Barbuto K; Schaper L; Verspoor K (eds.), Proceedings of the Big Data Conference 2014, Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 22 - 23, presented at Big Data 2014, Melbourne, Australia, 03 April 2014 - 04 April 2014, https://hisa.site-ym.com/page/bigdata2014
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Luxan BG; Magrabi F; Concha OP; Wang Y; Coiera E, 2013, 'Insights into patterns of healthcare delivery from hospital electronic medical records', in HISA Big Data in Biomedicine and Healthcare 2013 conference, Health Informatics Society of Australia, Melbourne, presented at Big Data in Health and Biomedicine, Melbourne, 18 April 2013 - 19 April 2013
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Zare borzeshi E; Perez Concha O; Piccardi M, 2012, 'Human Action Recognition in Video by Fusion of Structural and Spatio-Temporal Features', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) Volume 7626, Springer Verlag, Hiroshima, Japan, November 7-9, 2012, pp. 474 - 482, presented at Joint IAPR International Workshops on Structural and Syntactic Pattern Recognition (SSPR 2012) and Statistical Techniques in Pattern Recognition (SPR 2012), Hiroshima, Japan, 07 November 2012 - 09 November 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34166-3_52
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Perez Concha O; Piccardi M; Yi da xu R; Moghaddam Z, 2011, 'HMM-MIO: an enhanced hidden Markov model for action recognition', in 2011 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPRW), IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, United States, pp. 62 - 69, presented at Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPRW), Colorado Springs, CO, 20 June 2011 - 25 June 2011, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CVPRW.2011.5981803
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Xu R; Perez Concha O; Piccardi M, 2010, 'Compressive Sensing of Time Series for Human Action Recognition', in International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications, Proceedings, IEEE, Sydney, Australia, pp. 454 - 461, presented at Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications, Sydney, Australia, 01 December 2010 - 03 December 2010, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/DICTA.2010.83
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Perez Concha O; Xu R; Piccardi M, 2010, 'Robust Dimensionality Reduction for Human Action Recognition', in International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications, Proceedings, IEEE, Sydney, Australia, pp. 349 - 356, presented at Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications, Sydney, Australia, 01 December 2010 - 03 December 2010, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/DICTA.2010.66
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Otoom AF; Perez Concha O; Piccardi M, 2010, 'Mixtures of Gaussian Distributions under Linear Dimensionality Reduction', in Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications volume 2, Angers, France, pp. 511 - 518, presented at International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications, Angers, France, 17 May 2010 - 21 May 2010
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Otoom AF; Perez Concha O; Gunes H; Piccardi M, 2009, 'Mixtures of Normalized Linear Projections', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science vol. 5807, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 66 - 76, presented at Advanced Concepts for Intelligent Vision Systems. Lectures Notes on Computer Science, Mercure Chateau Chartrons, Bordeaux, France, 28 September 2009 - 02 October 2009, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-04697-1_7
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Pérez O; Piccardi M; García J; Patricio MA; Molina JM, 2007, 'Comparison between genetic algorithms and the Baum-Welch algorithm in learning HMMs for human activity classification', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), pp. 399 - 406, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-71805-5_44
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Piccardi M; Perez Concha O, 2007, 'Hidden Markov Models with Kernel Density Estimation of Emission Probabilities and their Use in Activity Recognition', in IEEE conference on computer vision and pattern recognition 2007, Minneapolis, MN, pp. 1 - 8, presented at IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, 2007, Minneapolis, MN, 17 June 2007 - 22 June 2007, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CVPR.2007.383504
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Perez Concha O; Piccardi M; Garcia J; Molina JM, 2007, 'Comparison of Classifiers for Human Activity Recognition', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science vol. 4528, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 192 - 201, presented at Second Work-Conference on the Interplay between Natural and Artificial Computation, Murcia, Spain, 18 June 2007 - 21 June 2007, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-73055-2
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Perez Concha O; Piccardi M; Garcia J; Molina JM, 2007, 'Comparison between Genetic Algorithms and Baum-Welch algorithm for the adjustment of HMM to Classify Human Activities', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science vol. 4448, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 399 - 406, presented at Ninth European Workshop on Evolutionary Computation in Image Analysis and Signal Processing, Valencia, Spain, 11 April 2007 - 13 April 2007, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-71805-5
    Conference Papers | 2006
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Garcia J; Perez Concha O; Molina JM; de Miguel G, 2006, 'Trajectory classification based on machine-learning techniques over tracking data', in 9th International Conference on Information Fusion, IEEE, Florence, Italy, pp. 1 - 8, presented at The 9th International Conference on Information Fusion, Florence, Italy, 10 July 2006 - 14 July 2006, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICIF.2006.301629
    Conference Papers | 2006
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Perez Concha O; Garcia J; Molina JM, 2006, 'Neuro-fuzzy Learning Applied to Improve the Trajectory Reconstruction Problem', in Computational Intelligence for Modelling, Control and Automation, 2006 and International Conference on Intelligent Agents, Web Technologies and Internet Commerce, International Conference on, IEEE, Sydney, pp. 4 - 4, presented at International Conference on Computational Intelligence for Modelling, Control and Automation, Sydney, 28 November 2006 - 01 December 2006, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CIMCA.2006.157
    Conference Papers | 2006
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Perez Concha O; Patricio M; Garcia J; Molina JM, 2006, 'Improving the Segmentation Stage of a Pedestrian Tracking Video-Based System by Means of Evolution Strategies', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science vol. 3907, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 438 - 449, presented at The Eighth European Workshop on Evolutionary Computation in Image Analysis and Signal Processing, Budapest, Hungary, 10 April 2006 - 12 April 2006, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11732242_39
    Conference Papers | 2006
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Perez Concha O; Patricio M; Carbo J; Garcia J; Molina JM, 2006, 'Fusion of Surveillance Information for Visual Sensor Networks', in 9th International Conference on Information Fusion, IEEE, Florence, Italy, pp. 1 - 8, presented at The 9th International Conference on Information Fusion, Florence, Italy, 10 July 2006 - 14 July 2006, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICIF.2006.301602
    Conference Papers | 2005
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Perez Concha O; Garcia J; Berlanga A; Molina JM, 2005, 'Adjustment of Surveillance Video Systems by a Performance Evaluation Function', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science vol. 3562, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 499 - 508, presented at First Internacional Work-Conference on the Interplay between Natural and Artificial Computation, Las Palmas, Spain, 15 June 2005 - 18 June 2005, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/11499305_51
    Conference Papers | 2005
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Perez Concha O; Garcia J; Berlanga A; Molina JM, 2005, 'Evolving Parameters of Surveillance video Systems for Non-Overfitting Learning', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science , Vol. 3449, Springer-Verlag, Lausanne, Switzerland, pp. 386 - 395, presented at In The Seventh European Workshop on Evolutionary Computation in Image Analysis and Signal Processing, Lausanne, Switzerland, 30 March 2005 - 01 April 2005, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-32003-6_39
    Conference Papers | 2005
    Dr Oscar Perez Concha
    Rodriguez B; Perez Concha O; Garcia J; Molina JM, 2005, 'Application of Machine Learning Techniques for Simplifying the Association Problem in a Video Surveillance System', in Lecture Notes in Computer Science vol. 3562, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 509 - 518, presented at First Internacional Work-Conference on the Interplay between Natural and Artificial Computation, Las Palmas, Spain, 15 June 2005 - 18 June 2005, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/b137296

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