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I have a longstanding interest in logics, modelling and automated formal methods (including model checking and constraint solving), and, more recently, their application and integration in health care.
I am particularly interested in methods to detect and resolve problems in polypharmacy, avoiding inappropriate drug therapies and guaranteeing medication safety. A recent paper “Avoiding Medication Conflicts for Patients with Multimorbidities” presented at Integrated Formal Methods, Reykjavik, Iceland, June 1-4, 2016, shows how our techniques can be applied in this domain. This work is supported by the EPSRC project EP/M014290/1 (Automated Conflict Resolution in Clinical Pathways).
Another aspect I am working on, is how model checking can be used for predictive and comparative analysis of cancer treatments. Here, I am particularly interested in cancer in the elderly and how treatments should take into account comordibities, frailty, and an increased risk to adverse drug reactions.
In another project, recently awarded by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE) under its Newton Research Collaboration Programme (Project NRCP1617/5/62) with Brazil, we explore the use of quantitative analysis techniques to improve the efficiency of complex processes in health care (with Dr R. Czekster and Dr T. Webber, UNISC, Brazil).
Overall, I believe that working closely with clinicians and software engineers, formal methods can make a difference and contribute to the development of better clinical decision support sustems, for more informed choice and awareness of treatment options, better care and impact on the wellbeing of patients.
Redeker, G, Webber, T, Czekster, R, Quickert, S & Bowles, JKF
2017, Estimating capacity and resource allocation in healthcare settings using business process modelling and simulation
. in Anais XXXVII Congresso da Sociedade Brasileira de Computação.
Sociedade Brasileira de Computação (SBC), Workshop de Informática Médica (WIM), São Paulo, Brazil, 2-6 July.
Bowles, JKF & Caminati, MB
2016, Mind the gap: addressing behavioural inconsistencies with formal methods
. in A Potanin, GC Murphy, S Reeves & J Dietrich (eds), 2016 23rd Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC).
, 7890603, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 313-320, 23rd Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand, 6-9 December. DOI: 10.1109/APSEC.2016.051
Webber, T, Caminati, MB
, Mueller, M, Redeker, G, Bowles, JKF
, Czekster, R & Quickert, S
2016, 'Aplicação de técnicas quantitativas de modelagem na busca da eficiência de processos hospitalares
& Silvina, A 2016, Model checking cancer automata
. in IEEE EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, BHI 2016.
, 7455913, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 376-379, 3rd IEEE EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, BHI 2016, Las Vegas, United States, 24-27 February. DOI: 10.1109/BHI.2016.7455913
Kovalov, A & Bowles, JKF
2016, Avoiding medication conflicts for patients with multimorbidities
. in E Ábrahám & M Huisman (eds), Integrated Formal Methods: 12th International Conference, IFM 2016, Reykjavik, Iceland, June 1-3, 2016, Proceedings.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 9681, Springer, pp. 376-390, 12th International Conference on integrated Formal Methods, Reykjavík, Iceland, 1-5 June. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-33693-0_24
Meedeniya, DA, Perera, GIUS & Bowles, JKF
2015, Transformation and composition of software design models for Model Driven Development
. in Proceedings 2015 IEEE 10th International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS).
IEEE, pp. 31-36, 2015 IEEE 10th International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS), Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 17-20 December. DOI: 10.1109/ICIINFS.2015.7398981