Katherine Wyers

Software and Data Engineering for Global Health Informatics

  • About

    Katherine Wyers
    I am a software engineer working in global health informatics. My research focuses on sustainability for low-resource IT systems, bridging the gap between health and IT, and empowering local IT teams to maintain systems after the initial pilot phase is complete.
  • Technical Skills

    Programming

    • Java
    • VBA
    • R
    • PHP

    Frameworks

    • Ruby on Rails
    • Laravel

    Software

    • Git
    • Talend ETL
    • Bugzilla
  • Experience

    Summary

    I have been a project manager and software engineer for over ten years, starting my career as the founder of a commercial startup company. In early 2017, I made a career-change to focus on software systems for developing countries. I now devote all my energy to building IT and software systems that solve problems in global health and fit within the culture and context of a low-resource setting.

    Jul 2018 - Present: Software Engineer
    Shoklo Malaria Research Unit, Mae Sot, Thailand

    Developing and implementing low-resource health software solutions for research and clinical practice.

    All software and IT systems are designed with local empowerment as a core concern, ensuring that the local IT team can maintain and adapt the systems as the research and clinical requirements change.

    Mar 2018 - Jun 2018: Software Engineer Consultant
    Burma Children Medical Fund, Mae Sot, Thailand

    Data-management System development and implementation

    Sept 2017 - Feb 2018: IT Systems Engineer Consultant
    Save The Children Thailand

    Funded by European Union

    Karen Refugee Committee Education Entity (KRCEE) Data management system for the seven refugee camps on the Thailand/Myanmar border

    Karenni Education Department (KnED): Data management system for two refugee camps in Northern Thailand

    Mar 2017 - Aug 2017: Software Engineering Consultant
    World Education Thailand

    Funded by USAID Project for Local Empowerment

    Burmese Migrant Workers Education Committee

    Mobile Education Partnerships

    Karen Education Department

    Stay In School, Myanmar

    Feb 2013 - Feb 2017: Founder & CTO
    MelodyCollege.com, the live online music school

    Dec 2010 - Jan 2013: Founder & CTO
    DublinJazz.ie, web-marketing platform for creative musicians

  • Education

    Summary

    I have a diverse set of qualifications. I began with an undergraduate degree in management. In my mid-20s, I studied jazz saxophone, and contemporary classical composition, two passions of mine. While studying composition, I had the chance to develop AI-driven software systems that generated real-time algorithmic music in response to its surroundings. During this time, I founded my first company to support the Irish jazz scene. Ultimately, I studied software engineering at the University of Hertfordshire, where I was received an award for attaining an Outstanding Distinction.

    MSc Software Engineering

    University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

    Commendation: Outstanding Distinction
    Nominated: Student of the Year

    Thesis - Clinicom: Sustainable Open-source Instant Messaging for Healthcare teams in Developing Countries

    MA (Res.) Contemporary Classical Composition

    Waterford Institute of Technology

    Automated music composition system using machine learning

    BA(Hons.) Jazz Performance

    Newpark Music Centre, Dublin

    BA(Hons.) International Hospitality Management

    University of Wales, Cardiff

  • Portfolio

    OpenValid

    Open-source verification and validation module for MS Access Designed for data-entry in low-resource healthcare settings.

    Clinicom Instant Messaging Network for Global Health

    Sustainable Open-source Instant Messaging for Healthcare teams in developing countries
  • ICT4D Blog

    In my blog, I write about IT systems development and implementation for low-resource settings
    • Sustainable engineering
    • Implementation
    • Global Health Informatics
     
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