Faculty

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Full-Time Faculty


Freddie Seba

Program Director

Program Director Seba is a serial tech entrepreneur, experienced global corporate executive, innovator, and educator at the intersection of fintech and digital health. He draws his teachings from over twenty-five years of practice in both tech-driven large multinationals and Silicon Valley startups in highly regulated industries, and from a rigorous education at Yale’s and Stanford University’s graduate programs. He has been teaching in the Master of Science in Health Informatics program since...

Education:

Stanford University, Master of International Policy Studies (IPS), Yale University Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Expertise:

Digital Transformation, Technology Innovation, New Business Models, Digital Health, FinTech and BigTech, Global Ecosystems

William Bosl

Professor

Dr. Bosl was a scientific software developer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and completed his (first) PhD in computational geophysics at Stanford. In 2005 he moved to the Computational Health Informatics Program in Boston. It was a joint program between Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and MIT. There he began research in neuroscience and biomedical informatics. In 2013 he joined USF as the founding director of a new master’s program in Health Informatics, where he...

Education:

Boston University, PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience, 2016, Stanford University, PhD in Geophysics, 1999, MA, Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh, MS, Atmospheric Physics, University of Michigan, BS, Chemistry, Miami University

Expertise:

Clinical Neurophysiology and Neuroscience, Autism and Epilepsy, Machine Learning, EEG and Signal Analysis, Nonlinear Dynamics

Part-Time Faculty


Tanzir Hasan

Adjunct Professor

Tanzir is an experienced data scientist with a background in the healthcare domain. He has more than 10 years of teaching experience. Tanzir is proficient in scripting languages, data extraction, and model building. He built innovative analytics solutions through the development and deployment of machine learning algorithms, developed data solutions to support pharma/drug development, and distilled insights from data to answer broad scientific questions by creating interactive visualization and...

Education:

University of San Francisco, MS in Health Informatics, 2017, University of Dhaka, MPH, 2009, University of Dhaka, Bachelor in Dental Surgery, 2002

Expertise:

Electronic Health Record, Statistical Analysis, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and AI, Software Development

Ketan Kothari

Adjunct Professor
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Ketan was a co-founder of Root-1, Inc., a 2 year-old education technology startup that was acquired by Edmodo in March 2013. As part of the executive team at Edmodo, Ketan oversaw various areas of business. Prior to that, he was also the CEO and co-founder of AlphaSmart, Inc (IPO, NASDAQ in February 2004). Prior to co-founding AlphaSmart, Ketan worked as part of Apple’s staff, where he contributed to the success of several key products and services. He is also a member of the Advancement...

Education:

Brigham Young University, MBA, 1989, Brigham Young University, BS in Electrical Engineering, 1987

Expertise:

Startups

Andrew Nguyen

Associate Professor

Andrew Nguyen works at Genentech as a Principal Medical Informatics Architect. He is also the Co-founder and CTO of Digital Health Startup Qlaro. Previously, he worked as USF Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) program at USF.

Education:

PhD, Biological and Medical Informatics, University of California, San Francisco, CA, BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, San Diego, CA

Mehul Rangwala

Adjunct Professor

Mehul Rangwala has two decades of experience in information technology and quantitative and qualitative data analysis. Prior to transitioning to teaching as a full-time profession, he was an information technology manager at the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District. In this role, Mehul researched, planned, and provided insights to the executive management on technology strategy and the latest technology trends, while providing leadership in technology investments, cost/benefit...

Education:

UC Davis, MBA in Analytics and Finance, 2009, Bachelor of Engineering, Electronics, 1996

Expertise:

Statistics, Cost/Benefit Analysis, Data Management, Data Modeling, R, Python, SQL

Sue Sarafrazi

Adjunct Professor

Professor Sarafrazi is a data scientist working in biotech industry. She enjoys working on all stages of data science, from identifying patterns in data to deploying models and building tools. Her areas of interest include health, nutrition, genomics, economics, and financial markets. She's passionate about teaching and making concepts easy to understand.

Education:

University of San Francisco, MS in Health Informatics, 2019, Drexel University, Ph.D. in Economics, 2015

Expertise:

Machine Learning and Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Data Analytics of Genomics Data, Statistics and Econometrics

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