Dr. Helena Deus is a Technology Research Director for Elsevier Labs. She received her PhD in Bioinformatics from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, where she focused on linked data and semantic web applications for healthcare and life sciences with an emphasis on cancer research. Helena is a data scientist passionate about applying data integration and machine learning techniques to the generation of insights affecting clinical practice and biomedical discovery.
Before she joined Elsevier in 2017, Helena's roles included directing a knowledge engineering and data science team at Foundation Medicine and leading projects and strategy for Health Care and Life Sciences at the Digital Enterprise Research Institute, National University of Ireland at Galway (DERI/NUIG). Helena has published over 30 peer reviewed papers. She was one of the winners of the Big Data Track in the 2013 Semantic Web Challenge and of the Linked Data Cup with her work on linking data from The Cancer Genome Atlas.