The Biomedical Informatics Lab (BMIL) is a research group led by Prof. Mia K. Markey in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. The mission of the Biomedical Informatics Lab is to design decision support systems for clinical decision making and scientific discovery. The Biomedical Informatics Lab has extensive interdisciplinary collaborations, especially with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center where Prof. Markey holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Imaging Physics.
Innovation - We create novel solutions by crossing traditional disciplinary boundaries
Growth - We strive for continuous learning and improvement in all areas of our lives
Diversity - We develop individuals' strengths and enjoy our work together
Joy - We bring enthusiasm to our research and enjoy our work together
Family - We respect our needs for positive relationships with our families and friendsThe American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) defines Biomedical Informatics as "the interdisciplinary field that studies and pursues the effective uses of biomedical data, information, and knowledge for scientific inquiry, problem solving, and decision making, motivated by efforts to improve human health." For more thoughts about what informatics is and what it isn't, we recommend starting by reading this perspective piece by Charles P. Friedman. Biomedical Engineering is the use of science, mathematics, and technology to design solutions to problems in biology and medicine than impact people's lives. Computational biomedical engineering, which contributes to biomedical informatics, is concerned with solutions that will be implemented in software or with the computational modeling and analysis of designs that will be implemented using any medium. While computers are used throughout all areas of biomedical engineering, computational biomedical engineering is concerned with the development of novel computational methods or applications.
We are committed to increasing the diversity of the science and engineering workforce. Students participate in research in the UT Biomedical Informatics Lab at the high school through graduate levels. More information is available for prospective students.
Please direct all enquiries concerning the UT BMIL to Mia K. Markey. More information about Prof. Markey is available here.