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Ashenafi Zebene Woldaregay is a PhD candidate at the University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway (UiT), Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Computer Science. He was Graduate assistant II (2008-2009), Assistant lecture (2010-2012) and Lecturer (2013-2014) at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Jimma Institute of Technology, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia. He was chairman of Computer Engineering Program (stream) (2013-2014), coordinating and supervising different academic activities. During the period he was employed at the university, he has taught various Computer and Electrical Engineering courses such as Introduction to Computer programming, Programming in C++, Data structure, Algorithm Analysis and Design, Objected Oriented Programming with Java, Data Communication and Computer Networks, Applied Electronics, Modern Control System, Electrical Machine, Power Electronics and Motor Derive, Instrumentation Engineering and so many others.

He has supervised different community based training program, coordinating and supervising a group of students working on-site community based projects along with many BSc projects. He holds a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Hawassa University, Hawassa, Ethiopia. MSc degree in Computer Engineering from Addis Ababa Institute of Technology, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. MSc degree in Telemedicine and eHealth from the University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway (UiT), Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Computer Science. He has co-supervised 3 master students, and group of BSc students on a course project with Professor Gunnar Hartvigsen at the Department of Computer Science, University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway (UiT). Mr. Ashenafi is currently co-supervising one Master student. He was assistant instructor for Telemedicine and eHealth master course. He had worked as research assistant in SINTEF on the SARINOR project.

His current research (PhD) focuses on an early detection of infection incidences using self-recorded data from people with diabetes. The project is an interdisciplinary research involving machine learning, diabetes, motivation, mHealth, and public health surveillance. He has experience in the use of machine learning algorithms in image processing and biometric verifications systems. Generally, his interests lie on machine learning applications in healthcare. Moreover, areas of health informatics including digital disease outbreak detection, feedback system for people with chronic disease, medical sensor system, and motivational mechanisms in mHealth.   

Arbeider i CRIStin


  • Woldaregay, Ashenafi Zebene; Årsand, Eirik; Botsis, Taxiarchis; Albers, David; Mamykina, Lena; Hartvigsen, Gunnar. Data-driven blood glucose pattern classification and anomalies detection: Machine-learning applications in Type 1 diabetes. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2019; Volum 21:e11030 (5). ISSN 1438-8871.s 1 - 18.s doi: 10.2196/11030.

  • Yeng, Prosper; Woldaregay, Ashenafi Zebene; Hartvigsen, Gunnar. K-CUSUM: Cluster Detection Mechanism in EDMON. (fulltekst) Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 2019; Volum 161 (024). ISSN 1650-3686.s 141 - 147.

  • Coucheron, Sverre; Woldaregay, Ashenafi Zebene; Årsand, Eirik; Botsis, Taxiarchis; Hartvigsen, Gunnar. EDMON - A System Architecture for Real-Time Infection Monitoring and Outbreak Detection Based on Self-Recorded Data from People with Type 1 Diabetes: System Design and Prototype Implementation. (fulltekst) Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 2019. ISSN 1650-3686.

  • Woldaregay, Ashenafi Zebene; Årsand, Eirik; Walderhaug, Ståle; Albers, David; Mamykina, Lena; Botsis, Taxiarchis; Hartvigsen, Gunnar. Data-driven modeling and prediction of blood glucose dynamics: Machine learning applications in type 1 diabetes. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine 2019; Volum 98. ISSN 0933-3657.s 109 - 134.s doi: 10.1016/j.artmed.2019.07.007.

  • Giordanengo, Alain; Årsand, Eirik; Woldaregay, Ashenafi Zebene; Bradway, Meghan; Grøttland, Astrid; Hartvigsen, Gunnar; Granja, Conceição; Torsvik, Torbjørn; Hansen, Anne Helen. Design and prestudy assessment of a dashboard for presenting self-collected health data of patients with diabetes to clinicians: Iterative approach and qualitative case study. JMIR Diabetes 2019; Volum 4 (3). ISSN 2371-4379.s 1 - 25.s doi: 10.2196/14002.

  • Henriksen, André; Mikalsen, Martin Haugen; Woldaregay, Ashenafi Zebene; Muzny, Miroslav; Hartvigsen, Gunnar; Hopstock, Laila Arnesdatter; Grimsgaard, Sameline. Using Fitness Trackers and Smartwatches to Measure Physical Activity in Research: Analysis of Consumer Wrist-Worn Wearables. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2018; Volum 20 (3). ISSN 1438-8871.s doi: 10.2196/jmir.9157.

  • Yeng, Prosper Kandabongee; Woldaregay, Ashenafi Zebene; Solvoll, Terje; Hartvigsen, Gunnar. A systematic review of cluster detection mechanisms in syndromic surveillance: Towards developing a framework of cluster detection mechanisms for EDMON system. (fulltekst) Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 2018. ISSN 1650-3686.s 62 - 69.

  • Woldaregay, Ashenafi Zebene; Issom, David-Zacharie; Henriksen, André; Martilla, Henna; Mikalsen, Martin Haugen; Pfuhl, Gerit; Sato, Keiichi; Lovis, Christian; Hartvigsen, Gunnar. Motivational factors for user engagement with mHealth apps. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2018; Volum 249. ISSN 0926-9630.s 151 - 157.s doi: 10.3233/978-1-61499-868-6-151.

  • Derebssa Dufera, Bisrat; Woldaregay, Ashenafi Zebene. Bimodal biometrics for efficient human recognition using wavelet, principal component analysis and artificial neural network. Proceedings (African Electrical Technology Conference) 2017. ISSN 2153-0025.s doi: 10.1109/AFRCON.2017.8095490.

  • Giordanengo, Alain; Bradway, Meghan; Muzny, Miroslav; Woldaregay, Ashenafi Zebene; Hartvigsen, Gunnar; Årsand, Eirik. Systems integrating self-collected health data by patients into EHRs and medical systems: a State-of-the-art review. (fulltekst) Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 2017. ISSN 1650-3686.s 43 - 49.

  • Woldaregay, Ashenafi Zebene; Årsand, Eirik; Botsis, Taxiarchis; Hartvigsen, Gunnar. An Early Infectious Disease Outbreak Detection Mechanism Based on Self-Recorded Data from People with Diabetes. (fulltekst) Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2017; Volum 245. ISSN 0926-9630.s 619 - 623.s doi: 10.3233/978-1-61499-830-3-619.

  • Woldaregay, Ashenafi Zebene; Årsand, Eirik; Giordanengo, Alain; Albers, David; Mamykina, Lena; Botsis, Taxiarchis; Hartvigsen, Gunnar. EDMON - A Wireless Communication Platform for a Real-Time Infectious Disease Outbreak Detection System Using Self-Recorded Data from People with Type 1 Diabetes. (fulltekst) Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 2017 (145). ISSN 1650-3686.

  • Woldaregay, Ashenafi Zebene; Walderhaug, Ståle; Hartvigsen, Gunnar. Telemedicine Services for the Arctic: A systematic review. (fulltekst) JMIR Medical Informatics 2017; Volum 5 (2). ISSN 2291-9694.s doi: 10.2196/medinform.6323.

  • Woldaregay, Ashenafi Zebene; Vuurden, Klaske van; Årsand, Eirik; Botsis, Taxiarchis; Hartvigsen, Gunnar. Electronic Disease Surveillance System Based on Inputs from People with Diabetes: An Early Outbreak Detection Mechanism. (fulltekst) Linköping University Electronic Press 2016 (122) ISBN 978-91-7685-776-2. ISSN 1650-3686.s 23 - 27.

  • Issom, David-Zacharie; Woldaregay, Ashenafi Zebene; Chomutare, Taridzo; Bradway, Meghan; Årsand, Eirik; Hartvigsen, Gunnar. Mobile applications for people with diabetes published between 2010 and 2015. Diabetes Management 2015; Volum 5 (6). ISSN 1758-1907.s 539 - 550.s doi: 10.2217/dmt.15.40.

  • Coucheron, Sverre; Woldaregay, Ashenafi Zebene; Årsand, Eirik; Botsis, Taxiarchis; Hartvigsen, Gunnar. EDMON - A System Architecture for Real-Time Infection Monitoring and Outbreak Detection Based on Self-Recorded Data from People with Type 1 Diabetes: System Design and Prototype Implementation. The 17th Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics (SHI 2019) 2019-11-12 - 2019-11-13 2019.

  • Yeng, Prosper; Woldaregay, Ashenafi Zebene; Hartvigsen, Gunnar. K-CUSUM: Cluster Detection Mechanism in EDMON. The 17th Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics (SHI 2019) 2019-11-12 - 2019-11-13 2019.

  • Woldaregay, Ashenafi Zebene. Electronic Disease Surveillance Monitoring Network (EDMON) – Development of a Digital Infectious Disease Outbreak Detection System Using Self-recorded Health Data from People with Type 1 Diabetes. Helseteknologi fra Tromsø gir økt livskvalitet 2019-10-01 - 2019.

  • Yeng, Prosper Kandabongee; Woldaregay, Ashenafi Zebene; Solvoll, Terje; Hartvigsen, Gunnar. A Systematic Review of Cluster Detection Mechanisms in Syndromic Surveillance: Towards Developing a Framework of Cluster Detection Mechanism for EDMON System. The 16th Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics 2018 (SHI2018) 2018-08-28 - 2018-08-29 2018.

  • Woldaregay, Ashenafi Zebene; Issom, David-Zacharie; Henriksen, André; Martilla, Henna; Mikalsen, Martin Haugen; Pfuhl, Gerit; Sato, Keiichi; Lovis, Christian; Hartvigsen, Gunnar. Motivational factors for user engagement with mHealth apps. pHealth 2018: 15th International Conference on Wearable, Micro & Nano technologies for Personalized Health 2018-06-12 - 2018-06-14 2018.

  • Woldaregay, Ashenafi Zebene; Årsand, Eirik; Hartvigsen, Gunnar. Data Driven Blood Glucose Prediction: Interval vs. Point Blood Glucose Prediction?. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics 2017; Volum 19 (S1). ISSN 1520-9156.s A56 - A57.

  • Woldaregay, Ashenafi Zebene; Årsand, Eirik; Giordanengo, Alain; Albers, David; Mamykina, Lena; Botsis, Taxiarchis; Hartvigsen, Gunnar. EDMON - A Wireless Communication Platform for a Real-Time Infectious Disease Outbreak Detection System Using Self-Recorded Data from People with Type 1 Diabetes. Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics 2017 (SHI 2017) 2017-08-29 - 2017-08-30 2017.

  • Woldaregay, Ashenafi Zebene; Årsand, Eirik; Botsis, Taxiarchis; Hartvigsen, Gunnar. An Early Infectious Disease Outbreak Detection Mechanism Based on Self-Recorded Data from People with Diabetes. MEDINFO 2017 2017-08-21 - 2017-08-25 2017.

  • Giordanengo, Alain; Bradway, Meghan; Muzny, Miroslav; Woldaregay, Ashenafi Zebene; Hartvigsen, Gunnar; Årsand, Eirik. Systems integrating self-collected health data by patients into EHRs and medical systems: a State-of-the-art review. SHI2017 2017-08-29 - 2017-08-30 2017.

  • Woldaregay, Ashenafi Zebene; Chomutare, Taridzo; Albers, Dave; Mamykina, Lena; Hejlesen, Ole Kristian; Lovis, Christian; Demiris, George; Toussaint, Pieter Jelle; Bassøe, Carl Fredrik; Horsch, Alexander; Godtliebsen, Fred; Botsis, Taxiarchis; Årsand, Eirik; Hartvigsen, Gunnar. An early infectious disease outbreak detection system based on self-recorded data from people with diabetes. ATTD 2017 2017-02-15 - 2017-02-18 2017.

  • Woldaregay, Ashenafi Zebene; Chomutare, Taridzo; Albers, Dave; Mamykina, Lena; Hejlesen, Ole Kristian; Lovis, Christian; Demiris, George; Toussaint, Pieter Jelle; Bassøe, Carl Fredrik; Horsch, Alexander; Godtliebsen, Fred; Botsis, Taxiarchis; Årsand, Eirik; Hartvigsen, Gunnar. An early infectious disease outbreak detection system based on self-recorded data from people with diabetes. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics 2017; Volum 19 (S1). ISSN 1520-9156.s A73 - A74.

  • Woldaregay, Ashenafi Zebene; Årsand, Eirik; Hartvigsen, Gunnar. Data Driven Blood Glucose Prediction: Interval vs. Point Blood Glucose Prediction?. ATTD 2017 2017-02-15 - 2017-02-18 2017.

  • Woldaregay, Ashenafi Zebene; Hartvigsen, Gunnar; Walderhaug, Ståle. Appendix E Telemedisinske løsninger i maritime operasjoner og redningstjeneste. 2016 (A27500) ISBN 9788214060256. ISSN 1504-9795.

  • Woldaregay, Ashenafi Zebene; Walderhaug, Ståle; Hartvigsen, Gunnar. Literatures Review of Telemedicine Services in Maritime and Extreme Weather. European Telemedicine Conference 2016 2016-11-14 - 2016-11-16 2016.

  • Woldaregay, Ashenafi Zebene; Walderhaug, Ståle; Hartvigsen, Gunnar. Literatures Review of Telemedicine Services in Maritime and Extreme Weather. International Journal of Integrated Care 2016; Volum 16 (5). ISSN 1568-4156.s doi: 10.5334/ijic.2597.