Daisy Wong

Birmingham, AL

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Daisy Wong earned a B.S. in Computer Science and an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She worked as both a software engineer and technical manager for companies that include Perkin-Elmer and 3M. After 13 years in industry, she chose to return to college and earned a master and a PhD in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Her research specialization focused on computer-based Collaborative Interpreting for Knowledge Discovery. After earning her PhD, she became the Director of Clinical Systems Engineering and then Vice President of Information Technology for MedMined, a Birmingham start-up that applied data mining technology to identify unsuspected trends of hospital acquired infections and bacterial antimicrobial resistance for detection, intervention, and prevention. She helped shepherd the company through its growth and the acquisition by Cardinal Health, and later as the spinoff company Carefusion. Currently, she is the Chief Quality Officer for MedSnap Operating Company, LLC, a healthcare analytics firm. She is also an adjunct faculty member of the Computer and Information Sciences Department at UAB. She works to increase interest in technology careers among young people. As an active supporter of the UAB’s Outreach program, she teaches computer summer camp for middle and high school students.