Patrick Ruch

Patrick Ruch is currently a professor and chairman of the Information Sciences department of the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO) in Geneva. He is also leader of the Text Mining group of the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, which maintains text analytics services to support the curation of SIB databases such as Swiss-Prot and neXtprot (~ one million queries a year). Before these appointments, he has been working for a dozen years in several clinical & research environments, including the National Library of Medicine (NIH, Bethesda, MD), the University Hospitals of Geneva, and IBM Research in Zürich, where he developed text-driven decision support systems for life scientists and healthcare professionals.