Hon Weng Chong

Hon Weng Chong is the founder of StethoCloud. Hon is responsible for the design and development of StethoCloud's mobile app frontend and cloud backend. Hon is also responsible for the coordination of the clinical and AI research at StethoCloud.

Hon is a doctor and developed StethoCloud as a final year medical student at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Hon's interest in the application of technology in medicine was sparked from his year of research at Johns Hopkins Division of Health Sciences Informatics 2010. His particular interest is in the realm of machine learning for diagnostics and mHealth applications.

Hon is a programmer and is experienced in developing full stack solutions focusing on mobile applications for iOS, Android and Windows Phone platforms with data fed by cloud-based RESTful APIs.

Hon is a keen video gamer and an avid biker and rock climber and any outdoor adventures.

Andrew Lin

Andrew co-founded StethoCloud and is in charge of business development. He is deeply passionate about public health and believes that technology holds the answer to many of the problems that plague public health today.

Andrew has a background in both medicine and business. He currently works as a management consultant at Bain & Company and holds a degree in Medicine/Surgery from the University of Melbourne. He previously founded GradReady,, a successful tutoring company operating on the Australian east coast, and interned at the World Health Organization where he mainly worked on health research policies.

In his spare time, Andrew loves to read (non-fiction, sci-fi, anything, but especially The Economist). He also enjoys travelling, boxing and a good old yarn.

Rob Skillington

Rob Skillington joins StethoCloud as a technical advisor. Rob is a Software Engineer who has a varied background, working both in startups and well established tech companies. He interned at Microsoft while studying at the University of Melbourne and after graduating returned to Redmond, WA to join the Office 365 core engineering team. Since then he has worked for local startup 121cast in Melbourne, and now works in San Francisco for Breadcrumb Payments, Groupon Inc.

Lain Cai

Lain is an experienced R & D engineer and has successfully managed the product development for a number of medical electronics products during his time at the ISSNIP and Nossal Institute for Global Health. Lain also run his own freelance consumer electronics company (Lainetics). He holds a degree in electronics engineering at the University of Melbourne.

He enjoys a good brunch with truffles and hollandaise, and loves fresh cups of coffee. .

Kaya Gardiner

Kaya joined StethoCloud in 2013 as a research coordinartor. Kaya is a registered nurse with over 8 years experience in paediatric emergency.

Over the past three years she has been working in clinical research between the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI). Kaya is passionate about improving international public health and has recently completed her Masters of Public Health and Tropical Medicine through James Cook University. During her studies she became Interested in emerging technologies and how they can be used in research and health care, especially in developing countries.

Kaya’s other interests include travel, skiing, outdoor adventures and reading.

Ajay Kevat

Ajay joined the Stethocloud team in early 2013 as a clinical researcher.

He is a paediatric doctor and Honorary Research Fellow of the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, based at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne. Ajay has an interest in public health and advocacy for disadvantaged groups.

He is currently completing a Masters of Public Health, majoring in Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness. Additionally, he is President of FreeDebate, a not-for-profit organisation that provides interactive debating and public-speaking coaching for underprivileged individuals and groups in order for them to improve their ability to advocate for themselves and their community. Ajay hopes the fusion between smart technology, practical health research and the hard work of entrepeneurs with an altruistic spirit will help bring real solutions to those who contract life-threatening but treatable illnesses in under-resourced communities around the globe.

Mahsa Salehi

Mahsa Salehi is a data mining and machine learning researcher at Stethocloud; she is responsible for analysing large amounts of data gathered in the cloud and extracting patterns, features and new facts using different data mining/machine learning techniques with the great potential in the Stethocloud. She has received her B.Sc. degree in 2006 in Software Engineering, another B.sc degree in 2008 in IT and her M.Sc. degree in 2009 in Software Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. She has worked on gait analysis, signal processing of accelerometer data from wearable devices, and applying machine learning algorithms in order to diagnose Parkinson Disease (PD) for five years.

Currently she is with the University of Melbourne, Australia (from March 2012) as a PhD student in Computer Science. Her research interests are anomaly detection, pattern recognition, and data mining with application in PD patients.

A/Prof Jim Black MBBS(Hons) PhD MCommH DTM&H FAFPHM

Jim began his career as a clinician before moving into epidemiology and public health, spending nearly ten years in Africa (mostly in Mozambique during the civil war and the post-war reconstruction period) as a ‘general duties doctor’ and then provincial-level epidemiologist, researcher and public health physician.

It was during Jim's time in Mozambique that he developed his two enduring enthusiasms – (1) for supporting the most peripheral levels of national health services (small district hospitals and sub-district health centres) and (2) for bringing appropriate technology to bear on the problems faced by the hard-working but under-resourced health workers in these clinics.

Jim now leads the ‘low-cost technology for health in developing countries’ group at the Nossal Institute for Global Health of the University of Melbourne, which concentrates on appropriate technology solutions for the handful of clinical problems (pneumonia, diarrhoea/dehydration, anaemia, ante-natal care, malnutrition and a few others) that constitute a majority of the life-threatening problems presenting to typical peripheral health clinics.

Prof Nigel Curtis MBBS, DCH, DTM&H, PhD, FRCPCH

Nigel Curtis is Professor of Paediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Melbourne and Head of Infectious Diseases at the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne. He is also Joint Leader of the Microbiology & Infectious Diseases Research Group in the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. He trained in Cambridge, London and Vancouver, and, more recently, has also worked in Cape Town, South Africa on sabbatical.

Nigel has a wide range of clinical and laboratory research interests focusing on the immune response to infectious diseases. His PhD project investigated the role of superantigens in the pathogenesis of Kawasaki disease. Current research projects include host-pathogen interactions in severe staphylococcal and streptococcal disease, studies of the immune response to BCG vaccine, the immunodiagnosis of tuberculosis, and DNA microarray-based studies of gene expression in acute rheumatic fever.