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  • Link to PhD thesis abstract 
  • Archived text from the DebugIT news page kindly provided by Alexander Dobrev:
    Sudden loss of Hans Åhlfeldt, leading researcher and beloved friendTotally unexpectedly, Hans Åhlfeldt passed away Friday, 24th of September 2010. He was on sick leave with an undiagnosed disease, yet the news of his death came as a shock to all of us.

    Hans Åhlfeldt, M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering, Ph.D. in Medical Informatics, was Professor in Medical Informatics at Linköping University, Sweden. His field of work comprised a wide range of highly complex and challenging topics, including education and training strategies in biomedical engineering and medical informatics, intelligent software tools for information retrieval, knowledge representation for clinical decision support, concept representation systems, terminology services, electronic medical record systems, data analysis and data mining.

    From 1990 to 1999 he was Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Member of the Board of the YMSc programme. Since 2000 Hans had been Head (prefekt) of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and before that Vice Chairman and Member of the Board of the Department. He has been engaged in several administrative projects and investigations at both department and faculty level.

    During the last decade Hans has been the Principal Investigator and author of research applications funding a research group of five faculty members and four PhD students.
    One of his recent achievements was the coordination of a Network of Excellence (NoE) entitled Semantic Interoperability and Data Mining in Biomedicine, funded by the EU through its Sixth Framework Programme (SemanticMining, 2004-2007). As a follow-up to SemanticMining, he led Linköping University into the FP7 project Detecting and Eliminating Bacteria UsinG Information Technology  (DebugIT). During the last two years his research group also took active part in the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (SNOMED CT) and Open Health Tools, an international organisation with the mission of bringing new ICTsolutions to the health care market.

    Hans Åhlfeldt passed away Friday 24th of September, leaving a wife and four children. Our deep-felt sorrow and condolences go to Hans' family and all his colleagues. Hans could not participate in the Summer School he organised at the end of June and was on sick leave from then, while still following the DebugIT project via email. At a recent project meeting in Paris where we all missed him, we learned that Hans had been transferred to the University Hospital in Stockholm for further investigations, yet the news of his death came as a shock.
    We lost not only a highly valued and fully committed DebugIT team member, but also a particularly esteemed and special friend. It was a pleasure for us to work together with you, Hans! And thanks a lot for you wishing us "All the best" in your last email. You probably knew what was going to happen soon...
    A memorial site has been set up for Hans and can be found at http://hans.imt.liu.se/.
  • En av Hans sista skriftliga hälsningar. Ur IMTs interna nyhetsblad "Glimten", nr 3, år 2010
    Hej IMT:are 
    Efter en omtumlande sommar är det nu höst och full fart igen på IMT. Här går det inte fort men långsamt, men jag har kvar tron och längtan på att komma igenom transplantationsprocessen. Det enda jag har att förlita mej på är läkarnas kunnande, Guds omsorg och att kunna ta emot all kärlek och omtanke från vänner och kollegor (detta sagt inte som prefekt, utan som en rätt så avskalad Hans).
    Hur känns det att hamna i sängläge och veta att det finns så mycket jobb? Vad gäller ledningen på IMT har jag ingen som helst oro, det är efter 11 år hög tid med nytt ledarskap som orkar vara lite mer offensiva och kan vara med och forma framtiden. Allt gott till den nya (om än permanenta) ledningen och styrelsen.
    I den egna forskningsgruppen går arbetet vidare på många håll alldeles utmärkt utan mig tack vare alla duktiga och kompetenta medarbetare, men det klart att en hel del arbete ramlar ner i knäet på medarbetarna. Hoppas ni orkar med, och jag ska göra allt jag kan för att hjälpa till med en klok planering.
    Jag jobbar nu 25% vilket är vad jag klarar av, och det räcker för att följa med på mailen och något besök på IMT. Trots frustrationen över att inte kunna jobba som förut, så är det en intressant upplevelse att tvingas ta ett steg tillbaka och betrakta livet lite ” från sidan” – kan inte alls formulera mig kring detta än men någon liten insikt hoppas jag kunna få.
    Allt nog – allt gott till er alla inför höstens fortsatta arbete.
    Hälsningar
    Hans Å

  • En bildkopia (nedan) hämtad ur programboken vid professorsinstallationen hösten 2004.
    Insänd av Ove Wigertz.