Rita Noumeir , Ph.D.
    Rita Noumeir
    Research Axis
    Infectious Diseases and Acute Care Axis
    Research Theme
    Development of diagnostic and prognostic technologies and new therapeutic approaches




    • Full Professor, École de technologie supérieure (1994)


    • PhD Biomedical Engineering, Polytechnique Montréal, 1994
    • MScA Biomedical Engineering, Polytechnique Montréal, 1991

    Research Interests

    Rita Noumeir’s main interest in research is to help physicians in their clinical decisions based on the patient’s data and their evolution over time. With the post-graduate students and the researchers that she supervises, Dr Jouvet and her develop artificial intelligence-based methods and systems to 1) detect and quantify the child’s life-threatening distress, 2) implement evidence-based medicine in intensive care units, 3) reduce the risk of readmission to intensive care and 4) optimize patient flow

    Research Topics

    • Medical decision support systems
    • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
    • Medical image analysis and processing
    • Health Interoperability
    • Video and digital image analysis
    • Systems and software architecture
    • Modeling and re-engineering health processes

    Career Summary

    Rita Noumeir holds the double research chair (with Dr Philippe Jouvet) in artificial intelligence in health/ digital health and life sciences of the Fonds de recherche du Québec- Santé (FRQ-S). She is also the co-director of the Artificial Intelligence Cluster for Acute Child Care, funded by the FRQ-S. Since obtaining her PhD in biomedical engineering from Polytechnique Montréal in 1994, she has worked in the field of engineering applied to health and has collaborated with several companies and organizations including Canada Health Infoway, Quebec MSSS and Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). In addition to her work in artificial intelligence applied to clinical decision support systems, she is recognized for her expertise in health interoperability; she is the author of the architecture for sharing medical images in the electronic health record, architecture adopted as standard in Canada and around the world.

    Awards and Distinctions

    Rita Noumeir has been working with Dr Philippe Jouvet since 2015 to develop clinical decision support systems. Their work was crowned with the first-ever Dual Research Chair in Artificial Intelligence in Health / Digital Health and Life Sciences (2021) and the first and only funding for an artificial intelligence and health cluster (2022), from the Fonds de recherche du Québec- Santé (FRQ-S).

    She defined the architecture and infrastructure to exchange medical images between medical imaging systems and the Electronic Health Record (EHR). In particular, she is the author of the Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing for Imaging (XDS-I) interoperability profile, which is adopted as a medical communication and sharing standard in many countries, including Canada. The impact of this achievement is international as it is continuing to shape the deployment of the EHR worldwide.


    3D and Thermography video research infrastructure for multi-modal image acquisition in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Réanimation 2022, Paris, France

    Comparison of Inner Epicanthus and Forehead Temperature measurements via IR Thermography. Critical Care Medicine. 50th Critical Care Congres, 2021

    Hemodynamic Assessment by Optical Thermography in Infants with Cardiac Surgery. Critical Care Critical Care Medicine. 50th Critical Care Congres, 2021


    Monisha Shcherbakova; Rita Noumeir; Michael Levy; Armelle Bridier; Victor Lestrade; Philippe Jouvet. (2022). Optical thermography infrastructure to assess thermal distribution in critically ill children. IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology. 3: 1-6.

    Thanh-Dung Le, Rita Noumeir, Jérôme Rambaud, Guillaume Sans, Philippe Jouvet. (2022). Detecting of a Patient's Condition from Clinical Narratives Using Natural Language Representation. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. En impression.

    Oussema Keskes, Rita Noumeir. (2021). Vision-Based Fall Detection using ST-GCN. IEEE Access. 9: 28224-28236.

    Jihad El-Tannoury, Michael Sauthier, Philippe Jouvet, Rita Noumeir. (2021). Arterial Partial Pressures of Carbon Dioxide Estimation Using Non-Invasive Parameters. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 68: 161-169.

    Vanessa Prinsen, Philippe Jouvet, Sally Al Omar, Gabriel Masson, Armelle Bridier, Rita Noumeir. (2021). Automatic Eye Localisation for Hospitalized Infants and Children Using Convolutional Neural Networks. International Journal of Medical Informatics. 146

    Rehouma H., Noumeir R., Essouri S., Jouvet P. (2020). Quantitative Assessment of Spontaneous Breathing in Children: Evaluation of a Depth Camera System. IEEE Transaction on Instrumentation and Measurement. 69(7): 4955-4967.

    Haythem Rehouma, Rita Noumeir, Sandrine Essouri, Philippe Jouvet. (2020). Advancements in Methods and Camera-Based Sensors for the Quantification of Respiration. Sensors. (24: 7252): 1-55.

    Alban Main de Boissiere, Rita Noumeir. (2020). Infrared and 3Dskeleton feature fusion for RGB-D action recognition. IEEE Access. 8: 168297-168308.

    Nicolas Lemieux, Rita Noumeir. (2020). A Hierarchical Learning Approach for Human Action Recognition. Sensors. 20: 4946 (16 pages).



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