Christian Lovis

Christophe Gaudet-Blavignac

M. Christophe Gaudet-Blavignac

Physician, PhD student in global health

Campus Biotech G6
+41 22 379 08 15

Curriculum vitae

After obtaining the Federal Diploma of Human Medicine in Geneva, Christophe completed an additional Bachelor in Computer Science at EPFL. He is focused on improving healthcare and research using new technologies. His focus in on the semantic of medical data. He works on the usage of unstructured data such as free-text in electronic health record and on social media.               
His other interests are on medical ontologies, interactive data visualization and video game in the medical domain.

Research domains

Natural Language Processing (NLP)

Data science: Information Extraction (Big data)

Anonymization and de-identification of medical data

Construction of lexico-semantic resources (dictionaries, ontologies)

Data visualization

Videogames related to medical domain






Big Data analytics-driven surveillance of Postmarket Drug Side Effects

Détection des effets indésirables graves (EIG) par « data-mining »




Gaudet-Blavignac C., Foufi V., Wehrli E. & Lovis C. (2018), Automatic Annotation of French Medical Narratives with SNOMED CT Concepts, Stud Health Technol Inform. 247:710–714.

Foufi, V., Gaudet-Blavignac, C., Chevrier, R., & Lovis, C. (2017). De-Identification of Medical Narrative Data. Studies in health technology and informatics, 244, 23-27.

Walpoth, B. H., Meyer, M., Gaudet-Blavignac, C., Baumann, P., Gilquin, P., & Lovis, C. (2017). The International Hypothermia Registry (IHR): Dieter’s ESAO Winter Schools and Beat’s International Hypothermia Registry. The International Journal of Artificial Organs, 40(1), 40–42.

Vishnyakova, D., Gaudet-Blavignac, C., & Lovis, C. (2016). Report on the NTCIR-12 MedNLPDoc Task Results, 99–103.

Vishnyakova, D., Gaudet-Blavignac, C., Baumann, P., & Lovis, C. (2015). Clinical Data Models at University Hospitals of Geneva. Studies in health technology and informatics, 221, 97-101.

Schmitter, D., Gaudet-Blavignac, C., Piccini, D., & Unser, M. (2015, September). New parametric 3D snake for medical segmentation of structures with cylindrical topology. In Image Processing (ICIP), 2015 IEEE International Conference on (pp. 276-280). IEEE.

Gaudet-Blavignac, C., & Geissbuhler, A. (2011). Serious games in health care: a survey. Yearbook of medical informatics, 7(1), 30-33.

Medical Semantics and Data Analysis