Jon has held many academic positions in his career, most recently the Chair of Information Systems at Sydney University from 1998-2002, and then transferred to the Chair of Language Technology from 2002-2012. In 2012, he left the University to develop his research ideas in an industrial mould, although he still holds an Honorary appointment at Sydney. In 2005, he won Australia’s national Eureka Science Prize for his Scamseek project, a system built for the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) to identify financial scams on the Internet, thus establishing himself as a world leader in language engineering. Since 2005, he has applied his expertise to language used in clinical documentation and demonstrated many innovations in advanced processing of clinical document. In 2010, his team won the international i2b2 Challenge for clinical language processing and has ranked amongst the top teams ever since.

He is the founder and CEO of Health Language Analytics (HLA) and Innovative Clinical Information Management Systems (iCIMS).

Professional Societies

  • Fellow Australian Computer Society
  • Fellow Australian College of Health Informatics
  • Member of American Medical Informatics Association
  • Member of Health Informatics Society of Australia