Dr. Hosseini recently defended his doctoral thesis in the area of health informatics. He is now taking a position as a scientific developer at Roche Diagnostics in Indianapolis, Indiana. He hails from Tehran, Iran where he originally developed HL7 applications for the health system there. After completing his Masters in Computer Science, Dr. Hosseini re-located to Indiana University to complete his doctoral studies in informatics. His work focuses on HIE and interoperability, specifically focused on syntactic interoperability. He has done pioneering work on HIE in both Iran and the U.S. at the Regenstrief Institute.