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Victor Cid

Applied Clinical Informatics Branch
Senior Computer Scientist

Contact InformationNihbc 38A - Lister Hill 7n711 301.827.5880

Expertise and Research Interests:

Victor Cid’s research interests include AI/natural language processing, data mining/visualization/communications, human factors, and public health safety. Current work includes the development of foundation model classifiers for the automatic recognition of key features of publications indexed by NLM, and the application of Large Language Models and other large generative models to clinical information problems.

Mr. Cid holds a BS degree in Information Processing Engineering from the University of Chile, a MS degree in Telecommunications and Management from The University of Maryland University College, and multiple information technology and computer science certifications from leading universities and industry organizations.

Until the dissolution of the NLM Specialized Information Services Division in 2019, Mr. Cid was responsible for research and development activities for the Disaster Information Management Research Center, where he developed immersive simulation, telecommunications, and AI-based solutions to support the work of disaster management, information and public health professionals involved in crisis management. Previous roles include national and international outreach activities for several NLM humanitarian initiatives, support NLM’s Internet2 and “Next Generation Internet” activities, and R&D responsibilities for the NLM Office of Health Information Program Development and the NLM Office of Computer and Communications Services.

In 2018, Mr. Cid was in official detail assignment at the National Institute of Nursing Research to assist in the establishment of Dr. Patricia Brennan’s Advanced Visualization Laboratory. Mr. Cid has also been an invited presenter at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, the University of Santa Paula in Costa Rica, and multiple other venues in Latin America and the USA.

In his spare time, Mr. Cid volunteers with the Montgomery County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), the National Weather Service/National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration SKYWARN program, the Montgomery County Auxiliary Communications Service (MCACS). and is the current President of the National Institutes of Health Amateur Radio Club (NIHRAC).

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Honors and Awards:

  • 2022 HHS “Ubert H. Humprey Award for Service to America” award, for supporting The Office of Refugee Resettlement mission.
  • 2020: LHNCBC Quality Step Increase for Sustained High Quality Performance. Also, NLM Special Act or Service Group Awards for “LHC Web Redesign Team” and “Assistance in Providing Authoritative Information in Spanish and Training for COVID-19”.
  • 2019:  NLM Special Act or Service Award “In recognition of the development of the Disaster Tweet Miner, a deep learning tool for content discovery”. Also, Specialized Information Services Performance Award for Outstanding Results.
  • 2018:  First place poster award in the Research category at the Association of Healthcare Preparedness Professionals (AHEPP) meeting at Scottsdale, Arizona for the work “Virtual Reality Disaster Health Preparedness Training”, co-authored by Stacey Arnesen.
  • 1991-2022, Yearly Performance Award for Outstanding Results.
  • 2015: National Institutes of Health Award of Merit for the “development of unique tools to aid in disaster management of all types of hazards”.
  • 2010: NLM Special Act or Service Group Award for “contributions towards de deployment of NLM Lost Person Finder (LPF) application to support the Haiti earthquake relief efforts”.
  • 2009:  NLM Special Act or Service Award for “successfully designing and coordinating the implementation of two R&D projects for the Bethesda Hospitals Emergency Preparedness Partnership.”
  • 2008:  Special Act or Service Group Award for “innovative work with Second Life and leading SIS efforts in virtual worlds”, Special Group Achievement Award for “inspirational work with students at the Chickasaw Nation’s summer science camp”, Special Act or Service Group Award for “creating the new Office of the Disaster Information Management Research Center including developing a mission statement, staffing plans, and positions; recruiting staff; and for the design and development of the new office space”.
  • 2005: Special Act or Service Award for “innovative and pro-active approach in developing new performance monitoring systems to monitor the performance of NLM mission-critical applications”.
  • 2001:  Special Act or Service Award for “Improving the access to health and disaster information in Central America”, awarded jointly by the Office of Computer and Communications Systems and Division of Specialized Information Services. Length of Service Award for 10 years of Federal Service.
  • 2000:  Special Act or Service Award for “contributing to the design and implementation of the American Indian Cultural Center networking infrastructure, Piscataway Nation, Brandywine, Maryland”.