A photo of Michal Kouril.

Faculty Director, Research IT Services

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



Biography & Affiliation


Dr. Kouril collaborates with several Cincinnati Children's divisions on a number of innovative technology-related projects. One notable collaboration is the five-year R01 grant with the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology (Jennie Noll, PI). The project is monitoring online behavior of abused and non-abused adolescents to look for inappropriate and risky behavior. In addition, Dr. Kouril oversees the Cincinnati Children's Research IT group, which maintains petabyte-size storage in a number of performance tiers including the fastest SSD-based systems used for the most demanding applications, such as research data warehousing, virtual desktop infrastructure and some production servers. His team built out the research disaster recovery infrastructure to accommodate applications that are required from the business continuity perspective. In addition, they have expanded the computational cluster and added cutting-edge technology such as large graphics processing unit capability and high-core density teraFLOPS-speed Intel Phi cards.

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Research Divisions

Biomedical Informatics


PhD: Computer Science, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.


Selected Publication

Implicit and explicit preferences for brand name sounds. Pogacar, R; Kouril, M; Carpenter, TP; Kellaris, JJ. Marketing Letters. 2018; 29:241-259.

GRcalculator: an online tool for calculating and mining dose-response data. Clark, NA; Hafner, M; Kouril, M; Williams, EH; Muhlich, JL; Pilarczyk, M; Niepel, M; Sorger, PK; Medvedovic, M. BMC Cancer. 2017; 17.

The Effects of Medication Alerts on Prescriber Response in a Pediatric Hospital. Dexheimer, JW; Kirkendall, ES; Kouril, M; Hagedorn, PA; Minich, T; Duan, LL; Mahdi, M; Szczesniak, R; Spooner, SA. Applied Clinical Informatics. 2017; 8:491-501.

Automated identification of antibiotic overdoses and adverse drug events via analysis of prescribing alerts and medication administration records. Kirkendall, ES; Kouril, M; Dexheimer, JW; Courter, JD; Hagedorn, P; Szczesniak, R; Li, D; Damania, R; Minich, T; Spooner, SA. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA. 2017; 24:295-302.

Preparing an annotated gold standard corpus to share with extramural investigators for de-identification research. Deleger, L; Lingren, T; Ni, Y; Kaiser, M; Stoutenborough, L; Marsolo, K; Kouril, M; Molnar, K; Solti, I. Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 2014; 50:173-183.

Analysis of electronic medication orders with large overdoses: opportunities for mitigating dosing errors. Kirkendall, ES; Kouril, M; Minich, T; Spooner, SA. Applied Clinical Informatics. 2014; 5:25-45.

Building gold standard corpora for medical natural language processing tasks. Deleger, L; Li, Q; Lingren, T; Kaiser, M; Molnar, K; Stoutenborough, L; Kouril, M; Marsolo, K; Solti, I. AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium. 2012; 2012:144-153.

Computing the van der Waerden number W(3,4)=293. Kouril, M. Integers : Electronic Journal of Combinatorial Number Theory. 2012; A46:A46-1.

Survey of public domain software for docking simulations and virtual screening. Biesiada, J; Porollo, A; Velayutham, P; Kouril, M; Meller, J. Human Genomics. 2011; 5:497-505.

The van der Waerden Number W(2, 6) Is 1132. Kouril, M; Paul, JL. Experimental Mathematics. 2008; 17:53-61.