I am an Associate Professor of Data Science for Health at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. I also direct the Health Informatics Research Group within the School of Information.
My research interests are in computational modelling of human behaviour as well as modelling disease trajectories from clinical (EHR) data to: i) estimate risk of outcomes in chronic diseases, including mental disorders, ii) predict outcomes in critical care (ICU), and iii) optimise treatment strategies. In this and related areas I lead and participate in several projects where some of my work has been featured in MIT Technology Review, The Telegraph, Le Figaro and other media outlets.
I'm also an invited Expert Evaluator for European Commission (Horizon Europe, Horizon 2020, FET Open / EIC Pathfinder, MSCA Programmes), UK's Medical Research Council (MRC), UK's National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and was a Steering Committee member of Pervasive Health conference.
My group collaborates with some of the leading healthcare institutions in the US, including Mayo Clinic (FL), Cleveland Clinic (OH), and Mount Sinai Hospital (NY), as well as several leading European research institutions.
I supervise a number of PhD and Masters students and hold the Italian National Scientific Habilitation (ASN).
Previously I was a tenured Senior Researcher in Digital Health Centre at Fondazione Bruno Kessler research institute, Italy, where I led a group of researchers and students in tackling challenges in healthcare using machine learning methods.
I was also a lecturer in the department of Psychology and Cognitive Science at the University of Trento, Italy and CREATE-NET research centre.
During 2009, I was a visiting researcher at Georgia Tech, USA. I finished my PhD with Walton Institute (formerly TSSG) at South East Technological University, Ireland. My PhD was funded by the Science Foundation Ireland, during which I was a visiting research student at Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) in Singapore.
My sister, Dr. Qendresa Osmani is also a scientist at Medicines Research Centre, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) pharmaceutical company, UK.