Prof. Silvana Quaglini
University of Pavia (Italy)
Full professor, faculty of engineering. Department of electrical, computer and biomedical engineering. Laboratory of biomedical informatics
Silvana Quaglini, graduated cum laude in Electronic Engineering in 1981 from the University of Pavia, then she obtained the PhD in Bioengineering. Since 2011 she is Full Professor at the same University of Pavia, where she is co-holder of the courses "Data Mining and Decision Support in Medicine" and "Medical Informatics". She is author of about 220 scientific publications and her H-index is 40.
Her research interest in general is about decision support systems in medicine and more particularly on basic areas such as decision theory, clinical process modelling, artificial intelligence, probabilistic systems, biomedical statistics, knowledge acquisition. Application areas include support systems for diagnosis, therapy and monitoring, such as computerized guidelines, economic evaluation models based on decision analysis, telemedicine systems and workflow management within healthcare organizations. The main medical areas covered by such applications are stroke, chronic diseases, cardiovascular risk, motor and cognitive rehabilitation. The recent push toward personalized medicine has focused the latest applications on the "shared decision making" and "context-aware home-monitoring patients".
Professor was invited to the Faculty of Information Measurement and Biotechnical Systems to take part in research activities and give lectures to master’s students of the program Systems and Technologies for Digital HealthCare.