Dr Vitaveska Lanfranchi


Department of Computer Science

Senior Lecturer

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Member of the Organisations, Information and Knowledge (OAK) research group

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Dr Vitaveska Lanfranchi
Department of Computer Science
Regent Court (DCS)
211 Portobello
S1 4DP

Dr. Vitaveska Lanfranchi is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Computing in the Organisations Information and Knowledge (OAK) research group. She has a first degree in Communication Science from the University of Turin, Italy and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Turin, Italy.

After receiving her PhD she started working as a Research Associate in the OAK Group in 2004. In 2014 she started a 3-years secondment period as CEO of K-Now ltd., a University of Sheffield spin-off company.

Research interests

Her research has a fundamental interdisciplinary nature, and has developed both in industry and in academia. It concerns the intersection among ubiquitous computing, knowledge capture and visualisation and human computer interaction in fields as diverse emergency response, mobility, smart cities, manufacturing, aerospace and more recently wellbeing.

Her research focuses on user participatory design methods to develop novel methodologies and interfaces for ubiquitous and mobile computing.


Current grants

Previous grants

  • Improving the assessment of driving behaviour for people with Mild Cognitive Impairment and healthy elderly, EPSRC, 11/2020 - 11/2021, £35,284, as Co-PI
  • Clever-dREAMS: Using artificial intelligence to enhance the diagnosis of rare skeletal dysplasias in children, MRC, 12/2019 - 03/2021, £74,668, as Co-PI
  • Early detection of Papilloedema and Diabetic Retinopathy, Innovate UK, 11/2018 - 09/2019, £58,611, as PI
  • SETAAn open, sustainable, ubiquitous data and service ecosystem for efficient, effective, safe, resilient mobility in metropolitan areas, EC H2020, 02/2016 - 01/2019, £970,000, as co-PI
  • TRIDS: Tracking Real-time Intelligence in Data Streams, Innovate UK, 07/2011 - 12/2011, £49,184, as Co-PI
Professional activities

Member of the OAK research group