Dr Vitaveska Lanfranchi

Senior lecturer
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Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 1865

Member of the OAK research group
Personal website: staffwww.dcs.shef.ac.uk/people/V.Lanfranchi/

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Dr. Vitaveska Lanfranchi is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Computing in the OAK Research Group (Department of Computer Science). 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 C.E.O. of K-Now ltd., a University of Sheffield spin-off company.



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 visualization 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

  • Mobilise-D, EC H2020, 04/2019 - 03/2024, £1,227,496, as Co-PI
  • Early detection of Papilloedema and Diabetic Retinopathy, Innovate UK, 11/2018 - 09/2019, £58,611, as PI

Previous grants