Dr Venet Osmani

PhD (SETU, Ireland)

Information School

Senior Lecturer in Data Science

Venet Osmani
v.osmani@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 2676

Full contact details

Dr Venet Osmani
Information School
Regent Court (IS)
211 Portobello
Sheffield
S1 4DP
Profile

Before joining the University of Sheffield, 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 medicine using machine learning methods. I was also a lecturer in the department of Psychology and Cognitive Science at University of Trento, Italy.

Research interests

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 am involved in several projects where some of my work has been featured in MIT Technology Review, The Telegraph, Le Figaro and other media outlets.

In general, I am interested in supervising PhD topics related to machine learning and medicine, including but not limited to:

  • Gender, racial and other types of bias in clinical data
  • Machine learning methods to address health data poverty for underrepresented groups
  • Predicting patient outcomes using machine learning and clinical data from Biobanks / Electronic Health Records
  • Predicting mental health outcomes using behaviour data from wearables and smartphones
Publications

Books

  • Sucar E, Mayora O, Tapus A, Ahuactzin JM, Farinelli A, de Cote EM, Osmani V, Moran A, Vakali A & Mendoza MG (2017) Preface. RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

Chapters

  • Hernandez-Leal P, Maxhuni A, Sucar LE, Osmani V, Morales EF & Mayora O (2015) Stress Modelling Using Transfer Learning in Presence of Scarce Data, Ambient Intelligence for Health (pp. 224-236). Springer International Publishing RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

  • Lukan J, Bolliger L, Clays E, Mayora O, Osmani V & Luštrek M (2021) Participants’ Experience and Adherence in Repeated Measurement Studies Among Office-Based Workers. Adjunct Proceedings of the 2021 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2021 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers RIS download Bibtex download
  • Semmler G, Wernly S, Wernly B, Mamandipoor B, Bachmayer S, Semmler L, Aigner E, Datz C & Osmani V (2021) Gastroenterologist against the machine - opportunities and limitations of machine learning models for prediction of advanced adenoma. Zeitschrift für Gastroenterologie, 9 September 2021 - 11 September 2021. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Talitckii A, Anikina A, Kovalenko E, Mayora O, Osmani V, Zimniakova O, Semenov M, Bril E, Dylov D & Somov A (2020) Data-Driven Analysis of Parkinson's Disease and its Detection at an Early Stage. Proceedings of the 14th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare RIS download Bibtex download
  • (2020) Policy Paper on Healthy Ageing – BFHA2020 Conference. Liječnički vjesnik, Vol. 142(supp 1) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Osmani V, Li L, Danieletto M, Glicksberg B, Dudley J & Mayora O (2018) Automatic processing of Electronic Medical Records using Deep Learning. Proceedings of the 12th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (pp 251-257). ACM RIS download Bibtex download
  • Osmani V, Forti S, Mayora O & Conforti D (2017) Enabling prescription-based health apps. Proceedings of the 11th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare RIS download Bibtex download
  • Osmani V, Forti S, Mayora O & Conforti D (2017) Challenges and opportunities in evolving TreC personal health record platform. Proceedings of the 11th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (pp 288-291). ACM RIS download Bibtex download
  • Maxhuni A, Hernandez-Leal P, Morales EF, Sucar EL, Osmani V, Muńoz-Meléndez A & Mayora O (2016) Using Intermediate Models and Knowledge Learning to Improve Stress Prediction. AFI 360° Conference Track on Future Internet e-Health (FI-eHealth) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ferdous R, Osmani V, Marquez JB & Mayora O (2015) Investigating correlation between verbal interactions and perceived stress. 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 25 August 2015 - 29 August 2015. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Garcia-Ceja E, Osmani V, Maxhuni A & Mayora O (2015) Detecting Walking in Synchrony Through Smartphone Accelerometer and Wi-Fi Traces. Ambient Intelligence: European Conference, AmI 2014, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, November 11-13, 2014. Revised Selected Papers, Vol. 8850 (pp 33-33). Springer RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ferdous R, Osmani V, Márquez JB & Mayora O (2015) Does verbal interaction among colleagues affect perceived stress levels?. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ferdous R, Osmani V & Mayora O (2015) Smartphone app usage as a predictor of perceived stress levels at workplace. 2015 9th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth) (pp 225-228). IEEE RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hernandez-Leal P, Maxhuni A, Sucar LE, Osmani V, Morales EF & Mayora O (2015) Stress modelling using transfer learning in presence of scarce data. Ambient Intelligence for Health (pp 224-236). Springer, Cham RIS download Bibtex download
  • Alvarez-Lozano J, Osmani V, Mayora O, Frost M, Bardram J, Faurholt-Jepsen M & Kessing LV (2014) Tell me your apps and I will tell you your mood. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments RIS download Bibtex download
  • Osmani V (2014) Session details: Data modeling and information management for pervasive assistive environments. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gruenerbl A, Osmani V, Bahle G, Carrasco JC, Oehler S, Mayora O, Haring C & Lukowicz P (2014) Using smart phone mobility traces for the diagnosis of depressive and manic episodes in bipolar patients. Proceedings of the 5th Augmented Human International Conference RIS download Bibtex download
  • Sabatelli M, Osmani V, Mayora O, Gruenerbl A & Lukowicz P (2014) Correlation of significant places with self-reported state of bipolar disorder patients. 2014 4th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare-Transforming Healthcare Through Innovations in Mobile and Wireless Technologies (MOBIHEALTH) (pp 116-119). IEEE RIS download Bibtex download
  • Matthia S, Osmani V, Agnes G, Paul L & Oscar M (2014) Correlation of significant places with self-reported state of patients with bipolar disorder. 2014 4th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare-Transforming Healthcare Through Innovations in Mobile and Wireless Technologies (MOBIHEALTH). IEEE RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mayora O & Osmani V (2014) From Ubiquitous Computing to Human Aware Networking: Exploiting the Know-how of Ubicomp Research for Improving Networked-User Experience. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Context-Aware Systems and Applications (pp 110-113). ICST (Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and … RIS download Bibtex download
  • Matic A, Osmani V & Mayora O (2014) Mobile Monitoring of Formal and Informal Social Interactions at Workplace. 3rd ACM Workshop on Mobile Systems for Computational Social Science (MCSS 2014). ACM RIS download Bibtex download
  • Osmani V, Mayora O, Rasheed T & Salvadori E (2014) Realising Anticipatory Networks through Human Aware Networking (HAN). 1st KuVS Workshop on Anticipatory Networks RIS download Bibtex download
  • Sabatelli M, Osmani V, Gruenerbl A, Lukowicz P & Mayora O (2014) Correlation of significant places with self-reported state of bipolar disorder patients. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare - "Transforming healthcare through innovations in mobile and wireless technologies", 3 November 2014 - 5 November 2014. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Osmani V, Maxhuni A, Grünerbl A, Lukowicz P, Haring C & Mayora O (2013) Monitoring activity of patients with bipolar disorder using smart phones. Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing & Multimedia - MoMM '13, 2 December 2013 - 4 December 2013. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Czerwinski M, Mayora O, Lukowicz P, Campbell A & Osmani V (2013) Preface. Proceedings of the 2013 7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare and Workshops, PervasiveHealth 2013 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Czerwinski M, Mayora O, Lukowicz P, Campbell A & Osmani V (2013) Preface. 2013 7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare and Workshops RIS download Bibtex download
  • Matic A, Maxhuni A, Osmani V & Mayora O (2013) Virtual uniforms: using sound frequencies for grouping individuals. Proceedings of the 2013 ACM conference on Pervasive and ubiquitous computing adjunct publication (pp 159-162). ACM RIS download Bibtex download
  • (2012) Welcome Message from the Chairs. 2012 Sixth UKSim/AMSS European Symposium on Computer Modeling and Simulation, 14 November 2012 - 16 November 2012. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Matic A, Osmani V & Mayora O (2012) Speech activity detection using accelerometer. 2012 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 28 August 2012 - 1 September 2012. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Matic A, Osmani V, Maxhuni A & Mayora O (2012) Multi-Modal Mobile Sensing of Social Interactions. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, 21 May 2012 - 24 May 2012. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Popleteev A, Osmani V & Mayora O (2012) Investigation of indoor localization with ambient FM radio stations. 2012 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, 19 March 2012 - 23 March 2012. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Matic A, Osmani V, Popleteev A & Mayora-Ibarra O (2012) A Pilot Study of Short-term Effects of Non-sedentary Behaviour on Mood Changes.. HEALTHINF (pp 299-304) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Carreras I, Matic A, Saar P & Osmani V (2012) Comm2sense: Detecting proximity through smartphones. 2012 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (pp 253-258). IEEE RIS download Bibtex download
  • Popleteev A, Osmani V, Maimone R, Gabrielli S & Mayora O (2012) Mobile stress treatment: The interstress approach. 2012 6th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth) and Workshops (pp 197-198). IEEE RIS download Bibtex download
  • Popleteev A, Osmani V, Maimone R, Gabrielli S & Mayora O (2012) Mobile stress treatment: The interstress approach. 2012 6th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth) and Workshops (pp 197-198). IEEE RIS download Bibtex download
  • Popleteev A, Osmani V, Maimone R, Gabrielli S & Mayora O (2012) Mobile stress treatment: The interstress approach. 2012 6th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth) and Workshops (pp 197-198). IEEE RIS download Bibtex download
  • De Angeli A, Gabrielli S, Osmani V, Maimone R, Chini M & others (2012) StandFit: Fighting Sedentary Work Life. NordCHI 2012 International Workshop on Designing for Wellness and Behavior Change. N/A RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chini M, Angeli AD, Gabrielli S, Maimone R & Osmani V (2012) StandFit: Fighting Sedentary Work Life. NordiCHI2012 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Matic A, Osmani V, Popleteev A & Mayora-Ibarra O (2011) Smart Phone Sensing to Examine Effects of Social Interactions and Non-sedentary Work Time on Mood Changes (pp 200-213) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Maxhuni A, Matic A, Osmani V & Ibarra OM (2011) Correlation between self-reported mood states and objectively measured social interactions at work: A pilot study. 2011 5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (PervasiveHealth) and Workshops (pp 308-311). IEEE RIS download Bibtex download
  • Popleteev A, Osmani V, Mayora O & Matic A (2011) Indoor localization using audio features of FM radio signals. International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context (pp 246-249). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg RIS download Bibtex download
  • Matic A, Osmani V & Mayora O (2011) RFID-based system for tracking people: Approaches to tagging demented patients. International Conference on Ambient Media and Systems (pp 60-65). Springer Berlin Heidelberg RIS download Bibtex download
  • Matic A, Mehta P, Rehg JM, Osmani V & Mayora O (2010) AID-ME: Automatic identification of dressing failures through monitoring of patients and activity Evaluation. Proceedings of the 4th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, 22 March 2010 - 25 March 2010. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Matic A, Popleteev A, Osmani V & Mayora-Ibarra O (2010) An Indoor Positioning System based on a WiFi router and FM beacons. 18th Telecommunications forum TELFOR RIS download Bibtex download
  • Matic A, Papliatseyeu A, Gabrielli S, Osmani V & Mayora-Ibarra O (2010) Happy or Moody? Why so?. 5th UbiHealth Workshop in conjunction with UBICOMP-2010. Copenhagen, Denmark RIS download Bibtex download
  • Matic A, Papliatseyeu A, Gabrielli S, Osmani V & Mayora-Ibarra O (2010) Happy or Moody? Why so?. 5th UbiHealth Workshop in conjunction with UBICOMP-2010. Copenhagen, Denmark RIS download Bibtex download
  • Matic A, Papliatseyeu A, Osmani V & Mayora-Ibarra O (2010) Tuning to your position: FM radio based indoor localization with spontaneous recalibration. 2010 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom), 29 March 2010 - 2 April 2010. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Arnrich B, Osmani V, Riva G & Bardram J (2010) UbiHealth 2010: the 5th international workshop on ubiquitous health and wellness. Proceedings of the 12th ACM international conference adjunct papers on Ubiquitous computing-Adjunct (pp 497-500). ACM RIS download Bibtex download
  • Papliatseyeu A, Kotilainen N, Mayora O & Osmani V (2009) FINDR: Low-cost indoor positioning using FM radio. International Conference on Mobile Wireless Middleware, Operating Systems, and Applications (pp 15-26). Springer Berlin Heidelberg RIS download Bibtex download
  • Osmani V, Zhang D & Balasubramaniam S (2009) Human activity recognition supporting context-appropriate reminders for elderly. 2009 3rd International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (pp 1-4). IEEE RIS download Bibtex download
  • Osmani V, Balasubramaniam S & Botvich D (2007) A bayesian network and rule-base approach towards activity inference. 2007 IEEE 66th Vehicular Technology Conference (pp 254-258). IEEE RIS download Bibtex download
  • Osmani V, Balasubramaniam S & Botvich D (2007) Self-organising object networks using context zones for distributed activity recognition. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Body Area Networks BodyNets, 11 June 2007 - 13 June 2007. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Osmani V, Balasubramaniam S & Gu T (2006) A distributed hierarchical structure for object networks supporting human activity recognition. IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Management of Multimedia Networks and Services (pp 128-133). Springer Berlin Heidelberg RIS download Bibtex download
  • Osmani V, Balasubramaniam S & Gu T (2006) A distributed hierarchical structure for object networks supporting human activity recognition. IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Management of Multimedia Networks and Services (pp 128-133). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg RIS download Bibtex download
  • White M, Jennings B, Osmani V & Van der Meer S (2005) Context driven, user-centric access control for smart spaces. IEE International Workshop on Intelligent Environments (pp 13-19) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Osmani V & Maxhuni A () A. Gr unerbl, P. Lukowicz, C. Haring, and O. Mayora. Monitoring activity of patients with bipolar disorder using smart phones. ACM Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia (MoMM2013), DOI, Vol. 10 RIS download Bibtex download

Theses / Dissertations

  • Maxhuni A (2017) Managing the Scarcity of Monitoring Data through Machine Learning in Healthcare Domain. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Muaremi A (2014) Wearable Sensing of Mental Health and Human Behavior. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Aleksandar M (2012) Sensing Social Interactions Using Non-Visual and Non-Auditory Mobile Sources, Maximizung Privacy and Minimizing Obtrusiveness.. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Popleteev A (2011) Indoor positioning using FM radio signals. RIS download Bibtex download

Other

  • Osmani V (2019) Blood lactate concentration prediction in critical care patients: handling missing values. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Osmani V (2019) Benchmarking machine learning models on eICU critical care dataset. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mukhopadhyay S & Postolache OA (2012) Pervasive and mobile sensing and computing for healthcare: technological and social issues. RIS download Bibtex download
Professional activities

I am 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. I collaborate 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 am on the Editorial Board of BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making journal and I am an Associate Editor for Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing Journal, published by Frontiers in Computer Science.