Manuel Ottaviano

Manuel Ottaviano has a M.Sc. Computer Science Engineering and a PhD in Bioengineering. He works as assistant professor in the field of Computer Science (software architecture, data visualization, advanced databases and IT project management) and bioengineering (telemedicine, clinical history, clinical decision support system). He also works as senior manager in the area of digital health and wellbeing in the University of Madrid to push innovation in the field of:

  • Mobile Interventions to promote physical and mental health in patients and healthy or at-risk population. He supports the design of digital interventions to promote behaviour change (nutrition, physical activity, mental wellbeing, emotional control, promotion of sleep hygiene, self-management of chronic diseases, rehabilitation processes).
  • Big data solutions in the domain of precision medicine. Software architectures to support the integration of heterogenous ecosystem as of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, medical devices, clinical health records and mobile apps, genetic and genomic information.
  • Decision support systems to define diagnostic and prognostic tools for health professionals and tools to assist the self-management process in users, or tools to help policy makers to assess at population level the effect of an intervention.

He contributed to more than 20 R&D projects, the most relevant contributions in European projects are in MyHeart (FP6-507816), NUADU (ITEA), Psyche (FP7-247777), HeartCycle (FP7-216695), MOSAIC (FP7-ICT-2011.5.2-600914), Nevermind (H2020-689691), Pulse (H2020- 727816), CAPABLE (H2020-771290) and also in Spanish funded projects (ES3-CIBER-BNN, ITACA-CM S2010/BMD-2374, FIS PI13/02505).
Manuel is autor of more than 30 scientific publications and conference proceedings; he collaborates as reviewer in scientific journals (Frontiers in Digital Health, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics). He is also lecturer in the Bioengineering Master in the subject of Telemedicine and Clinical history and director of Master and PhD thesis.