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DARTH group mission

Ever-increasing healthcare provision demands strain national health systems globally, which struggle to meet patients' needs. There is a growing unmet clinical need to develop accurate, robust, practical decision support tools to facilitate diagnosis, assessment, and symptom monitoring to improve patient health and care.

We are a dynamic research group based at the Usher Institute, Edinburgh Medical SchoolUniversity of Edinburgh working at the interface of engineering, mathematics, informatics, and medicine. We passionately believe we can design and provide effective solutions which will revolutionize contemporary healthcare delivery through capitalizing technology and harnessing data.

We develop and apply signal processing and statistical machine learning algorithms to explore data and decipher complicated concealed statistical relationships. Our algorithms are directly driven by and validated on complicated real-world problems, aiming to facilitate interpretation of the underlying key mechanisms of the modelled system. Our work is inherently multi-disciplinary and we collaborate with industrial partners and researchers worldwide. We tackle challenging problems in healthcare domains from neurodegenerative disorders and mental health, to asthma, cardiovascular disease, and neonatal monitoring.

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PhD positions in the new CDT in AI for Biomedical Innovation (AI4BI)

Thanasis is one of the Co-Investigators of a new CDT with the School of Informatics at Edinburgh. He leads one of the four Core Themes (Biomedical and Health Informatics, see also for an overview the other Research Areas), the programme will be recruiting about 60+ students over the next 5 years. Check the new website of AI4BI and apply to join the programme!


New book published by Springer 2023

New book edited by Thanasis summarizing the state-of-art developments in Pervasive Computing as part of the International Conference in Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare where he served as General Chair. This is free to download directly from the publisher


Special issue in Sensors for 2023 (deadline extended to May 2024)

We are organizing a special issue in Sensors, where Thanasis serves as the Lead Guest Editor. This special issue invites work broadly in smart sensing technologies. See the call for papers and submit your best work!


Jan 2024

New member in the DARTH group! Yue is joining us for her post-doc, funded by AUKCAR, from 1 March 2024. She will be working on mining data to provide insights into asthma.

Years in review
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