Carmelo Velardo


My background gives me two main perspectives. As computer science engineer I keep myself up-to-date with technology (tools, techniques, and concepts), I demonstrate ideas with rapid prototyping, and I enjoy working in a team. As research scientist, I am keen on exploring new concepts, I have an inclination for mining, analysing, and presenting data, and I also like to work independently on problems.

During my career I have worked on a number of different areas of computer science and applications. More recently I have focused on digital health and remote patient monitoring. I have successfully applied my skills of data management, system integration, signal processing, and machine learning to design usable and scalable remote monitoring systems to improve patient management.

I now collaborate with the amazing people of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering of the University of Oxford. Specifically I collaborate with Professor Lionel Tarassenko to use mobile-phone based tele-health to empower patients' self-management of long-term conditions such as diabetes, COPD, congestive hearth failure, hypertension. I enjoy collaborating with doctors, nurses, and patients.

Curriculum Vitæ

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Three main research themes I am interested in.

Chronic conditions

Chronic diseases, such as heart disease, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes, are leading causes of mortality in the world (60% of all deaths). Out of the 35 million people who died from chronic disease in 2005, half were under 70 and half were women. [WHO]


Empower patients and health care providers through the use of new technologies, sensors, and services to improve health, healthcare delivery, and quality of life.

Self management / self monitoring

The management, monitoring, and skills by which patients with a chronic condition can effectively take care of themselves. Digital-Health can facilitate the process and the creation of procedures to help patients better self-manage and self-monitor.


A list of publications.
More info on my Google scholar profile.


    A list of projects.

    This is a list of past research projects in which I have participated actively during my academic career.

    I consulted for several institutions in the past (Italy, UK, France) and, subject to time constraints, I do for digital health, system integration, signal processing.

    Consulting will mainly go through the University of Oxford dedicated office (OUC - ISIS Innovation) but please contact me in the first instance.


    Old Road Campus Research Building,
    Headington, Oxford, OX3 7DQ
    United Kingdom


    Tel. +44 (0)1865 617 679



    In the Press

    Articles on the press about some past activities


    (6 Sep 2016)

    Our work at IBME on Medium.

    Communications of the ACM

    (3 January 2012)

    Kinect weighs astronauts just by looking at them

    New Scientist

    (23 December 2011)

    Kinect weighs astronauts just by looking at them