Dr Marco Alfano

Innovation Value Institute (IVI)

Senior Researcher, Leader of IVI Digital Health Cluster

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Biography

Dr. Marco Alfano is a Senior Researcher at the Innovation Value Institute (IVI), Maynooth University, and leader of the IVI Digital Health research cluster. He is also affiliated with Lero, the SFI Research Centre for Software, and receives SFI funding for his research. He is currently working on responsible use of AI in health and well-being by facilitating person/patient empowerment and seamless communication within the healthcare system (http://cohealth.ivi.ie/). His research interests include Responsible AI, Digital Health Transformation, Patient Empowerment, Human-machine communication, Data analytics, Semantic Web, Smart cities, Cybersecurity, and Open Data/Big Data. He has authored more than fifty peer reviewed articles for journals, books, and conferences. He has participated in several European projects and has received grants from international bodies, such as the European Union (under the FP7 and H2020 framework programs), and national bodies, such as Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, and the National Research Council of Italy.

Research Interests

Dr. Marco Alfano is currently working on responsible use of AI in health and well-being by facilitating person/patient empowerment and seamless communication within the healthcare system (http://cohealth.ivi.ie/). His research interests include:
  • Digital Health Transformation
  • Responsible AI
  • Patient Empowerment
  • Human-machine communication 
  • Data analytics
  • Semantic Web
  • Cybersecurity
  • Open Data/Big Data
He has authored more than fifty peer reviewed articles for journals, books, and conferences. He has participated in several European projects and has received grants from international bodies, such as the European Union (under the FP7 and H2020 framework programs), and national bodies, such as Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, and the National Research Council of Italy.

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2021 'Communications in Computer and Information Science'
Alfano M.;Lenzitti B.;Taibi D.;Helfert M. (2021) 'Communications in Computer and Information Science' In: Ziefle M., Guldemond N., Maciaszek L.A (eds). Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health. ICT4AWE 2020. Cham: Springer. [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2021 Proposed Use of a Conversational Agent for Patient Empowerment
Alfano, M;Kellett, J;Lenzitti, B;Helfert, M (2021) Proposed Use of a Conversational Agent for Patient Empowerment HEALTHINF: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 14TH INTERNATIONAL JOINT CONFERENCE ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES - VOL. 5: HEALTHINF , pp.817-824 [DOI] [Details]