Stefanelli Mario


Mario Stefanelli

Prof. Cav. Mario Stefanelli



In Memoriam


Full Professor of Biomedical Engineering Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy

Academic Degree

1969 Laurea cum laude in Electrical Engineering at the University of Pavia, Italy, 1969


1970-1972 Assistant Professor of Control Engineering
1973-1982 Associate Professor of Control Engineering
1983-2000 Full Professor of Control Engineering
2001-2010 Full Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Honorary Appointments

1983 NATO Fellow, Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

Research Interests

The main research topics are: application to relevant biological/clinical problems of advanced methodologies of knowledge engineering, decision theory, mathematical modelling, intelligent data analysis, multi-agent systems, and careflow system design and development.

Academic Teaching


1982-2010 Automatic Control
1989-1993 Artificial Intelligence

PhD Programs

1990-1996 Member, PhD program in Bioengineering, Polytechnic of Milano, Milano, Italy
1997-2010 Chairman, PhD program in Bioengineering and Bioinformatics, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy


1993-2010 Chairman, Diploma in Biomedical Engineering, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy

Research Grants

A. National Projects (MIUR-PRIN)

1994 Informatica medica
1995 Sistemi di aiuto alla decisione in ambito clinico
1996 Sistemi informativi sanitari basati su agenti
1998-1999 Una architettura basata su agenti a supporto del lavoro cooperativo in medicina
2000-2001 Stima bayesiana di parametri e di segnali in sistemi fisiologici

B. EU Projects

1999-2002 GAMES I: a General Architecture for Medical Expert Systems
1992-1994 GAMES II: a General architecture for Medical Expert Systems
1996-1998 HC-ReMa: health care resource management
1996-1999 T-IDDM: Telemanagement of insulin dependent diabetic mellitus patients
1998-1999 ProGuide: building and disseminating of medical guidelines
1998-2000 PATMAN: Patient Management
2000-2003 M2DM: Multi-access System for the Management of Diabetic Mellitus Patients
2001-2003 HOMEY: Home Monitoring through Intelligent Dialog System

Organization of Scientific Events

Member of the Program Committee for AIME (biennial conference) from 1985 on.
Member of the Program Committee for MEDINFO '2001.
Member of the Program Committee for First European Workshop on Computer-based Support for Clinical Guidelines and Protocols '2000.
Member of the Steering Committee of Working Group 7 (WG7) of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA), from 2000.
Scientific Chairman of the Program Committee for MEDINFO '2004.

Editorial Boards

American Modeling Physiology: Modelling Forum
Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
International Journal of Biomedical Informatics
Methods of Information in Medicine

International and National Organizations

Associazione Italiana di Intelligenza Artificiale (AI*IA)
American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Europe (AIME)
American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society
Gruppo Nazionale di Bioingegneria (GNB)

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