Oscar Arturo Mayora Ibarra

About me:

I am head of the Digital Health Lab Unit at FBK Center for Health and Wellbeing and scientific coordinator for the Joint Research Unit between the Trentino Local Health Trust, the Province of Trento and FBK as part of Trentino Salute 4.0 Initiative.

During the past years I have conducted research activity in the field of Ubiquitous and Pervasive Health Technologies. In 2006 I founded the International Pervasive Health Conference that became in collaboration with ACM since 2013 and is the premier research event in this field.

Since 2005, I have been actively participating in International research projects in the digital health domain. From these projects I coordinated among others the pioneering European MONARCA Project in the field of mobile computing for bipolar disorder that produced over 40 peer-reviewed publications; the NYMPHA-MD Pre-Commercial Procurement project in which early bipolar disorder commercial solutions were tested and spun-off and the EU Marie Curie Ubihealth International Network in which I led a wide research partnership from North and South America (Georgia Tech, Univ. of California at Irvine, CICESE, INAOE, University of Chile), Asia (Tsing-Hua University) and Europe (UCL, ETH, ITU Denmark, University of Castilla La Mancha, Bogacizi University and Create-Net) with a research production of over 50 joint papers between pairs of these Institutions.

Among other funded initiatives, I have coordinated and participated in other EC Projects since FP6 including Projects SAMBA (as Project Coordinator), INTERSTRESS, NextMedia, SuperHub (as Technical Coordinator), SmartSDK, FiwareMexico, Digital-Life and currently KRAKEN, ValueCare, TrainBlue and WideHealth; and in other funded collaborations as tenderer in European PCPs such as Empattics, Pro-Empower, Magic and currently HSMonitor.

Previously, I graduated in Electronics and Telecommunications and obtained a Masters degree in Computer Science at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico and received my Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering and Informatics at DIBE, University of Genoa, Italy in 2000. In the same year I was awarded an ERCIM Visiting Research Fellowship to conduct post-doctoral activities at the Advance Interactive Systems Laboratory of VTT Electronics in Oulu, Finland. In August 2001 I was appointed Associate Professor in Computer Science at Tecnológico de Monterrey where I became head of the Graduate Program in Computer Science. Later from 2004 – 2016 I was Head of the Ubiquitous Technologies for Health Area at Create-Net.

As part of other activities I am scientific responsible for the EIP-AHA Trentino Reference Site on Active and Healthy Aging, and adjunct professor in the Faculty of Cognitive Sciences at University of Trento and in University of Applied Sciences FH-Burgenland in Austria. I collaborate as an independent expert to the WHO COVID-19-Italy Vulnerabilities Network (CIV-N) and as reviewer for European Commission and other research and academic organisations. My Erdos Number is 3.

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List of Selected Co-Authored Publications  (Full publications list here):

Gios L., et.al. Using eHealth platforms and Apps to support monitoring and management of home-quarantined COVID-19 patients. Insights from the experience of the Province of Trento, Italy. JMIR Form Res. 2021 Apr 13. doi: 10.2196/25713. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33909586.

Maxhuni A. Hernandez P., Morales E., Sucar E., Osmani V., Mayora O. Unobtrusive Stress Assessment Using Smartphones. IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. February 2020

Aguileta, A.A.; Brena, R.F.; Mayora, O.; Molino-Minero-Re, E.; Trejo, L.A. Virtual Sensors for Optimal Integration of Human Activity Data. Sensors 2019, 19.

Kessing L, Munkholm K, Faurholt M., Nielsen L, Ekstrom C., Winther O., Pedersen B., McIntyre R., Bardram J., Frost M., Mayora O., Knudsen G., Philips, M. Vinberg M. The Bipolar Illness Onset study – research protocol for the BIO cohort study. BMJ Open. 2017

K Connelly, O Mayora, J Favela, M Jacobs, A Matic, C Nugent, S Wagner. The Future of Pervasive Health. IEEE Pervasive Computing 16 (1), 16-20, 2017

Osmani V., Forti S., Mayora O., Conforti D. “Enabling Prescription-based Health Apps”. In Proceedings of Pervasive Health Workshop on Challenges and Opportunities in Pervasive Health Enabled Telemedicine. Barcelona, Spain, May 2017.

Dey, A., N. Berthouze, K. Kunze, B. Arnrich, C. Ersoy, and O. Mayora, “Wearable Therapy – Detecting information from wearables and mobiles that are relevant to clinical and self-directed therapy”, Methods of Information in Medicine, 2016

Maxhuni, A., L. Hernandez, E. Sucar, V. Osmani, E. Morales, and O. Mayora, “Stress Modelling and Prediction in Presence of Scarce Data”, Elsevier Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 2016

Haring, C., R. Banzer, A. Grunerbl, S. Oehler, G. bahle, P. Lukowicz, and O. Mayora, Journal Article, “Utilizing Smartphones as an Effective Way to Support Patients with Bipolar Disorder: Results of the Monarca Study”, European Psychiatry, vol. 30, no. 1: Elsevier, March, 2015

Garcia-Ceja, E., V. Osmani, and O. Mayora, Journal Article, “Automatic Stress Detection in Working Environments from Smartphones’ Accelerometer Data: A First Step””, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, , 2015

Mayora-Ibarra, O., M. Frost, B. Arnrich, F. Gravenhorst, A. Grunerbl, A. Muaremi, V. Osmani, A. Puiatti, N. Reichwaldt, C. Scharnweber, et al., “Mobile Health Systems for Bipolar Disorder: The Relevance of Non-Functional Requirements in MONARCA Project”, International Journal of Handheld ComputingResearch, vol. 5, no. 1-12, 2014.

Grunerbl, A., V. Osmani, G. Bahle, J. C. Carrasco, S. Oehler, O. M. Ibarra, C. Haring, and P. Lukowicz, “Using smart phone mobility traces for the diagnosis of depressive and manic episodes in bipolar patients”, Augmented Human 2014 Honorable Mention Paper, 2014.

Mayora, O., P. Lukowicz, and M. Marschollek, “Evolving Pervasive Health Research into Clinical Practice”, Special Issue of Journal of Methods of Information in Medicine, vol. 13;, no. 53(5), October, 2014.

Alvarez-Lozano, J., V. Osmani, O. Mayora, M. Frost, J. Bardram, M. Faurholt-Jepsen, and L. V. Kessing, “Tell me your apps and I will tell you your mood: Correlation of apps usage with Bipolar Disorder State”, 7th International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, Rhodes, ACM, May, 2014.

Gravenhorst, F., A. Muaremi, J. Bardram, A. Gruenerb, O. Mayora, G. Wurzer, M. Frost, V. Osmani, B. Arnrich, P. Lukowicz, et al., “Mobile Phones as Medical Devices in Mental Disorder Treatment: an overview”, Springer Personal and Ubiquitous Computing , vol. Springer Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 2014

Grunerbl, A., A. Muaremi, V. Osmani, G. Bahle, S. Oehler, G. Troester, O. Mayora, C. Haring, and P. Lukowicz, “Smartphone Based Recognition of States and State Changes in Bipolar Disorder Patients”, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (formerly IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine), August, 2014

Mayora, O., “The MONARCA Project for Bipolar Disorder Treatment.”, Journal of CyberTherapy & Rehabilitation. Vol. 1, 2011.

Arnrich, B., O. Mayora, J. Bardram, and G. Tröster, “Pervasive Healthcare – Paving the Way for a Pervasive, User-Centered and Preventive Healthcare Model”, Journal of Methods of Information in Medicine, Vol. 1, pp. 67-73., 2010.