Riccardo Bellazzi is Full Professor of Bioengineering and Medical Informatics at the Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical Engineering of the University of Pavia, Italy. He teaches Medical Informatics and Machine Learning at the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering and Bioinformatics at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Pavia. He is chair of the board of the PhD program in Bioengineering and Bioinformatics of the University of Pavia. Prof. Bellazzi is the director of the Biomedical Informatics Labs “Mario Stefanelli” of the University of Pavia, and of the Laboratory of Informatics and Systems science of the IRCCS Fondazione S. Maugeri hospital of Pavia.
He is Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, member of the Italian Bioinformatics Association, past Vice-President of the International Medical Informatics Association, past-chairman of the IMIA working group of Intelligent Data Analysis and Data Mining, program chair of the Medinfo 2010 and AIME 2007 conferences, track chairman of the IEEE BHI 2014 and of the AMIA 2015 conferences and current member of the program committee of several international conferences in biomedical informatics and artificial intelligence.
He is member of the editorial board of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, of the Journal of Biomedical Informatics, of the International Journal of Medical Informatics, of Methods of Information in Medicine and of the Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. He is Associate editor of BMC Bioinformatics and past Associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine.
His research interests are related to biomedical informatics, comprising bioinformatics, data mining, IT-based systems to support biomedical research, mathematical modeling of biological systems. He is involved in several EU-funded research projects, as well as in projects funded by national institution.
Prof. Bellazzi is author of more than 130 publications on peer-reviewed journals and more of 160 papers on international conferences.