Founded in 1222, the Università degli Studi di Padova (UNIPD) is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious universities with about 2,600 faculty members, 1,000 research fellows, and 66,000 students. The Department of Information Engineering (DEI) is one of the biggest departments at UNIPD, with about 100 faculty members and 150 researchers (graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and research associates) working in about 45 research laboratories. The Department's teaching and research activities primarily concern the area of Information Engineering, which includes the following disciplines: applied optics, bioengineering, computer science, electronics, operational research, systems and control theory, and telecommunications.
Role within REDDIE
In REDDIE, UNIPD is the leader of work package 5, whose main objective is to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to develop new computational tools that enhance the use of real-world data (RWD) and simulated data for supporting or extending the evidence of clinical trials. In particular, UNIPD will enhance the state-of-the-art methodologies for conducting retrospective observational studies with RWD and building data-driven simulation models.