Alberto Sanna graduated in Nuclear Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, in Milan Italy. He has been in charge of healthcare process re-engineering projects at the Scientific Institute San Raffaele since 1989, leading highly innovative Information Technology and Automation & Robotics-driven clinical projects in the Nuclear Medicine, Clinical Lab, Hospital Pharmacy, Ward and Surgical Room. Since 1999 he is director of the e-Services for Life and Health Research Center (www.eservices4life.org) and he’s successfully managing R&D projects clustered in 5th, 6th, 7th European Commission R&D Framework Programs covering three main research domains:
Since 1999 on, SMARTer and SAFer HOSPITAL R&D Program for Patient Safety: analysis, design, development, pilot testing and technology transfer of innovative safe & trusted hospital healthcare processes based on pervasive Information Technology, Automation & Robotics, Modeling & Simulation in cooperation with leading industries in the medical, pharmaceutical, information technologies markets, scientific research institutions and policy makers.
Since 2003 on, SMARTer and HEALTHIer LIFE R&D Program for Disease Prevention and Well-Being Promotion: analysis, design, development, pilot testing and technology transfer of innovative personalized and pervasive e-Services-based processes and business models to support Individual’s compliance to pharmaceutical therapies and awareness & motivation for behavioral changes & healthier lifestyles (with particular focus on nutrition and physical activity) in cooperation with leading industries in the pharmaceutical, food & beverage, multimedia, information technology markets, scientific research institutions and policy makers.
Since 2009 on, In charge of the SMARTer and HEALTHIer CITY R&D Program and Living Lab for the City of the Future: e-Services re-engineering of the urban environment in the perspective of Internet of Services and Service Robotics, to enable and promote healthier and more eco-sustainable lifestyles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMhj4Q30q0U – English subtitles).
During his career, he has been presenting his research activities in 100+ top level international congresses and he has been constantly active in academic teaching in Information Technology courses at the University of Milan (Dependability of Information Systems) and University of Insubria (Smart & Mobile Systems for Innovative Services). Presently, he is teaching Information Technology for Predictive, Preventive and Personalized Medicine at the University Vita-Salute in Milan. He is author of edutainment videogames & formats and inventor of patents & trademarks in the field of innovative technologies for health and wellbeing.