Fabio Ciravegna is Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Head of the OAK Group. His research concerns large-scale data acquisition and management.
His research funds since 2005 exceed £8.5m from the European Commission (EC), EPSRC, AHRC, JISC, Innovate UK, industry and government (Rolls-Royce, Football Whispers, Public Health England (PHE), JustGiving).
Since 2005 he has been director of three EC funded projects totalling over €20m and involving 45 partners from academia and industry, and Principal Investigator (PI) in many other projects (four European, three EPSRC, four industrial/governmental and four Innovate UK).
He is designer and lead engineer of a technology for tracking health and wellbeing via mobile phones that has been adopted by PHE (over ½ million downloads).
He has a patent on terminology recognition in the aerospace domain that has led to the creation of a tool used by over 10,000 employees at Rolls-Royce Plc. He is co-creator of two spin-out companies: K-Now Technologies Ltd and The Floow Ltd on large scale data analysis and management (currently one of the 10 fastest growing companies in the UK).
From 2012 to 2016 he was the coordinator of the European project WeSenseIt (wesenseit.eu) one of five flagship European projects on citizen observatories.