amir rahmani in tie and gray jacket in front of wall

Associate Professor

Key Areas of Focus

Key Area of Focus 1: Integrative Health and Wellness
Key Area of Focus 2: Community Health
Key Area of Focus 4: Health Services and Practice
Key Area of Focus 5: Digital Technology and Health
Key Area of Focus 6: Health Disparities and Diversity


Research Affiliations

Areas of Expertise

Amir M. Rahmani is the founder of Health SciTech Group ( at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and the co-founder of Internet-of-Things for Healthcare Group (IoT4Health) at the University of Turku (UTU), Finland. He is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Nursing (joint appointment) at the UCI, and is also a life-time adjunct professor (Docent) in the Department of Future Technologies of University of Turku, Turku, Finland. His research is in Internet-of-Things (IoT), e-health, wearable sensor design, bio-signal processing, health informatics, and big health data analytics. He is especially excited about novel sensing, computation/analytics, communication, and networking paradigms, applied to healthcare/medical and wellbeing applications. He has been leading nationally/internationally funded projects on Smart Pain Assessment, Preventing Preterm-Birth, Family-centered Maternity Care, Stress Management in Adolescents, Remote Elderly and Family Caregivers monitoring, and all using Wearable Internet-of-Things (WIoT) and AI technologies. He has received numerous research excellence awards (e.g., 2x from Nokia Foundation) and best paper awards (e.g., from MobiHealth, ANT, HealthyIoT, and DFT). He is the co-author of more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and the associate editor-in-chief of ACM Transactions on Computing for Healthcare.

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