University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield (USFD) is the Times Higher Education UK University of the Year in 2011. Official independent research assessments confirm its reputation as a centre for world-class research in many disciplines; in particular, more than two thirds of our technological research has been ranked either “internationally excellent” or “world leading”. It has more than 25,000 students from 128 countries, and over 5,500 staff. The University has recently made a 4MEuros investment in Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) research, with the establishment of the INSIGNEO Institute for in silico Medicine, a new Institute spanning the Faculties of Engineering and Medicine and the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Marco Viceconti is full Professor of Biomechanics at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield and Scientific Director of the Insigneo Research Institute. His main research interests relate to the development and validation of medical technology, especially involving simulation.

The primary role of USFD will be the development of the hypermodelling framework that will allow the orchestration of individual models into multi-component hypermodels that can be accessed by scientists and clinicians via a user interface. Both individual models and resulting hypermodels will be exposed as cloud services via this infrastructure. In order to achieve this, we will also work closely with other partners in order to develop metamodel annotation for both individual model components and hypermodels.

Team members

Photo of Prof. Marco Viceconti Prof. Marco Viceconti
University of Sheffield
WP7 Leader
Tel: +44 114 22 20162
Photo of Dr Dawn Walker Dr Dawn Walker
University of Sheffield
Team Leader
Tel: +44 114 22 21914