Dr Areti Manataki

Dr Areti Manataki


Researcher profile

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I am a Lecturer in Computer Science and a health data scientist. In my research, I employ artificial intelligence methods to improve the delivery of healthcare services. I have extensive experience in leading innovative online and blended courses, including MOOCs and upskilling courses for professionals.

Prior to joining the University of St Andrews in 2020, I was a Senior Researcher and a Teaching and Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, where I also obtained  my PhD. 

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Young Academy of Scotland


I currently teach on:

  • CS5044: Information Visualisation
  • CS5040: Human Computer Interaction Principles and Methods

Research areas

In my research I employ artificial intelligence methods to improve the delivery of healthcare services. I am particularly interested in AI-enabled process modelling and mining, workflow analysis, data visualisation and their applications in healthcare. 

Examples of projects that I have been involved in include: the analysis of disease trajectories of multimorbidity with the use of data science methods; the use of routinely collected data to improve patient flow through hospital; and advanced data visualisation to communicate key medical messages extracted from cancer data.

Selected publications

  • Open access

    Data science in undergraduate medicine: course overview and student perspectives

    Doudesis, D. & Manataki, A., Mar 2022, In: International Journal of Medical Informatics. 159, 7 p., 104668.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Open access

    Stochastic workflow modeling in a surgical ward: towards simulating and predicting patient flow

    Olling Back, C., Manataki, A., Papanastasiou, A. & Harrison, E., 2021, Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies: 13th International Joint Conference, BIOSTEC 2020, Valletta, Malta, February 24–26, 2020, Revised Selected Papers. Ye, X., Soares, F., De Maria, E., Gómez Vilda, P., Cabitza, F., Fred, A. & Gamboa, H. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 565-591 (Communications in Computer and Information Science; vol. 1400).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Open access

    Mining patient flow patterns in a surgical ward

    Olling Back, C., Manataki, A. & Harrison, E., 18 Mar 2020, Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies. SciTePress, Vol. 5. p. 273-283 11 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


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