Oshani Seneviratne

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Director of Health Data Research


Oshani Seneviratne is the Director of Health Data Research in the Health Empowerment by Analytics, Learning, and Semantics (HEALS) Project at the Institute for Data Exploration and Applications (IDEA) at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Before Rensselaer, Oshani worked at Oracle specializing in distributed systems, provenance and healthcare-related research.  Oshani obtained her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2014 under the supervision of Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web.

Talks and Events

2022 Workshop: KGC Healthcare and Life Sciences Symposium

We seek original contributions describing theoretical and practical methods and techniques for building and maintaining health knowledge graphs for the healthcare and life sciences domain. The symposium will cover topics around data integration, data profiling, data curation, querying, knowledge discovery, ontology mapping, matching, reconciliation, machine learning approaches, and applications. We will have several invited speakers who are thought leaders in the healthcare and life sciences space. Furthermore, we plan to have a panel discussion comprising experts from industry, government, and academia. In summary, the primary objectives of this symposium will be to provide a platform to discuss:

  • Characterisation of healthcare and life sciences knowledge graphs
  • Opportunities for the application of knowledge graphs in healthcare and life sciences
  • Challenges of creating and maintaining such knowledge graphs
  • Opportunities for knowledge graph research in this space