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Dr Drishty Sobnath

Senior Lecturer

Department of Science and Engineering

Drishty  Sobnath


Drishty is a senior lecturer in data science and artificial intelligence. She was awarded her PhD in Software Engineering from Kingston University, London. Her research focused on the design and evaluation of m-health systems for patients with chronic conditions. She is the course leader of BSc (Hons) Computing, BSc (Hons) Software Engineering and MSc Computer Engineering.

Drishty has been working on different research projects including the WELCOME EU FP7 funded project (2013-2017), which aimed at providing an integrated care platform to support COPD patients suffering from different comorbidities in five EU countries. Her work included implementation and testing of IoT solutions, wearables, and mobile application development to improve lifestyle and self-management of the chronic condition. She has also developed an Android application (CANAdvice) to help cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatment to self-manage their side effects and receive real-time advice from the platform. She is currently the co-investigator and project coordinator on the Office for Student project titled ‘AI and Data Science postgraduate conversion course scholarship funding’ that aims to increase diversity and address digital skills gaps in the workforce.

Her research interests lie in mobile health application development projects, machine learning, behavioural change management based on use of technology and applications of AI in smart cities to improve quality of life of the visually impaired. Drishty is a member of the organising committee of IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (2021-2023). She has presented her work at several local and international conferences.

Further information


  • Wearable Sensing and Smart Cloud Computing for Integrated Care to COPD Patients with Comorbidities WELCOME EU Project (2013-2017)
  • Mobile Health Project- Fusion Collaborative Awards FCA Project, collaboration work with Kingston University and Mobile Health Ltd (2013-2014)
  • CANAdvice Project (2012-2013)


  • Best Paper Award, paper title: An Informal Carer Hub to support carers looking after COPD patients in UK and Netherlands, International Conference on Information System Design and Intelligent Applications (2018)
  • Finalist for Best Student Paper Award and Rapid-Fire Talks, paper title: Cancer Support & Advice m-health system for home monitoring and symptom management of patients receiving oral chemotherapy treatment, MobiHealth (2014)
  • Kingston University International Scholarship

Taught courses

MSc Applied AI and Data Science

Immerse yourself in the in-demand fields of AI and data science. Using problem-based approaches, your studies will equip you with the knowledge and skills to open doors to a wide range of careers.

BSc (Hons) Software Engineering

Learn how to design, develop, and maintain software applications to create innovative technology solutions and enhance user experiences on this BCS-accredited degree.

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

Find your specialism on this BCS-accredited degree. Gain problem-solving skills, create innovative technologies and prepare for a career in many industries, including cybersecurity and data analysis.

Digital and Technology Solutions Professional (Integrated Degree) Apprenticeship

As a Digital Technology Solutions apprentice you will be guided by a curriculum that has been developed in association with BT, HP, IBM and GSM to develop the skills...