Pepijn van de Ven is a Senior Lecturer in the department of Electronic & Computer Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, at the University of Limerick (UL). Pepijn received an MSc in Electronic Engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands) in 2000. He subsequently worked for Philips Research Laboratories investigating new RF front-ends for 3G handsets. In 2002 Pepijn obtained an IRCSET award to pursue a PhD at UL on the ‘Identification and Control of Marine Vehicles Using Artificial Intelligence Techniques’. After finishing his PhD in 2005, Pepijn had several postdoctoral positions in the area of technologies for ambient assisted living before becoming a Senior Research Fellow in 2007. In 2018 he joined UL's teaching staff as a Senior Lecturer. Pepijn has secured numerous national and international research awards totalling more than €1.7 million in funding to UL and is currently UL lead on the UK-MRC funded PROACTIVE project with King's College London and the University of São Paulo.

Pepijn’s research interests are the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning to mobile sensing for biomedical applications with a particular focus on the area of eMental Health. Furthermore Pepijn has a keen interest in mobile app development for Android.


Van de Ven P, Araya R, P de Paula Couto MC, Henrique MG, Meere D, Vilela Mendes A, Peters TJ, Seabra A, Franzin RM, Carvalho Pereda P, Scazufca M Investigating Software Requirements for Systems Supporting Task-Shifted Interventions: Usability Study J Med Internet Res 2019;21(11):e11346

Scazufca M, de Paula Couto MCP, Henrique MG, Mendes AV, Matijasevich A, Pereda PC, RM, Seabra, AC, Van de Ven P, Hollingworth W, Peters TJ, Araya R. Pilot study of a two-arm non-randomized controlled cluster trial of a psychosocial intervention to improve late life depression in socioeconomically deprived areas of São Paulo, Brazil (PROACTIVE): feasibility study of a psychosocial intervention for late life depression in São Paulo. BMC Public Health 2019 Aug 22;19(1):1152

Msetfi R, O'Sullivan D, Walsh A, Nelson J, Van de Ven P Using Mobile Phones to Examine and Enhance Perceptions of Control in Mildly Depressed and Nondepressed Volunteers: Intervention Study JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2018;6(11):e10114

Van de Ven, P., H. O'Brien, R. Henriques, M. Klein, R. Msetfi, J. Nelson, A. Rocha, J. Ruwaard, D. O'Sullivan, and H. Riper, ULTEMAT: A mobile framework for smart ecological momentary assessments and interventions. Internet Interventions, 2017. 9: p. 74-81.

Guiry, J.J., P. van de Ven, J. Nelson, L. Warmerdam, and H. Riper, Activity recognition with smartphone support. Medical Engineering and Physics, 2014. 36(6): p. 670-675.