Faculty - CdLM IngBiomedical engineering

Mario Merone
Assistant professor

Mario Merone is a Researcher at the Processing Systems and Bioinformatics Unit. He holds a PhD in Bioingengineering and Biosciences in 2017. His research study focuses on the field of Artificial Intelligence. His research has resulted in 46 publications and one patent. He is currently the scientific director of several projects involving the application of artificial intelligence in the medical field and is a founding member of an innovative start-up called BPCOMEDIA SRL, focused on the technological transfer of research results.

Mario Merone He is a member of the IEEE, the IEEE Computer Society, the IEEE Computational Life Sciences, and the IEEE Sensors Council.

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Gabriele Oliva
Associate professor

Associate Professor in Automation since 2023, he directs the Laboratory of Complex Systems and Security ( and carries out research activities related to the control of multi-agent systems, distributed optimization and decision methods multi-criteria, with a production of over 50 papers in journals with impact factor.

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Prof. Leandro Pecchia
Full professor

Professor of Biomedical Engineering (Electronic and informatics bioengineering ING-INF/06). Graduated in EEE, specialized in Biomedical Engineering in 2005 at the Uny “Federico II” of Naples, where he also received a PhD in BME & Management of Healthcare Services in 2009. After a brief appointments as PDRA at UNINA, he moved to the UK (University of Sheffield, 2008-2009; University of Nottingham, 2011-2013) and in 2013 at the University of Warwick, where he is part-time Professor of Biomedical Engineering.

Since September 2020, Prof Pecchia is the innovation manager for the non-pharmacological COVID-19 technologies at the World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency program (WHE) in the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) unit.

He authored more than 200 peer-reviewed papers on journals, books and conferences in the fields of medical devices, biomedical signal processesing, Health Technology Assessment (HTA), Internet of Things and machine learning and AI applied to active and healthy ageing and management of chronic diseases (Prof Pecchia updated publication list).

Dr Pecchia is a proactive member of several scientific societies and NGOs in official relations with the United Nations.

Currently, he is President (2021-23) of the European scientific society of biomedical engineersing (EAMBES), Secretary General (2022-25) of the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineersing (IFMBE). In the Past he has been the Secretary General (2018-2022) of the International scientific society of medical physics and biomedical engineersing (IUPESM), Treasurer (2018-2022) of the IFMBE Clinical Engineering Division, and former IFMBE Healthcare Technology Assessment Division Chair (2015-18) and Treasurer (2012-15).

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Prof. Vincenzo Piemonte
Full professor



DATE OF BIRTH: 11th April 1979


EDUCATION: 2004 – University of Rome “La Sapienza” – Degree in Chemical Engineering

2004 – University of Rome “La Sapienza” Master Degree in Industrial Chemical Processes

2005 – Member of the National Register of Engineers

2008 – PhD in Industrial Chemical Processes, University of Rome “La Sapienza”

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Alberto Rainer
Associate professor

Born in 1976, he obtained a degree in IngMaterials Engineering at the University of Trieste (2002) and the PhD in Materials for the Environment and Energy at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” (2007).

In 2012, he was a Researcher in Chemical Fundamentals of Technologies (SSD CHIM/07) at theUniversità Campus Bio-Medico di Roma. Since June 2018, he has been an Associate Professor in BioingIndustrial engineering (SSD ING-IND/34) at the same University.

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Anna Sabatini

Type A fixed-term researcher at the Computing Systems and Bioinformatics laboratory, he obtained his PhD in Science and Ingengineering for man and the environment with the curriculum in information technologies for biomedicine at theUniversità Campus Bio-Medico di Roma. The research topics convert into the IT/electronic sector as a tool for the design and development of firmware and read-out electronics for medical, industrial and food sensors.

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Prof. Marco Santonico
Full professor

Full Professor of Electronics. Since 2019 he has been Vice Dean of the Departmental Faculty of Science and Technology for Man and the Environment and President of the Master's Degree Course in Food Science and Technology and Supply Chain Management. He is co-head of the Electronics for Sensory Systems unit where he deals with the development of sensors and their electronic interfaces for medical, food and environmental applications.

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Prof. Sergio Silvestri
Associate professor

Full Professor of Mechanical and Thermal Measurements at the Departmental Faculty of Ingengineering ofUniversità Campus Bio-Medico di Roma. Professor, at the same University, of Measurements and Instrumentation for Clinical Diagnostics and Diagnostic Instrumentation for Imaging. He is responsible for the Service IngClinical engineering of the Campus Bio-Medico University Hospital. He is the author of a monograph, a book chapter, over 130 international publications, two collaborations in manuals "Fundamentals of IngClinical Engineering” Vol 1 and 2. He is an inventor for an international patent and a European patent application. He is President of the Commission IngBiomedical engineering of the Professional Order of Ingengineers of Rome and the Province.

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Prof. Roberto Setola
Associate professor

Roberto Setola he is the Rector's Delegate for Cyber ​​Security, Scientific Director of the II level university Master's degree in "Homeland Security: Systems, Methods and Tools for Security and Crisis Management" ( and Director of the Complex Systems and Security Laboratories (

Since November 2019 he has a position of Expert at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers on the subject of Resilience of Critical Infrastructures. Area in which he has held various positions at national and international level, among which he was the head of the technical secretariat of the Working Group for the Protection of Critical Computerized Infrastructures.

Director General of the National Inter-University Consortium for Logistics and Transport (NITEL) (since 2018)

National expert within the Horizon Europe program for Cluster 3 “Civil Security for Society” (since 2021)

Coordinator of the technical table on "Cyber ​​Resilience of Critical Infrastructures" set up by Unindustria (since 2022)

Also it was

- Rector's Delegate for University-Business relations (Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma) [2014-22]

- Member of the Digital Transformation Unit established at the National School of Administration, Presidency of the Council of Ministers [2019-20]

- President of the Degree Course IngIndustrial engineering atUniversità Campus Bio-Medico di Roma President of the Degree Course IngIndustrial engineering atUniversità Campus Bio-Medico di Roma [-2014 17]

He is the author of 8 volumes (of which 5 in lingua inglese) and over 250 national and international publications on topics related to the control of complex systems, the resilience of critical infrastructures, Homeland Security and Cyber ​​security with a specific focus on what concerns Operational Technologies.

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Prof. Paolo Soda
Full professor

Paolo Soda graduated with honors in IngBiomedical engineering at the Campus Bio-Medico University (UCBM) of Rome in 2004 and obtained his PhD in IngBiomedical engineering (IT area) in 2008 at the same University. He is Full Professor of Information Processing Systems at theUCBM, Visiting Professor in Artificial Intelligence and Biomedical Engineering at the Department of Radiation Sciences, Umeå University, Sweden. He is also the coordinator of the National Doctorate in Artificial Intelligence, for the Health and Life Sciences area (cycle XXXIX) and vice coordinator for cycles XXXVII and XXXVIII.

His research interests include artificial intelligence (AI), machine learninging, big data analytics, the data mining, the processing and analysis of 2D and 3D images and videos. He is a member of program committees of international conferences and is a reviewer of international journals, as well as having been a guest editor of international impact journals. Since 2012 she has been associate editor of the proceedings of the Annual Int Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society. From 2018 to 2021 you chaired the steering committee of the IEEE Int Symposium of Computer-Based Medical Systems. He has been co-PI of national and international projects. His research activity is certified by >130 scientific publications, >1700 citations, h-index 22 (Scopus, 05/12/2022). He is co-author of 4 papers in international conference proceedings that have received an award (IEEE LSC 2018, IEEE BIBM 2018, IEEE ICCI*CC 2019, IEEE CBMS 2021).

He coordinated the winning working group of 2 international competitions: “COVID CXR Hackathon” (2022 Dubai Expo) and “All against COVID-19: Screening X-ray Images for COVID-19 Infection” (IEEE 2021). He is co-founder of COPCOmedia srl, an innovative start-up and non-invested spin-off of UCBM.

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