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Faculty - CdLM IngBiomedical engineering

Fabrizio Taffoni
Associate professor

I am currently Assistant Professor at the Laboratory of Advanced Robotic and Human-Centred Technologies of Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma. I work in the field of mechatronics aimed at developing new tools and methods to study motor controls in children and newborns, and thus indirectly assess their neural development. More recently, I started to work on the design and development of tools for motion augmentation or substitution in adult patients.

Harding my academic career, I have worked in biomedical engineering, developmental neuroscience, and developmental and cognitive psychology. These experiences have allowed me to develop a high interdisciplinary background and to reach a proven record of accomplished and productive research projects, which have led to 35 peer-reviewed published articles and to numerous articles presented in international peer-reviewed conferences. My work has so far been cited >900 times (source: Scopus, last checked December 2022). My research interests mainly concern:

the development and validation of unobtrusive technologies (wearable sensors, mechatronics toys and platforms) for:

- non-obtrusive and quantitative assessment of motor development in children;

- assessment of motion performance in neurological patients;

- assessment of motion performance in athletes;

the study of how humans (in particular children) develop motor skills and how they learn to coordinate them;

the development of technological aids for clinicians and patients.

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Luca Vollero
Associate professor

Luca Vollero he graduated from IngTelecommunications engineering at the Federico II University of Naples in 2001. At the same University he obtained a PhD in 2005 IngIT and automatic engineering. In 2004 it was "visiting student" at the "Departamento de IngTelematics Engineering" of the University Carlos III of Madrid (SPAIN). In 2005 he held the position of researcher at the laboratories of the CINI (National Interuniversity Consortium for Informatics) in Naples. From September 2005 to January 2006 he held the role of researcher at the NEC Europe laboratories in Heidelber (GERMANY). Since July 2006, Luca has been a researcher atUniversità Campus Bio-Medico di Roma.

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Prof.ssa Loredana Zollo
Associate professor

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Degree in IngElectronic engineering at the University of Naples 'Federico II' (2000); PhD in Bioingengineering at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (2004). Visiting student at the Pierre et Marie Curie University of Paris (2003). Visiting post-doc fellow at the Newman Lab of MIT (Cambridge, MA, USA) (2008). University researcher atUniversità Campus Bio-Medico di Roma (2008), Associate Professor of Bioingengineering (2015) and Full Professor of Bioingengineering (2019) at the same university.

MAIN DUTIES

Dean of the Faculty of Ingengineering (from 2022 to today) at theUniversità Campus Bio-Medico di Roma; Coordinator of the Doctoral Course in Bioingengineering, Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems at the same university (from 2022 to today); Director of the CREO Lab (Laboratory of Advanced Robotics and Human-Centred Technologies) (from 2018 to today); President of the Master's Degree Course in IngBiomedical engineering atUniversità Campus Bio-Medico di Roma (2018 to present);

Topic Editor for the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (2020 to present), Associate Editor for: IEEE RAM (2012-2015), IEEE TMRB (2019 to present), Scientific Reports (2021 to present); Founding member of the “National Organic Group” Associationingengineering” (from 2018 to today); IEEE Senior Member (from 2016 to present); co-chair of the IEEE-RAS TC on Rehabilitation and Assistive Robotics (2009-2012).

MAIN RESEARCH INTERESTS

Robotics for rehabilitation and assistance, Biorobotics and Bionics, Intelligent interfaces for human-machine interaction, Surgical robotics and teleoperation, Human biomechanics and ergonomics.

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Silvano Bari
Adjunct professor

Silvano Bari was born in Rome, where he lives and works. He is currently a contract professor of "Risk Assessment and elements of law" in the degree course in IngBiomedical engineering atUniversità Campus Bio-medico di Roma. Furthermore, he has other consultancy and associative roles in companies and professional associations, where he also carries out research in the field of security, cybersecurity and risk management. Graduated in "Statistical and Demographic Sciences", Master in "Information Technology Law" and Master in "The Security Function in the Company", he worked for many years in a large company in the transport sector, holding positions of responsibility.

He holds the international CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) certification and has published several articles and contributed to the drafting of various publications. He is also a speaker and chairman at numerous Italian and international conferences.

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Giuseppe Cinque
Adjunct professor

Giuseppe Cinque has 25 years of experience in Information Technology in the areas of Networking, Cybersecurity, Data Science, and Emerging Technologies (IoT, Cloud, AI)

Currently holds the title of Principal Architect in Cisco Networking Academy. He leads a team of experts in the emergencying technologies (IoT, Cloud, Data Analytics, Network programmability) to help define and develop curricula and tools to prepare for the new jobs in digital society.

In 1999 he became the first Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI) in Italy and responsible for the national Training Center. In 2004 he was the founder of startup on Connected Transportation that is leader in Europe for driverless metropolitan systems.

Giuseppe Cinque holds a master degree in Electronic Engineering from University of Rome, a Master in Information Technology and data science from the International Institute of Advanced Scientific Studies “Edoardo Caianello” in Salerno and an Executive Master in Business from Polytechnic of Milan.

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Valerio Cusimano
Adjunct professor

Permanent researcher at the "Antonio Ruberti" Institute of Systems Analysis and Informatics - National Research Council (IASI-CNR) since 2018.

PhD in Automatics at the Campus Biomedico University of Rome.

Research activity: cardiovascular modeling, tumor growth modeling, glucose-insulin system modeling

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Paolo De felice
Adjunct professor
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Andrea Demofonti
Adjunct professor

Andrea Demofonti is a Post-Doc research fellow at the Unit of Advanced Robotics and Human-centred Technologies (Creo Lab) - Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma (UCBM).

His research interests are mainly in the field of prosthetics, rehabilitation and assistive robotics and electro-stimulation for the recovery of sensorimotor capabilities. His activities are focused on the following topics: robotic modules for prosthetic and rehabilitation, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) for the restoration of sensory feedback in upper and lower limb amputees, Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) for upper and lower limb hybrid rehabilitation

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Francesco Draicchio
Adjunct professor

Francesco Draicchio has held the role of INAIL representative in UNI, in the U48 Ergonomics Technical Commission since 2011, has been President of the Italian Society of Ergonomics and Human Factors (SIE) since May 2022 and has been Head of the INAIL Ergonomics and Physiology Laboratory since 1/07 /2015 to 31/05/2023.

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Fabio Fiamingo
Adjunct professor

PhD in IngElectrical engineering, plant sector, qualification obtained from the Faculty of Ingengineering of the University of Rome “La Sapienza”.

Degree in IngElectrical engineering at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”.

He collaborated from 2007 to 2016 with the Technical Safety Department (DTS) of the Higher Institute for Prevention and Safety at Work (ISPESL), current Research, Certification and Verification Sector of the Safety Technologies Department (INAIL) headquarters in Monte Porzio Catone (RM ) Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory in the context of research activities concerning the issues of electrical safety, mainly in the hospital environment, and regarding the risk due to direct and indirect lightning strikes of electrical and electronic systems.

He carries out research and scientific analysis in collaboration with the research group of Prof. C. Mazzetti at the Department of IngElectrotechnical engineering of the University of Rome “La Sapienza” regarding the topics concerning the analysis of the risk due to lightning and adoptable protection measures.

He is Research Reviewer for the international scientific journal Electric Power Systems Research published by Elsevier for topics concerning lightning protection

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