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Valeria Villani

Assistant Professor

valeria.villani@unimore.it

phone: +39 0522 523533

 

Research topics

  • Design of adaptive, ergonomic and usable human-machine interfaces for efficient human-robot cooperation

  • Signal processing and gesture recognition for robot control

  • Biomedical signal processing, with emphasis on ECG signals: development of a novel framework for bioelectrical signal processing based on quadratic variation reduction, with applications to ECG, EEG, EMG and EOG signals

 

Awards

  • Mortara Fellowship at CinC 2014

  • Best Paper Award at ISABEL 2011

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Curriculum Vitae

Feb. 2017 – today: Assistant Professor in Robotics and Automation at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

Jan. 2015 – Jan. 2017: Post-doc research fellow in Robotics and Automation at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

May 2013 – Aug. 2014: Research fellow at Echolight, spin-off of the National Council of Research, Lecce (IT).

Jan. 2010 – Apr. 2013: 
PhD Student in Biomedical Engineering at Universitą Campus Bio-Medico di Roma.
Thesis: A framework for ECG signal processing based on quadratic variation reduction. 
Advisor: Prof. Giulio Iannello. Co-Advisor: Dr.Eng. Antonio Fasano
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Mar. 2009 – Apr. 2010: Junior consultant at Di Renzo Regulatory Affairs, Rome (IT).

Feb. 2009M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering at Universitą Campus Bio-Medico di Roma. Thesis: Analysis of biomedical images through the extraction of textures modelled as Markov random fields. Final grade: 110/110 cum Laude.

Oct. 2006 B.E. in Biomedical Engineering at Universitą Campus Bio-Medico di Roma. Thesis: Systems for controlled drug delivery in the intracranial cavity: control and sensorization aspects. Final grade: 110/110 cum Laude.

Sep. 2003 
Classical High School Diploma.

Publications