Born in Reggio Emilia (Italy) in 1988 and living in Colchester (UK) since October 2013. I am currently a PhD student and a Research Officer in the Brain-Computer Interfaces and Neural Engineering Laboratory at the University of Essex. I obtained a Bachelor degree and a Master degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Parma (both summa cum laude), working on robotics and artificial intelligence.
My main research interests are in the area of neural engineering, machine learning and decision making. I am interested in using brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) to help groups of people to make the best decisions (see Research).
Beside my PhD research, I am a member of The BrainStormers, the Essex team participating in Cybathlon 2016, the first international competition for parathletes. I am also a co-founder of EyeWink, a startup which aim is to develop and commercialise a wearable device that allows users to control their smartphones with eye winks and blinks.
In the past I participated (with the robotics team of the University of Parma) to the Sick Robot Day 2012, an international robotics competition opened to universities: our team got the first place.
I am also employed as Graduate Laboratory Assistant in various modules (see Teaching), where I help students carrying on lab activities and group projects. I have also experience in marking assignments and coursework.
In 2015, I served as Programme Chair for the 7th Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Conference (CEEC'15). I am a graduate student member of IEEE and EMBS and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
More information are available on my CV.