Jan 2017 - Mar 2019: Research Grant from DSTL through DHCSTC (approx. £390,000) to Riccardo Poli (PI), Caterina Cinel (Co-I), Davide Valeriani (Co-I) and Luca Citi (Co-I) for a project entitled Brain-computer-interface-assisted confidence estimation for group decision making, group selection and personnel training.
May 2015 - Jul 2015: Research Innovation Fund (RIF) Grant (£4,990 - code DC10758) for supporting the participation of the Essex team to the Cybathlon.
Jun 2017: University of Essex convertible loan (£15,000) awarded to EyeWink to sponsor the development of the wearable device.
Oct 2016: Bronze medal in the BCI race of the Cybathlon 2016 with the team The Brainstormers. [Info]
May 2016: Winner of the IET Present Around The World (PATW) local network competition. [Info]
Dec 2015: EyeWink Crowdfunding campaign (£4,605) for supporting the development of EyeWink, a wearable device that allows users to control their smartphones with eye winks and blinks. [Campaign]
Dec 2015: BrainStormers Crowdfunding campaign (£3,016) for supporting the participation of the whole Essex team to the Cybathlon, an international championship for athletes with disabilities assisted by technology (including BCI). [Campaign]
Apr 2015: Student Travel Grant, 7th International IEEE EMBS Neural Engineering Conference. [Picture]
Oct 2013: Student Travel Grant, 4th International Conference on Robotics in Education.
Sep 2012: Member of the Winning Team, Sick Robot Day 2012. [Video]
Jun 2016: Seminar "Making Better Decisions via Collaborative Brain-Computer Interfaces", University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands).
Mar 2016: Seminar "Brain-Computer Interfaces", University of Parma, Parma (Italy). [Slides (ITA)]
Mar 2016: Lecture "EyeWink e dintorni", IIS B. Pascal, Reggio Emilia (Italy). [Slides (ITA)]
Sep 2015: Talk "A Comparison of Ensemble Methods for Motor Imagery Brain-Computer Interfaces", European Conference on Data Analysis 2015 (ECDA 2015), Colchester (UK). [Slides]
Sep 2015: Talk "Towards a Wearable Device for Controlling a Smartphone with Eye Winks", 7th Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Conference (CEEC15), Colchester (UK). [Slides]
Apr 2015: Talk "A Collaborative Brain-Computer Interface to Improve Human Performance in a Visual Search Task", 7th International IEEE EMBS Neural Engineering Conference, Montpellier (France). [Slides]
Elon Musk wants to merge man and machine - here's what he'll need to work out (The Conversation, 31 March 2017; republished by the Daily Mail)
Jun 2016 - present: Country Ambassador, University of Essex (UK).
Nov 2013 - present: Member of the Student Conduct Panel, University of Essex (UK).
Jan 2015 - Sep 2015: Programme Committee Chair, 7th Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Conference (CEEC15).
Nov 2014 - Oct 2015: Postgraduate Research Students Representative, Faculty of Science and Health, University of Essex (UK).
Nov 2013 - Oct 2015: Postgraduate Research Students and GLA/GTAs Representative, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex (UK).
Jan 2014 - Sep 2014: Member of the Organising Committee, 6th Computer science and Electronic Engineering Conference (CEEC14).
Nov 2012 - Mar 2013: Student Representative in the University Senate, Students' Council and Department of Information Engineering Council, Università degli Studi di Parma (Italy).
May 2009 - Mar 2013: Student Representative in the Computer Engineering Council and Evaluation Committee, Università degli Studi di Parma (Italy).