Laura Astolfi

Assistant professor


astolfi@diag.uniroma1.it
Room: A216
Tel: +39 0677274047
Fax: +39 0677274033
Biography: 

Laura Astolfi received her Master Degree in Electronic Engineering from University of Rome and her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from University of Bologna, Italy. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer, Control, and Management Engineering  at Sapienza University of Rome, where she is responsible for the Laboratory of Bioengineering and Bioinformatics. She serves as Technical Manager at Fondazione Santa Lucia Hospital, Rome, Italy.Dr Astolfi is Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering and of Brain Topography. She is currently Chair of the Technical Committee on Biomedical Signal Processing of IEEE EMBS (2016/2017), Chair for Track 1 (Biomedical Signal Processing, 2013, 2017) and Associate Editor for Track 6 (Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 2010-today) of the IEEE EMBC conference and member of the Student Paper Competition Committee for EMBC and NER conferences (2013-today). She has organized Educational Courses at EMBC and other related International Conferences and Schools.She received several national and international awards for her scientific activity, among which the Best Under-40 Researcher Award at Sapienza University in 2010, the Trainee Travel Award by the Human Brain Mapping Society in 2011, the Young Investigator Competition by the ISBET Society in 2009, the Best PhD Thesis Award by the Italian Society for Biomedical Engineering in 2008, the Young Investigator Award by the Brain Connectivity Society in 2006, the Young Investigator Award by the International Society for Functional Source Imaging in 2005.Dr Astolfi participated in several national (Ministry of Health, Ministry of University, Private Foundations) European (7th FPs) and US (NSF and NIH) funded research projects. She has been National Representative to 2 EU COST Actions. She is currently the PI of a MIUR funded project FIRB "Brain-to-brain connectivity from simultaneous neuroelectric and autonomic multi-subjects recordings as a new tool to study human social interaction".Her research activity include brain connectivity, high resolution EEG source reconstruction, EEG applications to neurorehabilitation, simultaneous recordings from multiple subjects (hyperscanning), consciousness, cognition and social Neuroscience.She authored more than 200 papers in International peer-reviewed Journals and International Conferences, and 2 books. Her h-index is 36, her total number of citations is 4131, her total Impact Factor is 191.00.She is Junior Fellow of the Sapienza School for Advanced Studies, Class of Science and Technology.

Papers: 

She authored more than 200 papers in International peer-reviewed Journals and International Conferences, and 2 books. Her h-index is 36, her total number of citations is 4131, her total Impact Factor is 191.00.   

Awards: 
  1. "Horizon 2020" selection, Gruppo Nazionale di Bioingegneria, 2014
  2. Trainee Travel Award by the Human Brain Mapping Society, 2011
  3. Sapienza in Ricerca - Best Under-40 Researcher Award (IBM sponsored), 2010
  4. Young Investigator Competition by the ISBET Society, 2009
  5. Best Doctoral Thesis Award by the Italian Society for Biomedical Engineering, 2008
  6. Young Investigator Award by the Brain Connectivity Society, 2006
  7. Young Investigator Fellowship at the Beijing Satellite Symposium of IEEE EMBC, 2005
  8. Young Investigator Travel Award by the International Society for Functional Source Imaging, 2005
  9. Best Master Thesis Award by the Italian Society for Biomedical Engineering, 2003 
Research area: 
Modellistica, identificazione e controllo ottimo nei sistemi biologici e biomedici