Faculty

Cognome: 
Astolfi
Nome: 
Laura
Qualifica: 
Professore associato
telefono: 
+39 0677274047
fax: 
+39 0677274033
stanza: 
A216

History

Member for
6 years 6 months
Biography: 

Laura Astolfi received her Master Degree in Electronic Engineering from University of Rome Sapienza and her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from University of Bologna Alma Mater Studiorum. Currently, she is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer, Control, and Management Engineering at Sapienza University of Rome and a Researcher at Fondazione Santa Lucia Hospital, Rome, Italy.  She is Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, of Brain Topography and of Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing.  She is Fellow of the European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering Sciences (EAMBES), member of the Administrative Committee of the IEEE Society of Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMBS) and Member of the Scientific Board of the International Society for Brain Electromagenetic Topography (ISBET). She is Head of the Bioengineering and Bioinformatics Laboratory at DIAG and Junior Fellow of the Sapienza School for Advanced Studies (SSAS). She participated and/or was PI in several national (Ministry of Health, Ministry of University, Private Foundations) European (7th FPs, Horizon2020) and US (NSF and NIH) funded research projects. She has been National Representative to 2 EU COST Actions.  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. She authored 159 papers, with 3597 citations and a total Impact Factor of 208,1 and her H-index is 34 (Source: Scopus, date: January 29, 2019). She is listed among the Top Italian Scientists in Engineering (http://www.topitalianscientists.org/TIS_HTML/Top_Italian_Scientists_Engi...) 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.

Papers: 

   

Awards: 
  1. Fellow of the European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering Sciences (EAMBES)
  2. Listed in the Top Italian Scientists in Engineering since 2017
  3. "Horizon 2020" selection, Gruppo Nazionale di Bioingegneria, 2014
  4. Trainee Travel Award by the Human Brain Mapping Society, 2011
  5. Sapienza in Ricerca - Best Under-40 Researcher Award (IBM sponsored), 2010
  6. Young Investigator Competition by the ISBET Society, 2009
  7. Best Doctoral Thesis Award by the Italian Society for Biomedical Engineering, 2008
  8. Young Investigator Award by the Brain Connectivity Society, 2006
  9. Young Investigator Fellowship at the Beijing Satellite Symposium of IEEE EMBC, 2005
  10. Young Investigator Travel Award by the International Society for Functional Source Imaging, 2005
  11. Best Master Thesis Award by the Italian Society for Biomedical Engineering, 2003 
Research area: 
Modellistica, identificazione e controllo ottimo nei sistemi biologici e biomedici

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