Emiliano Schena

Emiliano Schena is Associate Professor in Medical Device and Physiological Measurements at Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma (Rome-Italy). He received the Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma in 2009. His main research interests include systems for monitoring physiological parameters, application of fiber optic sensors in medicine, and laser ablation for cancer therapy.


Vice Chair

Calogero Maria Oddo

Calogero Oddo has a Ph.D. in BioRobotics from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA), Pisa, Italy, MSc and BSc in Electronic Engineering from University of Pisa, 1st and 2nd level degrees in Industrial and Information Engineering from SSSA all with honours. He is currently Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Bioengineering. He has over 65 conference and journal publications. He has a growing portfolio of successful research grants and he was/is co-PI or WP leader within EU-H2020, EU-FP7, National and Regional projects. In 2012 he was finalist in the “Georges Giralt PhD Award”, and in 2009 he was finalist for the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE RoBio Conference. He has a H-index of 18 and a total of 1400+ citations (source: Scholar).



Danilo Pani

Danilo Pani (Ph.D. in Electronic and Computer Engineering in 2006, University of Cagliari, Italy) is tenure-track assistant professor of bioengineering at the Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Cagliari. His research interests are in the field of real-time digital processing of bio-signals and medical devices. Main achievements regard fetal ECG, textile electrodes, real-time embedded processing of signals from the peripheral nervous systems for motor neuroprostheses, telehealth systems. He is author of more than 70 indexed publications, 2 patents and received 6 awards in conferences and industrial challenges. He has been active in several EU, national and regional  projects.



Paola Saccomandi

Paola Saccomandi received the Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering in 2014 from Università campus Bio-medico di Roma, and now is Postdoctoral Researcher at IHU-Strasbourg. Her main research interests include the design and development of fiber optic based sensors for mechanical and thermal measurements, and the study and development of light-based approaches for tumor treatment and its real-time monitoring. She is the PI of European Research Council starting grant “LASER OPTIMAL”.