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Nicola Vanello, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione and in the Research Center “E. Piaggio” at the University of Pisa. He received his Degree in Electronic Engineering, with a curriculum in Biomedical Engineering, in 2001 from the University of Pisa, Italy. He received his PhD in Automatics, Robotics and Bioengineering from the Department of Electrical Systems and Automation of University of Pisa, on 2006.
His research activity is related to models and methods for biomedical signal and image processing.
In particular, his skills concern the study of cerebral functions in complex cognitive tasks, and the development of exploratory and confirmatory models for data analysis, using electroencephalography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). He worked on compatibility of mechatronic devices with MRI with the aim of stimulating subjects under investigations, in a controlled and reproducible fashion.
His research interests include the analysis of speech signal with a special focus in the estimation of subjects’ mood and emotional state. To reach this aim he studied the possibility of using portable devices, such as smartphones to record and process speech data.
He is author of several papers, contributions to international conferences and chapters in international books.
Telephone: 0039-050 2217475
e-mail: nicola.vanello at unipi.it