Gaetano Valenza

Gaetano Valenza, M.Eng., Ph.D., is currently an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.

In 2009, He started working at the Bioengineering and Robotics Research Centre “E. Piaggio” in Pisa and, in 2011, He joined the Neuro-Cardiovascular Signal Processing unit within the Neuroscience Statistics Research Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA. In 2013, He received the Ph.D. degree in Automation, Robotics, and Bioengineering from the University of Pisa and, in the same year, was appointed as a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School/ Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA.

His research interests include statistical and nonlinear biomedical signal and image processing, cardiovascular and neural modeling, and wearable systems for physiological monitoring. Applications of his research include the assessment of autonomic nervous system activity on cardiovascular control, brain-heart interactions, affective computing, assessment of mood and mental/neurological disorders. He is author of more than 100 international scientific contributions in these fields published in peer-reviewed international journals, conference proceedings, books and book chapters, and is official reviewer of more than sixty international scientific journals, including, e.g., Nature Biotecnology, and research funding agencies. He has been involved in several international research projects, and currently is the scientific co-coordinator of the European collaborative project H2020-PHC-2015-689691-NEVERMIND.     

Dr. Valenza has been guest editor of several international scientific journals, and is currently associate editor of IEEE-EMBC, member of the editorial board of Plos One, of the Wiley-Hindawi journal Complexity and of the Nature’s journal Scientific Reports.

 

Email: g(dot)valenza(at)ing(dot)unipi(dot)it

           g(dot)valenza(at)ieee(dot)org

           gvalenza(at)neurostat(dot)mit(dot)edu

 

Research Interests:

- Biomedical Signal and Image Processing

- Cardiovascular and Neural Modeling

- Wearable Systems for physiological monitoring

 

 

Teaching

 - Biostatistica, Laurea in Ingegneria Biomedica, Università di Pisa

 

Scientific Editorial Activity

  • - Associate Editor of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC): Biomedical Signal Processing theme
  • - Member of the Editorial Board of the Nature’ Journal Scientific Reports.
  • - Member of the Editorial Board/Academic Editor of the journal Plos One.
  • - Member of the Editorial Board of the Wiley-Hindawi journal Complexity.
  • - Guest Editor of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences: Theme issue on “Uncovering Brain-Heart Information through Advanced Signal and Image Processing”
  • - Guest Editor of IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics: Special Issue on “Sensor Informatics for Managing Mental Health”
  • - Guest Editor of Electronics: Special Issue on “Wearable Electronics and Embedded Computing Systems for Biomedical Applications”
  • - Guest Associate Editor of Frontiers in Neuroscience: Neural Technology
  • - Guest Associate Editor of Frontiers in Neuroengineering.

Publications

Books and Book Chapters

  • 7. R. Barbieri, EP Scilingo, and G. Valenza (Eds), Complexity and Nonlinearity in Cardiovascular Signals, Series in Bioengineering, Springer International Publishing AG, Springer Nature, 2017, in press.

  • 6. EP Scilingo, G. Valenza (Eds), Wearable Electronics and Embedded Computing Systems for Biomedical Applications, MDPI, 2017, in press.

  • 5. G Valenza, L Citi, R Barbieri, Linear and Nonlinear Parametric models in Heart Rate Variability, Book Chapter in: ECG Time Series Variability Analysis: Engineering and Medicine, CRC Press, 2017, in press.

  • 4. G Valenza and EP Scilingo, Exploiting Physiological Sensors and Biosignal Processing to Enhance Monitoring Care in Mental Health, Book Chapter in: Handbook of Large-Scale Distributed Computing in Smart Healthcare, Springer International Publishing, 2017, in press.

  • 3. A. Greco, G. Valenza and E.P. Scilingo, Advances in Electrodermal Activity Processing with Applications on Emotions and Mental Health: From Heuristic Methods to Convex Optimization. Series in BioEngineering, Springer International Publishing, pp. 1-138, 2016.

  • 2. G. Valenza and E.P. Scilingo, Autonomic Nervous System Dynamics for Mood and Emotional-state Recognition: Significant Advances in Data Acquisition, Signal Processing and Classification. Series in BioEngineering, Springer International Publishing, pp. 1-162, 2014.

  • 1. D. Ioannidis, D. Tzovaras, G. Dalle Mura, M. ferro, G. Valenza, A. Tognetti, G. Pioggia, Gait and Anthropometric Profile Biometrics: A Step Forward, Book Chapter in: Second generation Biometrics: The Ethical, Legal, and Social Context, pp 105-127, Springer, 2012.

International Journals

  • 59. M. Nardelli, A. Greco, J. Bolea, G Valenza, EP Scilingo, R. Bailon, Reliability of Lagged Poincaré Plot parameters in ultra-short Heart Rate Variability series, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, 2017, in press.

  • 58. EP. Scilingo, G. Valenza, Recent Advances on Wearable Electronics and Embedded Computing Systems for Biomedical Applications, Electronics, vol. 6, num 12, pp. 1-4, 2017. [pdf]

  • 57. G Valenza, L Citi, RG. Garcia, JN Taylor, N Toschi, R Barbieri, Complexity Variability Assessment of Nonlinear Time-Varying Cardiovascular Control, Scientific Reports, vol. 7, num. 42779, pp. 1-15, 2017. [pdf]

  • 56. M. Bianchi, G Valenza, A Lanata, A Greco, M Nardelli, A Bicchi, EP Scilingo, On the role of affective properties in hedonic and discriminant haptic systems, International Journal of Social Robotics, vol. 9, num. 1, 87-95, 2017.

  • 55. C Gentili, G Valenza, M Nardelli, A Lanatà, G Bertshy, L Weiner, M Mauri, EP Scilingo, P Pietrini, Longitudinal monitoring of heartbeat dynamics predicts mood changes in Bipolar Patients: a pilot study, Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 209, pp. 30-38, 2017.

  • 54. A. Guidi, A. Lanatà, G. Valenza. EP Scilingo, P Baragli. Validation of smart-textile electrodes for electrocardiogram monitoring in free-moving horses, Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, vol. 17, pp. S221-S222, 2017.

  • 53. A. Greco, G Valenza, M Nardelli, M Bianchi, L. Citi, and EP Scilingo, Force-Velocity Assessment of Caress-like Stimuli through the Electrodermal Activity Processing: Advantages of a Convex Optimization Approach, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, vol. 47, num. 1, pp. 91-100, 2017.

  • 52. A Greco, G Valenza, L Citi, EP Scilingo, Arousal and Valence Recognition of Affective Sounds based on Electrodermal Activity, IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 17, num 3, pp. 716-725, 2017. [pdf]

  • 51. G Valenza, V Carli, A Lanata, W Chen, R Jafari, EP Scilingo, Guest Editorial: Sensor Informatics for Managing Mental Health, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, vol. 20, num. 4, pp. 975-976, 2016. [pdf][cover]

  • 50. G Valenza, M Nardelli, A Lanata, C Gentili, G Bertschy, M Kosel, and EP Scilingo, Predicting Mood Changes in Bipolar Disorder through Heartbeat Nonlinear Dynamics, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, vol. 20, num. 4, pp. 1034-1043, 2016. [pdf]

  • 49. G Valenza, A Greco, L Citi, M Bianchi, R Barbieri, EP Scilingo, Inhomogeneous Point-Processes to Instantaneously Assess Affective Haptic Perception through Heartbeat Dynamics Information, Scientific Reports, vol. 6, num. 28567, pp. 1-14, 2016. [pdf]

  • 48. E Wanke, F Gullo, E Dossi, G Valenza, A Becchetti, Neuron-glia crosstalk revealed in reverberating networks by simultaneous extracellular recording of spikes and astrocytes' glutamate transporter and K+ currents, Journal of Neurophysiology, vol. 116, pp. 2706-2719, 2016. [pdf]

  • 47. A Guidi, A Lanata, P Baragli, G Valenza, EP Scilingo, A Wearable System for the evaluation of the human-horse interaction: A Preliminary Study, Electronics, vol. 5, num. 63, pp. 1-17, 2016 [pdf].

  • 46. A Greco, A Lanata, G Valenza, N Vanello, L Citi, EP Scilingo, Source Oscillations of Skin Admittance for Emotion Recognition: a  Study in the Frequency Domain, Electronics, vol. 5, num. 46, pp. 1-13, 2016. [pdf]

  • 45. G. Valenza, N. Toschi, R Barbieri, Uncovering Brain-Heart Information through Advanced Signal and Image Processing, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, vol. 374, 20160020, 2016. [pdf] [cover]

  • 44. G. Valenza, A. Greco, C. Gentili, A. Lanata, L. Sebastiani, D. Menicucci, A. Gemignani, E.P. Scilingo, Combining EEG Activity and Instantaneous Heart Rate for Assessing Brain-Heart Dynamics during Visual Emotional Elicitation in Healthy Subjects, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, vol. 374, 20150176, 2016.

  • 43. S. Rossi, E. Santarnecchi, G. Valenza, M. Ulivelli, The Heart Side of Brain Neurodemodulation, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, vol. 374, 20150187, 2016.

  • 42. G Valenza, S Orsolini, S Diciotti, L Citi, EP Scilingo, M Guerrisi, S Danti, C Lucetti,C Tessa, R Barbieri, N Toschi, Assessment of Spontaneous Cardiovascular Oscillations in Parkinson’s Disease, Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, vol. 26, pp. 80-89, 2016.

  • 41. A Greco, G Valenza, A Lanata, EP Scilingo, L Citi. cvxEDA: a Convex Optimization Approach to Electrodermal Activity Processing, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Enginering, vol. 63. num. 4, 2016 [pdf].

  • 40. R.G. Garcia, G Valenza, C.A. Tomaz, R. Barbieri. Relationship between cardiac vagal activity and mood congruent memory bias in major depression, Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 190, pp. 19-25, 2016.

  • 39. M Nardelli, G Valenza, A Greco, A Lanata, and EP Scilingo, Recognizing Emotions Induced by Affective Sounds through Heart Rate Variability, IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, vol. 6, num. 4, pp. 385-394, 2015. [pdf]

  • 38. A.Virgillito, A. Greco, M. Nardelli, L. Bonfiglio, B. Rossi, G. Valenza, EP Scilingo, MC Carboncini. EEG and autonomic response to pleasant touch: an insight in healthy subject and in patients with disorders of consciousness. Neuropsychological Trends, vol. 18, p. 160-161, 2015 (abstract)

  • 37. A. Lanata, G. Valenza, A. Greco, E.P. Scilingo, Robust head mounted wearable eye tracking system for dynamical calibration. Journal of Eye Movement Research, vol. 8, num. 5, pp. 1-15, 2015. [pdf]

  • 36. A. Lanata, A. Guidi, P. Baragli, G Valenza, E.P. Scilingo. A Novel Algorithm for Movement Artifact Removal in ECG signals acquired from Wearable Systems Applied to Horses, PLoS One, vol. 10, num. 10, e0140783, 2015. [pdf]

  • 35. G. Valenza, R. Garcia, L. Citi, EP Scilingo, C. Tomaz and R Barbieri Nonlinear Digital Signal Processing in Mental Health: Characterization of Major Depression using Instantaneous Entropy Measures of Heartbeat Dynamics, Frontiers in Physiology-Computational Physiology and Medicine, vol. 6, num. 74, 2015. [pdf]

  • 34. M. Nardelli, G Valenza, I Cristea, C Gentili, C Cotet, D David, A Lanatà, and EP Scilingo, Characterizing Psychological Dimensions in Non-Pathological Subjects through Autonomic Nervous System Dynamics, Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience, vol. 9, num 37, 2015. [pdf]

  • 33. A. Lanata, G. Valenza, G. Greco, R. Bartolozzi, F. Bucchi, F. Frendo, E.P. Scilingo. How the autonomic nervous system and driving style change with incremental stressing conditions during simulated driving, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 16, num. 3, pp. 1505-1517, 2015. [pdf]

  • 32. G. Valenza, L. Citi, C. Gentili, A. Lanata, E.P. Scilingo, and R. Barbieri Characterization of Depressive States in Bipolar Patients using Wearable Textile Technology and Instantaneous Heart Rate Variability Assessment,  IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, vol. 19, num. 1, pp. 263-274, 2015.

  • 31. A Lanata, G. Valenza, M. Nardelli, C. Gentili, E.P. Scilingo. Complexity Index from a Personalized Wearable Monitoring System for Assessing Remission in Mental Health, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, vol. 19, num. 1, pp. 132-139, 2015.

  • 30. G. Valenza, O. Akeju, K.J. Pavone, L. Citi, K.E. Hartnack, A. Sampson, P.L. Purdon, E.N. Brown, R. Barbieri.  Instantaneous monitoring of heart beat dynamics during anesthesia and sedation, Journal of Computational Surgery, vol 3, num. 13, pp. 1-18, 2014. [pdf]

  • 29. G. Valenza, L. Citi, R. Barbieri. Estimation of Instantaneous Complex Dynamics through Lyapunov Exponents: A Study on Heartbeat Dynamics, PLoS One, vol. 9, num. 8, e105622, 2014. [pdf]

  • 28. I.A. Cristea, G. Valenza, E.P. Scilingo, A. Szentagotai Tatar, C. Gentili, D. David, Autonomic effects of cognitive reappraisal and acceptance in social anxiety: evidence for common and distinct pathways for parasympathetic reactivity, Journal of Anxiety Disorders, vol. 28, pp. 795-803, 2014.

  • 27. G. Valenza, M. Nardelli, G. Bertschy, A. Lanata, E.P. Scilingo. Mood States Modulate Complexity in Heartbeat Dynamics: a Multiscale Entropy Analysis, Europhysics Letters, vol. 107, 18003, 2014. [pdf]

  • 26. G. Valenza, L. Citi, E.P. Scilingo, and R. Barbieri. Inhomogeneous Point-process Entropy: an Instantaneous Measure of Complexity in Discrete Systems, Physical Review E, vol. 89 num. 5, 052803, 2014. [pdf]

  • 25. G. Valenza, L. Citi, C. Gentili, A. Lanata, E.P. Scilingo, and R. Barbieri. Point-Process Nonlinear Autonomic Assessment of  Depressive States in Bipolar Patients, Methods of Information in Medicine, vol. 53 num. 4, pp. 296–302, 2014 (Invited). [pdf]

  • 24. G. Valenza, A. Lanata, R. Paradiso, E.P. Scilingo. Advanced Technology meets Mental Health: How Smartphones, Textile Electronics, and Signal Processing can serve mental health monitoring, diagnosis, and treatment, IEEE Pulse Magazine, vol. 5 num. 3, pp. 56-59, 2014.

  • 23. G. Valenza, L. Citi, A. Lanata, E.P. Scilingo, and R. Barbieri. Revealing Real-Time Emotional Responses: a Personalized Assessment based on Heartbeat Dynamics, Nature Scientific Reports, vol. 4, 4998, pp. 1-13, 2014. [pdf]

  • 22. A. Greco, G. Valenza, A. Lanata, G. Rota, and E.P. Scilingo, Electrodermal Activity in Bipolar Patients during Affective Elicitation,  IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, vol. 18, num. 6, pp. 1865-1873, 2014.

  • 21. G. Valenza, M. Nardelli, A. Lanata, C. Gentili, G. Bertschy, R. Paradiso, and E.P. Scilingo, Wearable monitoring for mood recognition in bipolar disorder based on history-dependent long-term heart rate variability analysis,  IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, vol. 18, num. 5, pp. 1625-1635, 2014.

  • 20. JN Taylor, G Valenza, R Barbieri. Measuring Complexity of Heart Rate Variability in Naïve Yoga Practitioners with Insomnia and PTSD. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2014 May; 20(5):A132 (abstract).

  • 19. G. Valenza, L. Citi, E.P. Scilingo, R. Barbieri, Point-Process Nonlinear Models with Laguerre and Volterra Expansions: Instantaneous Assessment of Heartbeat Dynamics,  IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 61, num. 11, pp. 2914-2926, 2013.

  • 18. G. Valenza, A. Lanatà, and E.P. Scilingo, Improving  Emotion Recognition Systems by Embedding Cardiorespiratory Coupling,  Physiological Measurement, vol. 34, num. 4, pp. 449-464, 2013.

  • 17. G. Valenza, C. Gentili, A. Lanatà, and E.P. Scilingo, Mood recognition in bipolar patients through the PSYCHE platform: preliminary evaluations and perspectives, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, vol. 57, num. 1, pp. 49-58, 2013.

  • 16. A. Lanatà, G. Valenza, and E.P. Scilingo, Eye Gaze Patterns in Emotional Pictures, Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, vol. 4, num. 6, pp. 705-715, Springer, 2013.

  • 15. G. Valenza, L. Citi, C. Gentili, A. Lanatà, E.P. Scilingo, R. Barbieri, Instantaneous Assessment of Depressive State in Bipolar Patients by Point-Process Nonlinear Models of Heartbeat Dynamics, Transactions of Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering, vol. 51, 2013 (abstract).

  • 14. G. Valenza, A. Lanatà, and E.P. Scilingo, Oscillation of Heart Rate and Respiration Synchronize During Affective Visual Elicitation,  IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, vol. 16, num. 4, pp. 683-690, 2012.

  • 13. G. Valenza, P. Allegrini, A. Lanatà, and E.P. Scilingo, Dominant Lyapunov Exponent and Approximate Entropy in Heart Rate Variability during Emotional Visual Elicitation, Frontiers in Neuroengineering, vol. 5, 2012. [pdf]

  • 12. A. Lanatà, G. Valenza, and E.P. Scilingo, A Novel EDA Glove based on Textile Integrated Electrodes for Affective Computing, Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, vol. 50, pp. 1163-1172, Springer, 2012.

  • 11. G. Valenza, and A. Lanatà, and E.P. Scilingo, The Role of Nonlinear Dynamics in Affective Valence and Arousal Recognition, IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, vol. 3, num. 2, pp. 237-249, 2012.

  • 10. I. Cristea, G. Valenza, C. Gentili, A.S. Tatar, E.P. Scilingo, D. David, Cognitive and reappraisal and acceptance distinctively impact heart rate variability in social anxious individuals, International Journal of Psychophysiology, vol. 85, num. 3, pp. 339, 2012 (abstract).

  • 9. S. Matu, I. Cristea, C. Cotet, G. Valenza, C. Gentili, E.P. Scilingo, D. David, Are social anxious individuals less empathetic? A psychophysiological investigation of facial mimicry for emotional expression, International Journal of Psychophysiology, vol. 85, num. 3, pp. 375-376, 2012 (abstract).

  • 8. G. Valenza, G. Pioggia, M. Ferro, A. Armato, E.P. Scilingo, D. De Rossi, A neuron-astrocyte transistor-like model for neuromorphic dressed neurons, Neural Network, vol. 24, num. 7, pp. 679-685, 2011.

  • 7. A. Lanatà, G. Valenza, and E.P. Scilingo, Robust Multiple Cardiac Arrhythmia detection through Bispectrum Analysis, Expert system with application, vol. 38, num. 6, pp 6798–6804, 2011.

  • 6. U. Debarnot, E Castellani, G Valenza, L Sebastiani, A Guillot, Daytime naps improve motor imagery learning, Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 2011, Springer.

  • 5. A. Tognetti, E.P. Scilingo, G. Anania, N. Carbonaro, A. Lanatà, F. Lorussi, D. Mazzei, G. Valenza, D. De Rossi, Wearable Systems for Brain-body Reading and Mind Healing, Cybertherapy and Rehabilitation, issue 4(1), 2011.

  • 4. U. Debarnot, G. Valenza, S. Champely, E.P. Scilingo, D. De Rossi, A. Guillot, "Motor imagery effectiveness for mirror reversed movements", Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, pp 1-10, 2010, Springer.

  • 3.  E Nardini, G Valenza, C Mancuso, A Armato, A Lanatà, EP Scilingo, D De Rossi, Early Evaluation of the Connections between Autism and Alterations of Movements, Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, vol. 16, S22, 2010 (abstract).

  • 2. A Lanatà, G Valenza and E.P Scilingo, “Electrodermal Responses through Textile Electrodes”, Research Journal on Textile and Apparel, vol. 14, n. 4, pp. 81-88, Nov. 2010.

  • 1. N Sgambelluri and G Valenza, Implementing FFT algorithms on PSoC System, Application Note AN42877 for Cypress Microsystems (application note).

International Proceedings:

  • N Toschi, G Valenza, L Citi, M Guerrisi, S Orsolini, C Tessa, S Diciotti, R Barbieri, Assessment of Instantaneous Heartbeat Dynamics in amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment, proceedings of the European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference 2017, in press.

  • 75. G Valenza, L Iozzia, L Cerina, L Mainardi, R Barbieri, Preliminary Investigation of Instantaneous Cardiovascular Dynamics from Contactless video-Photoplethysmography, Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Biosignal Interpretation, Osaka (Japan), November 1st-3rd, 2016.

  • 74. N Toschi, G Valenza, L Citi, M Guerrisi, S Orsolini, C Tessa, S Diciotti, R Barbieri, Assessment of cardiovascular oscillations in amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment, Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Biosignal Interpretation, Osaka (Japan), November 1st-3rd, 2016.

  • 73. M Bianchi, G Valenza, A Greco, M Nardelli, E Battaglia, A Bicchi, EP Scilingo, Towards a Novel Generation of Haptic and Robotic Interfaces: Integrating Affective Physiology in Human-Robot Interaction, 25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, (RO-MAN) 2016.

  • 72. M Nardelli, A Greco, M Bianchi, EP Scilingo, and G Valenza, On the Pleasantness of a Haptic Stimulation: How Different Textures can be Recognized through Heart Rate Variability Nonlinear Analysis, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Orlano (FL), USA, 2016.

  • 71. A Greco, G Valenza, EP Scilingo, Investigating Mechanical Properties of a Fabric-based Affective Haptic Display through Electrodermal Activity Analysis, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Orlano (FL), USA, 2016.

  • 70. G Valenza, L Citi, R Barbieri, Disentanglement of Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Activity by Instantaneous Analysis of Human Heartbeat Dynamics, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Orlano (FL), USA, 2016.

  • 69. G Valenza, A Greco, C Gentili, A Lanata', N Toschi, R Barbieri, L Sebastiani, D Menicucci, A Gemignani, EP Scilingo, Brain-Heart Linear and Nonlinear Dynamics during Visual Emotional Elicitation in Healthy Subjects, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Orlano (FL), USA, 2016.

  • 68. G Valenza, G Vannucci, D De Rossi, E Wanke, EP Scilingo, Stochastic Modeling of Spontaneous Bursting Activity to Simulate Neural Responses of in-vitro Networks on Multielectrode Arrays, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Orlano (FL), USA, 2016.

  • 67. G Valenza, A Romigi, L Citi, P Fabio, I Francesca, A Maria, EP Scilingo, MG Marciani, A Duggento, M Guerrisi, N Toschi, R Barbieri, Predicting Seizures in Untreated Temporal Lobe Epilepsy using Point-Process Nonlinear Models of Heartbeat Dynamics, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Orlano (FL), USA, 2016.

  • 66. MS Morelli, G Valenza, A Greco, A Giannoni, M Emdin, C Passino, EP Scilingo, N Vanello, Exploratory analysis of nonlinear coupling between EEG global field power and end-tidal carbon dioxide in free breathing and breath-hold tasks, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Orlano (FL), USA, 2016.

  • 65. A Lanata', A Guidi, A Greco, G Valenza, F Di Francesco, EP Scilingo, Quantitative Heartbeat Coupling Measures in Human-Horse Interaction, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Orlano (FL), USA, 2016.

  • 64. A Greco, G Valenza, EP Scilingo, Valence-dependent changes in Visual Arousing Elicitation: an Exploratory Study in EEG Gamma Oscillations, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Orlano (FL), USA, 2016.

  • 63. A Duggento, G Valenza, L Passamonti, M Guerrisi, R Barbieri, N Toschi, Reconstructing Multivariate Causal Structure between Functional Brain Networks through a Laguerre-Volterra based Granger Causality approach, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Orlano (FL), USA, 2016.

  • 62. A Greco, A Lanata', G Valenza, F Di Francesco, EP Scilingo, Gender-Specific Automatic Valence Recognition of Affective Olfactory Stimulation through the Analysis of the Electrodermal Activity, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Orlano (FL), USA, 2016.

  • 61. G. Valenza, A Greco, C. Gentili, A. Lanata, N. Toschi, R. Barbieri, L. Sebastiani, D. Menicucci, A. Gemignani, E.P. Scilingo, Maximal Information Coefficient to Estimate Brain-Heart Dynamics during Visual Emotional Elicitation. Proceedings of the International Conference of the European Study Group on Cardiovascular Oscillations (ESGCO), Lancaser (UK), 2016.

  • 60. G. Valenza, L. Faes, L. Citi, M. Orini, R.. Barbieri, An Instantaneous Estimation of Transfer Entropy using Point-Process Models with Application to Cardio-Respiratory Dynamics. Proceedings of the International Conference of the European Study Group on Cardiovascular Oscillations (ESGCO), Lancaser (UK), 2016.

  •  59. R. Barbieri, G Valenza, L. Citi, F. Placidi, F. Izzi, M. Albanese, M.G. Marciani, A. Duggento, M. Guerrisi,  A. Duggento, A. Romigi, N. Toschi, Assessment of Instantaneous Linear and Nonlinear Heartbeat Dynamics During Seizures in Untreated Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Proceedings of the International Conference of the European Study Group on Cardiovascular Oscillations (ESGCO), Lancaser (UK), 2016.

  • 58. G. Valenza, A. Greco, A. Lanata, C. Gentili, D. Menicucci, L. Sebastiani, A. Gemignani, and EP Scilingo, Brain Dynamics During Emotion Elicitation in Healthy Subjects: an EEG Study, Proceedings of the AEIT International Annual Conference, Naples (Italy), 2015.

  • 57. A. Duggento, G Valenza, L Passamonti, M Guerrisi, N Toschi, A Volterra-Wiener decomposition approach to estimating directed functional brain networks, ISMRM Italian Chapter Annual Meeting, 2016.

  • 56. A. Duggento, G Valenza, L Passamonti, M Guerrisi, N Toschi, Estimating directed functional connectivity through autoregressive models and orthogonal Laguerre basis functions, ISMRM 24rd Annual meeting, 2016.

  • 55. G. Valenza, L. Faes, L. Citi, M. Orini, R.. Barbieri, Instantaneous Transfer Entropy for the Study of Cardio-Respiratory Dynamics, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Milan (Italy), 2015.

  • 54. G. Valenza, H. Wendt, K. Kiyono, J. Hayano, E. Watanabe, Y. Yamamoto, P. Abry, R. Barbieri, Point-Process High-Resolution Representations of Heartbeat Dynamics for Multiscale Analysis: a CHF Survivor Prediction Study, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Milan (Italy), 2015.

  • 53. G. Valenza, A. Greco, M. Nardelli, M. Bianchi, A. Lanatà, S. Rossi, E.P. Scilingo, Electroencephalographic Spectral Correlates of Caress-like Affective Haptic Stimuli, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Milan (Italy), 2015.

  • 52. M. Nardelli, G. Valenza, A. Greco, A. Lanata', E.P. Scilingo, Arousal Recognition System based on Heartbeat Dynamics During Auditory Elicitation, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Milan (Italy), 2015.

  • 51. M. Nardelli, G. Valenza, M. Bianchi, A. Greco, A. Lanata, A. Bicchi, E.P. Scilingo, Gender-Specific Velocity Recognition of Caress-like stimuli through Nonlinear Analysis of Heart Rate Variability, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Milan (Italy), 2015.

  • 50. A. Greco, G.  Valenza, M. Nardelli, M. Bianchi, A. Lanata' , E.P.  Scilingo, Electrodermal Activity Analysis during Affective Haptic Elicitation, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Milan (Italy), 2015.

  • 49. A. Lanata, A. Greco, G.  Valenza, E.P.  Scilingo, On the Tridimensional Estimation of the Gaze Point by a Stereoscopic Wearable Eye Tracker, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Milan (Italy), 2015.

  • 48. A. Lanata, A. Guidi, P. Baragli, R. Paradiso, G.  Valenza, E.P.  Scilingo, Removing Movement Artifacts from Equine ECG Recordings Acquired with Textile Electrodes, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Milan (Italy), 2015.

  • 47.G Valenza, M. Nardelli, G. Bertschy, C. Gentili, A. Lanata, EP Scilingo, Predicting Mood Changes in Bipolar Disorder through Heartbeat Nonlinear Dynamics: a Preliminary Study, Computing in Cardiology, Nice (France), 2015.

  • 46. G Valenza, F. Faita, L. Pratali, N. Vanello, A. Lanata, R. Barbieri, EP Scilingo, Changes in Instantaneous Complex Dynamics during Exercise in Chronic Mountain Sickness, Computing in Cardiology, Nice (France), 2015.

  • 45. R. Barbieri, G Valenza, L. Citi, F. Placidi, F. Izzi, M. Albanese, M.G. Marciani, M. Guerrisi, A. Romigi, N. Toschi, Lower instantaneous entropy of heartbeat dynamics during seizures in untreated temporal lobe epilepsy, Computing in Cardiology, Nice (France), 2015.

  • 44. R. Garcia, G Valenza, C. Tomaz, R. Barbieri, Instantaneous Bispectral Analysis of Heartbeat Dynamics for the Assessment of Major Depression, Computing in Cardiology, Nice (France), 2015.

  • 43. G Valenza, L Citi, EP Scilingo and R Barbieri, Assessment of Dynamic Autonomic Changes with Posture using Instantaneous Entropy Measures, Computers in Cardiology, Cambridge (MA, USA), vol. 41, pp. 489-492, 2014. (Winner of a Mortara Fellowship).

  • 42. DM Gonzalez-Otero, RG Garcia, G Valenza, LM Reyes, and R Barbieri, Point Process Heartbeat Dynamics Assessment of Neurocardiogenic Syncope in Children, Computers in Cardiology, Cambridge (MA, USA), vol. 41, pp. 77-80, 2014.

  • 41. R Barbieri, G Valenza, L Citi, M Guerrisi, S Orsolini, C Tessa, S Diciotti and N Toschi, Lower Instantaneous Entropy of Heartbeat Dynamics Characterizes Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson's Disease, Computers in Cardiology, Cambridge (MA, USA), vol. 41, pp. 81-84, 2014.

  • 40. G. Valenza, L. Citi, E.P. Scilingo, R. Barbieri, Tracking Instantaneous Entropy in Heartbeat Dynamics through Inhomogeneous Point-Process Nonlinear Models, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Chicago (USA), 2014.

  • 39. G. Valenza, L. Citi, R. Barbieri, Assessment of Gait Nonlinear Dynamics by Inhomogeneous Point-Process Models, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Chicago (USA), 2014.

  • 38. G. Valenza, M. Nardelli, G. Bertschy, A. Lanata, R. Barbieri, E.P. Scilingo, Maximal-Radius Multiscale Entropy of Cardiovascular Variability: A Promising Biomarker of Pathological Mood States in Bipolar Disorders, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Chicago (USA), 2014 (Invited).

  • 37. G. Valenza, N. Vanello, M. Milanesi, E.P. Scilingo, L. Landini, Decoding Underlying Brain Activities in Time and Frequency Domains through Complex Independent Component Analysis of EEG Signals, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Chicago (USA), 2014.

  • 36. G. Valenza, M. Orini, L. Citi, A. Minchole, E. Pueyo, P. Laguna, and R.Barbieri, Assessing Real-Time RR-QT Frequency-Domain Measures of Coupling and Causality through Inhomogeneous Point-Process Bivariate Models, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Chicago (USA), 2014.

  • 35. A. Greco, A. Lanata, G. Valenza, E.P. Scilingo, L. Citi, Electrodermal Activity Processing: a Convex Optimization Approach, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Chicago (USA), 2014.

  • 34. M. Nardelli, G. Valenza, C. Gentili, A. Lanata, EP. Scilingo, Temporal Trends of Neuro-Autonomic Complexity During Severe Episodes of Bipolar Disorders, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Chicago (USA), 2014.

  • 33. G. Valenza, M. Orini, L. Citi, A. Minchole, E. Pueyo, P. Laguna, and R.Barbieri, Assessing Instantaneous QT Variability dynamics within a Point-Process Nonlinear Framework, Proceedings of the International Conference of the European Study Group on Cardiovascular Oscillations, Trento (Italy), 2014.

  • 32. G. Valenza, L. Citi, E.P. Scilingo, and R. Barbieri. Defining an Instantaneous Complexity Measure for Heartbeat Dynamics: the Inhomogeneous Point-process Entropy, Proceedings of the International Conference of the European Study Group on Cardiovascular Oscillations, Trento (Italy), 2014.

  • 31. G. Valenza, M. Nardelli, G. Bertschy, A. Lanata, and E.P. Scilingo, Complexity Modulation in Heart Rate Variability during Pathological Mental States of Bipolar Disorders, Proceedings of the International Conference of the European Study Group on Cardiovascular Oscillations, Trento (Italy), 2014.

  • 30. M. Nardelli, G. Valenza, I.A. Cristea, C. Gentili, C. Cotet, D. David, A. Lanata, and E.P. Scilingo, Characterization of Behavioral Activation in Non-Pathological Subjects through Heart Rate Variability Monovariate and Multivariate Multiscale Entropy Analysis, Proceedings of the International Conference of the European Study Group on Cardiovascular Oscillations, Trento (Italy), 2014.

  • 29. A. Lanata, A. Greco, G. Valenza, E.P. Scilingo. A Pattern Recognition Approach based on Electrodermal Response for Pathological Mood Identification in Bipolar Disorders, 39th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Florence (Italy), May 4-9, 2014.

  • 28. M. Bianchi, G. Valenza, A. Serio, A. Lanatà, A. Greco, M. Nardelli, E.P. Scilingo, A. Bicchi, Design and Preliminary Affective Characterization of a Novel Fabric-based Tactile Display, IEEE Haptics Symposium, Houston, Texas (USA), 2014.

  • 27. G. Valenza, L. Citi, R. Barbieri, Instantaneous Nonlinear Assessment of Complex Cardiovascular Dynamics by Laguerre-Volterra Point Process Models, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Osaka (Japan), p. 6131-6134, 2013, IEEE.

  • 26. G. Valenza, L. Citi, A. Lanatà, E.P. Scilingo, R. Barbieri, A Nonlinear Heartbeat Dynamics Model Approach for Personalized Emotion Recognition, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Osaka (Japan), p. 2579-2582, 2013, IEEE.

  •  25. G. Valenza, L. Tedesco, A. Lanatà, D. De Rossi, E.P. Scilingo, Novel Spiking Neuron-Astrocyte Networks Based on Nonlinear Transistor-Like Models of Tripartite Synapses, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, Osaka (Japan), p. 6559-6562, 2013, IEEE.

  •  24. A. Greco, M.C. Carboncini, A. Virgillito, A. Lanatà, G. Valenza, E.P. Scilingo, Quantitative EEG Analysis in Minimally Conscious State Patients During Postural Changes, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, p. 6313-6316, 2013.

  •  23. R. Barbieri, L. Citi, G. Valenza, M. Guerrisi, S. Orsolini, C. Tessa, S. Diciotti, N. Toschi Increased instability of heartbeat dynamics in Parkinson's disease, Computers in Cardiology, Zaragoza (Spain), vol. 40, 2013.

  • 22. G. Valenza, L. Citi, E.P. Scilingo, R. Barbieri, Instantaneous Bispectral Characterization of the Autonomic Nervous System through a Point-Process Nonlinear Model, World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Beijing, China, May 21-31, 2012.

  • 21. G. Valenza, L. Citi, E.P. Scilingo, R. Barbieri, Using Laguerre expansion within point-process models of heartbeat dynamics: a comparative study, proceeding of the international IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, San Diego (CA), USA, 2012.

  • 20. L. Citi, G. Valenza, R. Barbieri, Instantaneous estimation of high-order nonlinear heartbeat dynamics by Lyapunov exponents, proceeding of the international IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, San Diego (CA), USA, 2012.

  • 19. L. Citi, G. Valenza, P.L. Purdon, E.N. Brown, R. Barbieri, Monitoring heartbeat nonlinear dynamics during general anesthesia by using the instantaneous dominant Lyapunov exponent, Proceedings of the International IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, San Diego (CA), USA, 2012.

  • 18. A. Greco, A. Lanatà, G. Valenza, G. Rota, N. Vanello, E.P. Scilingo, On the deconvolution analysis of the elctrodermal response in bipolar patients, Proceedings of the International IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, San Diego (CA), USA, 2012.

  • 17. N. Vanello, A. Guidi, C. Gentili, S. Werner, G. Bertschy, G. Valenza, A. Lanatà, E.P. Scilingo, Speech analysis for mood state characterization in bipolar patients, Proceedings of the International IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference, San Diego (CA), USA, 2012.

  • 16. G. Valenza, L. Citi, C. Gentili, A. Lanatà, M. Mauri, E.P. Scilingo, R. Barbieri, A point-process nonlinear model approach for autonomic assessment of depressive states in bipolar patients, Proceeding of the 7th International workshop on biosignal interpretation, Como, Italy, 2012.

  • 15. M. Orini, G. Valenza, L. Citi, R. Barbieri, Tetravariate point-process model for the continuous characterization of cardiovascular-respiratory dynamics during passive postural changes, Computing in Cardiology, 2012.

  • 14. G. Valenza, M.C. Carboncini, A. Virgillito, I. Creatini, L. Bonfiglio, B. Rossi, A. Lanatà and E.P. Scilingo, EEG complexity drug-induced changes in Disorders of Consciousness: a preliminary report, IEEE EMBC 2011.

  • 13. A Lanatà, A Armato, G Valenza and EP Scilingo, Eye tracking and Pupil dilation variation as response to affective stimuli: A Preliminary Study. Proc. Pervasive Health 2011

  • 12. G Valenza, A Lanatà, EP Scilingo and D De Rossi, “Towards a Smart Glove: Arousal Recognition based on Textile Electrodermal Response”, IEEE EMBC 2010.

  • 11. Pioggia, G. and Tartarisco, G. and Valenza, G. and Ricci, G. and Volpi, L. and Siciliano, G. and Bonfiglio, S., A pervasive activity management and rehabilitation support system for the elderly, 8th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PERCOM Workshops), 2010, p. 813-816.

  • 10. A. Lanatà, G Piccolo, G Valenza and E.P Scilingo, Cardiopulmonary Monitoring System based on a Single Sensing Device, 7th International Conference on Wearable Micro and Nano Technologies for Personalized Health (pHealth), Berlin, Germany, 26-28 May 2010.

  • 9. A. Lanatà, C. Mancuso, G.Valenza and E. P. Scilingo, Autonomic nervous system activity evaluation using heart rate variability and pulse transit time by a wearable system, 7th International Congress on Wearable Micro and Nano Technologies for Personalized Health (pHealth), Berlin, Germany, May 26-28, 2010.

  • 8. A. Lanatà, G. Valenza, and E.P. Scilingo, “The contribution of the phase spectrum in automatic multiple cardiac arrhythmias recognition in wearable systems”, proc. of ISABEL 2010.

  • 7. G. Valenza, A. Lanatà, A. Armato, E.P. Scilingo, Advanced methods for robust multiple arrhythmia recognition: a high order spectrum study, Proceeding of the 2nd Italian Congress of Bioengineering, Torino, 2010.

  • 6. A. Armato, E.S. Maini, G. Valenza, A. Lanatà, E.P. Scilingo, D. De Rossi, HATCAM: a wearable gaze tracking device for ecological investigation of social interaction in autistic spectrum disorder, Proceeding of the 2nd Italian Congress of Bioengineering, Torino, 2010.

  • 5. A.Armato, E. Nardini, A. Lanatà, G. Valenza, C. Mancuso, E.P. Scilingo, D. De Rossi, An FPGA based arrhythmia recognition system for possible wearable applications, 9th International Conference on Intelligent System Design and Application, 30 Nov-2 Dec 2009, Pisa, Italy.

  • 4. G. Valenza, E.P. Scilingo, N. Sgambelluri, A. Lanatà, D. De Rossi, Wireless tactile feedback using magnetorheological fluid in minimally invasive surgery, Proceeding of the 1st Italian Congress of Bioengineering, Pisa, 2008.

  • 3. A. Armato, G. Valenza, G. Pioggia, FPGA Cortical neuron for neuromorphic evolvable hardware, Proceeding of the 1st Italian Congress of Bioengineering, Pisa, 2008.

  • 2. G Valenza, A Lanatà, M Ferro, EP Scilingo, Real-Time Discrimination of Multiple Cardiac Arrhythmias for Wearable Systems Based on Neural Networks, Computer in Cardiology 2008, Bologna, Italy.

  • 1. Sgambelluri, N. and Valenza, G. and Ferro, M. and Pioggia, G. and Scilingo, E.P. and De Rossi, D. and Bicchi, A., An Artificial Neural Network approach for Haptic Discrimination in Minimally Invasive Surgery, The 16th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human interactive Communication, 2007. RO-MAN 2007, p. 25—30.