Probabilistic Nonlinear Modeling for the Instantaneous Assessment of Human Heartbeat Dynamics

Dr Getano Valenza, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, University of 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 disorders, and disorder of consciousness. 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 fifty international scientific journals including, e.g., Nature Biotecnology. 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 member of the editorial board of the Wiley-Hindawi journal Complexity and of the Nature’s journal Scientific Reports.