Awards and Grants

  • October 2016: Bronze medal in the BCI race of the Cybathlon 2016 with the team The Brainstormers. [Info]

  • May 2016: Winner of the IET Present Around The World (PATW) local network competition. [Info]

  • Dec 2015: EyeWink Crowdfunding campaign (£4,605) for supporting the development of EyeWink, a wearable device that allows users to control their smartphones with eye winks and blinks. [Campaign]

  • Dec 2015: BrainStormers Crowdfunding campaign (£3,016) for supporting the participation of the whole Essex team to the Cybathlon, an international championship for athletes with disabilities assisted by technology (including BCI). [Campaign]

  • May 2015: Research Innovation Fund (RIF) Grant (£4,990 - code DC10758) for supporting the participation of the Essex team to the Cybathlon.

  • Apr 2015: Student Travel Grant, 7th International IEEE EMBS Neural Engineering Conference. [Picture]

  • Mar 2015: London Science Museum Award, HackTheBrain UK. [Article] [i++] [UoE Blog]

  • Oct 2013: Student Travel Grant, 4th International Conference on Robotics in Education.

  • Sep 2012: Member of the Winning Team, Sick Robot Day 2012. [Video]


Talks

  • Jun 2016: Seminar "Making Better Decisions via Collaborative Brain-Computer Interfaces", University of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands).

  • Mar 2016: Seminar "Brain-Computer Interfaces", University of Parma, Parma (Italy). [Slides (ITA)]

  • Mar 2016: Lecture "EyeWink e dintorni", IIS B. Pascal, Reggio Emilia (Italy). [Slides (ITA)]

  • Sep 2015: Talk "A Comparison of Ensemble Methods for Motor Imagery Brain-Computer Interfaces", European Conference on Data Analysis 2015 (ECDA 2015), Colchester (UK). [Slides]

  • Sep 2015: Talk "Towards a Wearable Device for Controlling a Smartphone with Eye Winks", 7th Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Conference (CEEC15), Colchester (UK). [Slides]

  • Apr 2015: Talk "A Collaborative Brain-Computer Interface to Improve Human Performance in a Visual Search Task", 7th International IEEE EMBS Neural Engineering Conference, Montpellier (France). [Slides]

  • Dec 2013: Seminar "Robotics in Education", Seminar, University of Parma, Parma (Italy). [Slides] [Flyer]

  • Sep 2013: Talk "Lessons Learned in a Ball Fetch-And-Carry Robotic Competition", 4th International Conference on Robotics in Education, Lodz, (Poland). [Slides] [Video]

  • Oct 2012: Seminar "Sick Robot Day 2012: an Italian victory", University of Parma, Parma (Italy). [News] [Video]


Blogs


Administration

  • Jun 2016 - present: Country Ambassador, University of Essex (UK).

  • Nov 2013 - present: Member of the Student Conduct Panel, University of Essex (UK).

  • Jan 2015 - Sep 2015: Programme Committee Chair, 7th Computer Science and Electronic Engineering Conference (CEEC15).

  • Nov 2014 - Oct 2015: Postgraduate Research Students Representative, Faculty of Science and Health, University of Essex (UK).

  • Nov 2013 - Oct 2015: Postgraduate Research Students and GLA/GTAs Representative, School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex (UK).

  • Jan 2014 - Sep 2014: Member of the Organising Committee, 6th Computer science and Electronic Engineering Conference (CEEC14).

  • Nov 2012 - Mar 2013: Student Representative in the University Senate, Students' Council and Department of Information Engineering Council, Università degli Studi di Parma (Italy).

  • May 2009 - Mar 2013: Student Representative in the Computer Engineering Council and Evaluation Committee, Università degli Studi di Parma (Italy).