Valeria Villani

Valeria Villani 2019-03-28T11:54:26+00:00

Research interests

Design of human-centred user interfaces for efficient cooperation between the human and industrial machines or robots

Signal processing for robot control and affective human-robot interaction

Biomedical signal processing, with emphasis on ECG signals: development of a novel framework for bioelectrical signal processing based on quadratic variation reduction, with applications to ECG, EEG, EMG and EOG signals

Curriculum vitae

Feb. 2017 – today: Assistant Professor in Robotics and Automation at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Jan. 2015 – Jan. 2017: Post-doc research fellow in Robotics and Automation at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

May 2013 – Aug. 2014: Research fellow at Echolight, spin-off of the National Council of Research, Lecce (IT)

Jan. 2010 – Apr. 2013:PhD Student in Biomedical Engineering at University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome.
Thesis: A framework for ECG signal processing based on quadratic variation reduction. 
Advisor: Prof. Giulio Iannello; Co-Advisor: Dr.Eng. Antonio Fasano

Mar. 2009 – Apr. 2010: Junior consultant at Di Renzo Regulatory Affairs, Rome (IT)

Feb. 2009: 
M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering at University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome Thesis: Analysis of biomedical images through the extraction of textures modelled as Markov random fields. Final grade: 110/110 cum Laude

Oct. 2006: 
B.E. in Biomedical Engineering at University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome. Thesis: Systems for controlled drug delivery in the intracranial cavity: control and sensorization aspects. Final grade: 110/110 cum Laude


Mortara Fellowship at CinC 2014

Best Paper Award at ISABEL 2011

Editorial activities

General chair for the 12th International Workshop on Human-Friendly Robotics (HFR 2019)

Associate Editor for Mechatronics (Elsevier)

Member of the Program Committee of IFAC HMS 2019

Associate Editor for IEEE ICRA 2018 and 2019

Guest Editor for the Special Issue on Human-Robot Collaboration in Industrial Applications of Mechatronics (Elsevier), 2018

Co-organizer of the Workshop “WORKMATE 2018: the WORKplace is better with intelligent, collaborative, robot MATEs” at IEEE ICRA 2018

Research activity

Validazione di sistemi di interazione uomo-robot complessi mediante analisi del carico cognitivo e realtà virtuale

Attività Negli ultimi anni il tema dell’interazione uomo-robot ha attirato grande attenzione poiché l’uso dei robot può completare a aumentare le capacità degli operatori umani. Affinché sia possibile, è importante che si [...]

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