From finger tapping to the social brain: advanced methods for the estimation of brain activity and connectivity in humans
Laura Astolfi received her Master Degree in Electronics Engineering from Sapienza University of Rome in 2003 and her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from University of Bologna in 2007. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer, Control, and Management Engineering at Sapienza University of Rome. In February 2014 she got the National Scientific Qualification for the position of Associate Professor in Bioengineering. In December 2014 she got the National Scientific Qualification for the position of Full Professor in Bioengineering. She authored 102 papers in International Peer-reviewed Journals (Scopus), 2 books and more than 100 contributions to International Schools and Conferences. Her h-index is 23 (source: Scopus, 29: Google Scholar), her total number of citations is 1478 (Scopus; 2760 Scholar). Her total Impact Factor is 166.669. She has served as Guest Editor for International Journals like the Journal of Physiology-Paris, Brain Topography and Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience and she is currently an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Bioelectromagnetism. She has been elected Chair of the IEEE EMBS Technical Committee on Biomedical Signal Processing (2016-2018). She received several national and international awards for her scientific activity, among which the Best Under-40 Researcher Award at Sapienza University in 2010, the Trainee Travel Award by the Human Brain Mapping Society in 2011, the Young Investigator Competition by the ISBET Society in 2009, the Best PhD Thesis Award by the Italian Society for Biomedical Engineering in 2008, the Young Investigator Award by the Brain Connectivity Society in 2006, the Young Investigator Award by the International Society for Functional Source Imaging in 2005. She participated in several national (Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Private Foundations), European (7th FP) and US (NSF and NIH) funded research projects. She has been National Representative to two EU COST Actions. She is currently the PI of a MIUR funded project FIRB "Brain-to-brain connectivity from simultaneous neuroelectric and autonomic multi-subjects recordings as a new tool to study human social interaction". Her research activity include brain connectivity, high resolution EEG source reconstruction, EEG applications to neurorehabilitation, simultaneous recordings from multiple subjects (hyperscanning), consciousness, cognition and social Neuroscience.