Laura Astolfi received her master’s degree in Electronic Engineering from University of Rome Sapienza and her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from University of Bologna Alma Mater Studiorum. Currently, she is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer, Control, and Management Engineering at Sapienza University of Rome and a Researcher at Fondazione Santa Lucia Hospital, Rome, Italy.
She is Fellow of the European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering Sciences (EAMBES), former member of the Administrative Committee of the IEEE Society of Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMBS) and Member of the Scientific Board of the International Society for Brain Electromagnetic Topography (ISBET).
She is Head of the Bioengineering and Bioinformatics Laboratory at DIAG and Junior Fellow of the Sapienza School for Advanced Studies (SSAS).
She participated and/or was PI in several national (Ministry of Health, Ministry of University, Private Foundations), European (7th FPs, Horizon2020) and US (NSF and NIH) funded research projects. She has been National Representative to 2 EU COST Actions.
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 is Associate Editor of two International Scientific Journals: Brain Topography and Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing.
She authored 168 papers, with 4599 citations and a total Impact Factor of 219.801, and her H-index is 36 (Sources: Scopus, ISI JCR, date: September 27, 2020).
She is listed among the Top Italian Scientists in Engineering (http://www.topitalianscientists.org/TIS_HTML/Top_Italian_Scientists_Engineering.htm
Her research activity includes brain connectivity, high resolution EEG source reconstruction, EEG applications to neurorehabilitation, simultaneous recordings from multiple subjects (hyperscanning), consciousness, cognition, and social Neuroscience.