Laura Astolfi received her master’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Rome Sapienza and her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the 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 a Fellow of the European Alliance for Medical and Biological Engineering Sciences (EAMBES), a former member of the Administrative Committee of the IEEE Society of Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMBS), and a 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 a 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 for 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 Ph.D. Thesis Award by the Italian Society for Biomedical Engineering in 2008, the Young Investigator Award by the Brain Connectivity Society in 2006, and the Young Investigator Award by the International Society for Functional Source Imaging in 2005.
Since 2006, she has been invited to give more than 20 Keynote Lectures and Invited Speeches at some of the most important Conferences and Workshops in the fields of Biomedical Engineering and Neuroscience.
She is Associate Editor of Brain Topography, Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, and of the IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology.
She authored 261 papers, with 8933 citations and a total Impact Factor of 241.247, and her H-index is 45.
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.