Seminario pubblico di Pietro Aricò
In ottemperanza ai requisiti previsti dalla procedura selettiva per n. 1. posto di Ricercatore a Tempo Determinato di tipologia B per il Settore Concorsuale 09/G2 - Settore Scientifico-Disciplinare ING-INF/06 - presso il Dipartimento di Ingegneria informatica, automatica e gestionale Antonio Ruberti dell’Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”, bandita con D.R. n. 2267/2021 del 09/08/2021, giovedì 14 aprile alle ore 12:00 si terrà il seminario pubblico di Pietro Aricò sulle sue attività di ricerca, in modalità mista:
Presenza: Aula A3 del DIAG
Remoto: collegamento Zoom (ID: 871 9335 8590, Passcode: 008272, https://uniroma1.zoom.us/j/87358786053?pwd=U3pzYUFXUkptL0E5R0JBb2xza1hBdz09)
Passive Brain-Computer Interfaces: Toward a Daily Life Employment
Recent publications in the Electroencephalogram (EEG)-based passive brain–computer interface (pBCI) field suggest that this technology could provide benefits in many operational environments, in which an objective, non intrusive, measure of mental and emotional states of the user, even in real time, could be used to prevent risky situations, and more generally to enhance safety. This technology seems to be now ready to go outside the research labs and enter the market as a new consumer product. This assumption is supported by the recent advantages obtained in terms of front-end graphical user interfaces, back-end classification algorithms, and technology improvement in terms of wearable devices and dry EEG sensors. In this context, the talk has the main objective to describe the methodological steps needed to design effective passive BCI systems, common pitfall to avoid, and some use cases and advancements achieved in the last 10 years of research, both from a methodological and technological point of view.
Pietro Aricò received his M.Sc. Degree in Biomedical Engineering from Sapienza University of Rome in 2010 and a PhD in Bioengineering from University of Bologna Alma Mater Studiorum in 2014. In 2016 he joined the Department of Molecular Medicine of the Sapienza University and the spin-off company BrainSigns, in which he is Chief Technology Officer and Project Manager. His research activity has always been focused on one of the most innovative and fascinating areas of bioengineering applied to neuroscience, the brain-computer interface (BCI), by focusing in particular to the development of advanced methodologies for the processing and classification of biosignals (i.e. Electroencephalography, Electrocardiogram, Galvanic Skin Response), with the purpose to assess mental and emotional states (e.g. workload, attention, stress) of the user in out-of-the-labs applications (i.e. passive-BCI). He participated in several national and international research projects, also as Principal Investigator, funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, Italian Ministry of Health, 7th Framework Program and Horizon 2020 of the European Commission. Dr. Aricò is co-author of more than 40 scientific articles in peer-reviewed international journals, 1 patent and more than 50 scientific contributions in peer-reviewed national and international conferences. He serves as reviewer for several peer-review journals, he is the Associate Editor for the International Journal of Bioelectromagnetism journal, and Guest Editor within many special issues on international journals, such as Frontiers in Human Neuroscience and Brain Sciences.