Dr Gennaro Tartarisco


Gennaro Tartarisco graduated in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Pisa in July 2009. He received the PhD degree in 2013 in Automatic, Robotic and Bioengineering program from University of Pisa. Since 2010 to 2015 he worked at Institute of Clinical physiology of CNR, in collaboration with the Interdepartmental Research Centre "E. Piaggio" of the Faculty of Engineering of University of Pisa. From 2016 He is a PhD Researcher at the Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems of National Research Council of Italy, Messina unit. His research approach is multidisciplinary spanning Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Life Sciences and Bioengineering. His interests lie around the recent advances of pervasive healthcare systems and telemedicine, coupling with signal processing, feature extraction and data mining techniques such as machine learning and deep learning algorithms. One of the main contributions of his research works is related to the monitoring of health parameters, as physiological and cardiovascular clues, vital body signs and the patients’ social and environmental context to understand biological phenomena and assisting medical diagnosis, rehabilitation and early detection of diseases. His approach covers the recent advances in instrumentation focusing on pioneering multi-parametric real-time portable monitoring systems which would represent in perspective the cornerstone for the next generation of diagnostic devices and a real technological breakthrough. From 2012 he is Visiting Associate Researcher at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Motion Analysis lab, Boston. Director: Prof. Paolo. He developed and validated a wireless wearable sensor interfaced with smartphone, for the rehabilitation of the lower limb after trauma or arthroplasty operations. From 2013 he is Visiting Associate Researcher at School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton. Collaboration with Prof. Koushik Maharatna. He developed and validated a wearable platform with accelerometer and firmware for the recognition of movement and rehabilitation of the upper limbs in patients affected by stroke. From 2016 he is Visiting Associate Researcher at Department of Intelligent Systems Jozef Stefan Institute. Slovenia, Lubjana. Collaboration with Prof. Mitja Luštrek for the design and development of an electronic platform for the acquisition and monitoring of physiological signals in the HeartMan project. The scientific activity is evidenced by the substantial number of works in important scientific journals with particular reference to acquisition and processing of physiological signals and medical applications in the health-care sector. Gennaro Tartarisco is co-author of more than 55 works published in peer-reviewed international journals. In addition, he has conducted more than 20 oral communications at the invitation of Italian and foreign conferences. His works has received more than 750 citations on the Scopus database (1220 on Google Scholar Citations, 579 on ISI WoS) and has h-index = 14 (17 on Google Scholar Citations, 13 on ISI WoS). He is Reviewer of several international impacted journals such as Journal Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, Physica Medica: European Journal of Medical Physics, Journal Computer Vision and Image Understanding, Journal Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, Journal Sensors.