Gaetano Valenza is currently an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy. His research interests include statistical and nonlinear biomedical signal and image processing, cardiovascular and neural modeling, and wearable systems for physiological monitoring. Applications include the assessment of autonomic nervous system activity on cardiovascular control, brain-heart interplay, affective computing, assessment of mood and mental/neurological disorders.
Nicola Toschi is an Associate Professor in Medical Physics at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" and Research Staff/Associate Investigator the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging (MGH-Harvard Medical School). His work focuses on MRI physics, mechanistic and statistical models for physiological phenomena, advanced biomedical image and signal processing, ultra-high field MR imaging and the predictive estimation of intraoperative cardiovascular risk. He is the author of over 150 peer-reviewed publications cited approximately 3500 times with an Impact Factor of over 300.
The ESGCO community sadly announces that an eminent member of the board, Marco di Rienzo, passed away on May, 25th, 2022. Marco organized the 5th ESGCO meeting in Parma, Italy in 2008. Marco was a pioneer of heart rate and blood pressure variability analysis and he was one of the animators of the field of biomedical signal processing since its early beginning.