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Andrea Aliverti
Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano

Brief Bio
Andrea Aliverti (MSc in Electronic Engineering, 1992, PhD in Bioengineering, 1997) is Full Professor at the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering (DEIB) at the Politecnico di Milano where he teaches Sensors and Instrumentation Technologies and Bioengineering of the Respiratory System. He also teaches Biomedical Electronics and Instrumentation at the MedTec Course in Medicine and Biomedical Engineering (Politecnico di Milano-Humanitas University). From 2014 to 2021, he has been the Chairman (Coordinatore) of the PhD Programme in Bioengineering at the Politecnico di Milano. He is responsible of Lares (Respiratory Analysis Lab) at the Biomedical Technology Laboratory (TBM-Lab). His actual main research interests include the bioengineering of the respiratory system, physiological measurements, biomedical instrumentation and sensors and functional lung imaging. Specific research areas of interest include respiratory mechanics (modeling of interactions between respiratory and cardiovascular system, human respiratory muscle action, exercise), biomedical instrumentation (optoelectronic and double plethysmography, noninvasive physiological measurements of ventilation, blood gases, blood pressure, human activity, stress), pulmonary functional imaging (CT, MRI, ultrasonography and in-vivo microscopy), wearable technology (development of new methods and systems for continuous monitoring of physiological variables), sport technology, artificial intelligence applied to physiological data, signal and images. He has been technical coordinator of the EU funded Projects BREATH , BREATH-PGC and CARED (Computer Assisted Rehabilitation for Respiratory Diseases), responsible of the activities of the Politecnico di Milano of the EU funded Projects PLANHAB (Planetary Habitat Simulation) and HOLOZCAN, two NIH funded Projects and several industry-funded projects. He is author or co-author of >280 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, 15 book chapters, editor of 4 books, inventor in 15 patents. He is member of the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Physiology (American Physiological Society), Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, Breathe, Sensors, Metrology. He is an active member of the IEEE, ERS (European Respiratory Society) (Secretary of the Group 4.03 - Respiratory Structure and Function (2009-2011), Chair of the Group 4.01- Clinical Physiology and Exercise (2011-2014), Secretary (2014-2017) and Head (2017-2020) of Assembly 4 - Clinical physiology, sleep and pulmonary circulation. Member of the Educational Council (2014-2017), Science Council (2017-2020) and Executive Committee (2017-2020). Member of the working group on Digital Health.), SIP/IRS (Italian Respiratory Society) (Member of the Scientific Committee since 2021). He has been awarded the ERS (European Respiratory Society) COPD Award, the Vertex Innovation Award (VIA), the Andrew P. Sage Award (IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems), S2P (SwitchToProduct). Since 2020, he is honorary Fellow of the European Respiratory Society (FERS). ... More >>

Pedro Morouço
Polytechnic University of Leiria

Brief Bio
Pedro Gil Frade Morouço holds a PhD in Sports Sciences (2012) from the University of Beira-Interior, a Master's degree in Sports Sciences (2009), in the specialization area of High Performance Sports Training, awarded by the Faculty of Sport of the University of Porto and a degree in Physical Education and Sport (2004), from the Faculty of Sports Sciences and Physical Education of the University of Porto. Currently, he is the Dean of the School of Education and Social Sciences of the Polytechnic University of Leiria and is an integrated researcher at Research Center in Sports Sciences, Health Sciences and Human Development (CIDESD). His research activities focus on product and process engineering, with the aim of minimizing gaps between the laboratory and in vivo applications. In recent years, he has been invited to collaborate in several national and international projects, having been author or co-author of more than 300 scientific papers (e.g. scientific articles, lectures at congresses). He was responsible for the first Physical Activity consultation in the National Health Service (April 2019), as an Exercise Physiologist at USF Santiago, in Leiria. He is a member of the editorial board of several indexed journals (e.g., Sports Biomechanics) and is an invited speaker at several national and international conferences (e.g. icSPORTS 2018). Pedro Morouço belongs to the Board of the Portuguese Swimming Federation and is an Ambassador of Portugal Activo. Above all, he is a humble teacher and researcher who understands the values of teamwork. Natural leader to reinforce strengths and overcome weaknesses, developing new ideas and "out of the box" thinking. Is aware of the role of science in raising awareness in society and has thus developed skills to reach a wider audience (e.g., winner of the American Journal Experts methods publication contest, 2 awards in the National Scholarly Communication Contests), without compromising scientific inputs (e.g., Sports Science Award of the Portuguese Olympic Committee 2019, ISBS Hans Gros Emerging Researcher Award 2017). ... More >>


Arnold Baca, ZSU, Biomechanics, Kinesiology and Computer Science in Sport, University of Vienna, Austria
Junior Barrera, Computer Science, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Glenn Björklund, Dept. Health Sciences, Sports Tech Research Centre, Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Saeed Sadeghi Boroujerdi, University of Kurdistan, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Daniel Boullosa, Universidad de León, Spain
Laura Capranica, Department of Movement, Human and Health Sciences, Università degli Studi di Roma "Foro Italico", Italy
Tom Comyns, Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Limerick, Ireland
Miguel Correia, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Engenharia, Portugal
Peter Dabnichki, RMIT University, Australia
Hugo C. Dutra de Souza, Department of Health Sciences of Ribeirao Preto Medical School, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Mounin El Yacoubi, EPH, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France
Alireza Elahi, Kharazmi University, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Jose L. Elvira, Department of Sport Sciences, Miguel Hernández University Elche, Spain
Timothy A. Exell, Department of Sport Science, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
José M. Faria, Ciências do Desporto, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
Federico Formenti, King's College London, United Kingdom
Xavi Garcia-Massó, University of Valencia, Spain
Gabriel Gastélum-Cuadras, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, Mexico
Subhankar Ghosh, St. Xavier's College, Kolkata, India
Roberto Giacobazzi, Computer Science, University of Verona, Italy
Jose Heredia-Jimenez, Physical Education & Sports, University of Granada, Spain
Sandy Jack, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Zdravko Jotanovic, Faculty of Medicine, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Pui Wah V. Kong, Physical Education and Sports Science Academic Group, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Andrey Koptyug, SportsTech Research Center, Mid Sweden University, Sweden
Oleksandr Krasilshchikov, Faculty of Sports Science and Recreation, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Anthony Leicht, Sport and Exercise Science, James Cook University, Australia
Chris Mills, Department of Sport and Exercise Science, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Luis Mochizuki, Escola de Artes, Ciências e Humanidades, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Giuseppe Musumeci, Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences, University of Catania, Italy
Matias Noll, Education Department, Instituto Federal Goiano, Brazil
Ryohei Orihara, The University of Electro-Communications, Japan
Zarife Nigâr Özdemir-Kumral, Marmara University, Turkey
Toh Yen Pang, School of Engineering [Mechanical and Automotive Engineering], RMIT University, Australia
José D. Pereira, Rua Teodósio Rodrigues De Faria, nº 15, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Portugal
Nicola Petrone, University of Padua, Italy
António M. Ramos, Independent Researcher, Portugal
Fernando Ribeiro, Escola Superior de Saúde, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Alan Ruddock, Academy of Sport and Physical Activity, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Aaron Scanlan, Central Queensland University, Australia
Adérito Seixas, Escola Superior de Saude Fernando Pessoa, Fundacao Fernando Pessoa, Portugal
Andreia P. Sousa, Fisioterapia, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Portugal
Veroljub Stankovic, Faculty of sport and physical education, University of Priština in Kosovska Mitrovica, Serbia
Zdenek Svoboda, Faculty of Physical Culture, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic
Rui Torres, Department of Physiotherapy, North Polytechnic Institute of Health, Paredes, Portugal
Nico Van de Weghe, CartoGIS Cluster, Department of Geography, Ghent University, Belgium
Naiquan Zheng, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States

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