Prof. Giancarlo Ferrigno

Giancarlo Ferrigno, IEEE Senior Member, MSc in Electronic Engineering in 1983, PhD in Bioengineering in 1990. After six years as senior researcher in a private foundation started his academic career at Politecnico di Milano University where he is today Full Professor in the Electronic Information and Bioengineering Department (DEIB) (Assistant Professor in 1990, Associate Professor in 1998 and Full Professor in 2001).
He was vice president of the BSc and MSc programs in Biomedical Engineering, chaired the PhD program in Bioengineering from 2001 to 2004. From 2004 to 2006 he was appointed director of the PhD StudentsPolitecnico di Milano PhD School. From 2007 to 2009 he directed the Bioengineering Department. From 2016 he is chair of Bioengineering division of the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering. In 2008 he founded the Neuroengineering and Medical Robotics Laboratory. He has taught several courses in the field of artificial intelligence, biosensors, robotics and basic biomedical engineering since 1994. He organized and directed the one-year Master in Technologies for surgery in 2006. He has carried out scientific activity regarding the application of computer science, system and control engineering and electronic technologies to the study of biological systems, in particular of sensory-motor coordination in man and, more recently, medical robotics (for surgery and rehabilitation).  He has been responsible of grants from Italian Research Ministry, Industrial Companies, Italian Space Agency and European Commission. In the last years he has been the European Coordinator of three FP7 EU projects in the ICT topic. Two of them, ROBOCAST (2008-10) and ACTIVE (2011-15) were in the field of the Surgical and Computer assisted Robotics. MUNDUS (2010-2013) is in the field of Assistive and Rehabilitative Robotics. Current personal active funding is BICE Biomechanical Quantification of Bone and Muscle Loading to Improve the Quality of 0g Countermeasure Prescriptions for Resistive Exercise. Program ASI 2013-065-R.0-BICE. He is associate editor of Computer Methods and Modelling in Medicine and reviewer for other journals of the neuroengineering and medical robotics field. He is working in the JWG9 and JWG35 ISO standard groups for Surgical and rehabilitation Robotics (under IEC 60601 standards umbrella).


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