Past PhD thesis


Jorge Francisco Lazo SanchezComputer Vision Aided Diagnosis and Guidance in Endoscopic Urology Advisor: Elena De Momi, Michel de Mathelin, Benoit Rosa

Sarah El HadjiNumericaland artificial intelligence methods for the analysis of cerebrovascular architecture and hemodynamics Advisor: Giuseppe Baselli, Elena De Momi

Alessandro CasellaSurgical Data Science for computer-aided surgery in fetescopy Advisor: Elena De Momi, Leonardo Mattos, Sara Moccia


Soheil GholamiA methodology for improving usability and ergonomics of teleoperation interfaces Advisor: Elena De Momi


Alice SegatoNovel path planning and autonomous control methods for needle steering systems in keyhole neurosurgery Advisor: Elena De Momi

Matteo SpositoErgonomics of occupational exoskeletons: evolving design and assessment methodologies of physical attachments Advisor: Elena De Momi; Jesus Ortiz

Andrea CimolatoBidirectional control in lower limb prosthesis Advisor: Elena De Momi; Leonardo De Mattos; Matteo Laffranchi


Marta LorenziniA framework for the evaluation and improvement of human ergonomics in human-robot collaboration Advisor: Elena De Momi

Maria LazzaroniControl strategies for a back-support exoskeleton to assist workers in manual material handling Advisor: Elena De Momi

Alberto FavaroOptimized curvilinear path planning and state prediction for a programmable bevel-tip needle in keyhole neurosurgery Advisor: Elena De Momi; Rodriguez Y Baena Ferdinando; Giancarlo Ferrigno

Marco VidottoA combined experimental and numerical approach towards a comprehensive drug delivery model​ Advisor: Elena De Momi; Daniele Dini


Hang SuAdaptive control of serial redundant robots for minimally invasive surgery Advisor: Giancarlo Ferrigno

Davide ScorzaDecision support system for StereoElectroEncephaloGraphy trajectory planning Advisor: Elena De Momi


Jacopo Buzzi Enhancing human robot interaction in teleoperated tasks Advisor: Giancarlo Ferrigno; Elena De Momi

Sara Moccia Supervised tissue classification in optical images: towards new applications of surgical data science Advisor: Elena De Momi; Leonardo Mattos

Hirenkumar Nakawala Novel approaches for context-awareness and workflow analysis in surgery Advisor: Elena De Momi


Veronica Penza Study of computer vision algorithms to enhance the surgeon’s capabilities in robotic minimally invasive surgery Advisor: Elena De Momi; Leonardo Mattos

Nima Enayati Adaptive shared-control in surgical robotics Advisor: Giancarlo Ferrigno; Co-Advisor: Elena De Momi


Marta Valenti

Statistical shape models based 2D/3D registration methods for knee orthopaedic surgery Advisor: Elena De Momi


Elisa Beretta

– Advanced human-robot cooperation in neurosurgery – Advisor: Elena De Momi, 2015.


Mirko Daniele Comparetti

– High level control of robot behavior in neurosurgery – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno, 2014


Alberto Vaccarella

– Multimodal sensors management in Computer and Robot Assisted Surgery – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno; Co-tutor: Elena De Momi, 2013.


Danilo De Lorenzo

– Force sensing and display in robotic driven needles for minimally invasive surgery – Supervisor: Elena De Momi; Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno, 2012.


Emiliano Gambaretto

– Development and assessment of a markerless motion capture system for human motion analysis – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno; Co-tutor: Elena De Momi, 2011.


Nicola Lopomo

– Quantitative assessment of knee stability during surgery and evaluation of joint restored functionalities after the reconstruction – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno; Co-tutor: Pietro Cerveri, Maurizio Marcacci, 2008.

Maria Luisa Mandelli

– Advances in mr neuroimaging methods and techniques for clinical application in neurodegenerative diseases – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno; Co-tutor: Pietro Cerveri, Maria Grazia Bruzzone, Marina Grisoli, 2008.


Elena De Momi – 

 Computer Aided Surgery, Planning and Simulation – Supervisor: Carlo Frigo, 2006

Iuri Frosio

– Filters for image correction and enhancement in digital dental radiography – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno; Co-tutor: N.A. Borghese, 2006.

Joseph Stancanello

– Morphological and functional imaging in radiosurgery of cerebrospinal artero-venous malformations . Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno; Co-tutor: Pietro Cerveri, Carlo Cavedon, 2006.


Christian Forlani

– Digital-radiology real-time methods based on XRII and CCD camera – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno, 2001.


Camilla Rigotti

– Ergonomic design of a working posture by means of a neural networks system – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno, 2000.


Guido Baroni

– New insight in human motor control through quantitative analysis of intra-vehicular activities in long-term space flight – Tutor: Giancarlo Ferrigno, 1999.


Giancarlo Ferrigno

– Metodiche ed algoritmi per l’analisi del movimento, 1989.