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Pietro Cipresso
Department of Psychology, University of Turin

Brief Bio
Associate Professor in Psychometrics at Department of Psychology, University of Turin and Senior Researcher at Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy. Prof. Cipresso, has been coordinator and coinvestigator of several National, European and International Projects and also Visiting Researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA, and at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He was the unit team leader of an EU Project (BodyPass: API-ecosystem for cross-sectorial exchange of 3D personal data) and PI of a Italy-Israel cooperation project (PIT - PTSD Interactive Treatment–Telereha bilitation with Virtual Reality), among others.
Cipresso is the Chief Editor for Frontiers in Quantitative Psychology and Measurement. IF: 2.990, Q1. In this role, he is managing a Board of more than 650 Editors.
Graduated in Economics (Bocconi University), Psychology (Padua University), and Statistics (Bocconi University, titled CStat of the Royal Statistical Society) and with a PhD in Communication and new technologies, major in Psychology (IULM University).
Granted the prestigious status of Chartered Statistician (CStat) by the Royal Statistical Society, awarded Chartered Scientist (CSci) by Science Council; elected Fellow of the Psychonomic Society (FPsyS); Elected member of the Steering Committee (2018–20) and 51° President (2021) of the Society for Computers in Psychology (the oldest worldwide in the field); Nominated Italian Delegate at NATO for several Panel: Leveraging Technology in Military Mental Health, Biomedical Bases of Mental Fatigue and Military Fatigue Countermeasures and Cognitive Neuroenhancement: Techniques and Technology and recentily HFM-IST-370-T-RTG, AI-based Assistance and Automation systems for Cognitive Security, Defense, and Warfare.
Author in the last four years of more than 100 scientific publications and books like "Modeling Emotions at the Edge of Chaos," "Computing Paradigms for Mental Health," "The Psychology of Social Networking," and "Virtual Reality: Technologies, Medical Applications and Challenges."
Chief Editor of the journal Frontiers in Quantitative Psychology and Measurement. Chief Editor of the journal J– Multidisciplinary Open Access Journal (MDPI). Editor for Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group), PLoS ONE, Advances in Human-Computer Interaction (Hindawi), Open Psychology (for Mathematical Psychology and Psychometrics) and Open Medicine (for Public health, epidemiology and biostatistics). Statistical Advisor of BMC Psychology and BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making.
Prof. Cipresso won in 2021 the Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring a person who has demonstrated outstanding lifetime achievements in the fields of advanced technologies and healthcare. In September 2012, Cipresso was awarded with the Canada Research Chair in Clinical Cyberpsychology New Investigator Award, sponsored by the Université du Québec, Outaouais, Canada and in 2015 Intel has awarded his project (NeuroActivity project) in the top 50 projects among 8.000 from 37 Countries in the World.
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Program Chair

Hugo Plácido da Silva
IT- Instituto de Telecomunicações

Brief Bio
PhD in Electrical and Computers Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) - University of Lisbon (UL), Hugo is a researcher at the IT - Instituto de Telecomunicações since 2004, and an Invited Auxiliary Professor at IST/UL since 2019. He is also an entrepreneur, having co-founded and contributing to the foundation of multiple innovative technology-based companies operating in the field of medical devices for healthcare and quality of life. More recently, Hugo has been actively working towards making the world a bit more physiological, through BITalino, an open source software and low-cost hardware too lkit for rapid prototyping and development of biomedical application. His main interests include biosignal research, system engineering, signal processing, and machine learning, and in these topics Hugo has participated and actively contributed to 30+ R&D projects funded by national and internacional agencies. His work has been distinguished with several academic and technical awards, examples of which include the “alumniIPS” career award in 2018 and the 1st place at the Ordem dos Engenheiros Young Engineer Innovation Award in 2015, or the “Most Innovative Technology” award at the MIT Portugal E3 Forum in 2013. Hugo is an ACM Senior Member, an IEEE Senior Member, and a officer-elect of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Portugal Chapter. ... More >>