Maria Romano
Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica e delle Tecnologie dell'Informazione
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80125 - Napoli
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Curriculum Vitae:

Maria Romano,
in November 2000 she graduated in Electronic Engineering, with a 110/110 score. The thesis was awarded with the prize of the Bioengineering National Group for the year 2000-2001.

Since April 2004, she has been a PhD in Bioengineering, 16th cycle.

From June 2011 to March 2012, she had a collaboration contract with the National Cancer Institute "G. Pascale Foundation" (Naples, Italy) for the research project "Development of a methodology based on the processing of CT images for evaluation function of HCC lesions ".

She collaborates in the activities of "LASEBIRC, the LAboratory for the development of BIomedical SIGNS for Clinical Research", established at the IRCS "Maugeri Foundation" on 26/2/2016.

Since 1 April 2015 she has been a Researcher, ING-INF/06, at the Degree course in Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering of the University of Studies "Magna Grecia" of Catanzaro.

Since 2 March 2020 she has been associate professor in the sector "09/G2 - Bioengineering".

Her scientific research has explored several areas of the ING-INF/06 SSD, mainly in the field of biomedical signal processing and, among these, foetal heart rhythm (FHR), used in the field of foetal diagnostics. For the recording and analysis of the FHR, two techniques were considered among the most widespread in the clinical field, cardiotocography and phonocardiography.

Among the other signals object of the scientific activity, particular interest was addressed to cardiac activity (through the study of different signals and parameters), to muscular activity (studying, for example, electrical activity with EMG and passive characteristics such as muscle bioimpedance, through EIS) and finally to electrooculography. In all cases, specific emphasis was given to the methodological approach and therefore, where possible, to some clinical applications.

As regards the processing of biomedical images, experience was initially gained in the study of carotid plaques (ultrasound images), and then on the analysis of vertebral kinematics (fluoroscopic images) and on the study of hepatocellular carcinoma (CT images).

More recently, research has also focused on healthcare management.

She is the author or co-author of about 150 Scopus indexed documents, including 50 publications in peer reviewed international journals.

At the DMSC, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, she held the following courses:

  • Bioengineering (Degree course "Computer and biomedical engineering)
  • Measurements and processing of biomedical signals (Master of Science "Biomedical Engineering")
  • Electronic Bioengineering Module (C.I. Genomics, proteomics and Metabolomics, Master of Science in Medical, Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology).

She has participated as a researcher in several research projects.

From 1 October 2020 she moved to the University of Naples Federico II, currently she is membership of DIETI.