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Prof Leandro Pecchia

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Leandro Pecchia is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering (Electronic and informatics bioengineering (ING-INF/06). He graduated in EEE with specialization in Biomedical Engineering in 2005 at the University “Federico II” of Naples, where he received also the PhD in Biomedical Engineering and Management of Healthcare Services in 2009. After a brief appointment as Post-Doc Research Fellow (PDRA) at UNINA, he moved to the UK, where we joined the University of Sheffield (2008-2009) as Visiting Research Student, then the University of Nottingham as PDRA (2011-2013), and in 2013 the University of Warwick, where he has still a part0time appointment, as Professor of Biomedical Engineering. Since 2014, he directed the Applied Biomedical Signal Processing and Intelligent eHealth Lab (ABSPIE), which focuses on design of medical devices, applications of Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things (IoT) for Active and Healthy Ageing and for the management of chronic conditions.

Since September 2020, Prof Pecchia is the innovation manager for the non-pharmacological COVID-19 technologies at the World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency program (WHE) in the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) unit.

He authored more than 200 peer-reviewed papers on journals, books and conferences in the fields of medical devices, biomedical signal processing, Health Technology Assessment (HTA), Internet of Things and machine learning and AI applied to active and healthy ageing and management of chronic diseases (Prof Pecchia updated publication list).

Dr Pecchia is a proactive member of several scientific societies and NGOs in official relations with the United Nations.
Currently, he is President (2021-23) of the European scientific society of biomedical engineering (EAMBES), Secretary General (2022-25) of the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE). In the Past he has been the Secretary General (2018-2022) of the International scientific society of medical physics and biomedical engineering (IUPESM), Treasurer (2018-2022) of the IFMBE Clinical Engineering Division, and former IFMBE Healthcare Technology Assessment Division Chair (2015-18) and Treasurer (2012-15).

In 2015, as EAMBES Public Affairs Councillor, he established the first European Parliament Interest Group on Biomedical Engineering (EPIG BME), which is the main forum in the world where BME community and policy makers meet regularly (circa once per year) to discuss relevant topics and inform forthcoming policies in the domain of technologies for health.

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