Academic Staff

Dr Luca Citi

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Telephone01206 874233

I have a degree in Electronic Engineering with major in Biomedical Engineering from Università di Firenze (Italy). I joined the University of Essex for the first time in 2004 when I spent a few months as a visiting student working on my master's thesis. In 2005, I enrolled in a PhD program at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and IMT Lucca (Italy) with a thesis about the decoding of neural signals for the control of robotic arm prostheses. I came back to Essex in 2008 as a post-doc working on the EPSRC BCI-Mouse project. From 2010, I spent three years as post-doc at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology working on statistical analysis of point processes (stochastic processes representing discrete events in time) applied to heartbeat series and neural spike trains (see ). In Nov 2012, I was apponted Lecturer in Computational Intelligence at the University of Essex.

Current research

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Research interests
  • stochastic models of neural and cardiovascular signals using history-dependent point processes
  • machine learning applied to biomedical signals
  • statistical learning theory
  • big data analytics
  • invasive neural interfaces
  • non-invasive Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) and Event-Related Potentials (ERPs)

Teaching responsibilities

CE339 High level digital design

CE869 High level logic design

CE802 Machine learning and data mining


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