Francesca Troiani Photo Biography

Francesca Troiani received her BSc in Physics in 2011 (Thesis title: “Supernovae’s role in galactic evolution”) from University of Trieste, Italy. She was awarded a scholarship by the “Luciano Fonda” University College to attend her master degree at University of Trieste. During these two years, her studies focused on nuclear and medical physics and she developed a keen interest on brain. For her MSc project she decided to join a group of physicists at SISSA (International School for Advanced Studies) to work on a computational model for grid cells. She received her MSc (cum Laude) on September 2013. After graduation she was awarded a six months postgraduate fellowship from SISSA to continue her work on the formation of spatial representations on hyperbolic surfaces. Francesca has joined the Neural Interfaces group at the Centre for Bio-inspired Technology as a PhD candidate in August 2014.

PhD Thesis Topic

Optical Neural Recording for Large Scale Activity Monitoring

Research Interests

Non-electrical neural recordings, neural interfaces, brain-computer interfaces and optical coherence tomography