Andrea Canessa

Assistant Professor (ING-INF/06)
Office: Via Opera Pia 13, 1st floor
Phone: +39-010-3532789

My research interests are Electrophysiological alterations in neurodegenerative disease, Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease, Neurosensory engineering. I gained a PhD in Bioengineering in 2011 from the University of Genova with a PhD focused on the Computational neuroscience of Early Vision and it ended with a thesis on Visuomotor interactions in 3D spatial sensing and influences of eye movements for depth perception. As postdoc researcher at the University of Genova I started to deal with eye movements modelling and kinematics and RGBD devices and Virtual Reality for visuomotor rehabilitation. In 2013 I moved to the Institute for educational technologies of the Italian National Research Council where as a PostDoc was involved in a project dealing with Serious Games for subjects with cognitive disability. At the end of 2014 I joined the BioLab at the University of Genova, for a project on EEG analysis in visuomotor tasks with subjects affected by Parkinson’s disease. In 2015 I have been visiting fellow at the Dept. of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience, CUNY, CCNY, New York, USA, hosted by Prof. M.F. Ghilardi. In 2017 I became Assistant Professor in Bioengineering at the University of Genoa. I am member of the Academic board for the PhD in Bioengineering and Robotics at the University of Genoa, Italy. I authored more than 20 Journal publications, more than 30 peer-reviewed Conferences contributions and three book chapters.

System neuroscience, Parkinson’s disease, EEG, DBS, Virtual Reality Neurorehabilitation, Traslational Neurosensory Engineering

Biomechanics (BSc, Movement, Sport and Health Sciences)
Biomechanics and Bioengineering (MSc, Preventive and adapted sport and physical Sciences)