Presentation of research activities

Within this unit, Benedetta Franceschiello leads the Mat-Tech Lab, an interdisciplinary unit composed of mathematicians, engineers, physicists and neuroscientists working at the interface between the development of new technologies in healthcare (and beyond) and mathematics. The goal of this lab is to promote new innovations in the field of healthcare technologies, while being able to re-adapt creatively the modelling frameworks used up to now.

Benedetta Franceschiello

Prof. Benedetta Franceschiello is an Associate Professor at the School of Engineering, Institute of Systems Engineering, HES-SO Valais-Wallis and PI of the Devices & Date axis of The Sense’s Innovation and Research Centre. They are also a collaborator affiliated with the Radiology Department of Lausanne’s CHUV while also heading the mathematical technologies research unit.

During their double PhD in mathematics and cognitive neuroscience, they also pursued an education in computational neuroscience and applied mathematics, contributing to the development of models for perception and brain dynamics, under the supervision of Prof. Sarti (CAMS, France) and Prof. Citti (UNIBO, Italy). During their post-doc and as a Research Scientist, they worked in the research unit directed by Prof. Micah M. Murray, the LINE, Laboratory for Investigative Neurophysiology, between the Radiology Department of the CHUV and the University of Lausanne (UNIL, Switzerland). Prof. Franceschiello is also a former employee of the Jules Gonin Eye Hospital and the Centre for Biomedical Imaging, with whom they still collaborate. Today, they are extending their field of expertise to neuro-imaging, focusing on the development of MRI techniques for eye and brain imaging, as well as EEG methods (and physiological recordings) for the identification of neural correlates, biomarkers, and the development of devices. Specifically, they currently focus on the development of neuro-devices, with applications in medicine and vision rehabilitation.

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Mat-Tech Lab


Key publications

The physics of higher-order interactions in complex systems

Federico Battiston, Enrico Amico, Alain Barrat, Ginestra Bianconi, Guilherme Ferraz de Arruda, Benedetta Franceschiello, Iacopo Iacopini, Sonia Kefi, Vito Latora, Yamir Moreno, Micah M. Murray, Tiago P. Peixoto, Francesco Vaccarino, Giovanni Petri
Nature Physics (2021)

Computational models in Electroencephalography

K. Glomb, J. Cabral, A. Cattani, A. Mazzoni, A. Raj, B. Franceschiello
Brain Topography (2021)

3-Dimensional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Freely Moving Human Eye

B. Franceschiello∗, L. Di Sopra∗, A. Minier, S. Ionta, D. Zeugin, M. P. Notter, J. A.M. Bastiaansen, J. Jorge, J. Yerly, M. Stuber and M. M. Murray
Progress in Neurobiology (2020)

A Neuromathematical model for geometrical optical illusions

Franceschiello et al. (2017)
JMIV, (2017), 60(1), 94–108

Sub-Riemannian mean curvature flow for image processing

**Citti et al. (2015)
SIAM J. Imaging Sci., (2015), 9(1), 212–237, **all authors equally contributed to this work (mathematics)


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