Monica Betta

Education: 

  • (01/06/2015 – 30/09/2016) Visiting Researcher, Centre d'Investigation et de Recherche sur le Sommeil, Centre Hospialier Universitaire  Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland.

  • (01/11/2012 – 11/07/2016) PhD Student in "Automation, Robotics and Bioengineering", University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.

  • (01/10/2009 – 21/02/2012) Master's degree in Biomedical Engineering, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.

  • (01/10/2006 – 01/10/2009) Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.

 

Research Interests: 

Computational methods for processing and analysis of biomedical signals. Development of automated tools for the detection of EEG events in sleep (REM and NREM sleep) and rested wakefulness. Analysis and characterization of task-dependent changes in EEG brain activity (evoked potentials).Models for the characterization of experience-dependent changes in brain activity during both wakefulness and sleep; characterization of the effects of sensory experience on sleep EEG activity. Mathematical models of physiological and epidemiological systems, optimization algorithms.

Pubblications: 

  • M.Betta, M. Laurino, A. Pugliese, G. Guzzetta, A. Landi, P. Manfredi, “Perspectives on optimal control of varicella and herpes zoster by mass routine varicella vaccination”, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 283 (1826), March 2016.

  • M.Laurino, T. Menara, A. Stella, M.Betta, A. Landi, “Procoagulant Control Strategies for the Human Blood Clotting Process” , Proc. of the IEEE EMBC 2015 Milan, Italy, 25-30 August 2013.

  • M.Betta, M. Laurino, A.Gemignani, A. Landi, D. Menicucci, “A Classification Method for Eye Movements Direction during REM Sleep Trained on Wake Electro-Oculographic Recordings”, Proc. Of the IEEE EMBC 2015 Milan, Italy, 25-30 August 2013.

  • M.Laurino, M.Stano, M.Betta, G.Pannocchia, A. Landi, “Combining pharmacological theraphy and vaccination in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia via Model Predictive Control”, Proc. of the IEEE EMBC 2013, Osaka, Japan, 3-7 July 2013, pp. 3925-3928.

  • M.Betta, A.Gemignani, A. Landi, M. Laurino, D. Menicucci, “Detection and Removal of Ocular Artifacts from EEG signals for an Automated REM sleep analysis”, Proc. of the IEEE EMBC 2013 Osaka, Japan, 3-7 July 2013, pp. 5079-5082.

Abstracts and posters presented to national and international conferences:
  • M.Betta, D. Menicucci, M.Laurino, A. Piarulli, A. Landi, A. Gemignani. “Algoritmo per il riconoscimento, classificazione e rimozione degli artefatti da movimenti oculari dal segnale EEG durante il sonno REM”, XXIV CONGRESSO NAZIONALE AIMS, November 2014, Pisa, Italy.

  • M. Betta, M.Laurino, A. Pugliese, G. Guzzetta, A. Landi, P. Manfredi. “Perspectives on optimal control of Varicella and Herpes Zoster by mass routine varicella vaccination: the effects of Immunity Boosting”, 13th Viennese Workshop on Optimal Control and Dynamic Games, May 2015, Vienna, Austria.   

  • M. Betta, M.Laurino, A. Pugliese, G. Guzzetta, A. Landi, P. Manfredi. “Optimal Varicella immunization programs for both Varicella and Herpes Zoster Control”; Erice MathCompEpi 2015, September 2015, Erice,Italy.

  • M. Betta, G. Bernardi, D. Menicucci, J. Haba-Rubio, R. Heinzer, A. Gemignani, A. Landi, G. Tononi, F. Siclari. “Spontaneous, localized EEG activations in REM sleep: an high-density EEG investigation”, 2016 OHBM Annual Meating, June 2016, Geneve, Switzerland.
  • G. Bernardi, M. Betta, X. Yu, E. Ricciardi, J. Haba-Rubio, R. Heinzer, P. Pietrini, G. Tononi, F. Siclari. “Regionally specific features of low-frequency EEG oscillations during REM sleep”, 2016 OHBM Annual Meating, June 2016, Geneve, Switzerland.