Special Issue “Machine Learning in Healthcare and Biomedical Application”, Journal “Algorithms” MDPI

Dear Colleagues,
I’m glad to invite you to submit original scientific contributions for the Special IssueMachine Learning in Healthcare and Biomedical Application” that I’ve organized for the Journal “Algorithms” MDPI. The updated deadline is the 31th March 2021.
Please, feel free to contact me for further information.


Could the AI and the Machine Learning support the neuropsychologists in their work?

Could the AI and the Machine Learning support the neuropsychologists in their work?

We tried to answer to this question together with a colleague of mine, Dr. Maria Grazia Vaccaro, a neuropsychologist, in a new work presented at the XXV Congress of Experimental Psychology (Congresso AIP Sezione Sperimentale – Milano-San Raffaele, 18-20 Settembre 2019).

Our abstract, titled “Neuropsychological evaluation could be predictive of different clinical phenotypes of PSP: a machine learning study” won the Travel Grant Award, and it was presented in a mini-talk by Maria Grazia, just a couple of days ago.

We aimed at providing a new way to study the neuropsychological alterations of Parkinson’s disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and its phenotypes PSP-P and PSP-RS, by using the AI for supporting the differential diagnosis.

This is still a challenge, but our findings are encouraging!

Risonanza Magnetica e Criminologia

Lo scorso Ottobre, sono stata invitata, con mio immenso piacere, al XXXII Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Criminologia, per parlare di un topic davvero innovativo: l’uso della Risonanza Magnetica nella Criminologia.

Sebbene l’America sia molto più avanti di noi in questo campo, la criminologia italiana comincia ad affacciarsi con interesse a l’utilizzo delle Neuroscienze in ambito giuridico.

Condivido con voi il mio power point e vi lascio con una domanda: può, anche in questo campo, l’Intelligenza Artificiale essere di supporto nei processi giuridici per crimini violenti?



HT Challenge AIIC 2019, sostieni il mio progetto con un click!

Sostieni il mio progetto con un click!

In occasione del 19° Convegno Nazionale AIIC, che si terrà a Catanzaro dal 16 al 18 maggio 2019, ci sarà la seconda edizione dell’HT Challenge a cui partecipo con un tool automatico di refertazione di PET FDG.

Serve anche il tuo voto, clicca su 5 stelline 🙂


MatLab Mobile App

I really don’t like MatLab but an undergraduate student is working on it. She’s trying to integrate it on KNIME so to using MatLab together with K-Surfer, and honestly we are having a lot of issues. While googling for a solution, I’ve found the mobile version of MatLab and, yep, it’s completely useless (and free) but it’s so nerd 😀

You need to have a MatLab version on your laptop and to connect the IPhone to the laptop; it’s a simple procedure, just a couple of minutes to set everything!

However, at the end, I’m still trying to use MatLab snippet on KNIME without success…

Mac control remote for Spotify

Well, today I decided to take a break by wearing my bluetooth headphones and just listening to the music on my bed, and…damn, the apple remote control does not work with Spotify :S

The shuffle mode is not a good idea if you are away from the laptop 😀

Thus, I solved my big big big problem by simply installing this little plugin


and ta-da, shuffle mode you don’t scare me anymore!

F1000: a nice place for sharing scientific presentations and posters

During the Neuroinformatics conference in Leiden, just few days ago, I’ve discovered this new web site F1000, where you can upload (for free) your scientific resources.

For example, I’ve added the poster on K-Surfer I’ve presented at that conference.

Well, I can only say that it is a nice site, I’ve not used it enough for a more enthusiastic comment 😀


Waiting for the MICCAI 2014

I’m going to leave for Boston in few days, and I’m really excited ’cause I’ll present my new work on advanced feature selection at the MIT!

The MIT, a place I’ve only dreamed on 🙂 

Anyway, my work has been accepted at the MICCAI 2014, in the contest of the CADDementia challenge.

If you want more details about my algorithm, I’m writing the official wiki page of the competition.