Engineering for Health and Wellbeing Group

People - Paglialonga Alessia

Alessia Paglialonga received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering from the Polytechnic of Milan in 2005 and 2009, respectively. She was awarded the Italian Prize "Gruppo Nazionale di Bioingegneria" for the best PhD Thesis in Biomedical Engineering in 2009. In 2009 she joined the CNR National Research Council of Italy as Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (ISIB), where she was Research Scientist from 2011 to 2013. In September 2013 she joined the Institute of Electronics, Computer and Telecommunication Engineering (IEIIT) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) as Research Scientist.

Her current research interests include the definition and validation of methods and techniques to assess the auditory functionality and in the optimization of technologies for hearing rehabilitation. Her work focused on advanced multiresolution algorithms for the analysis of speech and otoacoustic emissions, psychoacoustics and signal processing for biomedical applications, adaptive speech and speech in noise tests, objective diagnosis of auditory dysfunctions, methods and technologies for hearing screening across the lifespan. She has served as scientific organizer of the NHS (Newborn Hearing Screening) conferences on infant hearing in 2012, the AHS (Adult Hearing Screening) conferences on adult hearing in 2010 and 2012, and the HeAL (Hearing Across the Lifespan) conference in 2014. She promoted and coordinated three Research Forums on adult hearing care published in the American Journal of Audiology in 2013. She has authored 26 papers in peer-reviewed journals, three book chapters, and more than 50 communications in international conferences.

Since 2006 she is Lecturer at the Polytechnic of Milan for the courses "Bioingegneria dei Sistemi Neurosensoriali" (Biomedical Engineering course), “Biomedical Technologies and Instrumentation” (Engineering of Computing Systems course). She has been Lecturer for the courses “Laboratorio di Segnali Biomedici” (from 2005 to 2013) and “Bioelettricità e Bioelettromagnetismo I" (from 2006 to 2008) (Biomedical Engineering course) and for the course “MATLAB Laboratory” in 2009 (Computer Science Engineering, Automation and Control Engineering).

Alessia Paglialonga
c/o Polytechnic of Milan
p.zza Leonardo da Vinci, 32
20133 Milano MI, Italia
alessia.paglialonga [at]
Tel.+39 02 23993343