The Scientific Committee

IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

Ennio Bilancini, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
Full Professor of Economics specialized in Behavioral Economics, Game Theory, and Game Science. He studies social human behaviors using experimental and quantitative methods from various disciplines among economics, statistics, psychology, game theory, and evolutionary theory.
Rocco De Nicola, Director, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
De Nicola is a professor of Computer Science and Director of the IMT School. His research is concerned with the foundations of distributed computing, the formal specification and checking of qualitative and quantitative properties of systems, the protection of distributed systems and computer networks.
Nicola Lattanzi, President of the Scientific Committee, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
Full Professor of Strategy and Management for Complex Systems; Ph.D. in Business Administration. He serves the third mission of the School IMT as a delegate for innovation, institutional, and business relations. He contributed to the foundation of the NS Lab at IMT and carries on the Lab’s mission presiding over its operations. He studies the perspectives and applications of neurosciences to strategy and management.
Elisabetta Moro, Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa Napoli
Pietro Pietrini, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
Full Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; MD, Ph.D. in Neuroscience. He marked a meeting point between neuroscience, psychiatry, molecular biology, genetics, social psychology, bioengineering, philosophy, languages, and ethics for the comprehension of human social behavior, supporting the emersion of applied neuroscience to society.
Massimo Riccaboni, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
Full Professor of Economics and Director of the Ph.D. Track in Economics, Networks and Business Analytics (ENBA); Ph.D. in Economics. He provides contributions for the implementation of the lab’s progress in the reorganization of complex business systems towards innovation.
Manuela Morelli, International Telecommunication Union - Head, Human Resources Planning and Development
Head HR Planning and Development at International Telecommunication Union, United Nations. Ph.D. in Sociology. She contributes to identifying opportunities for the application of the NS Lab findings to performance management, education, and HR Development, and succession planning.

Intesa Sanpaolo and Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center

Luigi Ruggerone, Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center - Head of Trend Analysis and Applied Research
Director at Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center, MPhil in International Economics at Warwick University. He leads the Innovation Center’s applied research, including the NS Lab.
Sonia D'Arcangelo, Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center - Head of Neuroscience Lab
Responsible for the Neuroscience Lab at Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center. BSc in Physics specialized in Biophysics. She ensures an efficient dialogue between IMT School research with the business side either for the banking Intesa Sanpaolo Group or for prospective external (corporate) clients.
Luciano Ambrosone, Intesa Sanpaolo - Head of Marketing and Business Development Coordination – Retail & SME
Mario D'Almo, Intesa Sanpaolo - Head of Digital Strategy and Intelligence - Compliance Area
Antonio Federighi, Intesa Sanpaolo - Head of DC PM Job Center
Mauro De Toni, Intesa Sanpaolo - Head of Learning Experience
Sandra Marconi, Intesa Sanpaolo - Head of Data Privacy
Giovanna Paladino, Intesa Sanpaolo - Head of Technical Secretariat of the Presidency
Andrea Prampolini, Intesa Sanpaolo - Head of Financial Markets Analytics and Digital Solutions
Dario Russignaga, Intesa Sanpaolo - Head of Health Safety Environment
Sabrina Tumolo, Intesa Sanpaolo - Head of Applied Innovation

Research Team

Sebastiano Accardi, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
Research Collaborator at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, graduated in Applied Cognitive Psychology. Experience in the application of neuroscience in business and commercial environments combined with the study of cognitive ergonomics while focusing on neurophysiological responses based on consumer behavior.
Matteo Bisanti, Università di Firenze
Senior Research Collaborator, Ph.D. in Earth System Science, deals with Game-Based Learning and Game Science, especially in the communication of scientific content through game tools, other than evaluating projects of informal education.
Francesco Bossi, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
Senior Research Collaborator at MOMILAB, Ph.D. in Neuroscience, conducts studies on Social Cognition and Social Neuroscience. In particular, he worked on social exclusion and autism, on the perception of facial expression, biologic movement, human-machine interaction, and mindfulness practices.
Luca Cecchetti, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
Assistant Professor, Ph.D. in Neuroscience, studies social and affective neuroscience. He is interested in behavior observation and the study of brain activity via functional neuroimaging to comprehend the way people represent their own and others’ emotions.
Francesco Di Gruttola, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
Senior Research Collaborator at MOMILAB, Ph.D. in Neuroscience, researches neurophysiologic and motor imagery association, action observation, and its developments.
Giacomo Handjaras, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
Technologist at MOMILAB, MD, Ph.D. in Neuroscience. His fields of application at NS Lab regard the analysis of neurophysiologic data and in particular, the development of machine learning algorithms applied to functional magnetic resonance.
Antonio Mastrogiorgio, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
Senior Research Collaborator and General Secretary of the Scientific Committee and Scientific Editor for the NS Lab. He is the author of numerous scientific publications on organizational neuroscience, behavioral economics, and the psychology of innovation.
Maria Donata Orfei, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
Senior Research Collaborator, Ph.D. in Neuropsychology, study the cognitive processes of programs in cognitive ergonomics and identification, prevention, and management of work-related stress.
Alessia Patuelli, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
Senior Research Collaborator, Ph.D. in Translational Medicine and MBA, has international experience in coordinating teams of professionals both in the academic and corporate field. He is the Director of Strategy and Operation, supports the development and commercialization of the resulting products and services.
Luca Polonio, Università Milano Bicocca
Desirée Estela Porcari, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
Research Collaborator, Ph.D. in Neuroscience, she is committed into the study of cognitive processes underpinning work-related stress processes and into the development of intervention strategies to promote well-being in the workplace.
Emiliano Ricciardi, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
Associate Professor in Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology, MD and Ph.D. in Neuroscience. Director of the Ph.D. track in Cognitive, Computational and Social Neurosciences (CCSN). International experience in methods of functional exploration of the brain by studying responses to human sensorial and cognitive-emotional stimuli. He supports the Scientific Direction of the NS Lab.
Federica Ruzzante, IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
Ph.D. Candidate, MSc in Cognitive Sciences and Social Psychology, study the psychology of communication, decision making, and consumer behavior.