Bachelor (2010) and Master (2013) degrees, cum laude, in Electronic Engineering, specialized in electronic systems for bioengineering and telemedicine, at La Sapienza, University of Rome.   In 2013 Antonello Di Florio started working as R&D engineer in the NEILab (Neuro Electrical Imaging and Brain Computer interface Laboratory) of the Fondazione Santa Lucia, in the same lab where he conducted his thesis project. During his stay at Fondazione Santa Lucia, he was involved in several projects as HW and SW developer, acquiring a strong background in the field of bio-signals acquisition and processing and biomedical devices design, realization and clinical validation. Being part of a cross-functional multidisciplinary team has improved his communication skills and his understanding of different approaches and needs, mediating between clinicians and equipment. From June 2017, as Brainsigns developer, he coordinates the European Project SIMUSAFE and is responsible for the development of a device that can compute mental state indexes from bio-signals.

Gianluca Di Flumeri is a Biomedical Engineer with a Ph.D. cum honors in Biophysics, both got at Sapienza University of Rome, the latter spending a 3-months-period at Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (ISAE SUPAERO) in Toulouse.

He is currently a Research Fellow at the Department of Molecular Medicine of Sapienza University itself, under the direction of prof. Babiloni. At the same time, he conducts and coordinates scientific research activities at BrainSigns, also managing R&D projects. His main research activity, on behalf of BrainSigns, is focused on acquisition and analysis of human biosignals (EEG, ECG, Skin Conductance, Eye-Tracking), with the aim of investigating neurophysiological correlations with human cognitive phenomena. The result is the development of synthetic neurometrics of specific and relevant mental states, such as mental workload, vigilance, stress, and so on. In particular, he investigates socially relevant applications of these neurometrics, such as the Human Factor evaluation in operational environments (aviation, automotive, robot-assisted surgery), and the development of advanced Human-Machine Interfaces. His research is also applied in Neuromarketing, for the evaluation of cognitive, emotional and motivational processes evoked by external advertising stimuli. He has a great expertise in terms of physiological signals recordings, (bio-)signal processing and machine learning techniques. Also, he usually designs and compiles Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) in order to support the operators by simplifying, optimizing ant automating biosignals acquisition and processing procedures.

The results of his research have been disseminated during several International Conferences of Bioengineering, and published on dozens of papers on peer-reviewed journals, on books and with one patent. He also got several awards from national and international organizations recognizing the forefront and the scientific relevance of his research activity.

Dr. Fabio Babiloni was graduated in electronic engineering at the University of Rome with honors and holds a PhD in Computational Engineering from the Helsinki University of Technology. He is currently Professor of Physiology at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Rome “Sapienza”, Italy. He is also full Professor of Biomedical Engineering. He currently teaches at the University of Rome Sapienza the following courses: – “Physiology and Neuroscience” at the Medical School Faculty – “Industrial Neuroscience” to the Engineering Faculty – “Neuromarketing and Neuroeconomy” at the Psychology Faculty and in the MBA courses of the LUISS university – “Biomedical Engineering” to the Biotechology Faculty Professor Babiloni is author of 250 papers on bioengineering and neurophysiological topics on international peer-reviewed scientific journals, and more than 250 contributions to conferences and books chapters. He wrote several books on EEG signal processing. His total impact factor is more than 450 and his H-index is 68 (Google Scholar). He is an Associate Editor of several scientific Journals, “IEEE Trans. On Neural System and Rehabilitation Engineering”, “IEEE Trans. On Biomedical Engineering” and he is Editor in Chief of the “International Journal of Bioelectromagnetism”. Since 2007 is IEEE-EMBS Conference Editor, since 2011 to 2016 was Chair of the IEEE-EMBS Technical Committee of Biomedical Signal Processing and since 2012 is in the advisory committee of the IEEE-EMBS.

GIUSEPPE CANTISANI is an Associate Professor of “Roads Railways and Airports” at the Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering of the “Sapienza – University of Rome”. He graduated cum laude in Civil Engineering in 1996 (sector: Transportation) and obtained his PhD degree in Roadway and Transportation Infrastructures in 2001. He is currently teaching “Design and Construction of Roads” and “Advanced Road Design”; he is member of the Teaching Board of the PhD Course in “Infrastructures and Transportations”. His scientific activity encompasses several positions like Scientific Manager or Participant in National Research Programs, University Research Groups and in Faculty Research Groups. Giuseppe also has institutional duties in the Italian Ministry of Infrastructures and Transportation, as expert member of the High Council of Public Works, expert member of the National Administrative Authority for Road Tunnels Safety, and Member of the Working Group for the development of Technical Standards for new and existing roads.

Shahina Begum, Professor, Deputy leader of Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems research group at Mälardalen University (MDH). Shahina’s research focuses on developing intelligent systems in medical and industrial applications. Her research areas are Decision Support Systems, Knowledge-based Systems, Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics, and Intelligent Monitoring and Prediction Systems. Shahina has been the principal applicant and project manager for a number of research projects at MDH. She is the co-applicant and main responsible for the AI contents of the “Applied AI Bachelor Program” proposal at MDH. Also, She has been involved in several initiatives for distance learning courses for industrial professionals at MDH. Shahina has an extensive involvement of both research and teaching activities driven by industry needs and collaborative initiatives with both the public and private sectors. Shahina is active in the research community and has served as a steering committee member, program chair, co-chair and organizer of international conferences and workshops.

Carlos Alberto Catalina Ortega Director of the Simulation Technologies unit at ITCL consisting of 14 people. Project Coordinator. Involved in 5 European Projects (4 H2020, 1 AAL and 1 FP7), 15 National Research Project, 4 Regional research projects and several projects for private companies. Creation of a reference unity in VR, AR, XR, DL, Serious Games, Simulation with 14 people at a research centre. Senior Project Manager in several projects with clients and involved in the creation of several commercial products: Drivesim, TextoSign, eSimox… Win several prizes for my projects in my professional and personal work. Independent expert evaluation of proposals for the National Agency of Spain.

PhD in progress, Master in Computer science and Virtual reality, Degree in Computer Sciences and Degree in Industrial Engineering.

Marteyn Van Gasteren is an Engineer (M.Sc.) in Information Technology from the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. Research and innovation management, optimizing synergies for science, companies and society. More than 15 years of experience in project management (international) and departments, in public research centre, business and technology centre. He is frequently invited as an independent expert by the European Commission (from FP6), EUREKA!, IFD (Innovation Fund Denmark) and RPF (Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation) to evaluate proposals and review ongoing projects. The scope of work is focused on industry and cultural heritage, with specialization in management, 3D technologies, ICT, machine vision and research infrastructures. He is currently coordinator of two Horizon 2020 projects led by ITCL.

Dr. Gustavo Izquierdo is the CEO of LINK INNOVA ENGINEERING with a wide experience in automotive sector. Holds a Degree from Burgos University in industrial engineering and began his career working as high position engineer in some Asiatic subsidiaries of Antolin Group, one of the most important manufacturers of inner plastic automotive pieces. During this period, he also got an MBA. He also collaborated as teacher in the University of Vigo.

Lior Limonad, PhD is a senior researcher at the IBM Research Lab in Haifa since 2010, being passionately involved in a variety of technological areas over the years, catering service-interoperability, multi-objective decision making, and human-centric IoT. Most recently, he is a member of a research team that has its unique focus on developing Human-centric AI solutions. Most profoundly this includes leading to the inception, and later on, contributing to the development of the IBM Maximo Worker Insight solution. Over the years, Lior has also undertaken active roles in a variety of EU H2020 projects. This includes being the coordinator of ACSI with extraordinary results in service interoperation, and later on joining SIMUSAFE as a partner, and most recently also joining CONBOTS, and MindTooth. In 2012, Lior received the IBM Outstanding Technical Accomplishment Award for his contribution to the Science of Business Artifacts, and in 2018 again, for developing the Shields model as the core technical innovation in IBM Employee Wellness and Safety solution. Lior holds a B.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering and Management with a major in Information Systems, an M.Sc. degree in Information System Engineering, from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, and a Ph.D. degree in Management Information Systems from the University of British Columbia, Canada. His research interests are in the areas of systems analysis and design, conceptual modeling, ontological applications to information systems,  software engineering, and AI.

Dr. Mobyen Uddin Ahmed is the project leader for MDH and primarily responsible for carrying out the proposed research and/or innovation activities in the H2020 project simusafe.  He is an Associate Professor in Artificial Intelligence/Computer Science at  Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems group and a member of ESS-H – Embedded Sensor Systems for Health Research Profile. Mobyen has 100+ scientific publication and more than 1610+ citations. He received his PhD in computer science in 2011 from Mälardalen University. He has completed one postdoctoral study between the years 2012 and 2014 in Computer Science and Engineering (Center for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems) at School of Science and Technology, Örebro University, Sweden. His research focuses on developing intelligent systems, in particular personalized and adaptive methods, techniques to develop a computer-based system in medical application. His research areas are signal/image processing, signal and information fusion, case-based reasoning, datamining, fuzzy logic, diagnosis, treatment and knowledge/experience sharing.

Thiago Rúbio is a Researcher Engineer with more than 10 years of experience in Computer Engineering at both academia and companies. He is primarily responsible for carrying out Design, Modelling, and Development of Artificial Intelligence and Data Engineering related activities. He has been an active member of LIACC (Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science Laboratory) at the University of Porto, Portugal. Thiago is doing his Ph.D. in Informatics Engineering at the University of Porto and his research focuses on High-Performance Computing, Distributed Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, and new techniques for Software Development and Large-scale Simulation. He is particularly interested in “Smart” applications, such as Smart Cities, Smart Grids, Smart Traffic, etc.  

Rosaldo Rossetti is a Senior Researcher and Assistant Professor with the Department of Informatics Engineering and Senior Research Fellow with LIACC, University of Porto. He served as Member of IEEE ITS Society’s Board of Governors during term 2011-2013. Currently he serves as Chair of IEEE Artificial Transportation Systems and Simulation Technical Activities sub-committee, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on ITS, ITS Department Editor of IEEE Intelligent Systems, and member of the Steering Committee of IEEE Smart Cities Initiative. He has vast experience in modelling, simulation and the specification of simulation architectures, with interests in behavioural modelling, social simulation, and artificial systems.

Marco Petrelli is an assistant professor in Transportation Engineering at the University of Roma Tre. He teaches the course of “Public Transport” from 2005 and the course of “Maritime transport” from 2007. His research activity, reported in more than 50 papers published on the national and international scientific literature, is focused on different issues as the management and the design of public transport systems, land use and transport system interaction, road safety and technologies for road traffic, the management and the design of ports and maritime transport services and the design of sustainable mobility system. He has participated in some European and national research projects (Pilot4Safety, The Issue, PRIN and FAR projects) and he has been involved as consultant in many R&D projects about road traffic management, road safety and public transport design.

Carlo Polidori is the Secretary of the Italian Association of Road Safety Professionals (AIPSS); he worked for 17 years in an engineering consulting firm in Italy and is an expert evaluator for transport projects funded by the European Commission since 1999. He was also appointed on 2007 C Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the EU project “VILLE EMISSION ZERO” (INTERREG IIIB Medocc Programme), for the development of a sustainable transport model in the Mediterranean urban areas on behalf of the Transport Directorate of the Lazio Region (Italy). During the European research project “Ripcord-Iserest” he was the responsible for the “Safety Handbook for Secondary Roads”. Carlo promoted and participated at the Pilot4Safety project, funded by the DG Move and started on 1st of June 2010. Carlo has recently chaired the workshop “Road infrastructure safety management in Europe: stakeholder initiative to harmonise Directives 2004/54/EC (on road tunnels) and 2008/96/EC (on road infrastructures)” hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels on 26th February 2013.

Manuel Picardi was awarded a PhD in Civil Engineering, Section for Transport, at the University La Sapienza in Rome in December 2012 (2015- present) Journalist and from (2013- present) Vice-President of European Driving School Association). He has worked in from 2012 to 2014 as Consultant at Software House Sermetra Net Service for the management of educational software dedicated to driving. He acts as lecturer in initial training and periodic Teachers and instructors driving school (area law). Vice-President of the Consortium of Services for Driving Unaservice that deals with the design, planning and implementation of campaigns to improve road safety Foreign Correspondent for the Professional Association UNASCA. Consultant to La Nuova Guida regarding the management of teaching periodic training of teachers and instructors

Dr. Gianluca Borghini got his Masters degree in Electronic Engineering at the University “ALMA MATER STUDIORIUM” of Bologna in the 2009 and the PhD from the same University, specializing his final studies on the Biomedical Applications. Since the 2010 Gianluca has focused his research activity on the analysis of the mental workload, mental fatigue and drowsiness, especially regarding operative environments, as military and commercial pilots, air-traffic controllers and car drivers. In the 2011 he was awarded by the prize “I Guidoniani” for the best research in the aerospace medicine during the national conference of Aeronautic and Aerospace Medicine and, in the same year, he got the first position at the Flight Safety Course at the Italian Air Force Headquarter in Rome. Ing. Gianluca Borghini is the team leader of the cognitive workload researches Lab of BrainSigns. The list of publications for Dr. Borghini is accessible through the following NIH link (

Dariusz Cieslar is a Senior Algorithm Development Engineer at Delphi Poland S.A., Technical Center in Krakow; holds a PhD degree in Control Engineering from University of Cambridge (2013); 5 years of industrial experience in development and verification of automotive control algorithms in applications including internal combustion engine control, hybrid powertrain control, vehicle dynamics and most recently active safety systems; daily practitioner of model-based design including MiL, SiL, HiL and vehicle testing.

Marta Escobar-Ballesta holds a PhD in Psychologyby the University of Sevilla. Her background as researcher, manager and consultant in national and European R&D projects in the field of health and policy analysis (e.g., MINECO, EC, DGJUST, H2020) led her to publish in impact factor journals, present at relevant conferences, as well as review for scientific journals. As Research Project Manager at Prometeo Innovations, her work is focused on managing WP6 Test Performance, including test preparation and implementation in Spain and supporting these processes in the rest of participating countries. She is also involved in managing selection procedures and protocols for the tests, as well as in dissemination activities and assisting other WP actions.

Moisés González, MBA, is PROMETEO’s CEO. He has more than 15 years of experience in research, innovation and development of IT projects as well as in commercial and consulting activities. He has participated in numerous national research projects on cognitive stimulation platforms, hardware-based platform for vehicles, internet of things focused on securing communications between non computer components, and quantifying driving using simulation. In SimuSafe, he is in charge of directing PROMETEO’s activities, coordinating WP6 Test Performance, as well as participating in the definition of tests with end-users and data processing.

I am a car design passionate and a PhD holder in design studies; focusing on the effects of appearance design on the perceived comfort of automotive seats. Having studied both engineering sciences(MSc.) and industrial design (MSc.), and after completing a master’s degree in Transport and Car design, my current focus of research  is on future autonomous car interior design and human centred design principles. As a design researcher, I aim to combine both Design and Human Factors tools to find solutions to complex problems by applying various marketing research techniques and  various measurement tools (including eye-tracking) to improve the accuracy of data collected. To this day I have worked in the various research centres and  acted as a designer; hence a design thinking  advocate in multidisciplinary projects.

Stewart A Birrell is a Professor of Human Factors for Future Transport within the National Transport Design Centre (ntdc) at Coventry University. He received his PhD in Ergonomics from Loughborough University, UK in 2007, and first-class degree in Sport Science in 2002. Stewart has spent the previous 15 years working within the transportation sector within industry and academia, with expertise ranging from driver behaviour and distraction, multimodal warnings, user state monitoring and information requirements – all underpinned by the design of in-vehicle information systems, and their evaluation using simulators, virtual reality (VR) and field operational trials. Currently, he applies innovative Human Factors Engineering methodologies to enable real-world and virtual evaluation of user interaction with Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV), Electric Vehicle (EV) and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) technologies and services. Professor Birrell has over 100 journal and conference papers, book sections and articles published in his field to date, and is an Editor of the internationally renowned, Q1/4* journal IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems.

Allison Duncan, PhD is a Research Fellow at Coventry University. She earned her PhD in Transportation and Urban Design from Portland State University. Her research focuses on road design and cyclist behaviour. Prior to earning her PhD, she also earned an MLA and has 10 years’ experience in Landscape Architecture.