Education
  • 2013, PhD at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
  • 2008, MSc at University of Pisa, Italy
  • 2006, BSc at University of Pisa, Italy
Academic career and teaching activities

Positions held

  • 2021 - present: Associate Professor at University of Trento, Italy
  • 2018 - 2021: Assistant Professor at University of Trento, Italy
  • 2018: Visiting Scholar at University ot Twente, the Netherlads
  • 2016 - 2018: Research Scientist at Imec, Belgium
  • 2016 - 2018: Consultant at TMC Science and Technology, Belgium
  • 2012 - 2016: PostDoc at Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
  • 2008 - 2012: PhD at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
  • 2008: Research assistant at University of Pisa, Italy

Teaching

  • Lecturer of the course “Digital Signal Processing" at the University of Trento faculty of Information Engineering and Computer Science (since academic yeasr 2018/19)
  • Lecturer of the course “Ultrasound Technologies for Medical Applications" at the University of Trento faculty of Information Engineering and Computer Science (since academic yeasr 2018/19)
  • Lecturer of the course “Medical Ultrasound” at the Eindhoven University of Technology faculty of Electrical Engineering (academic year 2014/15 and 2015/16).
  • Lecturer assistant of the course “Biomedical Sensing Technology” at the Eindhoven University of Technology (academic year 2013/14 and 2015/16).
  • Lecturer assistant of the course “Introduction to Technical Physics” at the Delft University of Technology, faculty of Applied Physics (academic year 2009/10 and 2010/11).
  • Member of graduation committees for (3) bachelor and (9) master students, during my years at the Delft and Eindhoven University of Technology.
Research work

Lung Ultrasound

Ultrasound Medical Imaging

Ultrasound Propagation Modeling

Beamforming

Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound 

Memberships in societies and scientific committees

Member of the Medical Ultrasonics Technical Program Committee of the IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (since March 2021)

Technical Program Organizer (representative for Biomedical Acoustics) for Meetings of the Acoustical Society of America (since May 2019)

Member of IEEE and of The Acoustical Society of America

 

Awards and honours
  • Best poster award at the 22nd European symposium on Ultrasound Contrast Imaging, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 19-20 January 2017, with the paper "Multiparametric approach for dynamic contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging of prostate cancer", W.W. Rogier, A.W. Postema, L. Demi, M. Kuenen, H. Wijkstra, and M. Mischi.
  • Best poster award (Category New Directions) at the 20th European symposium on Ultrasound Contrast Imaging, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, January 2015, with the paper "Cumulative Phase Delay Imaging - a new contrast enhanced imaging modality", L. Demi, R.J.G. Van Sloun, X. Zhao, H. Wijkstra, and M. Mischi.
  • Best poster award at the 20th European symposium on Ultrasound Contrast Imaging, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, January 2015, with the paper "3D Contrast-Ultrasound Dispersion Imaging by Mutual Information Analysis in Prostate Cancer", S.G. Schalk, L. Demi, S. Martijn, J. de la Rosette, H. Wijkstra, and M. Mischi.
  • Best poster award at the 19th European symposium on Ultrasound Contrast Imaging, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 23-24 January 2014, with the paper "Contrast-enhanced angiogenesis imaging by mutual information analysis", N. Bouhouch, L. Demi, M. Kuenen, H. Wijkstra, T. Tjalkens, and M. Mischi
Conferences and lectures

​​​​​​Invited talks and seminars (total = 10)

  1. L. Demi, "Technical Aspects of Lung Ultrasound", Online Point of Care Ultrasound Conference, Virtual Meeting, 13 April, 2021.
  2. L. Demi, “On the necessary paradigm-shift from qualitative to quantitative lung ultrasound”, Invited talk at the 179th Meeting of The Acoustical Society of America, Virtual meeting, 7-11 December, 2020.
  3. L. Demi, "Interaction Between Ultrasound and Lung Tissue, State of the Art", Invited talk at the 3rd AdET (Thoracic Echography Accademy) National Congress, Bolzano, Italy, 25 Jan 2020.
  4. L. Demi, “Lung Ultrasound: why standard pulse-echo imaging is clearly not enough”, Invited talk at the Special Course on Chest Ultrasonography and Endobronchial Ultrasounds, Gemelli Academic Hospital, Rome, Italy, June 2019.
  5. L. Demi, “Dedicated Signal Processing for Lung Ultrasound Imaging, can we see what he year?”, Invited talk at the 177th Meeting of The Acoustical Society of America, Louisville, USA, 13-17 May, 2019.
  6. L. Demi, "Lung Ultrasound, beyond standard pulse-echo imaging", Invited seminar at North Carolina State University, USA, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 10 May, 2019.
  7. L. Demi, "Signal Processing in Lung Ultrasound, current limitations and future directions", Invited talk at the 2nd AdET (Thoracic Echography Accademy) National Congress, Rome, Italy, 19 Jan 2019.
  8. L. Demi, "Quantitative Lung Ultrasonography", Invited talk at the Special Course on Chest Ultrasonography and Endobronchial Ultrasounds, Gemelli Academic Hospital, Rome, Italy, 19-22 April 2016.
  9. L. Demi, R. van Sloun, C. Shan, M.D. Verweij, and M. Mischi, “Ultrasound Imaging of the Coefficient of Nonlinearity”, Invited talk at the 170th Meeting of The Acoustical Society of America, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 2-6 November, 2015.
  10. L. Demi, “Synergy with other application area’s”, Invited talk at the PTRC/INCAS3 Innovation Centre Workshop, Regina, Canada, 2013.

Program Committee member at the 16th International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, Waterloo, Canada, 27-29 August 2019.

Session chair and organiser of the special session "New Developments in Lung Ultrasound", at the 179th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Acoustics Virtually Everywhere, 7-11 December 2020.

Session chair of the session "New Approaches For Photoacoustic Imaging & Contrast", at the IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Virtual Symposium, 6-11 September 2020.

Session chair of the session "Image Fusion and Registration", at the IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Glasgow, 6-9 October 2019.

Session chair and organiser of the special session "High Frame Rate Ultrasound Imaging: Technical Developments and Clinical Applications", at the 178th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Diego, USA, 2-6 December 2019.

Session chair and organiser of the special session "Signal Processing Techniques for Ultrasound Tissue Characterisation and Imaging in Complex Biomedical Media", at the 16th International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition, Waterloo, Canada, 27-29 August 2019.

Session chair and organiser of the special session "Lung Ultrasound and Tissue Stiffness Method", at the 177th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Louisville, USA, 13-17 May 2019.

Session chair and organiser of the special session "The state of the art in lung ultrasound, past, present and future", at the 176th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Victoria, Canada, 5-9 Nov 2018.

Session co-chair of the session “Imaging and tissue characterisation” at the 20th International Symposium on Nonlinear Acoustics, Lyon 2015.

Co-organizer/associate editor and session co-chair of the invited session “Imaging of angiogenesis and neo-vascularization for cancer diagnostics” at the 36th international conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Chicago 2014.

Other work

Guest Editor of the Special Issue on "Ultrasound in Covid-19 and Lung Diagnostics", published in IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control (2020).

Guest Editor of the Special Issue on “Lung Ultrasound”, published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (2020-21).

Guest Editor of the Special Issue on "Signal Processing and Image Analysis Techniques for Lung Ultrasound Imaging", published in Applied Sciences (2020).

Reviewer for:

  1. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
  2. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
  3. IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control
  4. IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
  5. Chest
  6. International Journal of Hyperthermia
  7. PloS ONE
  8. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
  9. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology
  10. Ultrasonics
  11. Sensors
  12. BMJ Open
  13. Applied Sciences
  14. Acta Acustica
  15. Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine

Faculty board (consiglio dei docenti) member of the Information and Communication Technology International PhD program, Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento.

Internationalization delegate for the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento.

Erasmus+ program delegate for the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento.

Selected as project evaluator for ERC (European Research Council) Starting Grants.

Selected as project evaluator for ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche) Grants.

Editorial Board Member of Applied Sciences (MDPI), Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering Section.

Notes

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