Luca Faes personal webpage

I am a biomedical engineer, currently working as Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering, University of Palermo, and at the BIOtech Center of the Dept. of Industrial Engineering, University of Trento, Italy.

My research regards the development of methods for time series analysis and system modeling, with applications to cardiovascular neuroscience, cardiac arrhythmias, brain connectivity and physiological networks. Within these fields, I have authored five book chapters and more than 150 publications, receiving more than 3300 citations until now.

Contact me at: luca . faes @

News - 2019

Conference, schools and meetings attendance, 2019
  • Adriatica Summer School on "Body, senses and neural oscillations: an integrated approach to
    human perception and behavior", Pescara, Italy - June 3-8, 2019
  • BRANDY 2019 - Summer Schho of Interdisciplinary Research on Brain Network Dynamics,
    Terzolas (TN), Italy, June 24-28, 201
  • EMBC 2019 - Berlin, Germany - July 23-27, 2019
  • ISINP 2019 - 2nd Summer Institute on Network Physiology, Como, Italy, Jul 28 - Aug 2, 2019
Our Paper on Multiscale information decomposition has been awarded
with the 2018 Entropy Best paper Award 2018
Editorial Article: "Entropy 2018 Best Paper Award"
Entropy - Special Issue
"Information Dynamics in Brain and Physiological Networks"
is now closed

Reviewer activity- Publons profile

Recent works

Works in progress:

R Pernice, L Faes, I Kotiuchyi, S Stivala, AC Busacca, A Popov, V Kharytonov, 'Time, frequency and information domain analysis of short-term heart rate variability before and after focal and generalized seizures in epileptic children', Physiol Meas, 2019, in press.

A Greco, L Faes, V Catambrone, R Barbieri, EP Scilingo, G Valenza, 'Lateralization of Directional Brain-Heart Information Transfer during Visual Emotional Elicitation', Am J Physiol Reg Comp Int Physiol, 2019, in press.

M Zanetti, T Mizumoto, L Faes, A Fornaser, M De Cecco, L Maule, M Valente, G Nollo, 'Multilevel assessment of mental stress via network physiology paradigm using consumer wearable devices', submitted, Journal of Ambient Intelligence & Humanized Computing, submitted, 2018

Recently published:

L Faes, MA Pereira, ME Silva, R Pernice, A Busacca, M Javorka, AP Rocha, 'Multiscale information storage of linear long-range correlated stochastic processes', Phys Rev E, 2019, 99:032115. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.99.032115.

R Pernice, M Javorka, J Krohova, B Czippelova, Z Turianikova, AC Busacca, L Faes, 'Comparison of short term heart rate variability indexes evaluated through electrocardiographic and continuous blood pressure monitoring', Med Biol Eng Comput, 2019; 57:1247-1263. DOI: 10.1007/s11517-019-01957-4.

M Zanetti, L Faes, G Nollo, M De Cecco, R Pernice, L Maule, M Pertile, A Fornaser, 'Information dynamics of the brain, cardiovascular and respiratory network during different levels of mental stress', submitted, Entropy, special issue on “Information Dynamics in Brain and Physiological Networks”, 2019; 21(3): 275. DOI: 10.3390/e21030275.

J Krohova, L Faes, B Czippelova, Z Turianikova, N Mazgutova, R Pernice, A Busacca, D Marinazzo, S Stramaglia, M Javorka, 'Multiscale information decomposition dissects control mechanisms of heart rate variability at rest and during physiological stress', Entropy, special issue “Information Dynamics in Brain and Physiological Networks”, 2019, 21(3): 526. DOI: 10.3390/e21050526.