Talks


Dissertations

  • Master Degree: 'A'Funzione di trasferimento ciclo cardiaco-pressione sistolica per lo studio del controllo cardiovascolare', Tesi di Laurea in Ingegneria Elettronica; Relatori: GM Toffolo, G Nollo. Universita' di Padova, 23/11/1998.
  • PhD: 'Evaluation of the organization of human atrial fibrillation. Morphology-based approach', Tesi di dottorato in Dispositivi Elettronici; Relatore: G Nollo. Universita' di Trento, 03/02/2003


Talks

  • Jul 28, 2017: 'Information theory for network physiology: multivariate and multiscale methods to dissect the information content of brain, cardiovascular and muscular networks', invited talk at the Summer School "First Internatiional Institute on Network Physiology", Como, Italy.
  • Jul. 14, 2017: 'Cardiovascular and respiratory variability during orthostatic and mental stress: a comparison of entropy estimators ', 39th Annual Int Conf IEEE-EMBS, Jeju island, Korea.
  • Jul 13, 2017: 'Information transfer and information modification to identify the structure of cardiovascular and cardiorespiratory networks', invited talk at the session “Brain and physiological networks: methods and applications” , Jeju island, Korea.
  • May 30, 2017: 'Information theory for the analysis of physiological signals: methods and applications', invited plenary talk at the "IEEE First Ukraine Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering", Kiev, Ukraine.
  • Jul 7, 2017: 'Information theory for time series analysis: methods and applications', invited lecture at the Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.
  • Aug. 19, 2016: 'Evaluation of Granger Causality for Scalp EEG Signals: the Effects of Volume Conduction', invited talk at the minisymposium “Advances in Brain Connectivity Analysis: Perspectives and Pitfalls”, 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE-EMBS, Orlando, FL, USA.
  • Aug. 19, 2016: 'Multiscale Analysis of Information Dynamics for Linear Multivariate Processes', 38th Annual Int Conf IEEE-EMBS, Orlando, FL, USA.
  • July 15, 2016: 'Evaluation of entropy measures in practical time series analysis', invited seminar at the Department of Physics of Boston University; Boston, MA, USA.
  • Apr 11, 2016: 'Prediction and Entropy Measures of Brain-to-Heart Causal Interactions in Patients with Sleep Disorders', invited session on “Interactions between cardiovascular oscillations and brain waves”, 8th European Study Group on Cardiovascular Oscillations, Lancaster, UK.
  • Mar 31, 2016: 'Information-Theoretic Assessment of Cardiovascular Variability during Postural and Mental Stress', XIV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2016, Paphos, Cyprus.
  • Sep 8, 2015: 'Information-theoretic assessment of cardiovascular-brain networks during sleep', Computing in Cardiology 2015, Nice, France.
  • Aug 27, 2015: 'Redundant and synergistic information transfer in cardiovascular and cardiorespiratory variability', invited session on “Information Dynamics in Networks of Biomedical Signals”, 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE-EMBS, Milano, Italy.
  • Aug 26, 2015: 'Algorithms for the inference of causality in dynamic processes: application to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular variability', invited session on “Disentangl'Algorithms for the inference of causality in dynamic processes: application to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular variability', invited session on “Disentangling Patho-Physiological Mechanisms from Multivariate Cardiovascular Variability Series”, 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE-EMBS, Milano, Italy.
  • Feb 18, 2015: ''Dynamics of information storage, transfer and modification in the cardiovascular system', invited talk at the Workshop "Quantitative Biomedicine for Health and Disease", Bilbao, Spain.
  • Dec 12, 2014: 'Internal Information and Information Transfer', invited talk at the workshop “Neural Information Dynamics, Causality and Computational Optimality”, Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Nov 27, 2014: 'Measuring Information Dynamics in Complex Physiological Networks', invited lecture at the workshop “Applied Mathematics in Biosciences, Physics and Engineering”, Gdansk, Poland.
  • Sep 10, 2014: 'Predictive information decomposition in complex physiological networks', invited talk at the minisymposium on “Multivariate time series, causality and networks”, 34th Dynamics Days Europe, Bayreuth, Germany.
  • Aug 29, 2014: 'Investigating cardiac and respiratory determinants of heart rate variability in an information-theoretic framework', invited session on “Advances in multivariate physiological variability analysis”, 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE-EMBS, Chicago, IL, USA.
  • May 26, 2014: 'Granger causality analysis of sleep brain-heart interactions', plenary session on “Brain and Heart Physiological Networks”, 8th European Study Group on Cardiovascular Oscillations, Fai della Paganella, Trento, Italy.
  • Sep. 24, 2013: 'Information decomposition of short-term cardiovascular and cardiorespiratory variability', Computing in Cardiology 2013, Zaragoza, Spain.
  • July 5, 2013: 'Decomposing the transfer entropy to quantify lag-specific Granger causality in cardiovascular variability', invited session on “Entropy-based analysis of physiological time series”, 35th Annual Int Conf IEEE-EMBS, Osaka, Japan.
  • March 18, 2013: 'Block partial directed coherence: a new tool for the structural analysis of brain networks', invited seminar at the Department of Data Analysis of the Faculty of Psychological and Pedagogical Sciences; Gent, Belgium.
  • Aug. 30, 2012: 'Compensating for instantaneous signal mixing in transfer entropy analysis of neurobiological time series', invited session on “Model-Free and Non-Linear Interdependence Measures for Neurophysiological and Cardiovascular Time Series Analysis”, 34th Annual Int Conf IEEE-EMBS, San Diego, CA, USA.
  • Jul. 2, 2012, 'Block partial directed coherence: a new tool for the structural analysis of brain networks', 7th International Workshop on Biosignal Interpretation (BSI2012); Como, Italy.
  • Apr. 27, 2012: 'Computing transfer entropy in neurophysiological time series: an approach based on efficient conditional entropy estimation', invited talk at the NeFF-Symposium on Non-linear and model-free Interdependence Measures in Neuroscience, Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Apr 22, 2012: 'Frequency domain assessment of baroreflex sensitivity from spontaneous heart period and systolic pressure variability following prolonged water immersion', 7th European Study Group on Cardiovascular Oscillations, Kazimierz Dolny, Poland.
  • Apr 22, 2012: 'Information-theoretic analysis of short-term cardiovascular variability in orthostatic syncope', 7th European Study Group on Cardiovascular Oscillations, Kazimierz Dolny, Poland. April 22-25, 2012.
  • Sep. 3, 2011: 'Assessing directional interactions among multiple physiological time series: the role of instantaneous causality', invited session on “Causality in Brain Dynamics and Cardiovascular Control”, 33th Annual Int Conf IEEE-EMBS, Boston, MA, USA.
  • May 7, 2011: 'Investigating the impact of instantaneous causality on frequency domain connectivity measures', invited talk in the Workshop “Effective connectivity analysis of the EEG”, Meeting of the Society of Autonomic Neuroscience, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Apr. 14, 2011: 'Frequency domain measures of brain connectivity', CiMeC EEG lab meetings, Mattarello, Trento, Italy.
  • Nov. 19, 2010: 'Evaluation of causality in multivariate physiological time series: Frequency domain approaches', invited seminar at the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Worcester, MA, USA.
  • Sep. 1, 2010: 'An identifiable model to assess frequency-domain Granger causality in the presence of significant instantaneous interactions', invited session on “Interactions, Coupling & Synchronizations”,32th Annual Int Conf IEEE-EMBS, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Sep. 1, 2010: 'Detecting nonlinear causal interactions between dynamical systems by non-uniform embedding of multiple time series ', invited session on “Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of Biomedical Signals”, 32th Annual Int Conf IEEE-EMBS, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Apr 12, 2010: 'Detection of causality in short term cardiovascular interactions: a method based on non-uniform embedding and conditional entropy' 6th European Study Group on Cardiovascular Oscillations, Berlin, Germany.
  • Nov. 11, 2009: 'Methodological approaches for the evaluation of the organization of endocardial atrial recordings', invited seminar at the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the University of Lund; Lund, Sweden.
  • Aug. 28, 2009: 'Surrogate data approaches to assess the significance of directed coherence: application to EEG activity propagation', 31th Annual Int Conf IEEE-EMBS, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
  • June 23, 2009: 'Frequency domain evaluation of causality by multivariate autoregressive models with instantaneous effects', 6th International Workshop on Biosignal Interpretation, New Haven, CT, USA.
  • Nov. 2008: 'Caratterizzazione della complessitą di sistemi fisiologici', Experimental Workshop of the Department of Physics, Povo, Trento, Italy
  • Sep. 15, 2008: 'Quantifying the complexity of short-term heart period variability through k-nearest neighbor local linear prediction', Computers in Cardiology, Bologna, Italy.
  • Dec 4, 2007: 'Time-varying nonlinear prediction of EEG signals', Neuromath Workshop 2007, Rome, Italy.
  • Aug 24, 2007: 'Mutual nonlinear prediction of cardiovascular variability series: comparison between exogenous and autoregressive exogenous models', 29th Annual Int Conf IEEE EMBS, Lyon, France.
  • Jun 1, 2007: 'Characterizing the complexity of cardiovascular variability series through nonlinear prediction', invited seminar at the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the State University of New York; Stony Brook, NY, USA.
  • Sep. 18, 2006: 'Evaluation of a nonlinear prediction algorithm quantifying regularity, synchronization and directionality in short cardiovascular variability series', Computers in Cardiology 33, Valencia, Spain.
  • May 16, 2006: 'Mixed predictability and cross-validation to assess nonlinear Granger causality in short cardiovascular variability series', European Study Group on Cardiovascular Oscillations, Jena, Germany.
  • May 10, 2005: 'Nonlinear prediction for investigating causal interactions between short cardiovascular variability series', Cardiovascular Physics - Model Based Data Analysis of Heart Rhythm, Bad Honnef, Germany.
  • Sep 21, 2004: 'Role of causality in the evaluation of coherence and transfer function between heart period and systolic pressure in humans', Computers in Cardiology, Chicago, IL, USA.
  • Feb 11, 2003: 'Valutazione dell'organizzazione elettrica di segnali di fibrillazione atriale. Approccio basato sulla morfologia.', Seminario Interlaboratorio. Dipartimento di Fisica, Universitą di Trento.
  • May 28, 2002: 'Caratterizzazione spazio-temporale della fibrillazione atriale', Corso di Tecnologie Biomediche - Universitą di Padova, Padova, Italy.
  • Sept 20, 2002: 'Quantitative assessment of regularity and synchronization of intracardiac recordings during human atrial fibrillation', Computers in Cardiology, Memphis, TN, USA.
  • Jun 18, 2001: 'Analisi causale e non lineare per la misura del grado di accoppiamento tra serie di variabilitą cardiovascolari', Seminari di aggiornamento di Biofisica e Biosegnali, Povo, Trento.
  • May 15, 2001: 'Evaluation of the spatio-temporal organization of human atrial fibrillation', Il Sistema-Cuore: Segnali, Metodi e Modelli, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy.
  • Jan 31, 2001: 'Valutazione non invasiva del guadagno barocettivo nel post-infarto',  Trento Cardiologia - Giornate internazionali di aggiornamento cardiologico, Trento, Italy.


Scientific Sessions chaired


  • L Faes, L Ding, L Astolfi, 'Brain and physiological networks: methods and applications', invited session organized at EMBC2017, Jeju island, Korea, 2017.
  • L Faes, chairman of the session on 'EEG 2', 38th Annual Int Conf IEEE-EMBS, Orlando, FL, USA, Aug. 18, 2016; Chaired Session ThAT3, (Abstract Book p. 42).
  • L Astolfi, L Faes, 'Advances in Brain Connectivity Analysis: Perspectives and Pitfalls', minisymposium organized at the 38th Annual Int Conf IEEE-EMBS, Orlando, FL, USA, Aug. 19, 2016; Chaired Session FrBT17, (Abstract Book p. 87).
  • L Faes, L Ding, L Astolfi, 'Brain and physiological networks: methods and applications', invited session organized at EMBC2017, Jeju island, Korea, 2017 (Abstract book p. 33).
  • L Faes, chairman of the session on 'Entropy Measures to evaluate dynamics', 9th Conference of the European Study Group on Cardiovascular Oscillations (ESGCO 2016), Lancaster, UK, April 12, 2014.
  • L Faes, L Citi, chairman of the session on 'Entropy Measurements', 37th Annual Int Conf IEEE-EMBS, Milano, Italy, Aug. 29, 2015; Chaired Session SaAT5, (Abstract Book p. 128).
  • L Astolfi, L Faes, 'Brain Connectivity: Methodological Advancements and Future Challenges', invited session organized at 37th Annual Int Conf IEEE-EMBS, Milano, Italy, Aug. X, 2015; Chaired Session ThGT17, (Abstract Book p. 77).
  • L Faes, A Porta: ' Information Dynamics in Networks of Biomedical Signals', invited session organized at 37th Annual Int Conf IEEE-EMBS, Milano, Italy, Aug. 27, 2015; Chaired Session ThET18, (Abstract Book p. 59).
  • A Porta, L Faes, 'Disentangling patho-physiological mechanisms via multivariate signal processing approaches from spontaneous cardiovascular variability series', invited session organized at 37th Annual Int Conf IEEE-EMBS, Milano, Italy, Aug. 26, 2015; Chaired Session WeCT18, (Abstract Book p. 25).
  • L Faes, chairman of the workshop 'Applied Mathematics in Biosciences, Physics and Engineering', Gdansk, Poland, Nov. 27-29, 2014.
  • Y Hisashi, L Faes, co-chairman of the session on 'Nonlinear analysis of biomedical signals', 36th Annual Int Conf IEEE-EMBS, Chicago, IL (USA), Aug. 27, 2014; Chaired Session WB03, (Abstract Book p. 13).
  • L Faes, A Porta: 'Advances in multivariate physiological variability analysis', invited session organized at 36th Annual Int Conf IEEE-EMBS, Chicago, IL (USA), Aug. 29, 2014; Chaired Session FE02, (Abstract Book p. 109).
  • L Faes, G Mitsis, co-chairman of the session on “Multivariate Analysis of Cardiovascular Variability”, 8th Conference of the European Study Group on Cardiovascular Oscillations (ESGCO 2014), Trento, Italy, May. 27, 2014, (Abstract Book p. XVI).
  • L Faes, J Xue, co-chairman of the session on “ECG Signal Processing”, 40th Conference on “Computing in Cardiology”, Zaragoza, Spain, Sept. 25, 2013, (Abstract Book p. lxxxii).
  • L Faes, A Porta: 'Entropy-based analysis of physiological time series', invited session organized at 35th Annual Int Conf IEEE-EMBS, Osaka (Japan), Jul. 5, 2013; Chaired Session FrE02, (Abstract Book p. 81).
  • L Faes, A Porta: 'Model-Free and Non-Linear Interdependence Measures for Neurophysiological and Cardiovascular Time Series Analysis', invited session organized at 34th Annual Int Conf IEEE-EMBS, San Diego (CA), Aug. 30, 2012; Chaired Session ThE02, (Abstract Book p. 67).
  • L Faes, A Porta 'Causality in Brain Dynamics and Cardiovascular Control', invited session organized at 33th Annual Int Conf IEEE-EMBS, Boston (MA), Sept. 3, 2011; Chaired Session no. 1.5.1 (FrC21), (Abstract Book p. 86).
  • R MacLeod, L Faes, co-chairman of the session on “Computational Cardiology”, 37th International Congress on Electrocardiology, Lund, Sweden, June 4, 2010.
  • T Lipping, L Faes, co-chairman of the session on “Signal Pattern Classification in Biomedical Signals I”, 29th Annual Int Conf IEEE-EMBS, Lyon, France, Aug. 24, 2007 (Abstract Book p. 167).