Elena Pegolo (PhD candidate)

Elena Pegolo got her bachelor’s degree (2017) in Biomedical Engineering and her master’s degree (2019) in Bioengineering at University of Padua. Her master thesis “Time analysis of sensory gating using P50 evoked potential in patients with schizophrenia” was developed during an Erasmus+ period at Reykjavik University.

Currently, she is a PhD candidate at the PhD School of Information Engineering, curriculum of Bioengineering, at the University of Padua with a thesis entitled Neuromechanical control in Parkinson’s Disease: definition of new biomarkers of motor and non-motor symptoms.

The aim of the PhD project is related to Parkinson’s Disease, and it covers three aspects of the disease for its management: quantitative evaluation of hypomimia (face mobility), neurophysiological assessment of non-motor symptoms (local field potentials and heart rate variability), and gait and cognition on deep brain stimulation.

Contact: elena.pegolo@phd.unipd.it


  • Pegolo E., Volpe D., Cucca A., Ricciardi L., Sawacha Z. (2022). “Quantitative Evaluation of Hypomimia in Parkinson’s Disease: A Face Tracking Approach.”, Sensors, 22(4), 1358
  • Faggionato, A. Guazzo, E. Pegolo, R. Carli, M. Bruschetta and S. D. Favero, "An Adaptive Model Predictive Controller to Address the Biovariability in Blood Clotting Response During Therapy With Warfarin," IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2023 Sep;70(9):2667-2678. doi: 10.1109/TBME.2023.3261962