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Andrea Bandini is an assistant professor at the Interdisciplinary Research Center "Health Science" - Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Pisa), and an adjunct scientist at the KITE - Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - University Health Network (Canada). He holds a PhD (2016) in Bioengineering from the University of Bologna (Italy), a master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering (2012), and a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering (2010) from the University of Florence (Italy). 

The overarching goal of his research is to improve the access to healthcare and optimize interventions in people with neurological disorders, by developing multi-modal and intelligent tools for remote clinical assessment. His research focuses on neurological disorders and ageing and lies at the intersection of artificial intelligence, computer vision, biomedical signal processing, and rehabilitation engineering. He is author and co-author of 30+ peer-reviewed papers published in international journals and conference proceedings and he received several awards for thesis activities and conference presentations at the national and international levels.

Professional Experience

  • 2023 - Now: Assistant professor - Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Interdisciplinary Research Center "Health Science", Pisa, Italy
  • 2021 - Now: Adjunct scientist - KITE - Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
  • 2021 - 2024: Adjunct professor - Università degli Studi di Firenze, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, Firenze, Italy
  • 2021 - 2023: Postdoctoral research fellow - Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Istituto di Biorobotica, Pisa, Italy
  • 2016 - 2021: Post-doctoral research fellow - KITE Research Institute | Toronto Rehab | University Health Network, Toronto, Canada


  • 2016: PhD in Bioengineering - Università di Bologna
  • 2012: Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering (110/110 cum laude) - Università degli Studi di Firenze
  • 2010: Bachelor's Degree in Electronic Engineering - Università degli Studi di Firenze

Honours and Career Awards

  • Nov 2021: Best abstract award (1st place) - 9th National Spinal Cord Injury Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Oct 2020: Best oral presentation (3rd place) - 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA)
  • Aug 2020: People's choice award - KITE Three Minute Trainee (3MT) Competition, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Oct 2019: Best poster award (2nd place) - 8th National Spinal Cord Injury Conference, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
  • Oct 2018: Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing – Biomedical Signal Processing and Control
  • Oct 2018: Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing – Journal of Communication Disorders
  • Jan 2018: Best poster award – 2018 Research Day, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network, Canada
  • Sep 2017: Postdoctoral Award in Technology and Aging – AGE-WELL NCE, Canada
  • Sep 2016: CPSR Trainee Award - Hearth & Stroke Foundation – Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery (CPSR)
  • Feb 2013: Premio di laurea “Renato Mariani” Associazione Italiana di Elettrotecnica, Elettronica, Automazione, Informatica e Telecomunicazioni – Sezione Toscana e Umbria