Ilaria Ricchi

PhD student

Ilaria started her PhD in April 15, 2021 under the supervision of Dimitri Van De Ville. Her research focuses on spinal cord fMRI and graph computational modelling. 

Ilaria obtained her Bachelor's degree in Bioengineering at University of Pavia working in Human Brain Project with Prof. D'Angelo. She then obtained her Master's in Life Science Engineering in EPFL, performing her Master thesis in Harvard Medical School as Bertarelli fellow for 12 months, where she worked in Lee lab on microscale graph connectivity in the cerebellum. 

Prior starting her PhD, she worked in Siemens Healthineers on automatic brain volumetry in the context of Alzheimer's Disease and dementia. 

She is genuilly interested in the relation between structural and functional connectivity and has a big passion for graphs and her favourite brain region is the cerebellum.

In her free time, she loves any sort of sport - in particular soccer, volleyball, swimming. She has a soft spot for dancing and music in general.