Valentina Camomilla was born on 28 January 1973 and obtained a M.S. degree in electronic engineering at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Roma, Italy, in 2000, and a Ph.D. degree in bioengineering at the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, in 2004, in collaboration with the University of Rome “Foro Italico”, Rome, Italy, under the supervision of Professor Aurelio Cappozzo. Since 2006 she had been Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at “Foro Italico” and is currently Lecturer in the M.S. Bioengineering (at Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy) and in the M.S. Sport Science and Techniques and M.S. Preventive and Adapted Physical Activity (at “Foro Italico”, Rome, Italy). Camomilla is a current Member of the Doctorate of Philosophy School in Human Movement and Sport Sciences. She supervised four post docs, six Ph.D. degree candidates, and more than thirty student theses. She coauthored 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 60 conferences abstracts. She participated in several research programs financed by international (CEE-IST; Universitè Franco-Italienne) and national agencies (Italian Ministry for University and Research; Italian Ministry of Health) and by her Institution. She has been awarded two Elsevier Awards (2001, 2006); an Ex-Aequo Ph.D. award (2005); and two Young Investigator Awards (2002, 2004). She serves as a Reviewer for several journals in the domain of biomechanics and biomedical engineering. She is also Member of the Italian Society for Movement Analysis in Clinics, International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, and European Society of Biomechanics. Her research is concerned with increasing the resolution of human movement analysis, performed using stereophotogrammetry, addressing the relative movement within skin and bone (soft tissue artifact) and the inaccuracy in anatomical landmark identification; qualitative and quantitative technique and performance analysis in sport through applied and methodological studies for the reliable in-field quantification of critical performance features (track and field sports, tennis, volleyball, and weightlifting); and neuromuscular control studies in elite karate.
Biography Updated on 18 July 2016