Davide Ghiglino

PhD student in Bioengineering and Robotics

Davide Ghiglino is a senior PhD fellow in Bioengineering and Robotics with clinical experience, working in the Social Cognition in Human-Robot Interaction (S4HRI) unit at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), led by Prof. Agnieszka Wykowska. He graduated in clinical psychology (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan). He previously worked in the field of imaging genetics, studying the role of individual and environmental differences in shaping brain connectivity and integrity in psychiatric populations, in the Psychiatry and Clinical Psychobiology unit at Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele (UniSR, Milano), led by Prof. Francesco Benedetti. His research interests lie primarily in the area of applied social cognition. His current research focuses on understanding processes that underlie social attunement during Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) in neurotypical and non-neurotypical individuals. In particular, in collaboration with the healthcare professionals of Don Orione Italia, he is deeply involved in the design of robot-assisted training protocols for social impairments in children with neurodevelopmental disorders (such as autism).