Alessandra Bertoldo studied electronics engineering at the University of Padova, Italy. In 1997 she worked at the Laboratory of Blood Flow and Metabolism of Dr. L. Sokoloff, at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, USA. On February 11, 1999 she received the PhD degree (Dottorato di Ricerca) in Biomedical Engineering from the Politecnico of Milano. She is Associate Professor at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padova.
Her research interests are mainly related to the development of mathematical models for analysis and control of biological systems and to the quantification of functional positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance images. Current personal and collaborative research activities include: Mathematical models for quantitative PET studies, Methods for magnetic resonance functional imaging, Imaging genetics, Non-linear mixed effects modeling, Quantitative multimodal imaging.
She has contributed to several national as well as international research projects. In particular, she was co-investigator of the project “Multi-tracer PET Quantification of Insulin Action”, Funding Source: NIH/NIDDK (principal investigator – PI: Dr. Goodpaster B.H.), of the strategic project “Algorithms and Architectures for Computational Science and Engineering” (PI: prof. Bilardi Gianfranco) founded by the University of Padova. She is co-investigator in three different European Projects of the Seventh Framework Programme (Summit, AP@home, MOSAIC) (see below for more projects)
From 2005, she teaches Neuroengineering for the Bioengineering Master’s Degree Program at the University of Padova. From 2015, she also teaches System and Models (Bachelor’s Degree Program in Information Engineering at the University of Padova) and Laboratory of Bioengineering (Bachelor’s Degree Program in Information Engineering at the University of Padova).
On June 19th, 2017, she has been elected as Referent of the Master’s Degree Program in Bioengineering and of the Bachelor’s Degree Program in Biomedical Engineering from 2017 to 2021 (in Italian: Presidente del CCS aggregato in Ingegneria Biomedica e Bioingegneria per il quadriennio 2017-2021).
She is member of the board of the Doctoral School on Information Engineering (Bioengineering Program).
Since November 2015, she is member of the IEEE-EMBC Technical Committee on Biomedical Imaging and Image Processing.
Since May 2016 she is member of the Board of Directors of the Padova Neuroscience Center, University of Padova. Since March 2017, she is vice-director of the Padova Neuroscience Center of the University of Padova.