PhotoEleonora Tamilia is Instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Research Scientific Associate at Boston Children's Hospital. She is part of the Fetal-Neonatal Neurodevelomental Developmental Science Center (FNNDSC) and Clinical MEG Program at Boston Children's Hospital.

Dr. Tamilia received her PhD and MS in Biomedical Engineering (from University Campus Bio-Medico and University Tor Vergata of Rome, respectively) and conducted her post-doctoral training at BCH/HMS (from 2015 to 2019). Dr. Tamilia is an expert in biomedical signal processing and data analysis with particular focus on neurodevelopment and neurological disorders. Her research work has been recognized through numerous awards from national and international committees. She has published so far 32 peer-reviewed papers (13 as first author; two selected cover images) in scientific journals and one patent application.

Her research studies are focused on the analysis of electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) from children with epilepsy in order to identify new electrophysiological epilepsy biomarkers, test their predictive value within the surgical context and translate such technological advances to the clinical practice. In addition, she conducts research for the development of new non-invasive methods that facilitates the early diagnosis of brain injury in neonates through the combined monitoring of brain and motor activity.

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Academic Honors and Prizes

2019                Grass Young Investigator Award by the American Epilepsy Society (Baltimore, USA)

2018                Young Investigator Award by the American Epilepsy Society (New Orleans, USA)

2018                1st place Award for the MEG Data Analysis Competition at the 2018 BIOMAG Conference (Philadelphia, USA)

2018                International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship at the International Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology (ICCN, Washington DC, USA)

2016                Travel and Professional Development Award by the BCH Postdoctoral Association and Office of Fellowship Training (Boston, USA)

2016                Early Investigator Travel Award at the International Workshop on High-Frequency Oscillations (2016, Germany)

2016                Alberto Mazzoldi Doctorate Award by the Italian National Bioengineering Group

2015                European Finalist and 2nd Best Student Paper Award at the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC, Milan, Italy)