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Simone Rumac is an Italian PhD student at the CHUV-UNIL Translational Magnetic Resonance Research Center since March 2019. His research mainly focuses on developing new MR tissue characterization techniques such as parameter mapping and fluorine-19 MRI, in order to accurately quantify the composition and inflammation of atherosclerotic plaques in the neck. Ultimately, these techniques should allow for the early and accurate detection of vulnerable plaques, thus improving stroke prevention.
Simone obtained both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biomedical Engineering at the Polytechnic of Turin (Italy). His Master thesis, which revolved around the single-trial evaluation of EEG readiness potentials using a technique known as Empirical Mode Decomposition, was conducted in a collaboration between the Polytechnic of Turin and the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), under the supervision of Prof. Gabriella Olmo (Polytechnic of Turin) and Prof. Vito De Feo (IIT). His thesis was part of a broader project led by Prof. De Feo, whose ultimate goal is to determine the presence of readiness potentials in unconscious patients in order to distinguish between different states of conciousness.
In his free time, he enjoys climbing, reading and poorly playing the guitar.