About Me

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Short Bio

Riccardo Lattanzi is an Associate Professor of Radiology at the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and has an affiliate appointment as Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. He is the Director of training of the Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research (CAI2R). He is a faculty member at the NYU Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, where he serves as the graduate advisor for the Ph.D. program in biomedical imaging. He is currently the director of the course Practical Magnetic Resonance Imaging 1 and an instructor for the course Medical Imaging.

Riccardo received his Ph.D. in medical and electrical engineering from the Harvard-M.I.T. Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST) in 2008, following a Master of Science in electrical engineering and computer science (2006) from M.I.T. and a laurea degree (2000) in electronics engineering from the University of Bologna (Bologna, Italy).

While working as a researcher at the Rizzoli Orthopedic Institutes in Bologna between 2000 and 2003, he was involved in the development of the Hip-Op preoperative planning system for total hip replacement surgery and later responsible for its technical and clinical validation. From September 2002 to March 2003 he was a visiting Fulbright scholar at the Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery (MRCAS) laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA), working on accuracy evaluation of an image-based surgical navigation system for orthopedic surgery. Since 2004 his research focus has shifted to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). For four years he was a research assistant in the MRI unit at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and since 2008 he has worked at the Center for Biomedical Imaging of the NYU School of Medicine. In 2008 he won the I.I. Rabi Young Investigator Award of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), for his theoretical work on the electrodynamics of parallel transmission for MRI.

Riccardo served for three years as President of the Italian student association at M.I.T. and founded the New York Chapter of the Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation (ISSNAF), for which he currently serves as co-chair. He is a former Aspen Junior Fellow of the Aspen Institute Italia, has been selected for the Young Leaders Program of the Council for the United States and Italy in 2012, is a member of several scientific societies and was elected to the Sigma-Xi research honor society in 2006. He is a regular contributor of the Italian newspaper La Stampa and writes about science and technology for the Italian edition of the magazine Wired.


Curriculum Vitae

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Current Academic Positions

09/2016-present      Associate Professor of Radiology. New York University School of Medicine (New York, NY, USA), Department of Radiology.

09/2016-present      Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. NYU Tandon School of Engineering (Brooklyn, NY, USA), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

09/2014-present      Director of Training. CAI2R (New York, NY, USA).

03/2012-present      Faculty Member. NYU WIRELESS (Brooklyn, NY, USA).

01/2011-present      Graduate Advisor for the Biomedical Imaging training program. The Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at the New York University School of Medicine (New York, NY, USA).

Previous Employment

09/2011-08/2016      Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. NYU Tandon School of Engineering (Brooklyn, NY, USA), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

01/2010-08/2016      Assistant Professor of Radiology. New York University School of Medicine (New York, NY, USA), Department of Radiology.

10/2008-12/2009      Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. New York University Langone Medical Center (New York, NY, USA), Department of Radiology, Center for Biomedical Imaging.

01/2004-09/2008      Graduate Research Assistant. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston, MA, USA), Department of Radiology, MRI research unit.

01/2001-05/2003      Research Scientist. Rizzoli Orthopedic Institutes (Bologna, Italy), Laboratory of Medical Technology.

09/2002-03/2003      Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar. Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA, USA), Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery (MRCAS) laboratory.

01/2000-12/2000      Student Research Assistant. Rizzoli Orthopedic Institutes (Bologna, Italy), Laboratory of Medical Technology.

Education

2008 Ph.D. in Medical and Electrical Engineering, Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA, USA). Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST).

2006  M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA, USA). Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS).

2000  Laurea in Electronics Engineering, University of Bologna (Bologna, Italy). Department of Electronics, Computer Sciences and Systems (DEIS).

Teaching Experience

Spring 2012-present Course Director, G16.4427 Practical Magnetic Resonance Imaging 1. The Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at the New York University School of Medicine (New York, NY, USA).

Spring 2012-present Instructor, G16.4426 Medical Imaging. The Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at the New York University School of Medicine (New York, NY, USA).

2011-2012 Course Director, Radiology Residency Medical Physics Course, New York University Langone Medical Center (New York, NY, USA).

Spring 2011 Course Director, G16.4409 Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at the New York University School of Medicine (New York, NY, USA).

Spring 2009, 2010 Lecturer, The Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at the New York University School of Medicine (New York, USA). Course “Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging”, director: Qun Chen, PhD.

Summer 2009 Lecturer, New York University School of Medicine (New York, NY, USA). MD Students’ lectures, director: Joshua Becker, MD.

Awards and Honors

2014-2015. Dean’s List, New York University School of Medicine.

2015. European Young Leaders, Friends of Europe and EuropaNova.

2015. NSF CAREER Award

2015. Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America

2014. PrimiDieci Under 40, honoring the ten most distinguished Italian and Italian-American in the USA

2013. Testimonial, Marche is Good project

2013-present. Distinguished Reviewer, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

2011. Young Leaders Program, Council for the United States and Italy

2009. Full scholarship to participate to The Aspen Seminar, the Aspen Institute

2008. ISMRM I.I. Rabi Young Investigator Award

2008. Aspen Junior Fellow, Aspen Institute Italia.

2006. Sigma Xi scientific research honor society.

2006, 2008. ISMRM educational stipend.

2003. Harvard-MIT division of Health, Sciences and Technology fellowship.

2002-2003. Fulbright research scholarship.

2001-2002. Spinner research scholarship (sponsored by the European Social Fund).

2001. First prize on abstract competition at BIONOVA 2001 (2nd conference on biotechnologies and bioengineering. 28 November-1 December 2001, Padova, Italy).

Professional Societies and Organizations

International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)

  • Member (2005-present)

IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS)

  • Member (2000-present)

Sigma Xi

  • Member (2006-present)

The New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS)

  • Member (2009-present)

Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation (ISSNAF)

  • Member (2007-present)
  • Chairman, chapters committee (2010)
  • Chairman and Co-Founder (2010), Co-Chairman (2013-present), New York Chapter
  • Co-Chairman, Medical Imaging Science Chapter (2013-present)

Aspen Institute Italia

  • Aspen Junior Fellow (2008-2010)
  • Italian Talent Abroad Community (2009-present)
  • Former AJF Network (2010-present)

Professional Activities

National Institutes of Health (NIH):

  • Early Career Reviewer (ECR) program, Center for Scientific Review (2014-present)

Editorial board membership:

  • Frontiers in Biomedical Physics (review editorial board, 2013-present)

Peer review of scientific manuscripts for:

  • Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
  • Clinical Biomechanics
  • IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
  • NMR in Biomedicine
  • Journal of Molecular Imaging & Dynamics
  • Concepts in Magnetic Resonance Part B: Magnetic Resonance Engineering
  • Scientific Reports
  • Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
  • Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
  • IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
  • IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
  • Annals of Biomedical Engineering
  • Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications
  • Journal of Magnetic Resonance
  • Computing Surveys

Peer review of grant applications for:

  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • The U.S.-Italy Fulbright Commission
  • Italian Ministry of Health
  • Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR)

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Video Appearance

i-Italy TV, February 2017. Meet the New Italian Scientists of New York. Also on YouTube.

 
RAI Italia, July 2, 2015. Interviewed for the program “Community” (starting at 6:56, ending at 21:20). Try this link if the video does not play.

 

i-Italy TV, November 2014. PrimiDieci – The ten most distinguished Italians in the USA today (starting at 2:00). Also on YouTube.

 
Interviewed for the Y-DNA Project, June 2014. Available with subtitles on YouTube.

 

RAI Scuola. Interviewed about the network Innovitalia.net. Try this link if the video does not play.

 

RAI Scuola. Interviewed about my research work. Try this link if the video does not play.

 

Ministry of Foreign Affair, October 4, 2012. Press conference about the launch of Innovitalia.net, the digital platform for Italian researcher.

 

RAI International, March 3, 2006. Interviewed during the conference “La rivolta della Generazione X”, co-organized by MITaly and Vision.

 

 

Radio Appearance

Radio 24, June 14, 2014. Interviewed for the program “Giovani talenti” (starting at time 4:48).

 

RAI Radio 3, May 18, 2012. Interviewed for the program “Giovani leader crescono. Ritratto di classe dirigente“.

 

RAI Radio 3, May 16, 2012. Interviewed for the program “Giovani leader crescono. Ritratto di classe dirigente“.

 

Radio 24, May 15, 2010. Interviewed for the program “La rosa purpurea” (starting at time 18:50).

 

Radio 24, March 13, 2010. Interviewed for the program “Giovani talenti“.

 

Radio RAI International, December 10, 2008. Interviewed for the program “Taccuino Italiano”.

 

Interviews and Coverage in Print Media

Riccardo, l’ingegnere senza confini. Corriere Adriatico, 12th October 2016. (download PDF)

Lattanzi è tra i migliori in America. Il Resto del Carlino, 12th October 2016. (download PDF)

Da Porto Sant’Elpidio a New York inseguendo la biomedicina. Mondo Lavoro, November 2015. (download PDF)

Elpidiense premiato in America. Corriere Adriatico, 27th October 2015. (download PDF)

Lattanzi in lizza tra i cinque ricercatori da premiare negli USA. Il Resto del Carlino, 27th October 2015. (download PDF)

Degenerazione dell’anca, prevenire si può. Corriere Adriatico, 16th May 2013. (download PDF)

Migliore risonanza per le diagnosi. Panorama, 29th May 2008. (download PDF)

Italiani al MIT. I nostri scienziati d’America. Panorama, 4th December 2007. (download PDF)

Interviews on the Internet

Italian Scientists Speak to the Next Generation. i-Italy, 23 February 2017. (link)

Work Out, Your Brain Will Improve Your Memory. La voce di New York, 21 July 2016. (link, also in Italian)

«Io, docente da New York a Napoli» Il prof che seleziona i migliori cervelli. Corriere del Mezzogiorno, 24 March 2016. (link or download PDF)

Stati Uniti. Biomedico nel segno dei Lakers. Messaggero di sant’Antonio, June 2015. (download PDF)

Medici e ingegneri insieme per diagnosi migliori. Aspen Institute Italia, 22nd July 2013. (link)

Faccia a faccia con…Riccardo Lattanzi. Info Fermo, April 2010. (link)

Interview with Riccardo Lattanzi: scientist and aspiring journalist. ISSNAF, 9th March 2009. (link)

Press Releases

National Science Foundation awards Riccardo Lattanzi NSF CAREER Award to Study Interaction of Electromagnetic Field With Biological Tissue. 24th March 2015. (link or download PDF)

National Science Foundation award will advance research on how radio waves interact with body. 24th March 2015. (link or download PDF)