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Dr Riccardo Marrocchio BSc, MSc, PhD

Research Fellow

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Riccardo Marrocchio is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research.

He obtained his BSc in Physics at the "University of Rome La Sapienza" in 2014 and his MSc in Physics, with a focus on the physics of biosystems, at the "University of Rome Tor Vergata" in 2018. During his studies, he had the opportunity to develop various analytical and computational techniques to build mathematical models of complex biological systems, in particular of neuronal networks and of hearing system. During his master thesis he worked in the "Nonlinear Physics and Mathematical Modelling Laboratory" at the Campus Bio-Medico University, in Rome, on the reconstruction of functional and effective connectivity of neural networks from calcium data.

In September 2018 he joined the Signal Processing Audio & Hearing Group of the ISVR at the University of Southampton as a PhD student. He worked on the development of a model of the micromechanics of the cochlea, in order to understand what are the physical mechanism necessary to explain the active mechanism of hearing, responsible for the high sensitivity and frequency selectivity of the human ear.

In October 2021, he joined the SPAH group as a Senior Research Assistant, as part of the "Digital twins for improving dynamic design", a research collaboration with the University of Sheffield, Bristol, Cambridge, Swansea, Liverpool and a number of industrial partners. As a Senior RA, he is studying the feedback system of the cochlea to generalise its physical principles for the design of control systems in engineering. In April 2022, he was promoted to Research Fellow.

Research interests

Cochlea, active mechanism, hearing.

PhD research

Understanding the micromechanics of the cochlea. Supervised by Prof. Stephen J. Elliott and Dr. Ben Lineton. Funded by EPSRC.

Research group

Signal Processing, Audio and Hearing Group

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Dr Riccardo Marrocchio
Engineering, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton. SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

Room Number : 13/3043

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