Edoardo D'Anna

Wel­come to my page, where you'll find a collect­ion of my short sto­ries, as well as my blog about sc­ience, tech­nology and the brain

Education


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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Electrical Engineering, Neuroprosthetics


Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Switzerland

2014-2018 (expected)



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Master of Science (MSc) in Bioengineering

Minor in Neuroposthetics


Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Switzerland

2012-2014



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Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Life Sciences and technology


Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Switzerland

2009-2012



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French Scientific Baccalaureate, basic science

With honours


Cape Town French School

South Africa

2004-2008



Professional experience


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PhD candidate

Translational Neural Engineering (TNE) Lab, EPFL

2014-present


Restoring sensory feedback in amputees. As part of my research, I focus on developing novel sensory feedback approaches for restoring touch and proprioception in upper-limb amputees.

I worked with ten patients, helping deliver tangible benefits and improvements in quality of life. My clinical work has been carried out in Switzerland (CHUV, Lausanne), Italy (Gemelli, Rome) and Serbia (Rehabilitation Hospital, Belgrade).

Accepted in the highly selective Electrical Engineering Doctoral program (8-10% chosen yearly amongst 450 applicants).



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Project Lead and Full Stack Developer

Alpine Studios, Lausanne area

2015-present


Created a two-person web development studio serving approximately ten clients per year in France and Switzerland. My role is to manage client relationships, develop custom solutions (typically MEAN based, i.e. using Node.js, Angular, MongoDB and Express.js, but occasionally using other technologies) and offer support.



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Co-founder

Blink, Lausanne area

2012-2017


Co-founded Blink, a consumer electronics startup building novel user interfaces in the VR space. Developed a fully functional virtual reality HUD add-on capable of detecting user’s facial expressions. Won a startup prize and funding.



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Web developer

Jooce, Lausanne area

2011-2014


As a Full Stack Web Developer, my role was to build web solutions from the ground up for numerous clients. The projects ranged from simple websites (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) to full featured web-apps and small social networks (PhP/MySQL based)



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Engineering intern

Riken institute, Tokyo

2013


As an Engineering Intern at Riken, Tokyo, my main task was to implement multiple scientific tools for in-house use, accessible through a web-app. A secondary project involved creating 2D and 3D figures and schematics which were included in high impact scientific papers (PRL, etc).



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Teaching Assistant

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

2010-2013


Assisted a total of 9 classes (150-250 students per class) in both first and second year physics and informatics (classes of Prof. Gruetter, Prof. Sam, Prof. Decotignie and Prof. Lepetit). My role involved teaching students problem solving skills and helping them understand and apply the concepts introduced in class. I also corrected written exams and was an examiner for oral exams.