Loris Fichera is an Assistant Professor of Robotics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). His research interests are in medical robotics and computer-assisted surgery, with particular focus on ENT applications. Prior to joining WPI, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville TN, where he conducted research in image-guided ear surgery. He received a PhD in Robotics, Cognition and Interaction Technologies from the University of Genoa/Italian Institute of Technology in 2015. His dissertation focused on novel methods to predict and control laser-tissue interactions in robotic laser microsurgery.
Dr. Fichera received the 2016 Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Computer-Aided Surgery (ISCAS) and was best paper and best medical robotics paper award finalist at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in 2015.