About me

Guido Gagliardi is joint Ph.D. student in the International Ph.D. Program in Smart Computing at University of Pisa, Florence, and Siena (Italy) and in the Doctoral Programme in Engineering Science at KU Leuven (Belgium).

His research is mainly focused on employing explainable artificial intelligence for the recognition of human emotional states through the analysis of physiological signals to support the decision-making process in a medical scenario, for example telling doctors the mental state of patients during their treatments. Using this research together with the application of social virtual reality systems and artificial intelligence, he would like to develop a tool to surpass the emotional bias between people and to let them directly communicate their emotions.

He is also a member of the “Machine Learning and Process Intelligence” research group, Department of Information Engineering (University of Pisa) and the STADIUS group at the Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT) ( KU Leuven ).

He received the Master’s Degree cum Laude in Artificial Intelligence and Data Engineering from the University of Pisa, presenting a thesis on multimodal and explainable affective computing methods.



  • guido.gagliardi@phd.unipi.it
  • guido.gagliardi@esat.kuleuven.be

Address - KU Leuven (active)

  • Kasteelpark Arenberg 10 postbus 2440 3001 Leuven (Belgium)
  • Department of Electrical Engineering (ESAT)
  • Office: ESAT, room B00.34

Address - University of Pisa

  • Largo Lucio Lazzarino 1 - 56122 Pisa (Italy)
  • Department of Information Engineering
  • Office: Building A, Floor 2, Room 113
  • Phone: +39 050 22 17 452