Sara Moccia

Research Fellow

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Sara Moccia  (B.Sc. 2012, M.Sc. 2014, Ph.D. 2018) was born in Bari on September 1990. She graduated cum laude in Biomedical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy) in December 2014, with a thesis entitled: "Statistical-segmentation techniques of liver metastases and necroses in FGD-PET for the automatic evaluation of pre and post thermoablation PET/CT studies". In May 2018, she obtained the European PhD cum laude in Bioengineering from Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Genoa, Italy) in the Advanced Robotics Department ( and Politecnico di Milano with a thesis entitled "Supervised tissue classification in optical images: Towards new applications of surgical data science”, for which she was awarded with the Gruppo Nazionale di Bioingegneria award ( During her PhD, she was hosted at the Computer-Assisted Medical Interventions laboratory ( at the German Cancer Research Center (Heidelberg, Germany). From 2018 to 2021, Sara was Postdoc at Università Politecnica delle Marche (Ancona, Italy) in the VRAI lab ( and Affiliated Researcher at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. She is now Assistant Professor at the BioRobotics ( Insitute of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Pisa, Italy) and Adjunct Professor at Università Politecnica delle Marche.

Research Areas:

Sara's research mainly involves the following topics:

  • Surgical data science
  • Medical-image analysis with deep learning
  • Infants' behaviour analysis


Office Phone: +39 071 2204825

Room: Q165_196B


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