Cristina Piazza is currently Professor for Healthcare and Rehabilitation Robotics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). She received a B.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering and a M.S. in Automation and Robotics Engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy.
In 2019, she earned her PhD degree (summa cum laude) in Robotics from the Department Information Engineering, University of Pisa (Italy) under the supervision of Prof. Antonio Bicchi. She subsequently moved to Chicago (IL, USA), where she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University, with a joint appointment with the Regenstein Foundation Center for Bionic Medicine, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (former Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago).
Her main research interests include the design and control of soft artificial limbs for robotic and prosthetic applications. She has also experience in designing and conducting clinical trials with amputee subjects.