Veronica Penza

Post Doc
PostDoc Researcher


I received the M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano in 2013, with the thesis on “Dynamic Tool Compensation in a Bilateral Telemanipulation System for Neurosurgery”.
Afterwards, my interest in research and development of new technologies motivated me to pursue the Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering at Politecnico di Milano, carrying out the research at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), in the Biomedical Robotics Lab, Advanced Robotics Department, in Genoa. My main research topic was the development of an enhanced vision system to improve safety in robotic minimally invasive surgery. This study involved dense 3D reconstruction of surgical scenes and long-term tissue motion tracking.
Currently, I am a Postdoc Researcher at the Computer Vision and Pattern Analysis (PAVIS) Department at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, working on automatic visual inspection in the context of highly efficient industrial applications.


M.I.L.A.N.O Robot: Minimal Invasive Light Automatic Natural Orifice Robot. ValueBiotech srl.

iit Publications

2017 EnViSoRS: Enhanced Vision System to improve Safety during Robotic Surgery
2017 Safety Enhancement Framework for Robotic Minimally Invasive Surgery
2016 Automatic workflow for narrow-band laryngeal video stitching
2016 Dense soft tissue 3D reconstruction refined with super-pixel segmentation for robotic abdominal surgery
2016 Development of a surgical stereo endoscopic image dataset for validating 3D stereo reconstruction algorithms
2015 Label-based Optimization of Dense Disparity Estimation for Robotic Single Incision Abdominal Surgery
2015 Microsurgery Systems
2014 Virtual Assistive System for Robotic Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery


Best video award at Hamlyn Workshop on Augmented Reality and Surgical Vision on 2014.