About Me

I received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science Engineering from Polytechnic University of Bari (Bari, Italy) in 2011 and 2013, respectively, and the PhD in Perceptual Robotics from PERCRO Lab, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy) in 2018. I am currently post-doc student at CHARM Lab, Stanford University (California, USA).

Research Interest

My main research interests deal with computer vision for control purposes of robotic devices, robotic-based neurorehabilitation, bioinformatics, virtual reality and artificial intelligence.



  1. F. Stroppa: An adaptive assistance algorithm for robot-based neurore-habilitation therapy of the human upper limb, PhD Thesis 2018


  1. E. Picardi, V. Bevilacqua, F. Stroppa, G. Pesole: An improved procedure for clustering and assembly of large transcriptome data, EMBnet. journal, 18(A), p-134, 2012
  2. V. Bevilacqua, N. Pietroleonardo, E. I. Giannino, F. Stroppa, D. Simone, G. Pesole, E. Picardi: EasyCluster2: an improved tool for clustering and assembling long transcriptome reads, BMC bioinformatics (Vol. 15, No. 15, p. S7), BioMed Central, 2014
  3. C. Loconsole, A. Frisoli, N. Mastronicola, F. Stroppa, G. Ristagno, L.Marchetti, F. Semeraro: RELIVE Tracking for quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation training: an experimental comparison with a standard CPR training mannequin, Resuscitation, 93, e1-e2, 2015
  4. F. Semeraro, A. Frisoli, C. Loconsole, F. Stroppa, N. Mastronicola, E. Cerchiari, A. Scapigliati, G. Ristagno: Let’s play relive! young people may learn how to save lives with a serious game, Resuscitation, vol. 106, p. e44, 2016
  5. C. Loconsole, A. Frisoli, F. Semeraro, F. Stroppa, N. Mastronicola, A. Filippeschi, L. Marchetti: RELIVE: A Markerless Assistant for CPR Training, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, 46(5), 755-760, 2016}
  6. F. Semeraro, A. Frisoli, C. Loconsole, N. Mastronicola, F. Stroppa, G. Ristagno, A. Scapigliati, L. Marchetti, E. Cerchiari: Kids (learn how to) save lives in the school with the serious game Relive, Resuscitation, 2017
  7. F. Stroppa, C. Loconsole, A. Frisoli: Convex polygon fitting in robot-based neurorehabilitation, Applied Soft Computing, Elsevier, 2018

International Conferences

  1. V. Bevilacqua, F. Stroppa, S. Saladino, E. Picardi: A novel approach to clustering and assembly of large-scale roche 454 transcriptome data for gene validation and alternative splicing analysis, International Conference on Intelligent Computing (pp. 641-648), Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2011
  2. V. Bevilacqua, N. Pietroleonardo, E. I. Giannino, F. Stroppa, G. Pesole, E. Picardi: Clustering and assembling large transcriptome datasets by easycluster2, International Conference on Intelligent Computing (pp. 231-236), Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2013
  3. V. Bevilacqua, A. A. Salatino, C. Di Leo, D. D'Ambruoso, M. Suma, D. Barone, G. Tattoli, D. Campagna, F. Stroppa, M. Pantaleo: Evaluation of resonance in staff selection through multimedia contents, International Conference on Intelligent Computing (pp. 185-198). Springer, Cham, 2014
  4. C. Loconsole, F. Stroppa, V. Bevilacqua, A. Frisoli: A robust real-time 3D tracking approach for assisted object grasping, International Conference on Human Haptic Sensing and Touch Enabled Computer Applications (pp. 400-408), Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2014
  5. V. Bevilacqua, N. Nuzzolese, D. Barone, M. Pantaleo, M. Suma, D. D'Ambruoso, A. Volpe, C. Loconsole, F. Stroppa: Fall detection in indoor environment with Kinect sensor, International Symposium on INnovations in Intelligent SysTems and Applications (INISTA) 2014
  6. F. Stroppa, C. Loconsole, S. Marcheschi, A. Frisoli: A robot-assisted neuro-rehabilitation system for post-stroke patients’ motor skill evaluation with ALEx exoskeleton, Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation II (pp. 501-505), Springer International Publishing, 2017
  7. F. Stroppa, S. Marcheschi, N. Mastronicola, C. Loconsole, A. Frisoli: Online adaptive assistance control in robot-based neurorehabilitation therapy, Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), International Conference on (pp. 628-633), IEEE, 2017
  8. F. Stroppa, C. Loconsole, S. Marcheschi, N. Mastronicola, and A. Frisoli: An improved adaptive robotic assistance methodology for upper-limb rehabilitation, International Conference on Human Haptic Sensing and Touch Enabled Computer Applications, Springer, 2018
  9. G. Giudetti, J. Carpaneto, S. Crea, A. Baldoni, T. Emilio, E. Giorgia, N. Mastronicola, F. Stroppa, S. Dalise, F. Bertolucci, C. Spalletti, A. Panarese, F. Posteraro, M. Caleo, A. Frisoli, C. Chisari, N. Vitiello, and S. Micera: RONDA: a robotic gym for neurorehabilitation of stroke patients, 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2018
  10. M. Barsotti, F. Stroppa, N. Mastronicola, S. Marcheschi, and A. Frisoli: Teleoperated bilateral-arm rehabilitation with ALEx Rehab Station, International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation, 2018
  11. S. Tang, M. Barsotti, F. Stroppa, A. Frisoli, X. Wu, W. Hou: Upper Limb Joint Angular Velocity Synergies of Human Reaching Movements, IEEE International Conference on Cyborg and Bionic Systems, 2018

National Conferences

  1. F. Stroppa, S. Marcheschi, N. Mastronicola, C. Loconsole, A. Frisoli, and C. Chisari: Trattamento robotico con modalità di assistenza adattiva per l’arto superiore, XVII Congresso Nazionale Società Italiana di Riabilitazione Neurologica (SIRN) 2017

Book Chapters

  1. F. Stroppa, M. Saraç Stroppa, S. Marcheschi, C. Loconsole, E. Sotgiu, M. Solazzi, D. Buongiorno, and A. Frisoli: Real-time 3D tracker in robot-based neuro rehabilitation, Computer Vision for Assistive Healthcare (pp. 75-102), Elsevier, 2018

Work In Progress

  1. F. Stroppa, M. Luo, G. Gerboni, M. Coad, J. Walker, and A. Okamura: Human-centered Control of a Growing Soft Robot for Object Manipulation, IEEE World Haptics Conference (WHC), 2019

EasyChair Preprints

  1. F. Stroppa, and M. Sarac: A metrics for ’point-ellipse’ distance evaluation in 2d, EasyChair Preprint no. 337, 2018