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Associate Professor


University of Warwick
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Research Interests

Dr Donzella current research interests are: intelligent vehicle sensors, LiDARs, optical sensing, integrated optics, automotive electronics and test techniques (Google Scholar Profile) . She has a strong research background in Silicon Photonics sensors and integrated optics.


At Warwick, Valentina designed and now is the Program Leader of WMG's full and part-time MSc in Smart Connected and Autonomous Vehicles MSc in Smart Connected and Autonomous Vehicles , managing a suite of MSc modules in automotive sensors, sensor fusion, automotive embedded system V&V and robustness, machine intelligence, human technology interaction and communications which are also delivered on WMG's professional programmes. She is committed to strengthen the research-teaching nexus at WMG, and as a part of this commitment she is one of the chair and organisers of WMG researcher forums .

Dr Donzella currently supervises a number of doctoral, masters and undergraduate project students, and she is active on a number of committees and steering groups both within and outside the university. Valentina is author and co-author of a number of internationally published papers on automotive engineering, pedagogy in Higher Education, Silicon Photonics sensors and integrated optics (Google Scholar Profile).

Valentina completed her Ph.D. (with honours) in Innovative Technologies for Communication and Information Engineering form Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Pisa, Italy), the best University in Italy (Times Higher Education ranking). Before joining WMG, she was a postdoctoral researcher and then MITACS fellow in the ECE Department at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver (BC), Canada), working on integrated optical sensors on Silicon Photonics chips in one of the world leading groups for Silicon Photonics.


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