I work as User Experience Manager and Researcher at Informatica, Previously, I worked as user researcher at Xerox Research (Xerox PARC in USA and XRCE in France). My research areas include User Experience (UX) or Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Collaborative and Social Computing Software for Organizations, and Information Visualization Software.

About by career in industry and academia:

  • 2016-present: User Experience Manager at Informatica
  • 2013-present: User Researcher at Informatica
  • 2008-2013: user researcher at Xerox Research (Xerox PARC in USA, XRCE in France)
  • 1998-2008: worked and trained at Xerox PARC, IBM Almaden, Penn State, Virginia Tech, ITC-IRST (now FBK) in Trento, and La Sapienza of Rome
  • 2012: visiting professor in collaborative and social computing in Europe: University of Trento, ITC (host: Prof. Fabio Casati), University La Sapienza of Rome, DIS (host: Prof. Tiziana Catarci)
  • 2007-2008: Teaching Fellow at Penn State’s College of IST, PA, USA
  • 2002-2008: Fulbright Fellowship and Ph.D. degree in Information Sciences & Technologies from Penn State, PA, USA
  • 1997-2001: MS degree in Psychology and BS coursework in Computer Science completed at the University La Sapienza of Rome, Italy

I co-authored 50+ research publications and 10+ patent applications (at Informatica and Xerox). I have 14+ years of research experience in HCI and I’ve worked with world-class researchers in the field such as John M. Carroll (PhD advisor), Mary Beth Rosson (co-advisor), Ed H. Chi (PARC manager), Peter Pirolli, Antonietta Grasso (XRCE manager), Tom Moran, Daniela Petrelli, and Antonella De Angeli. Since 2013, I have worked with top notch UX designers and researchers in the software industry such as Liam Friedland, Mark Detweiler, and Dan Rosenberg (consultant).

For more details, see the publications page on this site, LinkedInGoogle Scholar, or work done at Xerox PARC and XRCE.