Education & Training


Academic Education

2003 – 2008

Ph.D. degree and Fulbright Fellowship
College of Information Sciences & Technology, Penn State University (USA).
Advisor: Prof. John M. Carroll. Co-advisor: Prof. Mary Beth Rosson
Thesis: Awareness and Knowledge Sharing in Collaborative Computing: Experimental Methods

2002 – 2003

Ph.D. Student and Fulbright Fellow
Computer Science Department
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia (USA)

1998 – 2002

Bachelor’s degree coursework in Computer Science
La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy


Professional abilitation exam for Psychologists in Italy


Practical training in Human Computer Interaction
IRST Research Institute, Trento, Italy (now Fondazion Bruon Kessler)

1991- 1997

Italian 5-year Laurea degree (i.e., Master’s and Bachelor’s degree) in Psychology
Final grade: 110/110 (maximum) Cum Laude
La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy


Industry Training


Training for Managers. Informatica Corporation.


University of Berkeley Extension. Course and exam on Budgeting and Planning for Non-financial Managers. Palo Alto Research Center.


Computer skills

  • Operating systems: Unix, Linux, Window NT/XP, OS X
  • Applications: Access, Oracle, SPSS, SAS
  • Programming experience in C, Java, JavaScript, SQL, PHP, HTML, XML, VoiceXML, Modula2, ML, Basic, Pascal.
  • UX design applications: Balsamiq


  • Fluent in Italian and English languages
  • Good understanding and basic speaking of Spanish. Basic understanding of French
  • Basic training in classic Latin and Greek languages


Professional and Academic Affiliations

  • Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Fulbright Alumni
  • Penn State Alumni
  • Association of certified Italian Psychologists