Gregorio Convertino
Principal User Researcher at Informatica Corporation
Email: gconvertino AT gmail DOT com
Twitter: AT gconvertino

Education & Awards


2011 University of Berkeley Extension. Course and exam on Budgeting and Planning for Non-financial Managers.

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
 1998  Professional abilitation exam for Psychologists in Italy
 1998 Practical training in Human Computer Interaction
IRST Research Institute, Trento, Italy
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

Awards and Research Funding Awards

2011 - 2012 Xerox Technology Incubator Network award for a 1-year project on new tools for large-scale deliberation (see inventions) across PARC and Xerox Research center Europe.

2009 - 2010 Xerox Technology Incubator Network award for a 1-year project to develop the Mail2Wiki tool (see inventions) across PARC and Xerox Research center Europe.
2002– 2007 Fulbright Scholarship granted by The Italian Fulbright Commission
2005 - 2008 3-year ONR grant awarded to Drs. Carroll and Convertino
2007 – 2008 Teaching Fellowship granted by College of IST, Penn State University
1996 –1997 ADISU Italian Scholarship granted by “La Sapienza” University of Rome
Awards to publications and doctoral colloquia invitations
2011, outstanding paper runner up award 2011, International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (Philadelphia, USA)
2004, PhD research earned invitations from two international Doctoral Colloquia: at ACM CSCW 2004 (Chicago, USA) and NordiCHI 2004 (Tampere, Finland).
2006 Honorable mention award of WIP paper and poster: “Studying Activity Patterns in CSCW”, ACM CHI 2007 conference, 28 April - 3 May, San Jose, California, USA.
2003 Award Nominee as best paper: “Exploring Cognitive Strategies for Integrating Multiple-View Visualizations”. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) 47th Annual Meeting, October 13-17, 2003, Denver, Colorado USA.
1998 Award Nominee as best paper: “A User-centered Approach to User Modeling. User Modeling”, International Conference UM'99.
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