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|I am senior researcher at the Xerox Research Center Europe
(XRCE). Previously at the Palo Alto Research Center
(PARC) and contract professor at the universities of Trento (DISI) and
Rome La Sapienza. I conduct research in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI),
Collaborative Computing (or CSCW), Social Computing, and Information
Visualization. See my
Xerox page in Europe and a list of PARC publications.
Since 2008 I have worked at Xerox Research. 2011-2013: senior user researcher at Xerox Research
Center Europe (XRCE), Work Practices Technologies group. 2008-2011: user researcher at Xerox PARC,
Cognition group. 2012: contract professor teaching collaborative and social
computing (user research) at the universities of Trento (host: prof. Fabio Casati) and La Sapienza
of Rome (host: prof. Tiziana Catarci). 1998-2008: I trained and worked at PARC, IBM Research
Almaden, Penn State's College of IST, Virginia Tech's Computer Science
Deptartment, the ITC-IRST center in Italy, La Sapienza of Rome. In 2002 I was awarded a
Fulbright Fellowship. I have a Ph.D. degree in
Information Sciences & Technologies from Penn State and M.S. and
equivalents of B.S. degrees from La Sapienza University of Rome in Psychology and
Computer Science. I co-authored 50+ publications and 9+ patent applications.
I have 10+ years of experience in
interaction, UI prototyping and evaluation, collaborative computing, and social computing
research. I had the opportunity to work with masters such as John M.
Carroll (my PhD advisor), Mary Beth Rosson (co-advisor), Ed
H. Chi (PARC
manager), Peter Pirolli, Antonietta Grasso, Tom Moran,
Petrelli, and Antonella De Angeli.
Over the past five years, my research at Xerox (XRCE and
PARC) focused on analyzing requirements, prototyping, and systematically
evaluating tools for knowledge workers in the
enterprise or citizens in communities (web2.0, enterprise2.0, enterprise crowdsourcing, gov2.0). My recent projects focus on building prototypes that via novel user interfaces (for desktop, mobile, public displays) support idea management & large-scale deliberation (Innovation Cockpit at XRCE), efficient Q&A services (Q&A analytics at XRCE), or behavior change (sustainable commuting at XRCE) within enterprises or cities, or help knowledge workers by connecting email to corporate blogs and wikis (PARC's Mail2tag and
Mail2Wiki) or aggregating information streams (PARC's FeedWinnower). Pre-Xerox projects have focused on CSCW applications, information visualizations, and smart mobile applications.