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

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I work as senior user researcher at Informatica, a big-data company aggressively growing in UX/HCI, data analytics and visualization. Before, I worked as user researcher at Xerox Research (Xerox PARC and XRCE). I do research in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Collaborative and Social Computing, and Information Visualization.
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 publicationsXerox PARC's publications, or XRCE's page
 

Bio

  • 2013: senior user researcher at Informatica Corporation  
  • 2008-2013: user researcher at Xerox Research (Xerox PARC, XRCE).
  • 1998-2008: worked and trained at Xerox PARC, IBM, Penn State, Virginia Tech, ITC-IRST (FBK), La Sapienza of Rome. 
  • 2012: contract professor in collaborative and social computing, Univ. of Trento (host: Casati), La Sapienza of Rome (host: Catarci). 
  • 2007-2008: Teaching Fellow at Penn State's College of IST.
  • 2002-2008: Fulbright Fellowship and Ph.D. degree in Information Sciences & Technologies from Penn State, USA.
  • 1997-2001: MS degree in Psychology and BS coursework in Computer Science completed at La Sapienza University, Italy  
50+ research publications, 9+ patent applications, 12+ years of research experience in HCI. Worked with top 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. Currently working with top notch UX designers and researchers such as Liam Friedland (Informatica manager) and Mark Detweiler.
  Projects
  • Led user research for new Informatica products such as Informatica Rev and other tools for data management, analytics, and visualization 
  • Led requirements specification, wireframes, and evaluation studies on enterprise web-based tools such as XRCE’s Q&A analytics dashboard for customer care operators, PARC's Mail2tag and Mail2Wiki tools for sharing, XRCE’s Innovation Cockpit for idea management systems. 
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