I am a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Applied IT, University of Gothenburg and at the School of Informatics, University of Skövde (Sweden). I hold a Ph.D in cognitive Systems from Linköping University, a M.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Bologna and a M.Sc in Computer Science from the University of Skövde.

I am currently serving as:
– Program Director for the “Master’s Programs in Data Science (120 hp and 60 hp)”;
– Coordinator and lecturer for the graduate course “Scientific Theory in Informatics (7.5 hp)“;
– Coordinator and lecturer for the graduate course “Data Driven Decision Making (7.5 hp)”;
– Coordinator and lecturer for the graduate course “Data Science Project (15 hp)”;
– Coordinator and lecturer for the graduate course “Master Degree Project in Informatics with a Specialization in Data Science (30 hp)”;
– Coordinator and lecturer for the graduate course “Master Degree Project in Informatics with a Specialization in Data Science (15 hp)”;

– Lecturer for the undergraduate course “Artificial Intelligence 2 (7.5 hp)”;

– Coordinator and lecturer for the undergraduate course “Human-Technology Interaction (15 hp)”;
– Coordinator and lecturer for the undergraduate course “Affective Interaction and Emotions (7.5 hp)”.

I am interested in artificial and biological minds, and in the dynamics that emerge when biological and artifical “intelligent machines” meet (e.g. Human-Robot Interaction). My research has mainly focused in cognitive robotics and physical Human-Robot Interaction. My research interests include:

  • Biological and artificial minds (adaptive behavior, anticipation, multiple time scales, perception, embodied and situated cognition, metabolic embodiment);
  • Physical Human-Robot interaction and Robotics;
  • Machine Learning (e.g. Programming by demonstration);
  • Dynamic systems.

Visit my CV page or the complete list of my published work for further details.