I am currently Associate Professor at Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica e Tecnologie dell'Informazione - DIETI, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy.
Co-chief manager of the PRISCA (Intelligent Robotics and Advanced Cognitive System Projects) lab. Coordinator and Principal Investigator of the National Project UPA4SAR "User-centred Profiling and Adaptation for Socially Assistive Robotics". I received the M.Sc. degree in Physics from University of Naples Federico II, Italy, in 2001, and the Ph.D. in Information and Communication Technologies from the University of Trento, Italy, in 2006. During my career, I was research assistant at the Division on Cognitive and Communication Technologies - ITC-irst (Italy), at the institute of Cybernetics E. Caianiello - CNR (Italy), and visiting researcher at the Center for Human-Computer Communication - Oregon Health and Science University, Oregon (USA).
My research interests include Multi-agent Systems, Human-Robot Interaction, Cognitive Architectures and Behavior-based Robotics and User Profiling and Recommender Systems.