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Catia Prandi

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

Academic discipline: INF/01 Informatics

Curriculum vitae

Education

* 2016 PhD in Computer Science, University of Bologna
* 2013 ISDC - EIT ICT Labs Summer School, Intelligent Services for Digital Cities
* 2013 BISS - Bertinoro International Spring School
* 2011 MSc degree (with honors) in Computer Science , University of Bologna
* 2008 BSc degree in Computer Science, University of Bologna

Past Experiences

* 2018-2021 (Junior) Assistant professor at the University of Bologna, Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
* 2017-2018 Post-doc Research at ARDITI - Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação, Tecnologia e Inovação. Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, in the CIVITAS-DESTINATIONS European Project, in the field of Urban Mobility with knowledge and experience on behavioral change in the context of Urban Mobility.
* 2017-2018 Post-doc fellow at Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI), LARSYS Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
* 2016-2017 Adjunct Professor of the “Web technologies” course, in the Computer science and engineering Bachelor degree, Campus of Cesena, University of Bologna* 2016 Research assistant in TIME (Integrated Technology for Electric Mobility), a project funded by the Emilia Romagna region and that involves different departments of the University of Bologna
* 2015-2016 Adjunct Professor of the “Web applications and systems” course, in the Computer science and engineering Master degree, Campus of Cesena, University of Bologna.
* 2015 Visiting PhD Student at Knowledge Media Institute (KMi), Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
* 2015 Research assistant in Sensing Smar City, project at Smart City Lab, University of Bologna, Cesena
* 2014 Visiting PhD Student at Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI), Madeira, PT
* 2013–2014 Teaching assistant in Operating Systems course, University of Bologna, Cesena
* 2013–2014 Research assistant  in Accessibility Smart City project at Smart City Lab, University of Bologna, Cesena
* 2012–2013 Teaching assistant in Operating Systems course, University of Bologna, Cesena
* 2011–2014 Tutor for MSc and BSc thesis in Computer Science, University of Bologna, Cesena
* 2011–2014 Google Summer of Code Mentor for the Inclusive Design Institute (Canada)
* 2012 Research assistant  in OERTest project, University of Bologna, Bologna
* 2010–2011 Tutor for students with disabilities, University of Bologna, Bologna

 

Awards and acknowledgments

* 2022 Best Work-in-progress award (WIP: Are all the flowers the same? A Citizen Science mobile app for increasing awareness about insect pollinators) NES2022 workshop, Co-Located with the 42nd IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2022)

* 2019 Honourable Mention Pictorial (Pictorial: See the World Through the Eyes of a Child: Learning from Children Cognitive Maps for the Design of Children-Targeted Locative Systems) ACM Designing Interactive Systems 2019 (DIS 2019)

* 2019 Best Pictorial Award (Pictorial: Towards Locative Systems for, and by, Children: A Cognitive Map Study of Children's Perceptions and Design Suggestions) The 12th conference on Creativity & Cognition (C&C 2019)

* 2017 Best Paper Audience Award (Paper: "Enhancing Sustainable Mobility Awareness by Exploiting Multi-sourced Data: the Case Study of the Madeira Islands") The Fifth IFIP Conference on Sustainable Internet and ICT for Sustainability (SustainIT 2017)

* 2017 Best Demo Audience Award (Paper: "ViTFlow: a platform to visualize tourists flows in a rich interactive map-based interface") The Fifth IFIP Conference on Sustainable Internet and ICT for Sustainability (SustainIT 2017)

* 2016 Best Creative Solution Award (Paper: "MecWilly in your pocket: On evaluating a mobile serious game for kids") IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communication (IEEE ISCC 2016)

* 2014 Google Student Award (Paper: "Accessibility and smart data: the case study of mPASS") ACM International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility (W4A 2014), funded by Google

* 2011 Best Paper Award (Paper: "Augment browsing and standard profiling for enhancing web accessibility") ACM International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web Accessibility (W4A 2011). ACM

 

Organization of conferences (more recent activities):

* 2023 GoodIT 2023 [http://goodit.campusfc.unibo.it/] General Chair, 6-8 September 2023, Lisbon, Portugal

* 2022 Workshop chair at ACM SIGCOMM 2022 Workshop on Networked Sensing Systems for a Sustainable Society (NET4us 2022) NET4us [https://conferences.sigcomm.org/sigcomm/2022/workshop-net4us.html]

* 2022 Doctoral School Chair, ACM MUM 2022 [https://mum-conf.org/2022/], 27-30 November 2022

* 2022 Program Chair, ACM GoodIT 2022, 7-9 September 2022

* 2022 AC and 2AC for DIS 2022 [https://dis.acm.org/2022/]

* 2022 Publication Chair, ACM TEI 2022, 13-16 February 2022

* 2021 Special Track Chair, ACM GoodIT 2021, 9-11 September 2021, Rome, Italy.

* 2021 Workshop Chair, ACM CHItaly 2021 (the Biannual Conference of the Italian SIGCHI Chapter), 11-13 July, 2021, Bolzano, Italy.

* 2021 Senior PC member, The Web Conference 2021, Track: User experience and Accessibility, 19-23 April, 2021, Slovenia.

* 2020 Track chair, track "Interactive Narrative Impact and Application", International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS), 3-6 Novembre 2020, Bournemouth, UK.

* 2020 TPC Chair, 1st Workshop on Experiences with the Design and Implementation of Frugal Smart Objects, MobiCom 2020 (The 26th Annual International Conference on

* 2020 General Chair, 6th EAI International Conference on Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good (GoodTechs 2020). September 14-15, 2020. Antwerp, Belgium.

* 2020 TPC Chair, 2nd International Workshop on Social (Media) Sensing (SMS’20), ISCC 2020 (the 25th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications), 7th July, 2020. Rennes, France.

* 2020 Program Chair, 4rd IEEE International Workshop on Accessible Devices and Services (ADS’20), nell’ambito della 17th IEEE Communications and Networking Conference (IEEE CCNC 2020), Las Vegas (Nevada, USA).

* 2019 General Chair, International Workshop on Emerging Smart Technologies and Infrastructures for Smart Mobility And Sustainability (SMAS ’19), nell’ambito di The 25th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom 2019), 21-25 ottobre, Los Cabos, Mexico.

* 2019 Local Arrangement Chair: 5th EAI International Conference on Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good (GoodTechs 2019) per l’edizione 2019, 25-27 Settembre 2019, Valencia (Spagna).

* 2019 Chair della Special Session "Smart Moving": 5th EAI International Conference on Smart Objects and Technologies for Social Good (GoodTechs 2019) per l’edizione 2019, 25-27 Settembre 2019, Valencia (Spagna).

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