Dr. Sara Bagassi's research interest is focused on HCI (Human
Computer Interfaces) study, with particular attention on their
evolution connected to the growing complexity of the systems they
allow to interact with. The research activities have been mainly
carried out within the Virtual Reality and Simulation Lab of the
University of Bologna where an intense activity aiming at
experimenting innovative interfaces for complex systems control is
performed. The main applications targeted in these studies are
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Air Traffic Systems.
During the three years PhD, Dr. Sara Bagassi addressed the theme
of innovative man-machine interfaces for the Air Traffic
Management, coming to the realization of a few Air Traffic Control
Interface prototypes based on 3D synthetic environments visualized
through stereoscopic techniques.
Since 2007, Dr Sara Bagassi cooperated with the Lab team for the
development of research programs in the fields of modelling and
simulation of air traffic scenarios, both at national and European
level. Specifically, she has contributed to the definition and
planning of University of Bologna activities within the two FP7
programs ALICIA (ALl condition operations and Innovative Cockpit
InfrAstructure) and JTI Clean Sky GRA (Green Regional Aircraft).
Being the contact point for GRA, she is in charge of the
coordination with the project leader, Alenia Aeronautica, for both
technical and project management aspects. She is responsible of the
University of Bologna activities within the research program FOAM
(FOAM for Active Debris Removal) funded by EADS Astrium.
In that time-frame Dr Sara Bagassi attended several
international conferences, presenting papers describing the results
obtained in ATM scenarios simulation, flight data visualization and
flight routes optimization. Moreover, within the Virtual Reality
and Simulation lab, she extended her interest to further research
streams, collateral to the main one, such as the exploitation of
time compression technologies (namely virtual reality, rapid
prototyping and reverse engineering) in some industrial
applications and the conceptual design of innovative air vehicles,
with particular interest in variable geometry vehicles.
The results of the above mentioned research activities have been
published in 27 papers on international journals and international
conference proceedings (ISBN coded) in the timeframe 2006-2014.
Since 2007, Dr. Sara Bagassi was lecturer at the University of
Bologna for the following courses: Technical Drawings, Aerospace
Technical Drawings, Aeronautical Structure Design. From 2009 to
2012 she was adjunct professor at the same University for the
course of Aeronautical Structure Design, covering a module of 3
ECTS per year.
Since 2012 she has been Assistant Professor at the University of
Bologna for the following courses: "Aerospace Technology and
Materials" and "Aeronautical Structure Design".
She supervised, as either advisor or co-advisor, 16 students
preparing their BSc or MSc thesis at the University of Bologna. She
is currently supervising as co-advisor two PhD students on Human
Machine Interaction for Industrial Applications.
Since 2013 Dr. Sara Bagassi is member of Specialists' Committee
on Aircraft Design of CEAS (Council of European Aerospace
Since 2010, she was independent external evaluator for the