Chercheuse postdoc, chef de projet, EA CoBTeK, Université Cote d'Azur
2008 PhD in Cognitive Science, University of Turin, Italy. Final dissertation: Detecting the genuineness of enjoyment smiles from facial expressions: Influences of perceptual mechanisms, autistic traits and empathy. Supervisor: Dr. Livia Colle
2005 M.A. in Clinical Psychology, summa cum laude, University of Turin, Italy
2013 – Post-Doctoral Fellow & Project Manager, CoBTeK laboratory, Université Cote d’Azur, France. Topics: the use of ICT for the prevention, assessment and treatment of cognitive and neuropsychiatric symptoms in older adults with and without cognitive impairment.
2011 – 2013 Visiting scholar, Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory, Stanford University, California, USA. Topics: attention and emotion regulation in adults and autistic children
2009 – 2013 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, University of Turin, Italy. Topics: motor cognition, communication, biological motion perception
2007 – 2010 Visiting research associate, Laboratory for Experimental Psychology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Topics: biological motion perception
2018 – Research fellowship in the context of the project “MNC3: Digital Medicine: Brain, Cognition & Behaviour”. Agency: IDEX (Initiative of Excellence University) UCA JEDI; CoBTeK laboratory.
2017 Research fellowship at the INRIA Sophia Antipolis (Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation) in the context of the EIT Digital project ELEMENT.
2016 – Research fellowship in the context of the H2020 project SENSE-Cog (Ears, Eyes and Mind: The ‘SENSE-Cog Project’ to improve mental well-being for elderly Europeans with sensory impairment), grant agreement n. 668648. Agency: European Union, H2020; University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
2015 – 2016 Research fellowship, CoBTeK laboratory. Agency: University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.
2013 – 2015 Research fellowship in the context of the FP7 project InMINDD (INnovative, Midlife INtervention for Dementia Deterrence), grant agreement n. 304979. Agency: European Union, FP7; University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.
2013 – 2015 Research fellowship in the context the ANR AZ@Game project. Agency: Agence Nationale de la Recherche, France, Association IA.
2012 – 2013 Research fellowship: Intention prediction in autism: behavioral and fMRI studies. Agency: L’Oreal-Unesco – For Women in Science program.
2012 – 2012 Training fellowship: Courses at Stanford Continuing Studies and Berkeley Extension. Agency: Regione Piemonte.
2009 – 2012 Research fellowship: Inferring communicative intentions from biological motion in adults and autistic patients. Agency: University of Turin.
2008 – 2009 Research grant: The effect of social context on biological motion perception. Agency: University of Turin.
2006 – 2008 Research grant: Metacognitive deficits in Traumatic Brain Injury patients. Agency: I.S.I. Foundation (Institute for Scientific Interchange Foundation), and Cassa di Risparmio di Torino.
2007 – Supervision of a PhD student, Faculty of Medicine, Université Coté d’Azur, Nice, France. Topic: detecting apathy using ICT.
2007 – Coordinator and teacher in the annual summer school BIG@UCA (Brain Generation Innovation). Topics: social cognition, medical needs, ICT for health.
2006 – 2011 Supervision of 10 Master Students, Faculty of Psychology, University of Turin, Italy. Topics: communication, biological motion perception
2007 – 2011 Teaching assistantship and lessons for: undergraduate and master students (Psychology of Communication, General Psychology, Methodology of research) and graduate students (Cognitive Science), Faculty of Psychology, University of Turin, Italy
2016 Scientific committee, the 10th World conference of Gerotechnology, sept 28-30, Nice, France
2014 Scientific committee, Intern. IA workshop, Innovation Alzheimer, nov 6, Nice, FR
2007 – 2011 Organizing committee of the (biannual) conference Mente e Corpo, Turin, Italy
2006 – 2011 Organizing committee of the (annual) Mind and Brain Prize, Turin, Italy
2010 Organizing committee, workshop Future directions in social cognition, nov 11, Turin
2015 – Scientific Evaluation, Agence Nationale de la Recherche, France
2014 Guest associate editor for Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
2010 – Guest reviewer for (selected): American Journal of Psychology, Cognition, Cognition and Emotion, Frontiers in Neuroscience, Frontiers in Psychology, PLoS ONE, Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Sensors
2014 – Member, Innovation Alzheimer Association, France
Prof. Cristina Becchio (since 2007) – University of Turin and Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) of Genova, Italy. Topic: social cognition & motor cognition. 14 articles co-authored.
Prof. Karl Verfaillie (since 2007) – Laboratory for Experimental Psychology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Topic: biological motion perception. 5 articles co-authored
Prof. Umberto Castiello (since 2010) – Psychology Department, University of Padua, Italy. Topic: action kinematics. 3 articles co-authored
Dr. Leonhard Schilbach (since 2011) – Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany. Topic: biological motion perception in autism and in fMRI paradigms. 3 articles co-authored
Prof. James Gross and Dr. Andrea Samson (since 2011) – Stanford Psychophysiology Laboratory, Stanford University, California. Topic: emotion regulation and attention. 1 article co-authored
Prof. Susan Rivera – (since 2012) Center for Mind and Brain, University of California at Davis, California. Topic: biological motion perception in autism. 1 article co-authored
Dr. Łucasz Okruszek (since 2013) – Department of Psychology, King’s College London, UK.Topic: biological motion perception in schizophrenia.2 articles co-authored
Dr. Francois Bremond (since 2014) – INRIA, Sophia Antipolis. Topic: ICT for assessment of people with cognitive impairment. 6 articles co-authored
Prof. Philippe Robert (since 2014) – Nice University Hospitals, Nice, France. Topic: ICT for assessment and training of people with cognitive impairment. 20 articles co-authored
Dr. Iracema Leroi (since 2015) – University of Manchester, UK. Topic: ICT for assessment of people with sensory impairment. 1 article co-authored
Research instruments: ICT interfaces (audio, video and motion sensors, actigraphy), psychophysics, motion capture, eye-tracking