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Vincenzo Pallotta

Phone: +41 379 02 58
Fax: +41 22 379 02 33
Office: 231
E-mail: vincenzo.pallotta AT unige DOT ch
Web Page : cui.unige.ch/~pallotta
Advanced Systems Group
Centre Universitaire d'Informatique
University of Geneva
Battelle bâtiment A
7 route de Drize
CH-1227 Carouge

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Vincenzo Pallotta is currently a senior research associate and lecturer (chargé de cours) at the Information Systems Department in the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences of University of Geneva. He is member of the Advanced Systems Group.

He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from EPFL and a M.Sc. in Information Sciences from University of Pisa. His main backgrounds are in Formal Models for Artificial Intelligence and Human-Computer Interaction through Natural Language Interfaces and Kinetic User Interfaces.

Before joining University of Geneva in 2008, he was a research associate and lecturer at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Fribourg from 2005 to 2008 where he conducted research on Ubiquitous Computing in the framework of a SNF research project for which he is the main investigator (2007-2009).

He has been from 2002 to 2005 a faculty member at EPFL where he participated to the Swiss NCCR "(IM)2" focusing his research on Multimodal Dialogue Modeling. From 2002 to 2004, he was also a member of the INSPIRE European project whose focus was on the interaction with consumer appliances through natural language dialogue.

In 2004-2005, he has been visiting scholar at University of Berkeley and member of the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI). In 2005, he has been visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI) where he collaborated with members of the Media X project at the University of Stanford. In particular, he collaborated with the Computational Semantic Laboratory.

His research interests are in human-language technology, Services Science and IT Management, new interaction paradigms for Ubiquitous Computing within the framework of Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW), Multi-Agent Systems and coordination and cooperation models. Based on his previous work on Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, he is aimed at creating a comprehensive theory of cognitive agency, which includes, among other aspects, models of human-computer interaction with the physical environment and through natural language interfaces.

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