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Nadia Mana

  • Phone: 0461314514
  • FBK Povo
Short bio

Nadia Mana has been working at FBK (formerly ICT-irst) since June 1996. She worked on several research projects, mostly funded by the European Commission. Graduated in February 1996 in Language Philosophy (University of Torino), in 2006 she received her PhD degree in Information and Communication Technologies from the University of Trento, defending the dissertation titled "Modeling Dynamics of Emotional Facial Expressions in Talking Heads". She worked on several research projects, ranging  from Natural Language Processing (NLP) to Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Her recent research interests are mainly focused on multimodal interaction, adaptive systems to support learning, and evaluation methodology of advanced interfaces.

Research interests
multimodal interaction; adaptive systems to support learning; evaluation methodology of advanced interfaces.

Selected publications:

  1. N. Mana, O. Mich (2013). Towards the Design of Technology for Measuring and Capturing Children’s Attention on E-learning TasksIDC2013 Conference - Interaction Design and ChildrenNew York City, NY, USA24-27 giugno 2013.
  2. O. Mich, E. Pianta, N. Mana (2013). Interactive stories and exercises with dynamic feedback for improving reading comprehension skills in deaf children, in «COMPUTERS & EDUCATION», vol. 65, 2013, pp. 34-44.

  3. L.M. Batrinca, B. Lepri, N. Mana, F. Pianesi (2012). Multimodal Recognition of Personality Traits in Human-Computer Collaborative Tasks. In Proceedings of 14th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI2012), Santa Monica, California, 22-26 October, 2012.

Complete list of publications in FBK catalogue: here.