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Ornella Mich received a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Padova, Italy and a PhD in Computer Science from the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. She worked in the design group for radar electronics for jet fighter development in FIAR, Milan, Italy. She also taught Electronics and Electrotecnics in a high school of Bolzano. Since October 1989 Mich has been working at FBK (formerly ITC-Irst), an institute for scientific and technological research in Trento, Italy. For one year, she worked in the VLSI group, studying new CMOS vision sensors. Then she worked in the Computer Vision group. Since June 2010 she has been working in the i3 - intelligent interfaces & interaction - research unit. Mich's personal research interests focus on the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) with much of her research focusing on design and evaluation methodologies related to intelligent interfaces and accessibility-related issues.
Mich, O., Pianta, E. and Mana, N. Interactive Stories and Exercises with Dynamic Feedback for Improving reading Comprehension Skills in deaf Children. Computers & Education Vol. 65, July 2013, 34-44
Mich, O. Evaluation of software tools with deaf children. Proceedings of the 11th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility. ACM. 2009.
Neri, A., Mich, O., Gerosa, M. and Giuliani, D. The Effectiveness of Computer Assisted Pronunciation Training for Foreign Language Learning by Children. Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 21, No. 5, December 2008, 393–407
Gennari, R. and Mich, O. Designing and Assessing an Intelligent E-Tool for Deaf Children. Proc. of the 2008 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2008), ACM Digital Library.
Mich, O., Betta, E. and Giuliani, D. PARLING: e-Literature for Supporting Children Learning English as a Second Language. IUI/CADUI Intelligent User Interfaces Island of Madeira, Portugal - January 2004
Giuliani, D., Mich, O. and Nardon, M. A study on the use of a voice interactive system for teaching English to Italian children. Advanced Learning Technologies, 2003. Proceedings. The 3rd IEEE International Conference on. Athens - July 2003.