“Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.” Nikola Tesla


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Current Position


01/10/2019 – now

Team Leader of the Robocup team Bold Hearts, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK

01/12/2016 – now

Visiting Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire, UK

01/02/2016 – now

Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN project SECURE (Safety Enables Cooperation in Uncertain Robotic Environments) PhD fellow, School of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, UK


Professional Experiences


01/11/2015-
30/11/2015

Researcher, University of Naples Federico II

PRIN 2010-2011, Security Horizons Project. Study of existing technologies for creating, managing and allowing the communication between Web Services. Design a graphical interface to allow users to interact with agent to create and manage personalized contracts, specifying their preferences, and to request an auction service. Design and develop an extension for WS– Agreement to allow the creation of SLA contracts between agents according their own preferences.

01/07/2015-
31/10/2015

Researcher, University of Naples Federico II

01/04/2015-
30/06/2015

Researcher, University of Naples Federico II

ORganization of Cultural HEritage for Smart Tourism and Real-time Accessibility (OR.C.HE.S.T.R.A) project. Testing support and user evaluation.

01/03/2015-
31/03/2015

Researcher, University of Naples Federico II

2002 – 2012

Web Software Engineer, Developer and DB Architect freelancer, Self Employed, Naples.

2000 – 2011

Tutor, Self Employed, Naples

Topics: Microsoft Office Package, Technologies and standards for web development, Mathematics, Windows and Linux operating system administration, Programming and scripting languages (C, C++, PHP, Pascal, HTML, CSS, bash).

01/05/2010-
31/07/2010

Researcher, ICAR-CNR, Naples

with Professor G. Schmid, Project “MIPHA: A Middleware Infrastructure for Pervasive HealtCare Applications”. The purpose of the project – in an enterprise cloud view – was to define a security infrastructure, implementing an experimental prototype, an administration management, to allow members of a virtual community to access to any computer’s applications, services and/or systems, regardless the location used and the based, preserving stability and security of system and data.

01/11/2007-
31/03/2008

Apprenticeship, ICAR-CNR, Naples

with Professor G. Schmid, Study of (Open)Solaris authentication and authorization mechanisms. Design and development of a test–bed framework to integrate a new access control mechanism into the system. Publication of results to the international conference LISA’09


Education


01/02/2016-
29/11/2019
(expected)

Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN project SECURE (Safety Enables Cooperation in Uncertain Robotic Environments) PhD fellow and Early-Stage Researcher, School of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK

Thesis title: Investigating human perceptions of trust and social cues in robots for safe HRI in human-oriented environments

Principal Supervisor: Professor Kerstin Dautenhahn
Co-Supervisors: Dr. Kheng Lee Koay, Dr. Michael L. Walters

24/07/2019

Fellows of the Higher Education Academy, Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, UK

08/07/2017

Associate Fellows of the Higher Education Academy, Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, UK

16/03/2015

MSc, Computer Science, University of Naples Federico II, Grade – 100/110.

Thesis title: Human Multirobot Interaction in Robot and Group Selection Tasks
Supervisor: Prof. Silvia Rossi.                                  Advisor: Prof. Roberto Prevete

31/07/2009

S3WEB – Expert in Systems Management and Web/Software Development, University of Naples Parthenope and SAI – Sun Academic Initiative

Principal subjects and occupational skills covered: Web platform, Unix OS Administration, Web and operating system security, PHP, JAVA, SQL, PL/SQL, training for SUN Certificate Administrator for Solaris 10 and SUN Certificate JAVA Programmer, Information Systems Theory.

05/02/2009

BSc, Computer Science, University of Naples Federico II, Grade – 95/110.

Thesis: Attributes Certificates-Based User Profiles in Unix–Like Systems: Setting Up User Environment
Tutor: Prof. Goivanni Schmid.                                 Advisor: Prof. Giuliano

1995-1998

English Language, Californian University, La Verne, in NATO’s Offices in Naples

I studied English from level III to level V (the levels are VII + a master)


Organisation of Scientific Events


(2019–ongoing)

Registration Chair of IEEE International Conference on Robot & Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) 2020

(2019–ongoing)

Main organiser and Guest Editor of Special Issue “Trust, Acceptance and Social Cues in Robot Interaction (SCRITA)” of International Journal of Social Robotics

(2019-ongoing)

Main organiser of Special Session “Transparency and Trust in Human-Robot Interaction.” at IEEE RO- MAN 2019

(2019)

Organisation team for SECURE and APRIL ITN Workshop on “Personal robotics and secure human-robot collaboration” as part of the IEEE ICDL-EPIROB conference, Oslo, Norway

(2019, 2018)

Main organiser of Workshop “Trust, Acceptance and Social Cues in Robot Interaction (SCRITA)” held in conjunction with IEEE RO-MAN 2018 and 2019

(2018)

Main organiser of Special Issue and Guest Editor “Trust, Acceptance and Social Cues in Robot Interaction” of Interaction Studies – Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systems Journal.

(2018)

Program Chair of 2018 International PhD Conference on Safe and Social Robotics (SSR 2018), Madrid, 29-30 September 2018

(2015)

Organizing Committee of the XVI Workshop “Dagli oggetti agli Agenti (WOA 2015)”, June 2015, Naples


Commission of Trust


(2020)

Review activities, International Journal of Social Robotics

(2020)

Review activities, ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI 2020)

(2019)

Review activities, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics

(2019)

Review activities, International Journal of Social Robotics (IJSR – SORO)

(2019)

PC member, 11th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 2019)

(2019)

PC member, UMAP 2019 Adapted interaction with social robot Workshop

(2018)

PC member, International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction – HAI

(2018)

Review activities for Journal of Paediatric Nursing

(2018)

Referee duties at the Humanoid Robot Application Challenge – Robot Magic, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

(2018)

PC member, SSR 2018 conference

(2018)

Review activities for 27th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication

(2016-2018)

Referee duties for RoboCup Competitions of Humanoid League (kid and teen size)

(2017)

Review activities, Springer Journals Intelligent Service Robotics

(2017)

PC member, PAAMS 2017 Workshop on Agent Methodologies for Intelligent Robotics, (AMIRA)

(2016-2019)

Review activities, Pattern Recognition Letters, International Association for Pattern Recognition

(2016-2018)

PC member, IEEE RO-MAN (eds. 2016, 2017 and 2018) Workshop on Behavior Adaptation, Interaction and Learning for Assistive Robotics

(2016)

Review activities, for the 14th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi- Agent Systems, (PAAMS’16)


Awards


(2016)

S. Rossi, C. Di Napoli, F. Barile, A. Rossi and M. Staffa. Negotiating and Executing Composite Tasks for QoS-Aware Teams of Robots.

Award of Scientific Excellence


Invited Presentation and Talk


(2019)

Invited speaker at the workshop on Blockchain Technologies for Robotic Systems (BCT4ROS’2019), held in conjunction with IEEE RO-MAN 2019. Talk title: “From smart robots to smart trust: prospectives and challenges of blockchain technologies in HRI

(2019)

Invited talk for Women in Tech Herts

(2018)

Invited lecture for the module 4COM1036 Human Dimensions, University of Hertfordshire

(2017)

Invited lecture for the module 7WCM0005 Contemporary Issues in Information Technology, University of Hertfordshire


Institutional Responsibilities


(2019)

Fire Warden, University of Hertfordshire, UK


Collaborations


12/11/2018 – 30/11/2018

Secondment at Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA, Stuttgart, Germany

01/07/2018- 31/07/2018

Secondment at SoftBank Robotics in Paris


Affiliation


October, 2019

              Team Leader of the Robocup team Bold Hearts, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK

July, 2018

Member of IEEE

August, 2017

Member of the University of Hertfordshire ACM Student chapter, University of Hertfordshire

November, 2017

Member of Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA)

April, 2016

Member of RoboCup team Bold Hearts, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK

February, 2016

Member of Adaptive Systems Research Group, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK.

October, 2014 –

January 2016

Member of PRISCA (Projects of Intelligent Robotics and Advanced Cognitive Systems)) lab, University of Naples

Federico II, Naples, Italy.