-Mon/Tue/Thu: CSE 3224
-Wed: DesignLab (Atkinson Hall 1601)
-Fri: AVRC (Hillcrest Campus)
-Office Hours: By appointment
I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UC San Diego, and a Research Health Science Specialist at the VA San Diego Health System. My work on Human-Centered Computing is situated at the intersection of computer science, design and the health sciences. I am a computer scientist who investigates tools, techniques, and infrastructure supporting the deployment of innovative interactive multimodal and tangible devices in context, and an ethnographer using novel methods for studying and quantifying the cognitive consequences of the introduction of this technology in the everyday life.
My main interests ranges from software engineering to human computer interaction, particularly focusing on mobile health, computer supported cooperative work, medical informatics, mobile and ubiquitous computing.
In my current work I am developing theory and methods, designing and implementing prototypes, and evaluating the effectiveness of interactive multimodal physical-digital systems such as pen-based and touch-based devices, depth-cameras (e.g. Kinect), wearable and ubiquitous computing (e.g Google Glass), as well as mobile devices, to introduce them as a support for critical settings such as Healthcare.
I am currently Co-Investigator on several funded research projects from the National Institute of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). My work is also funded by UC San Diego internal funding and the Moxie Foundation.
I am originally from the southern and Italian part of Switzerland (Ticino) where I completed all the basic schools. I hold a master in Computer Science and Engineering from ETH Zurich, where I also completed my Ph.D. in Summer 2009. I joined the University of California San Diego in October 2009, as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Distributed Cognition and Human Computer Interaction Lab. I moved into the faculty of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at UCSD and the VA San Diego Health Systems in 2012.