Prof. Alessandro Di Nuovo is Professor of Machine Intelligence at Sheffield Hallam University. He is the leader of technological and digital innovations for independent lives for the Advanced Wellbeing Research Institute. He is with the Department of Computing, where is leading the Smart Interactive Technologies (SIT) Research Laboratory, which is conducting internationally renowned research in interdisciplinary applications of machine intelligence, including healthcare and well-being.

He has extensive experience of interdisciplinary robotics research in leading positions in several large collaborative projects, e.g. he led WP5 of the FP7 IP ROBOT-ERA project (2012-2015) concerning the multimodal interface of several advanced robotic services for the elderly. He was the coordinator of the H2020 MSCA-IF CARER-AID (2017-2018), which developed an intelligent robotic assistant to support caregivers in early diagnosis and treatment of individuals with autism and intellectual disability. Currently, he is the PI of EPSRC-funded project on Number Understanding Modelling in Behavioural Embodied Robotic Systems (NUMBERS, 2017-2019). In 2018, he received the prestigious IBM Shared University Research (SUR) Award for his research project Cognitive Assessment Through Human-robot Interaction (CATHI).

Dr Di Nuovo serves an associate editor of Cognitive System Research (Elsevier) and Robotics (MDPI). He was lead guest editor for special issues in the IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, the International Journal of Social Robotics, and Adaptive Behavior journal.

Dr Di Nuovo is the Finance Chair of the 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), he was Publication Chair of 2017 IEEE Conference of IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE), General Chair of the 10th International Workshop on Hybrid Metaheuristics (HM 2016), General Chair, IEEE RO-MAN 2014 Workshop on New Frontiers of service robotics for elderly, and General Chair, SAB 2012 Workshop on Artificial Mental Imagery in Cognitive Systems and Robotics. He also serves as Programme Committee Member for many renowned conferences, e.g. FUZZIEEE, IEEE IJCNN, IEEE SMC, IEEE ICDL-Epirob, ACM/IEEE HRI among many others. For his service, in 2014, he was awarded the status of Senior Member of the IEEE.


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