Catia is Assistant Professor in HCI (Human-Computer Interaction), at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the University of Bologna. She joined Processing Citizenship as a research associate.
Catia Prandi, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor at the Departments of Computer Science and Engineering (DISI) of the University of Bologna (Italy). She is also a Post-doc fellow at the Interactive Technologies Institute (ITI/LARSyS), Portugal, since 2016, where she is a faculty member of the Sense and Tell group, aimed at bringing together the opportunities of new sensing technologies with the role of narratives, storytelling and play as ways to learn about ecosystems, how to organize information, how to make sense of it all.
Her research interests focus on Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and mobile computing (Mobile HCI) for social good, including sustainability (Sustainable HCI), with a specific interest in co-design methodologies and users’ participation, taking advantage of collaborative approaches (such as crowdsourcing and crowdsensing), gamification and gameful activities, and data visualization to engage communities.
She has published more than 70 publications both in international conferences and journals. She is a member of the programme committees of several IEEE and ACM International Conferences, being actively involved in the organization of some of them. She has been involved in several research groups in different international projects, such as, EIT KIC ICT Lab 2013 (“Multimodal Mobility” Activity), “RESINT”, Erasmus+ “ILOCALAPP”, H2020 CIVITAS “DESTINATIONS”, “DARE'' and “NextPerception”.