Mariacarla Staffa, Ph.D. is a Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics of the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. She received the M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from the University of Naples Federico II with honors, in 2008. She got a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Automation Engineering from the University of Napoli in 2011. She is member of the PRISMA (Projects of industrial and service robotics, mechatronics and automation) and of the PRISCA (Projects of intelligent robotics and advanced cognitive systems) Laboratories, making research in the fields of Cognitive Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Human-Robot Interaction. She is mainly interested in exploring computational neuroscience and cognitive robotics to generate innovative strategies and solutions for scientific problems and technological limitations. Her work mainly focuses on supervisory attentional systems for executive monitoring and behaviours scheduling, automatic learning techniques based on reinforcement-learning, differential evolution strategies, artificial neural networks and genetic algorithms, multi-robot coordination systems, multimodal human-robot interaction, gesture interpretation, interpretation of Humans’ intentions and emotional states.
Giovanni Acampora, Ph.D. is a Associate Professor in Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing at University of Naples Federico II and Working Group Chair of the Fuzzy Markup Language Working Group (FML-WG) at the IEEE-SA IEEE Standards Association. Giovanni was previously Reader in Computational Intelligence at Nottingham Trent University, Chair of Standards Committee at IEEE Computational Intelligence Society; Hoofddocent Tenure Track in Process Intelligence at Eindhoven University of Technology; Secretary and Treasurer at IEEE CIS Italian Chapter; Research Fellow at University of Salerno; Chair of the Task Force on Terminology and Taxonomy – IEEE CIS Standards Committee at IEEE Computational Intelligence Society; and Professor at UniPegaso. Giovanni earned his Master’s degree in Computer Science at the University of Salerno in 2003. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Salerno in 2007.
Silvia Rossi, Ph.D. is a Assistant Professor at the University of Naples Federico II (Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies). She is currently co-chief manager of the PRISCA (Intelligent Robotics and Advanced Cognitive System Projects) lab. She received the M.Sc. degree in Physics from University of Naples Federico II, Italy, in 2001, and the Ph.D. in Information and Communication Technologies from the University of Trento, Italy, in 2006. During her career, she was research assistant at the Division on Cognitive and Communication Technologies ITC-irst (Italy), at the institute of Cybernetics E. Caianiello - CNR (Italy), and visiting researcher at the Center for Human-Computer Communication – Oregon Health and Science University, Oregon (USA). She is in the program/organization committee of several international conferences on Human-robot interaction, Artificial Intelligence, and Multi-Agent Systems. Her research interests include Artificial Intelligence, Multi- agent System, Cognitive Robotics and Human-Robot Interaction
Autilia Vitiello, Ph.D. took a second level (MS) degree cum laude in Computer Science at the University of Salerno (Italy) in July 2009, defending a thesis in "Time Sensitive Fuzzy Agents: formal model and implementation" (advisor Prof. Vincenzo Loia). From November 2009 to October 2012 she attended Ph.D. Program at Dipartimento di Informatica of the University of Salerno under the supervision of Prof. Vincenzo Loia and dr. Giovanni Acampora. From September to December 2012, she was a visiting student at the School of Industrial Engineering, Information Systems, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. She got Ph.D. in Computer Science on April 15th, 2013, defending a thesis titled "Memetic Algorithms for Ontology Alignment". From July 2010 she is an IEEE member and she is registered to the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. Currently, she is a Research Fellow at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Salerno.