Ginevra Castellano 

Associate Senior Lecturer in Intelligent Interactive Systems
PhD, Docent (Associate Professor)
Department of Information Technlogy
Uppsala University, Sweden



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Since October 2014 I am an Associate Senior Lecturer in Intelligent Interactive Systems at the Department of Information Technology of Uppsala University, Sweden, where I lead the Social Robotics Lab.

My research aims to design and develop robots that learn to interact socially with humans and bring benefits to the society we live in, for example in application areas such as education, e-learning, healthcare and assistive technology. By adopting an interdisciplinary approach grounded in principles from the social sciences, I aim to develop computational social abilities that allow robots to behave in a socially intelligent way.

From 2012 to 2016 I was the coordinator of the EMOTE (EMbOdied perceptive Tutors for Empathy-based learning) project, which developed educational robots to support teachers in a classroom environment.

I am now the recipient of a starting grant from the Swedish Research Council (VR) in the area of personalised instructional robots (2016-2019).

I am also a co-PI (and PI for Uppsala University) of a framework grant on the topic of co-adaptive human-robot interactive systems (2016-2021), funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF), in collaboration with KTH Stockholm.