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IEM/UEM FOREIGN DISTINGUISHED LECTURE by Dr. Anna Esposito, Seconda Università di Napili and International Institute for Advanced Scientific Studies (IIASS)

*IEM-UEM* in Association with *_SMART Society, USA_* invites all Alumni, Students, Faculty and Staff to register for and attend IEM/UEM *FOREIGN DISTINGUISHED LECTURE*.


*Speaker** : Dr. Anna Esposito, Seconda

Università di Napili

and International Institute for Advanced Scientific Studies (IIASS)


*Topic:* “Lecture-“Virtual Agent acceptance by elders”


*Date*: 28 th September, 2020


*Time*: 5:00 PM (IST), 12:30 PM (GBT)


*Link* : https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9062787673351969036


*Short biography* : Anna Esposito received her “Laurea Degree” summa cum laude in Information Technology and Computer Science from Salerno University in 1989 with a thesis on : The Behavior and Learning of a Deterministic Neural Net (published on Complex System, vol. 6(6), pp.507-517, 1992).


She received her Ph.D Degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer science from *Naples University, “Federico* II” in 1995. She spent two years at *Massachusetts Institute of Technology* , Research Laboratory of Electronics to develop her Ph.D thesis on: Vowel Height and Consonantal Voicing Effects: Data from Italian (published on Phonetica, vol. 59, n.4, pp.197-231, November 2002).

She has been Post-Doc at the International Institute for Advanced Scientific Studies (IIASS), Italy, and Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics at the University of Salerno (Italy), where from January 1996 to October 2000, she taught classes in Cybernetics, Neural Networks, and Speech Processing.

From November 2000 to December 2002 she got a position as Research Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Wright State University, Dayton, OH, USA to which she currently collaborate as research affiliate.

She also maintained her collaboration and affiliation with the University of Salerno, Department of Physics, the IIASS and the *Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),* RLE, Cambridge, MA, USA.


Anna is currently Associate Professor in Computer Science at the Department of Psychology, Second University of Naples. She joined her Department on January 2003 where she teach on Cognitive and Algorithmic Issues of Multimodal Communication. She is author of more than 130 publications on international journals, books, and conference proceedings with peer review, and editor of 19 international books coming out from schools and conferences jointly organized with EU and overseas colleagues.


Anna has been a Management Committee Member of COST 277: Nonlinear Speech Processing, http://www.cost.esf.org/domains_actions/ict/Actions/277.

From December 2006 to February 2011, she has been the chair of COST 2102 (cost2102.cs.stir.ac.uk/): “Cross Modal Analysis of Verbal and Nonverbal Communication”, http://www.cost.esf.org/domains_actions/ict/Actions/2102.

Since 206, she is Member of the European Network for the Advancement of Artificial Cognitive Systems, Interaction and Robotics (http://www.eucognition.org);


She is a Management Committee Member of:

• COST TIMELY: Time in Mental Activity,http://www.timely-cost.eu;

• COST MUMIA: MUltilingual and Multifaceted Interactive information Access, http://www.cost.esf.org/domains_actions/ict/Actions/IC1002;


*Note* : After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. *All participants will receive a participation certificate after the webinar.*

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