Rosella Gennari

is a researcher at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Faculty of Computer Science  After her degree in Mathematics, she obtained her Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2002. Gennari was appointed post-doc ERCIM fellow at CWI, Amsterdam, in 2002, and 3-year post-doc fellow at FBK-irst, Trento, in 2003. She co-authored a textbook about logic, and more than 70 international peer-reviewed publications. Her initial research work is in knowledge representation and reasoning (KR), specifically, constraint-based reasoning. Since 2006, she has been applying KR for designing technology enhanced learning (TEL) solutions, e.g., for semi-automatically generating serious games from texts. Her work gradually shifted towards the mix of KR theories and user experience methods for (co-)designing and evaluating novel learning contexts, e.g., gamified learning contexts, or products, e.g., serious games. She was the coordinator of several projects in the area of TEL, e.g., she was the coordinator the national DARE project for designing games with and for children, and she was the scientific and technological coordinator for the TERENCE CSA FP7 EU project. Gennari has served in many international program committees of conferences related to her research work (e.g., CP, ECAI, FDG, UMAP), has been guest editor for journals (e.g., I&DxA, IJTEL) and has worked as co-chair of a series of dedicated workshops on technology enhanced learning and human centred computing (ebTEL 2012, ebTEL 2013, ebuTEL 2014) as well as of their two off-spring conferences (MIS4TEL 2014, MIS4TEL 2015).



Last update: February 2015

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'Operating Systems with Blended Extreme Apprenticeship: What Are Students’ Perceptions?', N. 23, 2013, pp. 24-37, abstractdownload