PhD Cand. & Researcher – London School of Economics April 2009 – January 2013. London, United Kingdom
Research activities have been carried out at ISIG (Information System and Innovation Group) / Department of Management. The PhD was funded by the ESRC as part of the research activities performed for the EnCoRe project. EnCoRe is a multi-disciplinary research project, spanning across a number of IT and social science specialisms, that is researching how to improve how individuals can grant and revoke their consent to the use, storage and sharing of their personal data by others. To know more about the project, please, visit the project website: http://www.encore-project.info/
Researcher EIAO – European Internet Accessibility Observatory September 2004 – March 2008. Italy/Norway
Participation in the EIAO (European Internet Accessibility Observatory) project, an European IST project. Research activities included: – Interviews with end users and stakeholders; – Data analysis, – User needs’ definition and formalisation; – User interface analyses; – Contribution to the UWEM (Unified Web Evaluation Methodology); – Dissemination activities [including writing articles for several national and international media, TV and radio interviews, presentation at conferences].
Research assistant at e-democracy center April 2006 – December 2006. Geneva Area, Switzerland
Research activity included an extensive mapping and analyses of current e-democracy activities in Italy and an evaluation of the impact and benefits of usability/accessibility as a mean to overcome digital divide and promote citizens’ e-participation.
Research Fellow ITTK (Hungary) August 2004 – September 2005. Budapest – Hungary
The research activities were performed under the e-Hungary scholarship. The focus of the research was the analysis of the impact of DTT (Digital terrestrial Television) and e-government TV based applications as a mean to overcome digital divide and involve elderly citizens within the information society. Other research included an detailed comparative analyses on existing DTV business models and the applications’ usability.