Ginevra Castellano

Associate Professor

Uppsala University

Resarch Interests: Social robotics, affective computing, social learning, personalised adaptive robots, multimodal behaviours and uncanny valley effect in robots and virtual agents

Ginevra Castellano is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the Department of Information Technology, Uppsala University, where she leads the Uppsala Social Robotics Lab. Her research interests are in the areas of social robotics and affective computing, and include social learning, personalized adaptive robots, multimodal behaviours and uncanny valley effect in robots and virtual agents. She was the coordinator of the EU FP7 EMOTE (EMbOdied-perceptive Tutors for Empathy-based learning) project (2012-2016). She is the recipient of a Swedish Research Council starting grant (2016-2019) and PI for Uppsala University of the EU Horizon 2020 ANIMATAS (Advancing intuitive human-machine interaction with human-like social capabilities for education in schools; 2018-2021) project and of the COIN (Co-adaptive human-robot interactive systems) project, funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (2016-2021). Castellano is a former member of the management board of the Association for the Advancement of Affective Computing.