Patrizia Marti

Curriculum Vitae



Current positions


Brief Biography

Since 2013, Patrizia Marti is part time Full Professor at the Eindhoven Technical University (NL). Since 2002 she is Senior Researcher at the Department of Social, Political and Cognitive Science Department, University of Siena (I) where she teaches Human-Computer Interaction (BA) and Robotics and Learning (Ms.C). She is Rector’s delegate for technological innovation in the humanties. She is the director of the Laboratory for Robotics and Learning.

In 2013, she received a honorary professorship at the Seogang College University, Seoul, Korea.

In 2014, she was visiting professor at the Gdañsk Technical University, Polland.

She got her Ph.D at the Eindhoven Technical University (NL), Faculty of Industrial Design. Her research interests range over a broad range of topics – including human-centred design, interaction design, learning and special education, design of e-health applications, human-robot interaction, design and validation of complex systems and societal impacts of new technologies. She has a long experience in fund raising at national and European level. He has been a Principal Investigator on 11 EU funded projects. She has been expert advisor to many EU and international bodies, including EU Commission, EU Future & Emerging Technologies Programme, EU Intelligent Information Interfaces, Eurocontrol, EU Disappearing Computer, UX group at University of Warsaw (Poland), Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems. She is a Member of the Italian SigCHI chapter and ACM. She has been a Program Chair and Associate Editor for the CHItaly Conference and Ro-Man conference. She has been an invited keynote speaker at different European conferences in the UK (AISB), Italy (PC), France (LIFT), Tanzania (TEDC), Germany (Republica), Lithuania (Login).


Selected highlights






International Reviewer for National and International Research Agencies


Ph.D. promoter


External Examiner for Ph.D. candidates


Held Academic Teaching Appointments at Universities and Design schools


Reviewer for leading International Journals, in Computer Science, Information Systems, Design, Human-Robot Interaction, Education, including:


Associate editor


Commitment to Doctoral and Master Education (national and International)


Recent international workshops and tutorials organisation


Impact on Field

Patrizia has significantly contributed to the development of the Italian chapter of ACM SIGCHI which organises a biannual conference in Italy. In 2011 the conference entitled Facing Complexity, will be held in Alghero, September 13-16 2011. As Program Chair of CHItaly 2011, Patrizia significantly contributed to promote the international visibility of the conference. For the first time the conference proceedings will be published in the ACM Digital Library.

Patrizia has also contributed to the design and development of innovative technologies for health care and rehabilitation. Some prototypes developed during the projects coordinated by Patrizia are currently in used in schools, home cares, hospitals.

Furthermore her research activity has had issues of significant industrial relevance. She co-founded a research and consultancy firm which has nowadays a recognised international reputation. The company, Deep Blue (, operates in the field of design and validation of complex human-machine systems and is regularly used by national and European agencies, to carry out work in the air traffic management field. Patrizia is the director of the company which has had an increasing turnover from its foundation onwards.