Dr Maria Angela Ferrario

Lecturer in Digital Technology and Environmental Change

Research Overview

Working at the intersection of human computer interaction (HCI) and software engineering (SE), my research adopts agile and participatory methods to technology development and innovation, systematically investigates human values in computing, and the role of digital technology in environmental and societal changes. I work across domains including public place design, bio-data sharing (Dr F. Curmi PhD) and renewable energy forecasting. I am the Principal Investigator of EPSRC-funded project Values-First SE and a Co-investigator on Ensemble. In the past I worked as the team lead of interdisciplinary projects such as Catalyst and Clasp focusing respectively on digital action for social change and personalised health IoT.

Education: Computer Science (PhD, UCD - Dublin, Ireland), Multimedia Systems Design (MSc,Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland) Philosophy and Social Psychology (BA, MA - Milan, Italy). Before joining academia, I worked as a project manager with an European digital network aimed at the social, political and economic cohesion of EU crossborder regions through digital technology.

AI & Ethics
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Crossbay Data Walk
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Sunderland Point - Walk and Talk With Karen LLoyd
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Cambridge Science Festival
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Manchester Science Festival 2014
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Not just Pi in the sky: low-tech solutions for social innovation
Invited talk

Manchester Science Festival 2012
Festival/Exhibition/Concert

Communities and Culture Network (CCN+) (External organisation)
Member of an organisation