Dr Maria Angela FerrarioLecturer in Digital Technology and Environmental Change
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.
PhD Supervision Interests
Interested in a broad range of HCI/SE topics with a societal import (e.g. health, environment, civic technologies); currently, but not exclusively, focused on: designing tools and techniques for values mapping in software production, detecting social biases in technical systems, developing digital technologies that embed social values.
Values First Software Engineering
01/01/2018 → 31/12/2019
01/04/2016 → 31/03/2019
AI & Ethics
Participation in workshop, seminar, course
Crossbay Data Walk
Sunderland Point - Walk and Talk With Karen LLoyd
Cambridge Science Festival
Manchester Science Festival 2014
Manchester Science Festival 2012
Communities and Culture Network (CCN+) (External organisation)
Member of an organisation