Dr. Giuseppe Lugano joined the ERAdiate team in September 2016 as a SeniorResearcher in Intelligent Transport Systems. Previously, he worked from 2011 to 2016 as a Science Officer at COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) where he gained extensive experience in the management of trans-disciplinary Science and Technology networks across Europe.

As a researcher, Giuseppe contributed to the R&D activities of ICT multinationals such as TeliaSonera (2004-2008) and Nokia (2010). His scientific interests span a wide range of topics in conceptual and application-specific areas of social computing such as digital community design, mobile social networks, social robotics, educational technologies, green ICT and smart mobility solutions.

Some of his publications received broad international attention: “Mobile social networking in theory and practice” is one of the reference publications in its area and the ~5.000 downloads of his PhD thesis on “Digital Community Design” make this dissertation one of the most popular ones from the series “Jyväskylä studies in computing”. In 2009 he received an Award nomination as best Early Stage Researcher in the COST Action 298 “Participation in Broadband Society”.

Giuseppe holds a PhD in Cognitive Science from the University of Jyväskylä, in Finland, and a MSc in Computer Science from the University of Bologna, in Italy.