Alessandro is a professor of Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence with the Department of Sustainable Design Engineering of the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering(IDE) and a part-time professor with the Department of Software Technology of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science(EEMCS) of Delft University of Technology. In 2023, he was nominated as a Fellow of the Netherlands Academy of Engineers.
His research lies at the intersection of human-computer interaction, human computation, user modeling, and machine learning. He is interested in developing methods and tools that support the design, development, control, and operation of AI-enabled systems well-situated around actual human characteristics, values, intentions, and behaviors. By investigating the relationship between the science and practice of design, and the digital technology that fuels intelligent products, services, and systems, he studies studies and builds novel Human-Centred Artificial Intelligence methods and tools that combine the cognitive and reasoning abilities of (groups of) individuals, with the computational powers of machines, and insights from large amount of heterogeneous data.
“As a pioneer in Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, my journey revolves around crafting intelligent systems that harmonize seamlessly with human qualities, values, and intentions. Bridging the realms of human-computer interaction and machine learning, I am dedicated to designing innovative methods and tools that empower AI systems to align with real-world human behaviors. Join me in exploring the convergence of design, technology, and intelligence, as we unlock the potential for a more human-centric and intelligent future.”