Ana Tanevska was born in Skopje, Macedonia in 1993. She received her B.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Engineering in 2015 from the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering (FCSE/FINKI) in Skopje, defending her Bachelor thesis with the topic of “Implementing robotics as assistive technology for autistic children”. Ana received her M.Sc. degree in Intelligent Systems Engineering (with particular focus on Robotics) in 2016 from FCSE/FINKI, with the defence of her Master thesis on the topic of "Evaluation using emotions in a self-learning robot for interaction with children".
During her studies at FCSE, she was employed as a laboratory assistant for the courses Calculus, Discrete Mathematics, Structured Programming and Object-oriented Programming, and as a teaching assistant for the course Human-Computer Interaction, with an additional role as a guest lecturer for the course Robotics.
Currently Ana is a PhD fellow at IIT, with the Department of Robotics Brain and Cognitive Sciences (RBCS), and enrolled in the Bioengineering and Robotics PhD programme at the University of Genova (curriculum of Cognitive Sciences, Interactive and Rehabilitation Technologies). Her PhD work is focusing on implementing a self-learning agent on the iCub robot, applying memory, prospection and robot's emotions as an internal evaluation mechanism with the purpose of introducing an autonomous model for cognitive human-robot interaction. Ana's research interests include Cognitive Robotics, Socially-Assistive Robotics and Robot-Assisted Therapy.