Dr. Ana Tanevska was born in Skopje, Macedonia in 1993. Ana obtained the B.Sc. degree in Computer Science and Engineering in September 2015 from the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering (FCSE/FINKI) in Skopje, on the topic of “Implementing robotics as assistive technology for autistic children”; and the M.Sc. degree in Intelligent Systems Engineering (with particular focus on Robotics) in October 2016 from FCSE/FINKI, on the topic of "Evaluation using emotions in a self-learning robot for interaction with children".
During the studies at FCSE, Ana 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.
Ana obtained the PhD degree in Bioengineering and Robotics in March 2020, with the thesis "Towards a Cognitive Architecture for Socially Adaptive Human-Robot Interaction", under the joint supervision of Prof. Giulio Sandini, Dr. Alessandra Sciutti and Dr. Francesco Rea. The PhD research was conducted as a collaboration between the Department of Robotics Brain and Cognitive Sciences (RBCS) at IIT, and the Bioengineering and Robotics PhD programme at the University of Genova (curriculum of Cognitive Sciences, Interactive and Rehabilitation Technologies).
Currently, Ana is working as a Post Doc on the wHiSPER project, under the supervision of Dr. Alessandra Sciutti within the COgNitive Architecture for Collaborative Technologies (CONTACT) Unit of IIT. Ana's research interests include Cognitive Robotics, Socially-Assistive Robotics and Robot-Assisted Therapy.