Professor Agnieszka Wykowska leads the unit “Social Cognition in Human-Robot Interaction” at the Italian Institute of Technology (Genoa, Italy), and is an adjunct professor of engineering psychology at the Luleå University of Technology as well as visiting professor at the University of Manchester. She graduated in neuro-cognitive psychology (2006, LMU Munich), obtained PhD in psychology (2008) and the German “Habilitation” (2013) from LMU Munich. In 2016 she was awarded the ERC Starting grant “InStance: Intentional Stance for Social Attunement”.
She is Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Social Robotics and Associate Editor of Frontiers in Psychology. She is a board member and president-elect of the European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (ESCAN), member of ELLIS (European Lab for Learning and Intelligent Systems) and core member of Association of ERC Grantees. In her research, she combines cognitive neuroscience methods with human-robot interaction in order to understand the human brain mechanisms in interaction with natural and artificial agents.
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