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Project Scientist @ Carnegie Mellon, 2020-present

United States

Educational Technology Researcher, Technology Lead @ McLearn Lab, Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII)

Postdoctoral Fellow @ Carnegie Mellon, 2018-2020

United States

Educational Technology Researcher, Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII)

  • Development and maintenance of educational technology software including cognitive tutor interfaces

  • Analysis of educational data and development of predictive models

  • Development of augmented reality solutions that support teachers in the classroom

  • Testing the effectiveness of educational technology solutions by conducting school experiments

  • Publishing research findings in journals and conference proceedings

Software Engineer @ FirLab SRL, 2015-2018


  • Development and maintenance of an enterprise-grade human resource scheduling and management (Software as a Service) SaaS solution

  • Development and maintenance of an API-driven hybrid mobile app client for the SaaS solution

  • Software project management

    • Languages, tech, tools, OS, & Devices - ​Java, Python, Typescript, J2EE, Spring MVC, Spring Boot, JUnit, Hibernate ORM, Spring Data, SQL, Javascript, JQuery, CSS3, HTML5, Lodash, Drools, Docker, Jenkins, Firebase, SOAP, REST, JWT, Git, AngularJS, Angular, Hybrid mobile apps, Ionic, Cordova, Linux, Raspberry PI, Microsoft HoloLens

PhD in Information Technology @University of Trento, 2012-2017


Dissertation: An Online Peer-Assessment Methodology for Improved Student Engagement and Early Intervention

MSc in Computer Science @University of Trento, 2010-2012


Object-Oriented Software Design, Web Architectures, Concurrent Programming, Embedded Systems, Advanced Networking, Security for IT

BSc in Information Systems @Addis Ababa University, 2002-2006


System Analysis and Design, Object-Oriented Software Design, Information System Project Management

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