Mauro Cherubini, PhD
Assitant Professor, Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC Lausanne)
University of Lausanne, Switzerland
|2003 — 2008||PhD in Computer Science ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland http://chili.epfl.ch/ |
Areas: Human Computer Interaction, Computer-Supported Cooperative Work
|2001 — 2003||Master of Arts by Research in Education (M.A.) ST. PATRICK’S COLLEGE, DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY, Dublin, Ireland http://www.spd.dcu.ie |
Areas: Human Learning, Simulations, Microworlds
|1997 — 2001||Bachelor degree in Education, Psychology (Bs.Ed.Psy.) ROMATRE UNIVERSITY, Faculty of Educational Studies, Rome, Italy http://www.uniroma3.it |
Areas: Cognitive psychology, Usability
Final score: 110.0/110.0, with honors
|2016 —||Assistant Professor University of Lausanne, Faculty Business and Economics (HEC)|
Department of Information Systems (DeSI), Lausanne (Switzerland)
2012 — 2016
|User Experience Researcher at Google, Switzerland |
Formative and evaluative research for Google Apps
2008 — 2012
|Research Scientist at Telefónica Research, Barcelona, Spain |
Design, development and evaluation of pervasive computing solutions for telecommunications, location-based search, healthcare, social networks, video-sharing websites, personal information management and telepresence.
|Research intern at Microsoft Research, Microsoft Corporation, Seattle, WA, USA |
Ethnographic studies of how developers use code in their work. Survey design. Design, deployment and evaluation of a large scale display representing a code repository.
2003 — 2008
|Graduate research assistant at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland |
Designed a series of controlled experiment to assess the impact of Explicit referencing over collaborative work at a distance over a shared map. Design, development and evaluation of a mobile application for location-based messaging.
2001 — 2003
|Graduate research assistant at Media Lab Europe, Dublin, Ireland |
Design and evaluation of a desktop-size biosphera to engage children in life science education. Design and evaluation of the software components showcasing a simulation of the plant growth.
Honors and Recognitions
|2015||Material Design Award |
issued by Google, For the redesign of the Google Calendar app: motion and imagery.
|2007||PhD grant financed by the Kaleidoscope Network of Excellence|
European Grant n. 507838 (OFES 03.0558).
|2003||Certificate of Research Excellence |
issued by the MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE of TECHNOLOGY (MIT), Boston, USA, http://www.media.mit.edu
For the work done during the period 2001 — 2003 at MediaLab Europe
|2002||Prize “Paolo Galli” for the best bachelor thesis|
VODAFONE group, http://www.vodafone.it
“Università Federico II”, Naples, Italy
2019 — 2021
|Unemployment Exit and Entry: Cognition, Nudges, Information, and Eligibility Screening. [p3]|
Swiss National Science Foundation, award 178878
Rafael Lalive (PI), Mauro Cherubini (Co-PI), Michele Pellizzari (Co-PI), Matthias Kliegel (Co-PI), Helene Benghalem (Co-PI)
This project proposes to analyze both :
– how to help job seekers exit unemployment : we propose a field experiment to help job seekers faced with cognitive challenges to improve their job search.
– how to deter job seekers from entering unemployment : we propose an approach to estimate the effect of eligibility requirements on quits.
|2017||Influence de la personnalité sur l’utilisation des applications mobiles pour améliorer la qualité de vie.|
Chuard-Schmid Foundation, award 30.6.2017
Mauro Cherubini (PI)
This project aims at studying Life-Changing Events and Interactive Services that have been specifically designed to support users during these life transitions.
Supervision of Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
|2019 —||UNIL – Currently advising Mr. James Tyler for his PhD at HEC. |
Topic: design of Persuasive Assistive Devices.
|2018 —||UNIL – Currently advising Mr. Lucas Rodrigues for his PhD at HEC. |
Topic: design of Persuasive Systems to support job seekers.
|2017 —||UNIL – Currently advising Ms. Gabriela Villalobos Zuniga for her PhD at HEC. |
Topic: design of Persuasive Systems and incentives mechanisms.
|2014||Google Inc. – Zurich, Switzerland Advised Ms. Astrid Weber during an internal rotation period with the UX team. |
Starting from a consumer operation position, Ms. Weber was in training under my supervision for 6 months. This led to a successful job ladder transfer. Currently she is a UX Research Manager for Google Assistant.
|2011||Telefonica Research and Pompeu Fabra University – Barcelona, Spain Co-mentored Mr. Juan Pablo Carrascal (PhD candidate) for his thesis at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. |
Helped the candidate design several studies which led to top-tier publications and a successful thesis defense. Currently Dr. Carrascal is a UX Researcher II at Microsoft Corporation.
|2010||Telefonica Research, Barcelona, Spain Mentored Ms. Mengxiao Zhu (PhD candidate) during her summer internship. |
Work led to a publication in a top conference for network analysis: NetSci. Currently Dr. Zhu is Research Scientist at Educational Testing Service, ETS, New York.
|2007||EPFL Faculty of Information and Communication – Lausanne, Switzerland |
Mentored several master students for their thesis work and EPFL undergraduate research interns. Including Rachna Agrawal (currently at Google Inc.) and Satyendra Nainwal (currently at Uber).
Organization of Scientific Meetings
|2007||Co-organized the International workshop “CSCL Alpine Rendez-Vous”|
Villars, Switzerland, 21-26 January 2007. [+]
Organized the International workshop on “Collaborative Artifacts and Interactive Furniture” (CAIF)
Châteaux-d’Oex, Switzerland, 20-22 June 2005.
|2004||Co-organized the EPFL workshop – “Spatial Awareness in Collaboration and Group Interaction” |
(with Pierre Dillenbourg and Nicolas Nova)
Lausanne, Switzerland, 7th October 2004. Part of the CSCL SIG 1st Symposium.
|Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) since 2007|
|CSCW 2019, CSCW 2018, MobileHCI 2018, MobileHCI 2010 and MobileHCI 2011, IUI 2010|
Technical Program Committee
HAISA2020, HAISA2019, CSCW 2017, CHI 2016, IUI 2012, MobileHCI 2010 and MobileHCI 2011, ACM Multimedia MM2010, HBU 2011
|Reviewer||CHI, CSCW, Interact, IUI, ACM MM, MobileHCI, Ubicomp (IMWUT), EICS, ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI). Interacting with Computers (Elsevier)|
|Editorial board||Springer HCI series|