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Professor Daniela Romano

Job: Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Chair of the Industrial Board

Faculty: Computing, Engineering and Media

School/department: School of Computer Science and Informatics

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: +44 0116 207 8490

E: daniela.romano@dmu.ac.uk

 

Personal profile

Daniela has received her PhD on supporting naturalistic decisions making with an intelligent serious game in 2002 at Leeds University, Lecturer in Computer Science (2004) & Senior Lecturer (2010) & Virtual Reality Theme Leader at Sheffield. Professor in Computing (2015) & Head of Innovative Research and Enterprise, Manager Virtual Reality at Edge Hill. Senior Teaching Fellow at UCLIC in 2017, Senior Teaching Fellow at UCL Information Studies in 2019. Professor at DMU, Chair of the Industrial Board (2021).

Publications and outputs 

2020

Moge, C., Romano, D.M. (2020). Contextualising Video Game Engagement and Addiction in Mental Health: The Mediating Roles of Coping and Social Support. Heliyon 6 (2020) e05340  

Sharan, N., N., Romano, D., M., (July 2020). Exploring personality and locus of control in humans and artificial intelligence. Heliyon 6 (2020) e04572

Romano, D.M., Longson, T., Martin, N. (2020). Minimal Data Set for Remote Clinical Consultations in Restorative Dentistry - An Exploratory Case Study. European European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry (2020) 28, 1–9.  

White, A., Romano, D.M. (2020). Scalable Psychological Momentum Estimation in Esports. SUM'20: State-based User Modelling, 13th ACM International WSDM Conference. February 3-7,2020, Houston, Texas USA.

2019

Garbaya, S.Romano, D. and Hattar, G. (2019). Gamification of Assembly Planning in Virtual EnvironmentsAssembly Automation, Vol. 39 No. 5, pp. 931-943. https://doi.org/10.1108/AA-10-2018-0147

Loboda O, Nyhan J, Mahony S and Romano D.M. (2019). Content-based Reccomender Systems for Heritage: Developing A Personalised musum tour. Proceedings 1st International Alan Turing Conference on Decision Support and Recomender Systems (DSRS-Turing 2019), London, UK

Alfat L., Rizkinia M., Sari, R.F., Romano, D.M. (2019). Feature Selection of Credit Score Factor Based on Smartphone Usage using MCFS. Proceesings of IEEE TIMES-iCONDS 2019, December 11-13, 2019, Bankok, Thailand.

2018

Loboda O, Nyhan J, Mahony S and Romano D.M. (2018). Towards Evaluating the Impact of Recommender Systems on Visitor Experience in Physical Museums. Mobile HCI 2018: 20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services.

2017

Hanshaw ,J. , Liu ,W. , Romano, D.M. (2017). Improving SSVEP-BCI Performance Using Pre-Trial Normalization Methods. IEEE 8th International Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications – CogInfoCom 2017, 11-14 September 2017 in Debrecen, Hungary. BEST PAPER AWARD

Nazry, N.N.M., Romano, D.M. (2017). The Mood and Learning in Navigation-Based Serious Games. Computers in Human Behavior. Elsevier. Volume 73, August 2017, Pages 596–604 (IF 5-years 3.724, Q1 in Human-Computer Interaction). 

Attard, C. Mountain, G. Romano, D.M. (2017). Just In Time Collaborative Problem Solving Using Smart Mobile Devices at the Workplace. 2nd International Conference on Internet of things and Cloud Computing (ICC 2017). Churchill College, University of Cambridge, UK, 22-23-March 2017. 

2016

Attard, C., Mountain, G., Romano, D.M. (2016). Problem Solving, Confidence and Frustration when Carrying out Familiar Tasks on a non-familiar Mobile Device. Computers in Human Behavior. Elsevier. Volume 61, Pages 300-312. (IF 5-years 3.724, Q1 in Human-Computer Interaction). 

Breslin, D. Burkitt, M., Dobson, S., Romano, D.M. (2016). Modelling Connectivity and Co-evolution: The ‘Premonition’ Study of Domestic Fire Risk Behaviours. 6th European Academy of Management (EURAM), 1-3th June 2016, Paris, France.

Dobson, S., Burkitt, M., Breslin, D.A., Romano, D.M. (2016). Developing an ABM-driven Decision Support System in the Emergency Services. 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS), Rome. Italy, 25-28th April 2016.

Breslin, D., Romano, D., & Percival, J. (2016). Conceptualizing and Modeling Multi-level Organizational Co-evolution. In Agent-Based Simulation of Organizational Behavior (pp. 137-157). Springer International Publishing.

Balakrishna, C., Romano D.M., James Patrick Henry Coleman J.P.H. (2016). CyberGaTE: A Gamified Virtual Training Environment for Cyber-Security, SOLSTICE Conference, Edge Hill University, UK, 89th-10th June 2016.

2015

Al-Saleh, M. and Romano, D.M. (2015). Culturally Appropriate Behavior in Virtual Agents. AIIDE 2015, 11th Annual AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment, United States of America, Santa Cruz, 14-18 November 2015.

Kurdi, O, Romano, D.M., Stannett, M. (2015). Modelling and simulation of Twaf and Sa’Yee: A Survey of Recent Work in the field. 29th annual European Simulation and Modelling conference (ESM'2015), UK. October 26-28, 2015

Breslin, D., Romano, D., & Percival, J. (2015). Conceptualizing and Modeling Multi-Level Organizational Co-Evolution. In Agent-Based Simulation of Organizational Behavior, In Agent-Based Simulation of Organizational Behavior, Eds Secchi, Davide, Neumann, Martin. New Frontiers of Social Science Research, Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-18152-3

2014

Hanshaw,J., Liu,W., Romano, D.M. (2014). Problem Solving Using Hybrid Brain-Computer Interface Methods: a Review. 5th IEEE CogInfoCom 2014, Vietri sul Mare, Italy, 5-7 November 2014. ubiquitous.

Sakellariou, I., Kurdi, O., Gheorghe, M., Romano, D., Kefalas, P., Ipate, F., & Niculescu, I. (2014, September). Crowd Formal Modelling and Simulation: The Sa'yee ritual. In Computational Intelligence (UKCI), 2014 14th UK Workshop on (pp. 1-8). IEEE.

Romano, D. (2014). Behaviour Research: Decision Making in Complex Systems. In USES 2014: The University of Sheffield Engineering Symposium, 24 June 2014, The Octagon Centre University of Sheffield.

Percival, J., Wood, N., Breslin, D.A., Romano, D.M. (2014). An Agent-based Simulation of Organizational Co-Evolution. The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB). Workshop IV: Modelling Organisational Behaviour and Social Agency. Bournemouth University, 27-28 January 2014.

2013

Gill L., Hathway A.E., Lange, E., Morgan, E., Romano, D.M. (2013). An analysis of usage of different types of visualisation media within a collaborative planning workshop. Environment and Planning B, Planning and Design EPB 138-04. (ERA A* rated publication, ISI web of knowledge IF 0.826, Ranked 62/89 - Q3 in Environmental Studies).

Gill L., Lange, E., Morgan, E., Romano, D.M. (2013). Coupling Real-Time 3D Landscape Models with Microclimate Simulations. International Journal of E-Planing Research (IJEPR), 2(1), 1-19.

Romano, D.M. (2013). Tutorial on FLAME GPU. Parallel and Distributed Agent-Based Simulation (PARABS) Workshop, Euro-Par 2013, Aachen (Germany) 26th-27th August 2013.

Vivekananda-Schmidt, P. , Romano, D.M. (2013). A Four Point Guidance to Analyse Ethical Issues in Serious Game Development. Responsible Innovation in ICT Repository (RICT). Best Paper Award.

Martin, N., Longson, T., Stoke,C., Romano, D.M. (2013). Minimum data-set for a clinical consultation in restorative dentistry. British Society for Oral and Dental Research (BSODR), September 9-11, 2013, Bath, England.

2012

Martin N., Martinez Lazalde O., Stokes C.W., Romano D.M. (2012). An evaluation of remote communication versus face to face in clinical dental education. British Dental Journal, 212(6), 277-282.(IF 1.089)

Burkitt M, Walker D, Romano DM, Fazeli A., (2012). Using computational modeling to investigate sperm navigation and behavior in the female reproductive tract. THERIOGENOLOGY 77(4):703-16 · JANUARY 2012

2011

Martin N., Martinez Lazalde O., Stokes C.W., Romano D.M. (2011). An evaluation of remote communication versus face-to-face in clinical dental education. J Dent Res Issue 90: 93(BSODR), 2011. (ISI web of knowledge IF 3.486, Ranked 3/81- Q1 in Oral Surgery & Medicine)

Burkitt M, Walker D, Romano DM, Fazeli A. (2011). Computational modelling of maternal interactions with spermatozoa: Potentials and prospects. Reproduction, Fertility and Development 23(8):976-989 2011. (ERA A rated publication, ISI web of knowledge IF 2.109, Ranked 22/146 - Q1 in Zoology)

Burkitt,M., Walker, D., Romano, D.M., Fazeli, A. (2011). Constructing Complex 3D Biological Environments from Medical Imaging using High-Performance Computing. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 31 Mar. 2011. IEEE Computer Society Digital Library. IEEE Computer Society, (IF 2.25).

Burkitt M, Walker D, Romano DM, Fazeli A. (2011) Modelling sperm behaviour in a 3D environment Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computational Methods in Systems Biology, CMSB'11 141-149 2011.

Tsitrou, E. , Martinez, Lazalde, O., Romano, D.M., Pahinis, K.(2011). Development of a digital assistant for the evaluation of toot preparations performed by students. ADEE 2011 Annual Meeting Antalya, Turkey 7th - 10th September 2011

Lange, E., Gill. L., Henneberry J., Morgan, E. Romano, D.M. (2011). Addressing the three dimensions of sustainability in an urban river context via 3D Visualization. CELA 2011, March 30 - April 2, 2011, University of Southern California School of Architecture, Los Angeles, California, US.

Paul Richmond and Daniela Romano (2011). Template-Driven Agent-Based Modelling and Simulation with CUDA. GPU Computing Gems Emerald Edition (Applications of GPU Computing Series). Editor: Wen-mei W. Hwu. Emerald Edition. Chapter 21, pp313-324. 

Daniela M. Romano, David C. Moffat, Dimitar Kazakov and George Tsoulas (Eds). (2011). Proc. of the Symposium on AI and Games, AISB'11 Convention, York, United Kingdom. The UK Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour.

2010

Richmond P., Coakley S., Romano D.M. (2010). High-performance cellular level agent-based simulation with FLAME for the GPU. Special issue: Parallel and Ubiquitous methods and tools in Systems Biology of the international journal: Briefings in Bioinformatics. Briefings in Bioinformatics Advance Access published online on February 1, 2010, doi:10.1093/bib/bbp073. (ISI web of knowledge IF 5.202, Rankings: 3/47, Q1 in Mathematical & Computational Biology)

Arroyo Palacios, J., Romano, D.M. (to appear). Bio-Affective Computer Interface for Game Interaction.International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations (IJGCMS), 2(4), 16-32.

Karmakham, T., Richmond, P., Romano, D.M. (2010). Agent-based Large-Scale Simulation of Pedestrians With Adaptive Realistic Navigation Vector Fields. In TPCG(2010), 67-74.

Arroyo Palacios, J., Romano, D.M.(2010). A Flexible Bio-Affective Gaming Interface 3rd AIBS 2010 Symposium: AI & Game, 29th-30th March 2010, De Monfort University, Leicester, UK. 

Gill, L., Kumar, V., Lange E., Lerner D., Morgan E., Romano D., Shaw E. (2010). An interactive visual decision support tool for sustainable urban river corridor management. In: David A. Swayne, Wanhong Yang, A. A. Voinov, A. Rizzoli, T. Filatova (Eds.): International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs) 2010 International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software Modelling for Environment's Sake, Fifth Biennial Meeting, Ottawa, Canada. Student Paper Commendation.

Gill, L., E. Lange, E. Morgan & D. Romano (2010). Interactive 3D Landscape Assessment Models. In: E. Buhmann, M. Pietsch & E. Kretzler (Eds.): Digital Landscape Architecture 2010, Wichmann, Berlin, 214-220.

Gill L., E. Lange, E. Morgan & D. Romano (2010). A Generative 3D Landscape Modelling System For Real-Time Decision Making. POSTER. 2010 International Conference on Integrative Landscape Modelling, 3rd - 5th Feb, 2010, SupAgro, Montpellier, France.

Burkitt M., Walker D, Romano D.M., Fazeli A. (2010). Using the GPU and Multi-Core CPU to Aid 3D Structural Feature Extraction of Biological Tissue from Histology Slides. 2010 Ninth International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Methods in Verification, and Second International Workshop on High-Performance Computational Systems Biology. Enschede, Netherlands. 30th September, 1st October 2010.

Burkitt, M., Romano, D.M., Walker, D. C., Fazeli, A. (2010). 3D Modelling of Complex Biological Structures: The Oviduct. Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics 2010, The 28th conference organised by the Eurographics Association (" TPCG10)., University of Sheffield, UK , 6-8 September 2010.

Underwood, C.M., Narracott, A.J., Walker D., Burkitt M., Fazeli A., Romano D.M., Lawford P.V.(2010). Analysis of Oviduct Flow based on Histological Data. ESB2010, 17th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics, 5 - 8 July 2010, University of Edinburgh, UK.

Romano, D.M. (2010). Look, Emotion, language and behavior in a believable virtual Companion. In Close Engagements with Artificial Companions: Key Social, Psychological, Ethical and Design, Wilks, Y. (Ed.). John Benjamins. 315 pp

Daniela M. Romano, David C. Moffat, Aladdin Ayesh (Eds). (2010). Proc. of the Symposium on AI and Games, AISB 11 Convention, York, United Kingdom. The UK Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour.

2009

Fazeli, A., Burkitt, M. Walker, D., Romano, D.M. (2009). The Virtual Oviduct: An Essential Tool for the Application of Computational Biology Approaches to Investigation of Maternal Interaction with Gametes and Embryo. BIOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION 81 : 299. (ISI web of knowledge IF 4.009, Rankings: 3/28 , Q1 Reproductive Biology)

Romano, D.M.(2009). On the Creation of Believable Virtual Characters (Sulla Creazione di Personaggi Virtuali Credibili). In Cognito - Cahiers Romans de Sciences Cognitives, Vol 4, Num 1-2.

BinSubaih, A., Maddock, S., & Romano, D. (2009). Developing a serious game for police training. In Handbook of research on effective electronic gaming in education (pp. 451-477). IGI Global.

Fazeli, A., Burkitt, M., Walker, D., & Romano, D. M. (2009). The Virtual Oviduct: An Essential Tool for the Application of Computational Biology Approaches to Investigation of Maternal Interaction with Gametes and Embryo.

Romano, D.M., Lomax, L., Richmond, P.(2009). NARCSim An Agent-Based Illegal Drug Market Simulation. The International IEEE Consumer Electronics Society's Games Innovations Conference 2009 (ICE-GIC 09), London, UK, 25th-28th August 2009

Arroyo Palacios, J., Romano, D.M. (2009). Exploring the Use of a Respiratory-Computer Interface for Game Interaction. The International IEEE Consumer Electronics Society's Games Innovations Conference 2009 (ICE-GIC 09), London, UK, 25th-28th August 2009.

Morgan, E., Gill, L., Lange, E., Romano, D.M. (2009). Rapid prototyping of urban river corridors using 3D interactive, real-time visualisations. 10th Conference on IT in Landscape Architecture, by Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Malta 21-23 May 2009. 

Richmond, P., Coakley, S., Romano, D.M. (2009). Cellular Level Agent Based Modelling on the Graphics Processing Unit: FLAME GPU, HiBi09-High Performance Computational Systems Biology, 14-16 October 2009,Trento, Italy

Richmond, P.,Cloakley, S. Romano D.M.(2009). A High-Performance Agent-Based Modelling Framework on Graphics Card Hardware with CUDA Proceedings of The Eighth International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems AAMAS 2009, May 10-15, 2009 at the Europa Congress Center in Budapest, Hungary.

BinSubaih, A., Maddock, S., Romano, D. (2009). Serious Games for the Police: Opportunities and Challenges. Special Reports & Studies Series at the Research & Studies Center (Dubai Police Academy). 

Daniela M. Romano, David C. Moffat, Nick Taylor (Eds). (2009). Proc. of the Symposium on AI and Games, AISB 11 Convention, 6th-9thApril, 2009, Edinburg, United Kingdom. The UK Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour.

2008

Burkitt, M., Romano, D.M. (2008). The Mood and Memory of Believable Adaptable Socially Intelligent CharactersIntelligent Virtual Agents, IVA 2008, 8th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents. 1-3 September 2008, Tokyo, Japan. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Springer Berlin/Heidelberg.

Richmond, P., Romano, D.M. (2008). Agent-Based GPU, a Real-time 3D Simulation and Interactive Visualisation Framework for Massive Agent-Based Modelling on the GPUThe first International Workshop on Super Visualization (IWSV08). In conjunction with the 22nd ACM International Conference on Supercomputing. June 7, 2008, Island of Kos, Aegean Sea, Greece.

M. Burkitt, D. M. Romano, D. Walker and A. Fazeli (2008). Procedural Reconstruction of a Three Dimensional Graphical Model of an Oviduct. 1st Gemini Meeting - Maternal Interaction With Gametes and Embryos, Volos, Greece, 9th-12th October 2008

Richmond, P., Romano D.(2008). A High-Performance Framework For Agent-Based Pedestrian Dynamics On GPU Hardware, Proceedings of EUROSIS ESM 2008 (European Simulation and Modelling), October 27-29, 2008, Universite du Havre, Le Havre, France.

Arroyo Palacios,J., Romano, D.M.(2008). Towards a Standardization in the Use of Physiological Signals for Affective Recognition SystemsMB2008 Measuring Behavior 2008, the 6th international conference on methods and techniques in behavioral research, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 26-29 August 2008.

Arroyo Palacios, A., Romano, D.M.(2008). A sensors-based two hands gesture interface for virtual spacesIASTED-HCI 2008, The Third IASTED International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, March 17-19, 2008 Innsbruck, Austria. 

Schwarz, M., Romano, D.M., Gheorghe, M. (2008). Visualizing Bacteria Quorum Sensing Swarm Intelligence Algorithms and Applications Symposium, AISB 2008 Convention Communication, Interaction and Social Intelligence. April 1-4, 2008, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

Shaarani, A.S., Romano, D.M.(2008). The intensity of Perceived Emotions in 3D Virtual Human AAMAS'08, The Seventh International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems. Special Track on Virtual agents. Estoril, Portugal, 12-16 May 2008. 

Gupta, S., Walker, M.A., Romano, D.M.(2008). Using a Shared Representation to Generate Action and Social Language for a Virtual Dialogue EnvironmentAAAI 2008, Spring Symposium on Emotion, Personality and Social Behavior, Stanford University in March 26-28, 2008.

Gupta, S., Walker, M.A., Romano, D.M.(2008). POLLy: A Conversational System that uses a Shared, Representation to Generate Action and Social LanguageIJCNLP 2008, The Third International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing, Hyderabad, India, January 7-12, 2008.

2007

Gupta, S., Walker, M.A., Romano, D.M.(2007a). How Rude are You?: Evaluating Politeness and Affect in Interaction. Affective Computing & Intelligent Interaction (ACII-2007), 12th September 2007, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, ISSN 0302-9743 (Print), vol. 4738/2007, pp. 203-217.

Richmond, P., Romano, D.M.(2007). Automatic Generation of Residential Areas using GeoDemographics. 2nd International Workshop on 3D Geo-Information: Requirements, Acquisition, Modelling, Analysis, Visualisation (3DGeoInfo07)

Shaarani, A.S., Romano, D.M.(2007). Perception of Emotions from Static Postures. Affective Computing & Intelligent Interaction (ACII-2007). 12th September 2007, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal. (Extended abstract)

Gupta, S., Walker, M.A., Romano, D.M.(2007b). Using a Shared Representation to Generate Action and Social Language for a Virtual Dialogue Environment Third International American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, May 17-20, San Jose, California, US.

Gupta, S., Walker, M.A., Romano, D.M.(2007c). Generating Politeness in Task-Based Interaction: An Evaluation of the Effect of Linguistic Form and Culture. ENLG'07, 11th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation,Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany, 17-20 June 2007.

BinSubaih, A., Maddock, S., Romano, D. (2007). A Survey of Game Portability. Department of Computer Science Technical Report CS-07-05, 2007, University of Sheffield. 

2006

Cauchard,J.R., Ainsworth, P.F., Romano, D.M., Banks, B (2006). Virtual Manuscripts for an Enhanced Museum and Web Experience 'Living Manuscripts'. In Interactive Technologies and Sociotechnical Systems, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, ISSN 0302-9743, Volume 4270/2006, pp418-427. 

BinSubaih A., Maddock S., Romano, D.M.(2006). A serious game for traffic accident investigators. The International Journal of Interactive Technology and Smart Education (ITSE), 3(4) Paper 6, Special issue: Computer Game-based Learning.

Cauchard,J.R., Ainsworth, P.F., Romano, D.M., Banks, B (2006). Virtual Manuscripts for an Enhanced Museum and Web Experience - "Living Manuscripts". VSMM2006. 12th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia, 18-20 October 2006, Xi'an, China.

Shaarani, A.S., Romano, D.M.(2006a) Emotional Body Movements. HUMAINE Summer School 2006 22 September 2006 - 28 September 2006, Genova, Italy. 

Shaarani, A.S., Romano, D.M.(2006b) Basic Emotions from Body Movements. (CCID 2006) The First International Symposium on Culture, Creativity and Interaction Design. HCI 2006 Workshops, The 20th BCS HCI Group conference. 12th September Queen Mary, University of London, UK. 

BinSubaih A., Maddock S., Romano, D.M. (2006). An Architecture for Portable Serious Games. Doctoral Symposium, hosted at the 20th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming ECOOP 2006, July 3-7, 2006, Nantes, France.

2005

Romano, D.M. (2005). Virtual Reality Therapy. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology Journal. 2005 Sep;47(9):580

Romano, D.M., Sheppard, G., Hall, J., Miller, A., Ma, Z. (2005). BASIC: A Believable, Adaptable Socially Intelligent Character for Social Presence. PRESENCE 2005, The 8th Annual International Workshop on Presence, 21-22 September 2005, University College London, London, UK. [ ]

Romano, D.M. (2005). Synthetic Social Interactions. H-ACI Human-Animated Characters Interaction Workshop, British HCI 2005 The 19th British HCI Group Annual Conference Napier University, Edinburgh, UK 5-9 September 2005.

Romano, D.M., Sheppard,G., Miller,A., Hall,J., Ma,Z., Wong,A. (2005). A Model to generate Believable and Socially Intelligent Characters. Workshop on Emotion and Interaction, Event Organised by HUMAINE Network of Excellence, Paris, March 10-11, 2005.

Gupta, S., Romano, D.M., Walker M. A. (2005). Politeness and Variation in Synthetic Social Interaction, H-ACI Human-Animated Characters Interaction Workshop, British HCI 2005 The 19th British HCI Group Annual Conference Napier University, Edinburgh, UK 5-9 September 2005.

BinSubaih A., Maddock S., Romano, D.M. (2005d). Tabletop vs CVE Police Training (Poster). PRESENCE 2005, The 8th Annual International Workshop on Presence, 21-22 September 2005, University College London, London, UK.

BinSubaih A., Maddock S., Romano, D.M.(2005c). Comparing the use of a 'tabletop' experiment and a collaborative desktop virtual environment for training police officers to deal with traffic accidents. International Conference on Engineering in Education ICEE2005, Global Education Interlink, Gliwice, Poland, 25-29 July 2005. 

BinSubaih A., Maddock S., Romano, D.M.(2005b). Game Logic Portability. ACE 2005, ACM SIGCHI International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment. Technology, Polytechnic University of Valencia(UPV), Spain, 15th - 17th June 2005.

BinSubaih A., Maddock S., Romano, D.M.(2005a). OntRAT: Ontology-Based Rules Acquisition Tool. m-ICTE2005, 3rd International Conference on multimedia and Information & Communication Technologies in Education. June 8-10th 2005, Caceres, Spain.

2004

Romano, D.M., Wong, A.K.L. (2004). Personality Model of a Social Character. Empathy in Human Computer Interaction Workshop, 7 th of September, HCI 2004, the 18th British HCI Group Annual Conference. Leeds Metropolitan University, UK, 6-10 September. 

BinSubaih A., Maddock S., Romano, D.M.(2004c). A collaborative Virtual Training Architecture for Investigating the Aftermath of Vehicle Accidents. MESM'2004, Philadelphia. University, Amman, Jordan, September 14-16, 2004.

Bin Subaih, A., S.C.Maddock, D.Romano (2004b). A Domain-Independent Multiplayer Architecture for Training. Procedings. GDTW 2004, The Second Annual International Workshop in Computer Game Design and Technology. 15-16 November 2004, Liverpool.

Bin Subaih, A., S.C.Maddock, D.Romano (2004a). An Architecture For Domain-Independent Collaborative Virtual Environments. Procedings GAME-ON 2004, 5th Annual Conference on Simulation and AI in computer Games.November 25-27, 2004 - Het Pand, Ghent, Belgium.

Louchart S., Romano D.M., Aylett R., Pickering J.(2004). Speaking and Acting - Interacting Language and Action for an Expressive Character. IVEVA 2004 Intelligent Virtual Environments and Virtual Agents Workshop. Mexico City, Mexico, 26-27 of April 2004. see also on DBLP Bibliography Server 

Louchart S., Aylett R., Pickering J., Romano D.M.(2004). Don't hit me! - combining language and action in FearNot. AISB 2004 Convention: Motion, Emotion and Cognition, University of Leeds, UK, 29 March - 1 April 2004 Symposium on Language, Speech and Gesture for Expressive Characters University of Leeds, UK, 29 March - 1 April 2004. 

2003

Romano, D.M.(2003). The Divider Line: Presence as a Left and Right Mental ProcessPRESENCE-Connect, 3(2). [HTML] 

Romano, D.M., Brna, P. (2003). Action Controlled Learning. Human Factors of Decision Making in Complex Systems Conference, 8th-13th September 2003, Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland.

2002

Romano, D.M., Brogni, A., Steed, A., Slater, A. (2002). Progress Report: Agoraphobia ResearchIn Proceedings of Equator's Annual Meeting October 2002, Brockenhurst, New Forest, Hampshire. [ (272KB)] 

Romano, D.M., Brna, P. (2002). laboration, Presence and Performance in Virtual Learning Environments: Can collaboration be used to measure shared presence?fth Annual International Workshop, PRESENCE 2002 , Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal, October 9, 10, 11 , 2002.

Dew, P., Galata, A., Maxfiled, J., Romano, D. M. (2002). Virtual artefacts to support negotiation within an augmented collaborative environment for alternate dispute resolution. See The ACM Digital Library ). Proceedings of the 4th international conference on Collaborative Virtual Environments, CVE 2002. Bonn, Germany, September 30 - October 2, 2002. 

2001

Romano, D.M., Brna,P.(2001). Presence and Reflectionin Training: Support for Learning to Improve Quality Decision Making Skills under Time Limitations . CyberPsychology & Behavior Mary Ann Liebert Inc., 4:2 , pp265- 277.

Romano, D.M.(2001). Features that Enhance the Learning of Collaborative Decision Making Skills under Stress in Virtual Dynamic Environments. Unpublished Ph.D.thesis, Computer Based Learning, University of Leeds, UK, August 2001. Chapter1: Introduction [ (11.9KB)].

2000

Whitelock, D., Romano, D.M.,Jelfs, A., Brna, P. (2000). Perfect Presence: What does this mean for the design of virtual learningenvironments? Education and Information Technologies, 5:4, pp277-289. 

Romano, D.M., Brna,P., (2000). ACTIVE World: Manipulating Time and Point of View to Promote a Sense of Presence in a Collaborative Virtual Environment for Training in Emergency Situations 3rd International Workshop on Presence, Delft, The Netherlands,27-28 March 2000.

1998

Romano, D.M.,Brna,P.,Self,J.A.,(1998). Collaborative Decision-Makingand Presence in Shared Dynamic Virtual Environments 1st Presence In Shared Virtual Environments workshop, BT labs, UK, 10 -11 June 1998. 

Romano, D.M., Brna,P.,(1998). Features that Enhance the Learning of Collaborative Decision Making Skills under Stress in Virtual Dynamic Environments , VRET'98conference, City University, London, UK, 7 - 8 July 1998.

Romano, D.M., Brna,P.,(1998). Influence of Collaboration and Presence on Task Performances in Shared Virtual Environments 1998UKVRSIG conference, Exeter,UK,5 September 1998.

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Research interests/expertise

AI & Games, Agent-based modelling, Human-computer interaction, 3D Graphics, Virtual (VR) Augmented (AR) and Mixed Reality (XR)

Areas of teaching

AI & Games, Agent-based modelling, Human-computer interaction, 3D Graphics, Virtual (VR) Augmented (AR) and Mixed Reality (XR)

Qualifications

  • Ph.D in Training Decision making under stress with serious games and intelligent agents
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • BSc & MSc in Computer Science with Maths

Courses taught

IMAT3404 Mobile Robotics

Honours and awards

Recent External Awards

2017 Best Article - Hanshaw,J., Liu,W., Romano, D.M. (2017). Improving SSVEP-BCI Performance Using Pre-Trial Normalization Methods. IEEE 8th International Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications – CogInfoCom 2017, 11-14 September 2017 in Debrecen, Hungary.

2014 Best Article - IGI Global Sixth Annual Excellence in Research Journal Awards. Publication: Gill, L., Hathway, E. A., Lange, E., Morgan, E., & Romano, D. (2013). Coupling real-time 3D landscape models with microclimate simulations. International Journal of E-Planning Research (IJEPR), 2(1), 1-19.

2013 Best Article - Observatory for Responsible Research and Innovation in ICT award. Publication: Vivekananda-Schmidt, P. Romano, D.M. (2013) A Four Point Guidance to Analyse Ethical Issues in Serious Game Development Responsible Innovation in ICT Repository (RICT).

Recent University Awards

2018 UCL Student Choice Award – Nominated for Excellent Personal Tutoring

2017 UCL Student Choice Award – Nominated for Outstanding Research Supervision, Excellent Personal Tutoring and Active Student Partnership

2014 Best Technology Presentation to the general public - Battle of the Engineers Award, 26 June 2014, Sheffield University

2014 Outstanding Mentor - Recognition within the University of Sheffield Impact Mentoring Programme, award for providing mentorship and support to improve the progression of researchers and new lecturers 2014

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Professional esteem indicators

Recent Invited Talks

2020 Keynote speaker for Symposium XR for Artificial Intelligence and Human computer Interactions, International Congress of eXtended Reality (XR) in Sciences (#DIMENSIONSXR2020) Online, October 28, 2020 - October 30, 2020

2020 Keynote speaker for International Conference on Research and Applications in Artificial Intelligence (RAAI 2020) and 20 December 2020, Kolkata, India.

2020 Invited speaker, UCL CDT in Foundation Artificial Intelligence, 16th September 2020.

2020 Invited Mentor for ACM IMX 2020 (interactive Media Experience) Doctoral Consortium 17-19 June 2020

2020 Invited to deliver a research talk as part of the module Future Interfaces at UCL, 2nd March 2020.

2019 Invited to deliver a workshop on Affective Computing by the University of Indonesia, Depok, West Java and Salemba, Jakarta, Indonesia, July 2019.

Recent Editorial Boards Memberships 

Review Editor for Frontiers in Virtual Reality, member of Editorial Board of Virtual Reality and Human Behaviour 

Editor for Special Issue of Access Journal Electronics on Virtual, Augmented, Mixed Reality and Interactive Media Experience’ 2021

Recent Conference Organization

2021 Intelligent Tutoring Systems 2021 (ITS2021), Workshop Chair, 7-11 June 2021, Athens

2021 ACM International Conference on Interactive Media Experience (IMX 2021), Virtual Conference Chair, 21st – 23rd June 2021, New York, USA

2020 ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2020), Senior Program Committee. Utrecht, the Netherlands, October 25-29, 2020

2020 Research and Applications in Artificial Intelligence (RAAI 2020) Conference, International Advisory Committee member, 28-30 November 2020, Kolkata, India

2020 Chair Symposium XR for Artificial Intelligence and Human computer Interactions, International Congress of eXtended Reality (XR) in Sciences (#DIMENSIONSXR2020) Online, October 28, 2020 - October 30, 2020

2020 ACM CHI 2020, Associate Chair, Committee Understanding People Theory, Concepts, Methods. Honolulu, Hawai’i, USA, April 25-30, 2020

2020 ACM International Conference on Interactive Media Experience (IMX 2020), Doctoral Consortium Mentor, 17-19 June 2020, online conference.

2019 Track Chair and member of Program Committee Foundation of Digital Games (FDG) conference in Ottawa, Canada. International conference in cooperation with ACM SIGAI, SIGCHI and SIGGRAPH.

2018 Organiser 9th Symposium AI, Games & Virtual Reality, AISB’18 Convention, University of Bath.

2017 Technical Program Committee 8th International Conference on Cognitive InfoCommunications (CogInfoCom 2017), 11-14th Sept 2017, Debrecen, Hungary.

Recent grants

June 2020 / December 2020, UCL’s EPSRC IAA 2020-21 Impact Acceleration Account, ClearStations, project in collaboration with Costain and Network Rail, PI £ 14987 (+ £ 25,200 Costain contribution in cash and in kind) Award Number: 174591

October 2018 / Mar 2019, Innovate UK Audience of the future: Design Foundations, The House of Alternative Realities, Project lead by the company 3Rooms, CO-I £59,972

Sept 2017 / December 2018, Sheffield Hospitals Charity Research Funds, Remote Clinical Consultations for Integrated Patient Care – A pilot study, PI: Claire Field, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry Charles Clifford Dental Hospital; Co-I: Professor Nicolas Martin, Professor and Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, University of Sheffield; Dr Chris Stokes, Senior University Teacher, School of Clinical Dentistry, Sheffield; D.Romano UCL

May 2017 / Dec 2017, DSTL Themed Call: Revolutionise the Human Information Relationship for DefenceAViD: A Virtual Assistant for Data Visualisation - Towards the Zero UI, Project lead Daden Ltd, CO-I £79,770

Nov 2015 / Feb. 2017, Higher Education Award (HEA), a project funded by the Department of Media Culture and Sport (DCMS)A Gamified Training Environment for Cyber-Security (CyberGaTE), Co-I for Edge Hill Commuter Science, £71,151.

May-2014/March-2016 South Yorkshire Fire and RescuePREMONITION; Preventative and Predictive Modelling of Community Fire Risk BehavioursPI, £94,276

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