Lucio Davide Spano is an Associate Professor at the University of Cagliari, Italy since January 2019. He got his PhD at the University of Pisa, Italy, in 2013. He previously served as Assistant Professor at the University of Cagliari since November 2012, and he worked at the HIIS lab at ISTI-CNR from 2007 to 2012. His main research interest is Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), and he wrote several papers on novel interaction techniques and visualisations, gestural interaction, intelligent user interfaces, virtual and augmented reality, mobile museum guides and end-user development.
He collaborated on different projects funded by the European Commission in different framework programmes: H2020 (ECARules4All, IDEAS), FP7(Serenoa, ServFace), Artemis (Smarcos). He has been the principal investigator of different projects: ECARules4All (EU), D3P2 and EmILIE (Sardinia Regional Government) and AI4Fit (Sardegna Ricerche). He has been a member of the Model-Based User Interface Working Group of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). He has been the Programme Chair for the ACM IUI Conference in 2020 and the General Chair for CHItaly 2017. He is member of the senior programme committee in different international conferences in HCI (INTERACT, IUI, NordiCHI, EICS, AVI).
He currently teaches introductory and advanced courses in HCI at the University of Cagliari.