Fabio Pianesi received his degree in Psychology from the University of Rome in 1980 and the specialisation degree in Computer Science from the same university in 1986.
In 1988 Fabio Pianesi joined the Natural Language Processing unit of FBK-irst (Trento). From 1998 till 2008 he served first as deputy-head and then as head of the Cognitive and Communication Technologies division. From 2008 until 2011, he led the joint FBK-UniTn Computational Cognition Laboratory and managed FBK’s Ambient Assisted Living activities. From 2012 till 2013 he was Co-Location Manager and Vice-President of the Trento Node of EIT Digital. Starting 2013 he was Research Director and, since 2017, “Head of External Collaboration” for EIT Digital. In that capacity, Fabio leads EIT Digital’s outreach program (ARISE Europe) connecting local innovation ecosystems to EIT Digital’s, and oversees EIT Digital involvement in H2020 projects. He is supervising the EIT Digital Venture Program.
Fabio Pianesi has extensively published on topics like natural language processing, multimodal interaction, human behavius analysis, human-computer interaction.