Daniela Romano

Daniela Romano
Senior Teaching Fellow
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+44 (0) 20 3108 7079 (internal: 57079)
Room: 2.09
UCLIC, University College London
66 - 72 Gower Street
London, WC1E 6EA
United Kingdom

Office Hour

My weekly Office Hour is Thursday 11:05 - 12:00 during Term 1 (2 October - 11 December 2017). Please email me ahead of time to confirm a meeting slot.

Research

I am interested in human interaction & perception in virtual environments, advanced interfaces (BCI, Bio-affective), human - cognitive agent interaction, simulation and prediction of behaviour with large scale multi-agent systems, telemedicine, gamification and serious games.

Recent Publications

I have 80+ peer reviewed publications, below those published in the last three years.

2017

  • 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 .
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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, Santa Cruz,USA, 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, Eds Secchi, Davide, Neumann, Martin. New Frontiers of Social Science Research, Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-18152-3

Research Publications

Authors
Title
Year
Publication
S Garbaya, Daniela Romano, G Hattar Gamification of assembly planning in virtual environment 2019 Assembly Automation, Journal article
O Loboda, J Nyhan, S Mahony, Daniela Romano Towards evaluating the impact of recommender systems on visitor experience in physical museums 2018 Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Mobile Access to Cultural Heritage co-located with 20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (Mobile HCI 2018), 2018, Conference paper (text), Barcelona
J Henshaw, W Liu, Daniela Romano Improving SSVEP-BCI performance using pre-trial normalization methods 2018 2017 8th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications (CogInfoCom), Conference paper (text), Debrecen, Hungary
NNM Nazry, Daniela Romano Mood and learning in navigation-based serious games 2017 Computers in Human Behavior, Journal article
C Attard, G Mountain, Daniela Romano Problem solving, confidence and frustration when carrying out familiar tasks on non-familiar mobile devices 2016 Computers in Human Behavior, Journal article
Daniela Romano, DA Breslin, S Dobson Modelling Connectivity and Co-evolution: The ‘Premonition’ Study of Domestic Fire Risk Behaviours 2016 6th European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference, Conference paper (text), Paris, France
D Breslin, Daniela Romano, J Percival Conceptualizing and Modeling Multi-Level Organizational Co-Evolution. In Agent-Based Simulation of Organizational Behavior 2016 Chapter
S Dobson, M Burkitt, D Breslin, Daniela Romano Developing an ABM-driven Decision Support System in the Emergency Services 2016 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS), Conference paper (text), Rome, ITALY
A Sedeeq, M Stannett, Daniela Romano Generic and adaptive Gamification 2016 AISB Annual Convention 2016, AISB 2016, Conference paper (text)
M Al-Saleh, Daniela Romano Culturally Appropriate Behavior in Virtual Agents 2015 Eleventh Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment Conference, Conference paper (text), United States of America, Santa Cruz
O Kurdi, M Stannett, Daniela Romano Modeling and simulation of tawaf and sa'yee: A survey of recent work in the field 2015 29th Annual European Simulation and Modelling Conference 2015, ESM 2015, Conference paper (text)
J Henshaw, W Liu, Daniela Romano Problem Solving Using Hybrid Brain-Computer Interface Methods: a Review 2014 5th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications (CogInfoCom), Conference paper (text), Vietri sul Mare, ITALY
A Sedeeq, Daniela Romano Brain controlled games: Concepts and classifiers 2014 AISB 2014 - 50th Annual Convention of the AISB, Conference paper (text)
I Sakellariou, O Kurdi, M Gheorghe, Daniela Romano, P Kefalas, F Ipate, I Niculescu Crowd formal modelling and simulation: The Sa'yee ritual 2014 2014 14th UK Workshop on Computational Intelligence, UKCI 2014 - Proceedings, Conference paper (text)
L Gill, E Lange, E Morgan, Daniela Romano An analysis of usage of different types of visualisation media within a collaborative planning workshop environment 2013 ENVIRONMENT AND PLANNING B-PLANNING & DESIGN, Journal article
M Burkitt, D Walker, Daniela Romano, A Fazeli Constructing Complex 3D Biological Environments from Medical Imaging Using High Performance Computing 2012 IEEE-ACM TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY AND BIOINFORMATICS, Journal article
N Martin, OM Lazalde, C Stokes, Daniela Romano An evaluation of remote communication versus face-to-face in clinical dental education 2012 BRITISH DENTAL JOURNAL, Journal article
M Burkitt, D Walker, Daniela Romano, A Fazeli Using computational modeling to investigate sperm navigation and behavior in the female reproductive tract 2012 THERIOGENOLOGY, Journal article
AH Kimball, Daniela Romano Reinventing the Brooklyn Navy Yard: A national model for sustainable urban industrial job creation 2011 WIT Transactions on the Built Environment, Conference paper (text)
P Richmond, Daniela Romano Template-driven agent-based modeling and simulation with CUDA 2011 Chapter
M Burkitt, D Walker, Daniela Romano, A Fazeli Modelling sperm behaviour in a 3D environment 2011 Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computational Methods in Systems Biology, CMSB'11, Conference paper (text)
M Burkitt, D Walker, Daniela Romano, A Fazeli Computational modelling of maternal interactions with spermatozoa: potentials and prospects 2011 REPRODUCTION FERTILITY AND DEVELOPMENT, Journal article
Daniela Romano, DC Moffat 3 rd Symposium on AI & Games 2010 Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on AI and Games - A Symposium at the AISB 2010 Convention, Conference paper (text)
J Arroyo-Palacios, Daniela Romano A flexible bio-affective gaming interface 2010 Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on AI and Games - A Symposium at the AISB 2010 Convention, Conference paper (text)
T Karmakharm, P Richmond, Daniela Romano Agent-based large scale simulation of pedestrians with adaptive realistic navigation vector fields 2010 Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics 2010, TPCG 2010 - Eurographics UK Chapter Proceedings, Conference paper (text)
M Burkitt, Daniela Romano, DC Walker, A Fazeli 3D modelling of complex biological structures: The oviduct 2010 Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics 2010, TPCG 2010 - Eurographics UK Chapter Proceedings, Conference paper (text)
M Burkitt, D Walker, Daniela Romano, A Fazeli Using the GPU and multi-core CPU to generate a 3D oviduct through feature extraction from histology slides 2010 Proceedings of the 9th Int. Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Methods in Verification, PDMC 2010 - Joint with the 2nd Int. Workshop on High Performance Computational Systems Biology, HiBi 2010, Conference paper (text)
DC Moffat, Daniela Romano Artificial intelligence and games: Applications and new directions 2010 International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations, Journal article
J Arroyo-Palacios, Daniela Romano Bio-affective computer interface for game interaction 2010 International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations, Journal article
P Richmond, D Walker, S Coakley, Daniela Romano High performance cellular level agent-based simulation with FLAME for the GPU 2010 BRIEFINGS IN BIOINFORMATICS, Journal article
L Gill, V Kumar, E Lange, D Lerner, E Morgan, Daniela Romano, E Shaw An interactive visual decision support tool for sustainable urban river corridor management 2010 Modelling for Environment's Sake: Proceedings of the 5th Biennial Conference of the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society, iEMSs 2010, Conference paper (text)
Daniela Romano, D Moffat, Rhalibi A El, A Narayek, A Pavia, D Ballin, D Livingstone, D Friedman, G Cassidy, I Millington AI and Games Symposium 2009 Adaptive and Emergent Behaviour and Complex Systems - Proceedings of the 23rd Convention of the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour, AISB 2009, Conference paper (text)
J Arroyo-Palacios, Daniela Romano Exploring the use of a respiratory-computer interface for game interaction 2009 1st International IEEE Consumer Electronic Society's Games Innovation Conference, ICE-GiC 09, Conference paper (text)
Daniela Romano, L Lomax, P Richmond NARCSim an agent-based illegal drug market simulation 2009 1st International IEEE Consumer Electronic Society's Games Innovation Conference, ICE-GiC 09, Conference paper (text)
P Richmond, S Coakley, Daniela Romano Cellular Level Agent Based Modelling on the Graphics Processing Unit 2009 International Workshop on High Performance Computational Systems Biology (HiBi 2009), Conference paper (text), Trento, ITALY
P Richmond, S Coakley, Daniela Romano A high performance agent based modelling framework on graphics card hardware with CUDA 2009 Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS, Conference paper (text)
AA Palacios, Daniela Romano A sensors-based two hands gestures interface for virtual spaces 2008 Proceedings of the 3rd IASTED International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI 2008, Conference paper (text)
M Schwarz, Daniela Romano, M Gheorghe Visualizing bacteria quorum sensing 2008 AISB 2008 Convention: Communication, Interaction and Social Intelligence - Proceedings of the AISB 2008 Symposium on Swarm Intelligence Algorithms and Applications, Conference paper (text)
P Richmond, Daniela Romano A HIGH PERFORMANCE FRAMEWORK FOR AGENT BASED PEDESTRIAN DYNAMICS ON GPU HARDWARE 2008 European Simulation and Modelling Conference, Conference paper (text), European Technol Inst, Havre, FRANCE
S Gupta, MA Walker, Daniela Romano Using a shared representation to generate action and social language for a virtual dialogue environment 2008 AAAI Spring Symposium - Technical Report, Conference paper (text)
M Burkitt, Daniela Romano The Mood and Memory of Believable Adaptable Socially Intelligent Characters 2008 8th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents, Conference paper (text), Tokyo, JAPAN
AS Shaarani, Daniela Romano The intensity of perceived emotions in 3D virtual humans 2008 Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, AAMAS, Conference paper (text)
P Richmond, Daniela Romano Automatic Generation of Residential Areas using Geo-Demographics 2007 2nd International Workshop on 3D Geo-Information, Conference paper (text), Delf, NETHERLANDS
S Gupta, MA Walker, Daniela Romano Generating politeness in task based interaction: An evaluation of the effect of linguistic form and culture 2007 Proceedings of the 11th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation, ENLG 07, Conference paper (text)
S Gupta, MA Walker, Daniela Romano How rude are you? Evaluating politeness and affect in interaction 2007 2nd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intellegent Interaction, Conference paper (text), Lisbon, PORTUGAL
AS Shaarani, Daniela Romano Perception of emotions from static postures 2007 2nd International Conference on Affective Computing and Intellegent Interaction, Conference paper (text), Lisbon, PORTUGAL
A Binsubaih, S Maddock, Daniela Romano A serious game for traffic accident investigators 2006 Interactive Technology and Smart Education, Journal article
JR Cauchard, PF Ainsworth, Daniela Romano, B Banks Virtual manuscripts for an enhanced museum and web experience 'living manuscripts' 2006 12th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM), Conference paper (text), Xian, PEOPLES R CHINA
A BinSubaih, S Maddock, Daniela Romano Game logic portability 2005 ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, Conference paper (text)
Daniela Romano Virtual reality therapy 2005 DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY, Journal article
Daniela Romano, A Bernetti, Lauretis R De Different methodologies to quantify uncertainties of air emissions 2004 ENVIRONMENT INTERNATIONAL, Journal article
R Carletti, Daniela Romano Assessing health risk from benzene pollution in an urban area 2002 ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, Journal article
P Dew, A Galata, J Maxfield, Daniela Romano Virtual artefacts to support negotiation within an augmented collaborative environment for alternate dispute resolution 2002 Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Collaborative Virtual Environments, Conference paper (text)
S Saija, Daniela Romano A methodology for the estimation of road transport air emissions in urban areas of Italy 2002 ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT, Journal article
Daniela Romano, P Brna Presence and reflection in training: Support for learning to improve quality decision-making skills under time limitations 2001 CYBERPSYCHOLOGY & BEHAVIOR, Journal article
R Carletti, M Picci, Daniela Romano Kriging and bilinear methods for estimating spatial pattern of atmospheric pollutants 2000 ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, Journal article
D Whitelock, Daniela Romano, A Jelfs, P Brna Perfect presence: What does this mean for the design of virtual learning environments? 2000 Education and Information Technologies, Journal article
Daniela Romano, D Gaudioso, Lauretis R De Aircraft emissions: A comparison of methodologies based on different data availability 1999 ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT, Journal article
MG Pittau, Daniela Romano, MC Cirillo, R Coppi An optimal design for air pollution monitoring network 1999 ENVIRONMETRICS, Journal article