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Francesca Mangili

Work and teaching experience

Jan 2013 — present Researcher at IDSIA, Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Department of Innovative Technologies - SUPSI, University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland
Feb — Jul 2016 Teaching assistant of Applied statistics at SUPSI. Teaching and preparation of laboratory sessions.
Feb — Jul 2015 Lecturer of Computational Mathematics and Algorithms at SUPSI. Responsible for teaching and exercise sessions.
May — Jun 2012,
Apr — Sep 2011,
Jun — Sep 2010,
Jun — Oct 2009
Visiting researcher at the Computerized Operation Support Systems division of the Institute for Energy Technology - OECD Halden Reactor Project, Halden, Norway. Development and application of data-mining and machine learning to component diagnostics and prognostics in the fields of nuclear energy and oil&gas production.
Feb — May 2012 Teaching assistant of Nuclear power plants operations and maintenance at Politecnico di Milano. Teaching and preparation of laboratory sessions.
Sep 2011 — Jan 2012 Teaching assistant of Computational methods for safety and risk analysis I and II at Politecnico di Milano. Teaching of exercise sessions and supervising projects.


Jan 2010 — Mar 2013 Ph.D. in Energy and Nuclear Science and Technology, Department of Energy, Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Dissertation title: “Development of advanced computational methods for Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) in energy components and systems.”
Sep 2007 — Dec 2009 MSc in Nuclear Engineering, Department of Energy, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Sep 2005 — Dec 2009 MSc in Engineering, Ecole Centrale Paris, France.
Sep 2005 — Jun 2007 BSc in Fundamental Physics, Université Paris-Sud 11, France.
Sep 2003 — Sep 2007 BSc in Physics Engineering, Physics Department, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

Summer schools

July 2014 Sixth SIPTA School on Imprecise Probabilities, Montpellier (France).
June 2014 ABS14 - Applied Bayesian Statistics School on applied Bayesian nonparametrics, Como (Italy).





May 2015 — July 2016 Adaptive systems for foreign languages teaching. Development of an adaptive e-learning system to evaluate students competences. Based on AI reasoning techniques, the system estimates student' skills and automatically selects the questions more suited to the student in order to maximize the accuracy of the evaluation while limiting the duration of the test (e.g., by avoiding questions that are too easy or too difficult). A prototype has been released for language teaching at SUPSI.
Jul 2015 — present GoEco! A community based eco-feedback approach to promote sustainable personal mobility styles. Statistical analysis and mining of mobility tracking data for transport mode detection and user profiling.
Jan 2013 — Dec 2014 Learning under near-Ignorance: models and methods. Development of robust methods for learning from data in situations of uncertainty and lack of knowledge. By modeling a situation of prior near-ignorance by means of set of prior distributions, these methods naturally lead to indeterminate (i.e., set-valued) predictions, so that, when the information from data is not enough to draw stronger conclusions, they originate very credible and reliable models.

Language skills

ITALIAN Mother language

Computer and programming skills

Extensive knowledge of Matlab and R.
Good knowledge of Latex, Mathematica, Weka, HTML.
Basic C++, Phyton and Java programming skills.

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