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Federico Casalegno

MIT Mobile Experience Lab, Cambridge, USA

Federico Casalegno is Director of the MIT Mobile Experience Lab and Associate Director of the MIT Design Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since 2008, he is the director of the Green Home Alliance between MIT and the Fondazione Bruno Kessler in Italy. He is adjunct full professor at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy, and has been awarded an honorary professorship at the University of Glasgow, Glasgow School of Art. Dr. Casalegno both teaches and leads advanced research at MIT and designs interactive media to foster connections between people, information, and physical places using cuttingedge information technology. Since 2004, he has also held a position as lecturer at the MIT Media Lab Smart Cities group. From 2004 to 2007, he worked at Motorola, Inc. as a technology and product innovation analyst, and from 1994 to 2000 worked at Philips Design on connected communities and new media environments. He has published several scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, books, and articles. For the Living Memory connected community project he was awarded the Best Concept prize by I.D. Magazine and the Silver Prize for design concept by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). He holds a PhD in Sociology of Culture and Communication from the Sorbonne University, Paris V.

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