Dr. Giovanni Ferrin received the Laurea degree cum laude in Philosophy (Natural language semantics) from Milan University and a PhD in Multimedia Communication from the University of Udine. Since 1999 he is a TA and research assistant at the Artificial Vision and Real-Time Systems (AViReS) Lab and at Research Laboratory for New Media (NuMe) (dept of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics) University of Udine. His research interests range over the main theoretical topics in the domain of Information Fusion (context exploitation, abductive reasoning and other forms of reasoning under uncertainty for situation awareness), Social robotics (Cognitive InfoCommunication, Ambient Assisted Living) and Educational robotics (DIY phenomena, Open Source hardware, STEM education). He is a reviewer for the International Journal on Multi-Sensor, Multi-Source Information Fusion. He is member of the IEEE.