Associate Professor in Genova, Italia
Riccardo Berta was born in Savona in 1974. He received the "Laurea" degree (M.Sc. equivalent) and the Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Genoa, in 1999 and 2003, respectively.
Since December 2018, he is an Associate Professor of Electronics at the University of Genoa. In particular, he is teaching Programming Fundamentals of Electronic Systems and Makers approach for electronic design in the Electronic and Information Technology Bachelor Course and Computer Games and Simulations Technologies in the Electronic Engineering Master Course.
His research activity is focused on the applications of Electronic Systems, in particular in the fields of Games, Technology Enhanced Learning and Internet of Things.
He has been cooperating since 1998 with the Elios Lab research team at the University of Genoa. From 2003 and 2010 he was a postdoc research fellow at the Department of Biophysical and Electronic Engineering (DIBE); and from 2011 to 2018 he was Assistant Professore at the Electrical, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and Naval Architecture Department (DITEN) of the University of Genoa.
Prof. Berta is the (co)author of more than 120 scientific publications in journals, international books, and conference proceedings. He is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Serious Games since 2010 and a member of the Program Committee and Publications Chair for the International Conference Series GALA (Game and Learning Alliance) and for the Applications in Electronics Pervading Industry, Environment and Society (ApplePies) International Conference.
He has been a reviewer for several international journals, including IEEE Transactions on Games, Sensors, Elsevier Entertainment Computing, IEEE Software, Elsevier Computer & Graphics, Elsevier Computer & Education, etc..
Prof. Berta has been involved in the technical and management activities of several scientific and applicative projects related to the electronics applications funded by EU and MIUR, like L3Pilot (2018) Health@Home (2016), Game and Learning Alliance NoE (2014), Stimulating entrepreneurship through Serious Games LLP (2013) and Travel in Europe LLP (2010).
He is founding member of the Serious Games Society (SGS), and he is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)and theIEEE Computer Society (CS).
Selected publications can be found here.