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Cristina Conati My goal is to integrate research in Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science and Human Computer Interaction to make complex interactive systems increasingly more effective and adaptive to user needs. I am particularly interested in extending the range of user features that can be captured in and efficiently processed by a computational user model - from purely cognitive features (knowledge, goals, preferences), to meta-cognitive skills (e.g., the capability of effectively exploring a large information space),personality traits and emotional reactions. The aim is to widen the spectrum of information that an interactive system can use to dynamically adapt its behavior to a user's needs.