Cognitive science: nine editions of the Ilenia Graziola Award

04 July 2019

Dedicated to the memory of the student and young researcher who died in 2008, the award was presented today to Francesca Saviola, a PhD student with CiMEC. In nine editions the award has recognized the work of students and doctoral students on the topics of cognitive science and human-machine interaction. The initiative, launched in 2009, was supported by the University (Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science and CIMeC) and by Fondazione Bruno Kessler

UniTN/FBK press release

Trento, July 4, 2019 –

Francesca Saviola, a CIMeC PhD student from the University of Trento, won the “Ilenia Graziola Award” today for her research project dedicated to the brain. Now in its ninth edition, the prize (a check for 500 euros) is dedicated to the memory of Ilenia Graziola, a graduate student in cognitive sciences at the University of Trento and research assistant at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, who died prematurely on November 23, 2008. The award was promoted thanks to a fund set up jointly ten years ago by Fondazione Bruno Kessler and the former School of Cognitive Science (now under the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science and CIMeC) for degree theses or projects on topics related to cognitive science and human-machine interaction.

Eleven years after Ilenia’s death, the prize has been awarded, nine times, to six students and three doctoral students of the University respectively based on the evaluation of a committee made up of two members, one appointed by the UniTrento Department and one by FBK.

This year the prize went to the research work by Francesca Saviola on the study of structural changes in the brain in patients with recent onset of psychosis. The award was presented this morning in a ceremony in the Aula Magna of the Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science by Professor Massimo Zancanaro in the presence of Ilenia Graziola’s relatives.