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Francesca Zermiani is a PhD student in the International Max Planck Research School for Intelligent Systems (IMPRS-IS) since February 2021, jointly supervised with Jun.-Prof. Maria Wirzberger. Francesca holds a Bachelor’s degree in Language Studies from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy) and a Master’s degree in Cognitive Science from Lund University (Sweden). Her research interests include educational technologies, eye tracking and attentional processes, as well as attention disorders (ADHD). Besides, she worked as a research intern within the field of Computational Linguistics. Her current research focuses on investigating individual differences in resumption strategies. In particular, she is interested in developing eye-based techniques to support students in resuming interrupted tasks.


  1. Mind Wandering Trait-level Tendencies During Lecture Viewing: A Pilot Study

    Mind Wandering Trait-level Tendencies During Lecture Viewing: A Pilot Study

    Francesca Zermiani, Andreas Bulling, Maria Wirzberger

    Proc. the EduEye Workshop on Eye Tracking in Learning and Education (EduEye), pp. 1–7, 2022.

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  1. Is a wandering mind always a distracted mind? Identifying the costs and benefits of mind wandering in learning contexts

    Francesca Zermiani

    Proceedings of the 3rd German Human Factors Summer School, pp. 30–33, 2021.

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  2. Retrodiction as Delayed Recurrence: the Case of Adjectives in Italian and English

    Raquel G. Alhama, Francesca Zermiani, Atiqah Khaliq

    Proc. the 19th Annual Workshop of the Australasian Language Technology Association, pp. 1–6, 2021.

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  1. ‘Long nose’ and ‘naso lungo’: Establishing the need for retrodiction in computational models of word learning

    Francesca Zermiani, Atiqah Khaliq, Raquel Garrido Alhama

    Poster presented at Many Paths to Language (virtual MPaL), 2020.

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