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Roles in Scientific Associations
Giuseppe Riva is the President of the International Association of CyberPsychology, Training, and Rehabilitation and member of the steering committee of the Society for Computers in Psychology.
He is one of the organizer of the CyberTherapy and CyberPsychology Conference and of UbiHealth: The International Workshop on Ubiquitous Health and Wellness.
Editorial Board Membership
1) Editor for Europe
Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
This bimonthly peer-reviewed journal explores the impact of the Internet, multi-media and virtual reality on behavior and society. This journal is a "must read" for psychologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, educators, computer scientists, business executives and opinion-makers interested in the effects of interactive technologies.
Cyberpsychology , Behavior, and Social Networking is ranked 5 out of 54 in the "Communication" category of the JCR Social Sciences Edition and has an Impact Factor* of 1.591
* 2009 Journal Citation Reports® published by Thomson Reuters, 2010.
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4) Associate Editor
Giuseppe Riva, Ph.D., is Full Professor (tenure position) of General Psychology and Communication Psychology at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy and Head Researcher of the the Applied Technology for Neuro-Psychology Laboratory - ATN-P Lab., Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Verbania Italy. In the ATN-P Lab. he conducted several researches and published many papers about methods and assessment tools in psychology and about the use of Virtual Reality and Internet in medicine and in training.
As a part of the Istituto Auxologico Italiano, the ATN-P Lab has started its activity in 1996. The Istituto Auxologico Italiano is one of the main Italian research sites, with three main hospitals located in northern Italy. Clinical activity and research are carried out together, by many indipendent laboratories, each with its peculiar field of interest. This activity is still being carried out, in support of Istituto Auxologico's activities.
ATN-P Lab, headed by Riva, focussed on the implicancies of psychological issues on Human-Computer Interaction, thus dealing with technology related problems, as well as with more general psychological topics.
first decade, Riva pioneered much of the applications that enabled the
diffusion of Virtual Reality and Internet in the field of health care.
Specifically, his research work led to the development of a new scientific
discipline – Cyberpsychology - integrating innovative research ranging from
usability, ergonomics, and cognitive science, to mobile
devices and simulation apparatus.
He is also co-founder and co-chair of the Cybertherapy International Conference, to be held in conjunction with Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference. He has served on a European Committee tasked to investigate the use of Ambient Intelligence in health care and won the Honorable Mention (2nd position out of 117 projects) for the research theme “eHealth homecare and telemedicine tools and services for citizens“ at the eHealth Award 2004 (http://www.e-europeawards.org). His Lab received in 2005 and 2007 the Laval Virtual Award for the best world-wide virtual reality applications in the field of Medicine (2005) and Science (2007 - NeuroVR open source software - http://www.neurovr.org)
In 2007 Riva, has been awarded the 3rd Annual Cybertherapy Excellence in Research Award at the 2007 Cybertherapy conference . The conference, now in its 7th year serves as an international forum for physicians, computer scientists and educators to present research on data-centered solutions to health care problems. In the same year he received the "Best Paper Award" at the Virtual Rehabilitation Conference for his study of how the NeuroVR software can be used to develop a new breed of clinical and rehabilitative applications for health care.
In 2008 Riva received the Grand Challenge Presence Award from the PEACH – Presence Research in Action - IST FET Presence Support Action. Goal of the award was to identify long-term research challenges engaging the research communities in Human Cognition, Human-Machine Interaction and Machine Cognition around a focal problem leading to a major advancement in science and result in major positive social impact.
He also maintains a website – http://www.ambientintelligence.org - that received different awards and acknowledgements.