INTACT, Nicholas Caporusso, Gianluca Lattanzi
Born in 1981, Nicholas is an entrepreneur and a researcher in Human-Computer Interaction. He obtained is bachelor deegree (magna cum laude, committee award) in Computer Science with a work on "A system for enabling communication for deaf-blind people", which was awarded by the Italian Association for Automatic Calculus (AICA) as the best thesis on technology. After his master degree in Computer Science (magna cum laude), he worked on Brain-Computer Interface as a visiting researcher at the Polytechnic of Milan, at Foundation Santa Lucia (Rome), and at A*STAR (Singapore). Nicholas obtained his PhD in Computer Science and Engineering at IMT in 2012, with a work awarded by AICA as the best PhD thesis having social and economic impact. In 2011, he obtained a Fulbright scholarship and the Certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship at the Santa Clara University, in California, where he also worked as a visiting researcher at the Palo Alto Research Center (XEROX PARC). In the last years, Nicholas founded a non-profit organization (www.qiris.org) and several internationally awarded ventures (www.dbglove.com, www.paperleap.com) focusing on software (web platforms) and hardware (interaction and medical devices). In 2015, he has been nominated by MIT Technology Review as the best innovators under 35 in Italy.