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Francesca Zermiani


Research Assistant | PhD Student at IMPRS-IS focusing on resumption strategies
Teaching and Learning with Intelligent Systems (LLiS)


+49 711 685 84365
+49 711 685 73130

Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 24D
70174 Stuttgart
Room: 3.347

Office Hours

on appointment


  • Educational technologies
  • Eye tracking
  • Attention and cognition
  • ADHD
  • Cognitive modelling
  • Language acquisition and teaching
  1. 2024

    1. Zermiani, F., Dhar, P., Sood, E., Kögel, F., Bulling, A., & Wirzberger, M. (2024). InteRead: An Eye Tracking Dataset of Interrupted Reading. Proc. 31st Joint International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-COLING), 1--16.
  2. 2022

    1. Zermiani, F., Bulling, A., & Wirzberger, M. (2022). Mind Wandering Trait-level Tendencies During Lecture Viewing: A Pilot Study. 2022 Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications, 1–7.
  3. 2021

    1. Zermiani, F. (2021). Is a wandering mind always a distracted mind? Identifying the costs and benefits of mind wandering in learning contexts. In Factors Summer School (p. 30).
    2. Alhama, R. G., Zermiani, F., & Khaliq, A. (2021). Retrodiction as Delayed Recurrence: the Case of Adjectives in Italian and English. In A. Rahimi, W. Lane, & G. Zuccon (Eds.), Proceedings of the 19th Annual Workshop of the Australasian Language Technology Association (pp. 163--168). Australasian Language Technology Association.
    3. Alhama, R. G., Zermiani, F., & Khaliq, A. (2021). Retrodiction as delayed recurrence: the case of adjectives in italian and english. Proceedings of the The 19th Annual Workshop of the Australasian Language Technology Association, 163--168.
  4. 2020

    1. Zermiani, F., Khaliq, A., & Alhama, R. G. (2020). ‘Long nose’and ‘naso lungo’: Establishing the need for retrodiction in computational models of word learning. Many Paths to Language (MPaL 2020).

University of Stuttgart

Winter semester 2021-22

  • Uncovering the Cultural Iceberg - Gender and Diversity in Language, Society and Practice (Ringveranstaltung)
  • Intercultural Communication

Summer semester 2021

  • Intercultural Communication


08/2017 - 10/2019

M.A. in Cognitive Science

Lund University (Lund, Sweden)

08/2015 - 06/2016

Exchange Year Erasmus+ Mobility Scholarship

Lund University (Lund, Sweden)

09/2013 - 10/2016

B.A. in Language, Civilization and the Science of Language

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Venice, Italy)


Work Experience

02/2021 - present

PhD Student

Institute of Educational Science, Department of Teaching and Learning with Intelligent Systems

University of Stuttgart (Stuttgart, Germany)

01/2020 - 10/2020

Research intern

Language Development Department

Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (Nijmegen, the Netherlands)

Working title: Individual differences in resumption strategies

Supervision: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Maria Wirzberger (LLiS), Prof. Dr. Andreas Bulling (MCI-KS)

Best Student Poster Award at Many Paths to Language (MPaL) Conference, Oct 2020

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