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Francesca Zermiani


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


+49 711 685 84365

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

Francesca Zermiani, Andreas Bulling, and Maria Wirzberger (2022). Mind Wandering Trait-level Tendencies During Lecture Viewing: A Pilot Study. In 2022 Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications (ETRA ’22), June 8–11, 2022, Seattle, WA, USA. ACM, New York, NY, USA 7 Pages.

Zermiani, F. (2021). Is a wandering mind always a distracted mind? Identifying the costs and benefits of mind wandering in learning contexts. In Proceeding of the 3rd German Human Factors Summer School. 30-31.

Raquel G. Alhama, Francesca Zermiani and Atiqah Khaliq (2021). Retrodiction as Delayed Recurrence: the Case of Adjectives in Italian and English. In Proceedings of the 19th Workshop of the Australasian Language Technology Association [ALTA2021]

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



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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