Dr. Anna Belardinelli




Computer Science, Cognitive Modeling
University of Tübingen
Sand 14
72076 Tübingen



Room C418

Phone: +49 7071 29-75464
Fax: +49 7071 29-5719


Since February 2012: Postdoc researcher at the University of Tübingen in the Cognitive Modeling group of Prof. Dr. Martin Butz.

March 2009-January 2012: Postdoc researcher at CITEC (Cognitive Interaction Technology Center of Excellence), Bielefeld University, on the TACES project, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Werner Schneider (Neuro-Cognitive Psychology) and Prof. Dr. Jochen Steil (Computer Science, CoR-Lab).

2005-2009: PhD student at the Department of Computer and Systems Science (DIS), Sapienza University of Rome. Final Dissertation: "Salience features selection: Deriving a model from human evidence". Supervisor: Prof. Fiora Pirri.

2005: MSc Degree in Computer Engineering , Sapienza University of Rome, with a thesis on Head movements learning via Hidden Markov Models.

Research Interests

  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Perceptual aspects of action and object interaction
  • Sensorimotor behaviour modelling
  • Computational models of visual attention

Find out more on this short portrait for the University of Tübingen

or in this portrait for Research in Germany 


The Eye, the Hand and the Object: sensorimotor features for action recognition in object interaction

(supported by the Institutional Strategy of the University of 

Tübingen (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, ZUK 63) )


Other Activities

  • 2016: Invited talk in the symposium "Cognition and manual action", at KogWis 2016.
  • 2016: in the Program Committee at KogWis2016
  • 2016: Student Volunteer Chair at CogSci 2016.
  • 2015: Organiser of the Symposium  "Anticipatory object interaction: perceptual and motor aspects" at ICSC 2015, Rome, 7 September 2015, together with prof. Martin Butz
  • 2015: Student Volunteer Chair at CogSci 2015.
  • 2014: Invited talk at ISACS 2014, 7th International Symposium on Attention in Cognitive Systems, Bielefeld.
  • 2014: Advisory editor for Cognitive Processing, Springer.
  • 2014: Student Volunteer Chair at CogSci 2014.
  • 2014: Local organiser of KogWis 2014, the 12th Biannual Conference of the German Cognitive Science Society, Tübingen, 29 September-3 October 2014.
  • 2011: Member of the organising team of the 2011 CITEC Summer School "Mechanisms of attention-From experimental studies to technical systems", Bielefeld, 3-8 October 2011. 



  • A. Belardinelli (2011). Qualitative segmentation of spatiotemporal features for dynamic objects prioritisation. Proc. Workshop on Recognition and Action for Scene Understanding (REACTS)