Elena is Professor at the Information and Communication Department of the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Fribourg (EIA-FR). Elena is the leader of HumanTech Institute, former MISG research group. She is also member of the Telematics Technology Laboratory at the University of Florence.
She holds a PhD in Telematics and Information Society received from the University of Florence in 2006, and a Master in Telecommunication Engineering from the same university received in 2002.
Her current research interests are on the areas of Ambient Intelligent, Multimodal Interaction, Natural Interface, Intelligent Data Analysis, Information and Knowledge Management.