Moreno Colombo

Moreno Colombo
Université de Fribourg · Human-IST Institute

Master of Science

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Introduction
PhD Student in HCI interested in making interaction with machines less protocol-dependent, but more free, natural and user-friendly, thanks to fuzzy methods, artificial intelligence and phenotropic principles.

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Publications (15)
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A control strategy targeting energy and comfort goals, is implemented in an individual and an open-space office, to control blinds and dimming lighting as part of an MPC intelligent control system. The study aims to achieve occupant's com- fort and an improved energy use in a quasi-real time optimization of the interior environment, using discomfor...
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This manuscript proposes a five-step methodology that enables the mapping of perceived spatial qualities. To achieve such a goal, crowdsourcing and neural network methods were used. Crowdsourcing enables gathering data from people, and neural networks facilitate extending that knowledge to perform automatic classifications. The proposed method is t...
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Electric lighting energy expenses has gained importance in the last decades representing a large part of the global energy expense worldwide. The increase of the proportion of glazed building facades is an incomplete solution raising other problems regarding thermal and visual comfort, while rebound effects in terms of lighting usage lowered the en...
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Machine Learning techniques have been recently investigated as an alternative to the use of physical simulations, aiming to improve the response time of daylight and electric lighting performance-predictions. In this study, daylight and electric lighting predictor models are derived from daylighting RADIANCE simulations, aiming to provide visual co...
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Task-lighting is a well-known strategy to save energy by bringing light where it is most needed, providing adaptable localised light conditions of special interest in the current home-office context. Despite these benefits and in addition to negatively impacting biological rhythms, the generalization of backlit screens has made task lights less dem...
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With the emergence of Human Smart Cities, the involvement and participation of citizens in city improvement projects has acquired the greatest relevance. To empower citizen participation, the implementation of co-production mechanisms that provide a balanced, equal, and transparent relationship between citizens and public sector in an evolving digi...
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Streetwise is the first map of spatial quality of urban design of Switzerland. Streetwise measures the human perception of spatial situations and uses crowdsourcing methods for this purpose: a large number of people are shown pairs of street-level images of public space online; by clicking on an image, they each give an evaluation about the place...
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Computing with words and perceptions is a technique that has been proven to be incredibly powerful to understand and compute with entities with imprecise nature, such as natural language and human perceptions. To be able to correctly handle these elements, however, a high degree of human-generated data is needed for the precisiation of meaning, the...
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Computing with words and perceptions is a technique that has been proven to be incredibly powerful to understand and compute with entities with imprecise nature, such as natural language and human perceptions. To be able to correctly handle these elements, however, a high degree of human-generated data is needed for the precisiation of meaning, the...
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Research and practice have long been working on the development and implementation of intelligent or smart systems. Such efforts are particularly made in the field of artificial intelligence. In this context, this article deals with the design and development of a system that should come close to human information processing. The proposed framework...
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It is believed that language is the window into the mind, thus a fundamental building brick for the development of artificial intelligence. Understanding natural language is therefore a crucial task for computer systems of the future, and as such it is widely studied. An important tool for the decoding of language are semantic similarity measures,...
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There are many perspectives and conceptions about “Smart Cities”. One thing they have in common is the enrichment of city functions through the use of information technologies. However, often smart solutions are developed following a “top-down” approach and besides, it seems that prioritizing efficiency and sustainability are not often the best way...
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People living in urban areas suffer from increasing noise pollution. Local and national governments invest efforts in the development of sensor-based noise monitoring systems and long-term plans to reduce noise pollution. However, deploying such sensor-based systems on a city scale is very expensive. In this work, Jingle Jungle Maps, a tool for the...
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Benchmarking different components of a smart city is a fundamental process for its aimed improvement. Although solutions to this problem have already been proposed, all of them are difficult to be concretely put in place in cities nowadays. This article proposes a framework able to simplify this task through the inclusion of different stakeholders...
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Artificial intelligence being one of the buzzwords of the decade, with an increasingly growing number of new initiatives and investments, the scope of this article is that of investigating the current situation of research in this field. In particular the reasons why experts believe that research in artificial intelligence is currently stuck and ot...

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Developing smart city solutions with the direct involvement of citizens in the different steps of the problem identification and solution process. This has the goal of creating smarter cities centred on the citizens' needs and desires.
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Development of strategies to make interactions between different systems (especially between humans and computer systems) not relying on predefined protocols, in a nature-inspired way. This is motivated by the fact that computers should adapt to people' way of communicating, and not the opposite, since this would make technology more accessible to everybody, independently from their disabilities and level of instruction.