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Portrait of Beatrice Vincenzi


Postal address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



I am a PhD student in the Centre for HCID. I am investigating the role of AI assistive technology to enhance social interaction between people living with visual impairments and sighted people. Specifically I am focused on scenarios where people with visual impairments are traveling together with sighted guides. I work in collaboration with Alex Taylor and Simone Stumpf at City and I am also actively involved in volunteering activities organised by Blind Aid charity, which delivers emotional and practical support to blind and visually impaired people living in London.


  1. MSc in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence programmme), University of Padova, Italy, Oct 2013 – Jun 2016
  2. BSc in Computer Science and Communication Technology, University of Milano, Italy, Oct 2009 – Feb 2013


  1. Teaching Assistant for Inclusive Design (MSc in HCI Design), City, University of London, 2019 – present
  2. Teaching Assistant for Team Project (BSc in Computer Science), City, University London, 2018 – present
  3. Researcher in Machine Learning for process mining, University of Padova, Sep 2016 – Sep 2017


English (can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review), French (can read and understand spoken) and Italian (can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review).


Conference paper/proceedings

  1. Vincenzi, B., Taylor, A. and Stumpf, S. (2019). Hacking Sighted Guide Navigation. CHI 4-9 May, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.