Manuele Reani is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen and a visiting lecturer at The University of Manchester. Before joining the CUHK, Shenzhen, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at The University of Manchester, working on an Alan Turing Institute project in health data science.


He obtained a PhD from The University of Manchester and an MSc in Management Science from the London School of Economics (LSE). His PhD research focused on Human-computer Interaction and behavioural decision making. He worked on two projects at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), in the HCI lab at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE). He obtained the certificate from the Big Data Analytics Summer School at The University of Essex. He obtained a mini-MBA from The University of London (Birkbeck). He has been a reviewer for journals in computer science and psychology and his papers have been published in prestigious computer science and psychology journals. His research interests are human-computer interaction, data science, decision making, behavioural economics, cognitive science and the application of data analytics to study human behaviour.




I am interested in the use of analytics to study human behavior. My main interests are behavioral analytics, cognitive science, human-computer interaction, behavioral economics, and decision-making. I am interested in applying analytics techniques in healthcare settings (i.e., health informatics, medical informatics), in psychology to study psychological processes (i.e., cognitive science, decision making), in marketing (e.g., consumer behaviors, influencer marketing, social media) and in economics (behavioral economics, behavioral finance). I am interested in applying a combination of methods, including machine learning, data mining, statistics, cognitive modeling, visualization, online experiments, and lab experiment. I am also interested in developing new research methods for studying human behavior and cognition. Recently, I have been working on fintech and blockchain.     


1. "Editorial: Communication of Risk in the Public Realm",Reani M, Jay C and Ottley A,,13:935352,2022

2. "Convincing or Odd: Anthropomorphic Design Cues in Chatbots",Bao, Zhuolan; Chen, Jiashu; Luo, Yunzhong; and Reani, Manuele,,PACIS 2022 Proceedings, 255,2022

3. "UK daily meteorology, air quality, and pollen measurements for 2016–2019, with estimates for missing data.",Reani, M., Lowe, D., Gledson, A., Topping, D., & Jay, C.,,9(1), 1-12,2022

4. "Convincing or Odd: Anthropomorphic Design Cues in Chatbots",Bao, Zhuolan, Jiashu Chen, Yunzhong Luo, and Manuele Reani.,,,2022

5. "Communication of Risk in the Public Realm",Reani, M., Jay, C., & Ottley, A. (2022),,,2022

6. "Fostering Engagement in Technology-Mediated Stress Management: A Comparative Study of Biofeedback Designs",Sun, Z., Reani, M., Li, Q., & Ma, X.,,102430,2020

7. “Evidencing How Experience and Problem Format Affect Probabilistic Reasoning Through Interaction Analysis”,Reani Manuele, Alan Davies, Niels Peek and Caroline Jay,,10 (July 2019). DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg. 2019. 01548

8. “How Different Visualizations Affect Human Reasoning about Uncertainty: An Analysis of Visual Behaviour”,Reani Manuele, Niels Peek, and Caroline Jay,,92 (March 1, 2019): 55–64

9. “Mediating Color Filter Exploration with Color Theme Semantics Derived from Social Curation Data”,Wu, Ziming, Zhida Sun, Taewook Kim, Manuele Reani, Caroline Jay, and Xiaojuan Ma,,2, no. CSCW (November 2018): 187:1–187:24

10. "An investigation of the effects of n-gram length in scanpath analysis for eye-tracking research",Reani Manuele, Niels Peek, and Caroline Jay,,June 14–17, 2018, Warsaw, Poland. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 8 pages

11. “How Do People Use Information Presentation to Make Decisions in Bayesian Reasoning Tasks?”,Reani Manuele, Alan Davies, Niels Peek, and Caroline Jay,,111 (March 1, 2018): 62–77

12. "Does descriptive text change how people look at art? A novel analysis of eye-movements using data-driven Units of Interest",Alan Davies, Manuele Reani, Markel Vigo, Simon Harper, Martin Grimes, Clare Gannaway, and Caroline Jay,,10, 4 (2017)

13. “The Rise of Mobile Computing for Group Decision Support Systems: A Comparative Evaluation of Mobile and Desktop”,Wang Weigang, and Reani Manuele,,104 (August 1, 2017): 16–35