Floriana Grasso is a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science of the University of Liverpool. She holds a PhD from Heriot Watt University (UK). She works on argumentation, persuasiveness, and affective communication, especially looking at extra-rational features (values, emotions). She applies her research in the area of public health informatics. She organised many workshops and events in the area of argumentation, persuasive technology and motivation. She is co-founder of the series of workshops on Computational Models of Natural Argument (CMNA) which runs yearly since 2000. She is co-editor of the journal “Argument and Computation”, published by Taylor and Francis.