Statale Abetone 51, San Giuliano Terme, Pisa, Italy.
I am currently an Embedded Software Engineer at Aitronik, an Italian innovative start-up company that helps companies integrate Artificial Intelligence systems into Mechatronic devices. Previously I was a Post Doctoral Researcher at the AMR Lab of the University of Virginia. My research focuses on Assured Autonomy, Energy-Aware path planning of mobile robots, Localization, and more in general on Autonomous systems. I am a Research Affiliate of The Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa.
From 2017 to the end of 2018, I was a Post Doctoral Researcher of ReTiS Lab at the Scuola Superiore S.Anna, Pisa. In March 2017, I finished my PhD. in Emerging Digital Technologies, curriculum Embedded System at the ReTiS Lab of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, under the supervision of Professor Giorgio Buttazzo. From September 2015 I was a visiting Ph.D. Student for six months at the GRASP lab of University of Pennsylvania under the supervision of George J. Pappas. In 2013, I spent 6 months at the University of Porto where I wrote my master thesis under the supervision of Professor Luis Almeida.
AVIATOR: is an innovative project, proposed by ReTiSLab and LandLAb of the Scuola Superiore S. Anna, that aims at using fleets of drones to monitoring the growth of plants in farms and finding plant infections on time to prevent bad crops. Using a team of cooperating drones that autonomously take off and inspects the entire field could drastically reduce the costs preventing extensive use of herbicides and reducing the manual effort of the farmer.
Click here to watch a short interview from a local TV about the project .