I am an Assistant Professor, and the Varma Family Professor in Robotics, in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo.
In my research, I am broadly interested in robot design and control for long-duration autonomy with applications to sustainable environmental monitoring for climate change mitigation and adaptation. More details here.
My multi-scale quasiperiodic academic path bounced multiple times between Italy and Germany, and between Europe and the Americas. I studied Mechanical and Automotive Engineering in Napoli and Ingolstadt, respectively, I completed a PhD in Robotics at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and I spent one year as a post-doctoral researcher at the CNRS in Rennes, France. Here is the complete trajectory.
I am always looking for motivated students at all levels (PhD, MASc, undergraduate researchers). If you are interested in designing novel energy-efficient robotic platforms, closing the loop with optimization programs, or if you excited about using robots for climate change ecological studies, don't hesitate to reach out.