I’ll start as Assistant Professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT this Fall! Stay tuned!

I’m a research scientist in the MIT Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems, working with Prof. Sertac Karaman.

Before joining MIT, I was a postdoctoral fellow at Georgia Tech (2013-2015) working with Frank Dellaert. I got my Ph.D. from Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 2012. During my Ph.D. I was also a visiting researcher at the University of California Santa Barbara (2011) and at the University of Zaragoza (2010).
I got my MS degree in Mechatronic Engineering from Politecnico di Torino (2008) and an MS degree in Automation Engineering from Politecnico di Milano (2008).

My research interests include nonlinear estimation, numerical and distributed optimization, and probabilistic inference applied to sensing, perception, and decision-making in single and multi robot systems.

My Erdos number is 3 (Bandeira-Alon-Erdos)

Download CV (updated: Aug. 2017)

Research Interests

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Multimodal robot perception: geometric, semantic, and physical understanding


Sensing, Perception, and Navigation of resource-constrained robots


Robust and distributed estimation with provable performance guarantees