TEAM

Angelo Cenedese

He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Padova, Italy, in 1991 and 2004, respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Information Engineering, University of Padova, and leader of the SPARCS research group. He has held several visiting positions at the UKAEA-JET laboratories in the Culham Research Centre, U.K. (2002–2004), the JAERI Institute, Japan (2000) and General Atomics, CA (2004), the UCLA Vision Lab, CA (2010), the F4E European Agency, Spain (2014). His research interests include system modeling, control theory and its applications, sensor and actuator networks,  mobile robotics, and multi-agent systems.

Riccardo Antonello

He received the M.S. degree (cum laude) in Computer Engineering and the Ph.D degree in Automatic Control from the University of Padova, Italy, in 2002 and 2006 respectively. He has been a Research Associate at the Dept. of Mechanical and Structural Engineering, University of Trento, Italy, from 2006 to 2010, and then at the Dept. of Management and Engineering, University of Padova, Italy, from 2010 to 2015. From 2015, he joined the Dept. of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Italy, as a Laboratory Assistant. His current research interests lie in the areas of control systems, embedded systems, electric drives, and mechatronics.

Giulia Michieletto

She received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Padova, Italy, in 2014 and 2017 respectively.  She is currently an Assistant Professor (RTDA) with the Dept. of Management and Engineering, University of Padova. From March 2016 to February 2017, she was a Visiting Researcher at LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France. From February 2018 to November 2019, she was a post-doc fellow at the Dept. of Information Engineering, University of Padova. Her main research interests include modeling and control of multi-agent systems, with special regard to networked formations of aerial vehicles and ground vehicles.

Marco Fabris

He received the M.S degree (cum laude) in Automation Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Information Engineering from the University of Padova,  Italy, in 2016 and 2020, respectively.  In 2018, he spent six months at the University of Colorado Boulder, USA, as a Visiting Researcher. Since 2020, he is a post-doctoral fellow at the Technion, Israel. His current research interests also involve graph-based consensus theory and optimal decentralized control and estimation for networked systems.

Luca Varotto

He received the M.S. degree (cum laude)  in Automation Engineering from the University of Padova, Italy, in 2018.  Since October 2018, he is a Ph.D. candidate at the Dept. of Information Engineering, University of Padova. From February to March 2020, he has been a Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Intelligent Sensing, Queen Mary University of London, London, England. His research interests are related to active and multi-modal sensing, intelligent control for autonomous systems, and machine vision.

Nicola Lissandrini

He received the M.S. degree (cum laude) in Automation Engineering from the University of Padova, Italy, in 2019. From August 2018 to March 2019 he has been a Research Student at the Smart Mobility Lab of KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. From May to October 2019, he has been a Research Fellow at the Dept. of Information Engineering, University of Padova, where he is currently a Ph.D. student. His research interests are in multi-agent aerial robotics, especially in simulation frameworks and experimental tests.

Beniamino Pozzan

He received the M.S. (cum laude) in Automation Engineering from the University of Padova, Italy, in 2020. Since October 2020, he is a Ph.D. candidate at the Dept. of Information Engineering, University of Padova. His current research interests are focused on distributed control and localization of heterogeneous multi-agent systems.

Pietro Iob

He received the M.S. in Automation Engineering from the University of Padova, Italy, in 2020, developing a thesis project on cooperative UAV exploration and coverage for search and rescue missions. His current research interests are focused on industrial autonomous vehicles; guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) for satellites; and robotic arms control.

Badr Elaamery
Federico Ciresola

He has been the first stagiaire in the SPARCS-Lab in 2019, within his path towards the B.S. degree in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Padova, Italy, in 2020. He is currently a Master Student in Control Systems Engineering at the University of Padova. His interests involve the control and estimation of aerial platforms and multi-agent systems.

Jacopo Giordano