I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Milan. I pursued my graduate studies at the Politecnico di Milano, where I got an M.Sc. in Computer Science Engineering in 2007. I enrolled in the Ph.D. program as a member of POLIMI's AI and Robotics Lab and, in February 2011, I received a Ph.D. in Information Technology. In 2011 and 2012 I teamed as a post-doctoral scholar with the Robotics Lab of the University of California, Merced. Before joining the University of Milan in December 2013, I worked as a researcher at the Swiss AI Lab IDSIA.
I imagine a society where autonomous agents are embodied in robots and play an active role, providing assistance in everyday tasks and improving the quality of services such as security or healthcare. One of the challenges to this endeavour is to design agents capable of computing efficient decisions. My research concentrate on multi-agent(-robot) planning in environments characterized by challenges like constraints, uncertainty, and presence of adversaries. The contributions of my works belong to the field of AI, often at the intersection between Multi-Agent Systems and Autonomous Robotics.
I am an Associate Editor for the IROS and ICRA conferences, I served as a PC/senior PC member for AAMAS, IJCAI, and AAAI, and I regularly contribute to the peer-review process of the main publication venues in AI and Robotics.