Experience from Claudio Rossi
Dr. Claudio Rossi received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 2001 with a thesis on Nature-inspired search techniques for hard optimization problems. His research interests in the last years they have been directed towards applications of Artificial Intelligence “soft computing” techniques (evolutionary algorithms, neural networks and fuzzy rules systems) to pattern matching, computer vision and robotics. Since 2009, he has started working on bio-inspired systems, shifting form Nature-based (software) search techniques to Nature-based physical systems (see http://www.disam.upm.es/crossi/Bio_Inspired_Systems_Lab/Bio_Home.html).
He has been visiting researcher at the LIACS (Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science, NL), post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Artificial Intelligence at the UPM and Visiting Professor at the University Carlos III of Madrid. During 2005-09 he was "Ramon y Cajal" research fellow at the UPM, and since 2009 he is professor at the UPM. He has participated in several international research projects with ESA (European Space Agency) and EC-funded as well as with private companies, and he has published over 70 papers in scientific journals and international conferences, on the topics of artificial intelligence and robotics.
He is Associated Editor of the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (Topic: bioinspired robots) , Associated Editor of Frontiers in Evolutionary Robotics (Frontiers in Robotics and AI), and member of the Editorial Board of Frontiers in Bionics (specialty of Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology).
Personal web page: http://www.disam.upm.es/crossi/Claudio_Rossis_pages/Welcome.html