Dr. Giulia De Masi

Technology Innovation Institute (TII), UAE

Smarter Together: Collective Intelligence from Biological Systems to Robotic Systems

Short Bio:
Giulia De Masi has 20y experience both in Academia and in Industry, at the edge between Machine Learning, Complex Multi-Agent systems and Robotics. After a PhD in Statistical Complex Systems within a collaboration between the University of Rome La Sapienza and the University of L’Aquila (Italy), she was a Post-doctoral Researcher at the Polytechnic University of Marche (Italy) and Visiting Researcher at Hitachi Research Laboratory, in Nara (Japan). In 2008, she started working in the R&D field for the Marine industry (Snamprogetti Center of Excellence, Italy), joining the Department of Advanced Engineering Services and Technology Innovation Projects. She worked in several academic institutions in the United Arab Emirates, before joining the Technology Innovation Institute in Abu Dhabi as Principal Scientist, leading the Marine Robotics Project “HSURF” (the “Heterogenous Swarm of Underwater Robotic Fish”). She is also affiliated with Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi (UAE), within the College of Engineering, and with the BioRobotics Institute at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa (Italy). She has 60+ peer-reviewed publications (including journals and conferences), 3 filed patents and 40+ reports for Industry. She is IEEE Senior member and IEEE WIE (Women in Engineering) Propel Laureate for the Oceanic Engineering Society. Her main fields of expertise are Collective Intelligence, Machine Learning, Marine Robotics, with applications to Underwater Multi-Robot systems.