Luigi Freda
PhD, IEEE Senior Member


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I received the “Laurea” degree (summa cum laude) in Computer Engineering in 2003 and the PhD in Systems Engineering in 2007, both from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”.
• In 2006, I was a visiting scholar for 6 months at the Motion Strategy Laboratory (UIUC) under the supervision of Prof. Steve LaValle.
• From 2007 to 2009, I was a postdoctoral Research fellow at the Robotics Laboratory of the Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica (DIAG) of the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, working with Prof. Giuseppe Oriolo and Prof. Alessandro De Luca.
• In January 2009, I joined UTRI (Unmanned Technologies Research Institute) for developing real-time computer vision for UAVs and control systems for launch vehicles. In 2011 UTRI was acquired by Leonardo (previously Selex Galileo) for its excellence in unmanned technology.
• From 2011 to February 2016, I was Head of Computer Vision and Visual Servoing in Selex ES MUAS (now Leonardo), responsible for the design and development of real-time computer vision and visual servoing for UAVs. In 2011 I won with part of my Team the SELEX Galileo Innovation Awards for the UAS CREX-B.
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From March 2016 to April 2018, I was a Research fellow at the ALCOR Lab (DIAG) of the University of Rome “La Sapienza” working on Computer Vision, Machine Learning and AI for UGVs in the TRADR EU Project.
• From April 2018 to December 2019, I was Chief Research Officer at Inglobe Technologies.
• Since June 2018, I am an IEEE Senior Member
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