CV: Systems Engineer



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 Date Submitted:13-02-2011
 Last Modified:14-02-2011 (01:49)
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 Current job:Systems Engineer
 Employment Term:Temp/Contract
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
 KeywordsAdvanced Control, Systems Engineering, Guidance Navigation and Control, Robotics, System Modelling and Identification, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, TVC


January 2009 – Now                  Unmanned Technologies Research Institute (U.T.R.I.) S.p.A.

U.T.R.I. is a company specialized in development of Unmanned System. Its primary market are the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), the navigation equipment for the Special Operations Forces (SOF), the autonomous air cargo delivery systems. U.T.R.I. also provide specialized Engineering Services to the Aerospace Industry.
• Occupation or position held        Control System Engineer
• Main activities and responsibilities

-    Design of Guidance Navigation and Control alghoritms for different kinds of UAVs: fixedwing, quadrotor and ducted fan VTOL
-    Development and testing of the GNC software
-    Support to the development of a Linear Varying Parameter control for the launch vehicle LYRA  for  ELV S.p.A.
-    Comparison of different types of data fusion filters (EKF, UKF, Particle Filter), applied to the attitude and position estimation of an UAV
-    Modelling and Simulation (Matlab/Simulink) of  aerospace and mechatronics systems
-    Design of a filter for wind estimation from sensor data collected from a parafoil
-    Parameter Identification of aeronautical systems from experimental data
-    Writing technical reports and documentation, involved in project Quality Assurance process
-    Coordination of research programs undertaken in collaboration with other research institute as Sapienza University of Rome, University of l’Aquila and Istituto di Analisi di Sistemi e Informatica of CNR


May 2009 – November 2009        Robotics Laboratory, Department of Computer and System Sciences“Antonio Ruberti”, Sapienza University of Rome

• Occupation or position held        Research Assistant

• Main activitiesand responsibilities:

-    Building of a Quadrotor UAV test-bed platform
-    Design of Non Linear Control algorithms for a Quadrotor (Backstepping, Feedback Linearization)
-    Design of a visual aided hovering control and target following for an UAV
-    Development of a filter for inertial  and visual data fusion
-    Development of computer vision software

October 2006 – February 2007   Robotics Laboratory, Department of Computer and System Sciences “Antonio Ruberti”, Sapienza University of Rome

• Occupation or position held          Internship

• Main activities and responsibilities :

- Development, simulation and testing of control laws for robotic swarms

January 2006 – April 2006         Fondazione Santa Lucia

• Occupation or position held     Internship

• Main activities and responsibilities

- Autoregressive models and Kalman Filter design for the modeling of Electroencephalogram signal for Brain Computer Interface applications



November 2010 – Now        PhD Student in System Engineering

Department of Computer and System Sciences “Antonio Ruberti”, Sapienza University of Rome

• Principal subjects :

Research topics: Robotics, Advanced Control Tecniques, Computer Vision, Optimization
Followed courses: Stochastic Systems, Constrained Optimization, Global Optimization,  Semi Definite  Programming, Flexible Joint Manipulator Modeling and Control, Mobile Robot Motion Planning and Control

September 2006 - December 2008    Master of Science in System Engineering
Sapienza University of Rome,Rome, Italy final grade: 110/110 cum Laude

• Principal subjects
Non Linear Control, Robust Control, Computer Science, Filtering and Identification, Software Engineering, Management, Data Mining
M.Sc. Thesis: Filtering Techniques for the pose estimation of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle equipped with IMU and GPS

September 2007 – February 2008    Erasmus Student
Delft University of Technology, Delft,The Netherlands

• Principal subjects

Automatic Flight Control System, Avionics, Spacecraft Mechatronics, Multivariable Control System, Digital Control, Fuzzy Logic

September 2003 –September 2008      Bachelor of Science in Automation Engineering
Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy, final grade: 110/110 cum Laude

• Principal subjects

Automatic Control, Astrodynamics, Operational Research, Bioengineering, Software Engineering
B.Sc. Thesis: Collective Motion Control Law for Robotic Swarm

September 1998 – July 2003              Scientific High School
Liceo Scientifico Statale Talete, Rome, final grade 100/100


        T. FIORENZANI, C. MANES, G. ORIOLO, P. PELITI, Comparative Study of Unscented Kalman Filter and Extended Kalman Filter for Position and Attituted Estimation in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Technical Report IASI-CNR, No 08-08, Rome 2008.

        G. ORIOLO, P. PELITI, M. VENDITTELLI, A Kinodynamic Approach to Task-constrained Motion Planning, Technical Report, Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica Antonio Ruberti, Rome 2009.



• Reading skills  Excellent
• Writing skills    Excellent
• Verbal skills     Excellent

•    Excellent team player capabilities gained in years of work and research in team
•    Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills gained in a ten years’ experience as responsible of a volunteer association aimed at events arrangement and entertainment for children
•    Aptitude for working in a international and multicultural environment

•    Good planning and organisation skills achieved by the role of coordinator of research programs and as tutor of several Master’s thesis  
•    Experienced in Project Management and Quality Assurance obtained both in  academic and work environment
•    Able to manage time effectively  and meet challenging deadlines also while working under stress

Excellent knowledge of
•    Operating Systems: Windows, Linux
•    Softwares and Tools: Microsoft Office, Open Office, Matlab, Simulink, Stateflow, MS Project, UML  
•    Programming: C, C++, Java, Matlab, Latex, HTML, PHP

•    Excellent analytical ability and problem solving capabilities gained through experience in different Engineering sectors and tasks
•    Self-motivated and goal-oriented
•    Outstanding aptitude for learning

•    Travels and exploring of different countries and cultures
•    Ex rugby player
•    Playing guitar
•    Member of art and cultural organisation “Giri D’arte”

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