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-I am a Researcher at Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IDSIA, USI-SUPSI) in Lugano (Switzerland),​ working on Biomedical Image Processing, ​Robot Vision, Computer Graphics / Visualization ​and Distributed Algorithms.+I am a Senior ​Researcher at Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IDSIA, USI-SUPSI) in Lugano (Switzerland),​ working on Robotics, Machine Learning applications,​ Human-Robot interaction, ​Biomedical Image Processing, ​Data Visualization.
  
 On this site you can find my ongoing and past [[wiki:​research|projects]],​ [[wiki:​software|software]] I created, [[wiki:​publications|publications]],​ and [[wiki:​teaching|teaching-related]] materials. On this site you can find my ongoing and past [[wiki:​research|projects]],​ [[wiki:​software|software]] I created, [[wiki:​publications|publications]],​ and [[wiki:​teaching|teaching-related]] materials.
  
 Notable news & awards (reverse chronological order): Notable news & awards (reverse chronological order):
 +  * **May, 2020**: Our highly-cited [[https://​ieeexplore.ieee.org/​document/​8293995|paper]] “Machine-Learning Method for Quality of Transmission Prediction of Unestablished Lightpaths” (with [[https://​www.telematica.polito.it/​member/​cristina-rottondi/​|Cristina Rottondi]] and colleagues) published on the IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking won the prestigious “[[https://​www.comsoc.org/​about/​awards/​paper-awards/​ieee-communications-society-charles-kao-award-best-optical-communications|IEEE Communications Society Charles Kao Award]]”.
 +  * **Mar, 2019**: Research on [[http://​people.idsia.ch/​~gromov/​pointing-gestures/​|pointing gestures for proximity interaction]] by our PhD student [[http://​people.idsia.ch/​~gromov|Boris Gromov]] got the best demonstration award and an honorable mention for the best video award at [[https://​humanrobotinteraction.org/​2019/​wp-content/​uploads/​2019/​03/​HRI-2019-Best-Award-list-1.pdf|HRI 2019]]
 +  * **Jul, 2018**: Recent results & videos on using pointing gestures for [[http://​people.idsia.ch/​~gromov/​hri-landing/​|landing drones]] and [[http://​people.idsia.ch/​~gromov/​motion-relloc/​|localizing mobile robots]] (patent pending), from PhD student Boris Gromov. ​ The latter work was accepted at IROS 2018 in the paper “Robot Identification and Localization with Pointing Gestures”.
 +  * **Jan, 2018**: Have a look at the [[https://​arxiv.org/​abs/​1709.05368|preprint]] of our recent article on "​Learning Ground Traversability from Simulations”,​ to appear on IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters.
   * **Apr, 2016**: Our work on the [[http://​www.leet.it/​home/​giusti/​website/​doku.php?​id=wiki:​forest|visual perception of forest trails]] was showcased to a huge audience in the [[http://​www.ustream.tv/​recorded/​85315086|GTC 2016 Opening Keynote speech by NVIDIA]], time 1:27 and 1:35.   * **Apr, 2016**: Our work on the [[http://​www.leet.it/​home/​giusti/​website/​doku.php?​id=wiki:​forest|visual perception of forest trails]] was showcased to a huge audience in the [[http://​www.ustream.tv/​recorded/​85315086|GTC 2016 Opening Keynote speech by NVIDIA]], time 1:27 and 1:35.
   * **Feb, 2016**: Additional material (including videos) for our work on the visual perception of forest trails is available [[http://​www.leet.it/​home/​giusti/​website/​doku.php?​id=wiki:​forest|here]]. ​ Press coverage by [[http://​www.washingtontimes.com/​news/​2016/​feb/​10/​researchers-develop-missing-person-rescue-drone-na/​|The Washington Times]], [[http://​www.wired.co.uk/​news/​archive/​2016-02/​11/​drone-follow-forest|Wired]],​ [[http://​www.nbcnews.com/​tech/​innovation/​trail-following-drones-could-locate-guide-lost-hikers-n516056|NBC]],​ [[http://​www.popularmechanics.com/​flight/​drones/​a19385/​new-software-turns-drones-into-bloodhounds-chase-you-through-woods/​|Popular Mechanics]],​ [[http://​www.dailymail.co.uk/​sciencetech/​article-3440694/​Drones-taught-search-missing-people-AI-software-works-quadcopters-explore-forests-woods.html|Daily Mail]]. ​ A few insightful and flattering comments also in [[http://​spectrum.ieee.org/​automaton/​robotics/​artificial-intelligence/​aaai-video-highlights-drones-navigating-forests-and-robot-boat-swarms|this nice piece @ IEEE Spectrum]].   * **Feb, 2016**: Additional material (including videos) for our work on the visual perception of forest trails is available [[http://​www.leet.it/​home/​giusti/​website/​doku.php?​id=wiki:​forest|here]]. ​ Press coverage by [[http://​www.washingtontimes.com/​news/​2016/​feb/​10/​researchers-develop-missing-person-rescue-drone-na/​|The Washington Times]], [[http://​www.wired.co.uk/​news/​archive/​2016-02/​11/​drone-follow-forest|Wired]],​ [[http://​www.nbcnews.com/​tech/​innovation/​trail-following-drones-could-locate-guide-lost-hikers-n516056|NBC]],​ [[http://​www.popularmechanics.com/​flight/​drones/​a19385/​new-software-turns-drones-into-bloodhounds-chase-you-through-woods/​|Popular Mechanics]],​ [[http://​www.dailymail.co.uk/​sciencetech/​article-3440694/​Drones-taught-search-missing-people-AI-software-works-quadcopters-explore-forests-woods.html|Daily Mail]]. ​ A few insightful and flattering comments also in [[http://​spectrum.ieee.org/​automaton/​robotics/​artificial-intelligence/​aaai-video-highlights-drones-navigating-forests-and-robot-boat-swarms|this nice piece @ IEEE Spectrum]].