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Research Center "E. Piaggio"
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione
University of Pisa
Largo L. Lazzarino 2,
56100 Pisa, Italy
Tel. +39 050 2217057
Fax +39 050 2217051
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Lucia Pallottino is currently Associate Professor at the Centro "E. Piaggio" and the Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione at the University of Pisa. She received the "Laurea" degree in Math from the Department of Mathematics in the University of Pisa in 1998. She got a Doctoral degree in Robotics and Industrial Automation at Centro "E. Piaggio" at the Faculty of Engineering, in January 2002. She has been Associate Professor from 2007 to 2015. She has been Visiting Scholar at M.I.T. (2000-2001) in the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS ). She has been Visiting Researcher at UCLA, (2004) in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department (MAE ).
- Chair of the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society Italian Chapter (I-RAS) (since Jan. 2015).
- Associate Editor of the IEEE Transaction on Robotics and of the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems.
- Scientific collaborator in the WALK-MAN European project.
Her main research interests within Robotics are in motion planning and control for humanoid robots and for multiple nonholonomic vehicles, optimal control of constrained systems, distributed control of multi–robot vehicles and quantised control.
Receipient of the "IEEE-RAS Italian Chapter Young Author Best Paper Award 2009" for the paper: L. Pallottino, V.G. Scordio, A. Bicchi, E. Frazzoli, "Decentralized cooperative policy for conflict resolution in multivehicle systems," on IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 23 (6):1170-1183, 2007.
Top 10 Best Research Papers (2000 to 2009) in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems}: L. Pallottino, E. M. Feron, and A. Bicchi, ``Conflict resolution problems for air traffic management systems solved with mixed integer programming,'' IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 311, March 2002.
She has served IEEE (CASE, ICRA, IVS, IROS, ARMS, IRAM, SAC) as a Program Committee member and was a co-chair of the Technical Program Committee of CONET2012 workshop. She is also external Reviewer for research projects such as the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) in the Computer Sciences and Engineering field, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for “Discovery Grant” research projects and the Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.-FNRS) in Brussels.