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2012-11-13 11.50.42Luca was born on 1985 in Treviglio (BG) and he’s grown up in Osio Sotto, a  smal town with 11000 people close to Bergamo (north of Italy).

Luca received his Bachelor and Master degrees in Software Engineering (Summa cum Laude) from University of Bergamo respectively in July 2007 and December 2009, defending the theses “Design and implementation of a Java3D library for animation of mechanical models” and “Refactoring of Mobile Manipulation software libraries“.

From April 2009 to March 2013 Luca was a member of the European Project FP7 BRICS – Best pRactice In robotiCS and worked on the Openness and Flexibility of Robotics Software. In this context his research focused on the modeling and resolution of software variability (major topic) and on the design of approaches and tools for improving the flexibility of Robotics Software.

In January 2010 he joined the PhD school in Mechatronics, Information Technology, New Technologies and Mathematical Methods at University of Bergamo (supervised by Prof. Davide Brugali). He graduated in April 2013 defending the thesis: “Variability Modeling and Resolution in Component-based Robotics Systems”.

From March 2013 to July 2013 he was a PostDoc at the University of Bergamo. From August 2013 he has a PostDoc position at ETH Zurich, working for the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control headed by Prof. Raffaello D’Andrea.

His main research interests revolve around Robotics and Software Engineering. Luca is currently working on the software architecture of the Flying Machine Arena (FMA).