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Stefano Caselli is Professor of Computer Engineering at the School of Engineering of the University of Parma, where he teaches courses on operating and real-time systems, digital design, and robotics. He is member of the Department of Engineering and Architecture and of the University Center for Energy and Environment (CIDEA). Prior to his current position, from 1990 to 2000 he held Researcher and Associate Professor positions at the University of Parma. In 1989-90 he was a visiting scholar at the Machine Intelligence Laboratory of the University of Florida. He received the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering (1982) and the Ph.D. degree in Computer and Electronic Engineering (1987), both from the University of Bologna.
From 2000 to 2003 Stefano Caselli was Chairman of the undergraduate and graduate degrees in Computer Engineering, Electronic Engineering, and Telecommunication Engineering of the University of Parma. From 2003 to 2006 he was Chairman of the degrees in Computer Engineering at the same University. In 2003-2005 he was Rector's Delegate for the University of Parma Information Systems. He represented the University of Parma in the Scientific Committee of the Digital Agenda of Regione Emilia-Romagna during legislation 2011-2015. Since 2014, Stefano Caselli has been Director of the Ph.D. School in Engineering and Architecture. He is member of technical committees of the regional public-private partnerships on Mechatronics (Cluster MECH, Scientific Chairman), coordinating the value chain on Automation and Robotics, and Agriculture (Cluster AGRO) of Regione Emilia-Romagna. He is the founder (1992) and co-Director of RIMLab, the Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (http://rimlab.ce.unipr.it) at the University of Parma.

Stefano Caselli's research interests include autonomous robots, advanced robot programming paradigms and human-machine interaction techniques, real-time architectures, theory and modeling of parallel and distributed computing, distributed computer systems application for the benefit of the society.
On these topics, he has been principal investigator in research projects funded by the European Union, the Italian Ministry for University and Research, CNR (including national programmes and special initiatives on Robotics), regional government, and other funding and research agencies. The Laboratory for Robotics RIMLab is actively involved in research and technology transfer initiatives supported by regional programmes and has direct collaborations with several local automation and IT companies.

As a sample of recent and ongoing projects, Stefano Caselli has been researcher and WP leader within the POR-FESR project ALADIN (Water-Smart AgriFood solutions) (2016-2018), coordinated by CIDEA and aiming at optimized precision irrigation for open field crops based on a variety of sensors, including multispectral cameras carried by UAVs as well as fielded gas and radiation sensors. Since April 2019, he is the principal investigator of POR-FESR project POSITIVE (www.progettopositive.it) aiming at investigating the potential of satellite-based imagery for precision irrigation, whose results will be deployed and demonstrated in 2021-2022.

Additional research projects supervised in the last 10 years:

VAALID - Accessibility and Usability Validation Framework for AAL Interaction Design Process (FP7 project, 2008-2011). Principal investigator for the University of Parma.

MARIS - Marine Autonomous Robotics for Intervention (PRIN 2013-2016): project funded by the Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research where the RIMLab team was tasked with the goal of developing a reliable underwater vision system supporting underwater navigation and pipe manipulation.

SIRO & SIMON (2013-2018)
AGV navigation based on environment perception: in cooperation with local industries based on Regional funds.

XDrone (2014-2017)
Flagship project funded by the Italian National Research Council (CNR) aiming at development of small remotely piloted aerial vehicle carrying a miniaturized Gamma sensor for radiation detection. The aerial vehicle was piloted via a haptic interface for faster detection and localization of radiating items. In the frame of this project, a novel haptics and sensor-driven vehicle guidance technique has been patented in Italy and US.

ROMOR (2016-2019) http://romor.iugaza.edu.ps/romor/
Erasmus+ Capacity Building project. Development of institutional research repositories in four Palestinian universities and training of Palestinian students, staff and researchers on Open Science issues.

Stefano Caselli has served in program or organizing committees for several scientific conferences, including editions of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation and the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. He is member of the IEEE and ACM research organizations.

Personal statement:

I enjoy lecturing in classroom, advise students, oversee their cultural and professional growth, before and after their graduation. I promote placement of ICT engineering graduates in local firms to cater local development.
Starting from a long-standing research interest in robotics and machine intelligence, in the last decade I have been involved in the challenges of modern Agriculture 4.0, including its quest for smart, sensor-driven irrigation equipment optimizing water usage.
Looking at research from a broader perspective, I now enjoy promoting projects with immediate or long-term impact and benefits on communities and human development.

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2021/2022

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2020/2021

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2019/2020

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2018/2019

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2017/2018

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2016/2017

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2015/2016

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2014/2015

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2013/2014


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