Andreagiovanni Reina
Research Fellow in Collective Robotics, University of Sheffield, UK

Andreagiovanni Reina

I am a Research Fellow in Collective Robotics at the Behavioural and Evolutionary Theory Lab of the University of Sheffield, in UK, under the supervision of Prof. James Marshall. I am currently involved in the ERC project DiODe - Distributed Algorithms for Optimal Decision-Making and in the ONRG Swarm Awareness project.
My research interests are collective decision making, swarm robotics and distributed cognition.


Before joining the University of Sheffield, from 2011 till 2015, I conducted my research as Ph.D. student at IRIDIA, the Artificial Intelligence Lab of the Université Libre de Bruxelles, in Belgium, under the supervision of Prof. Marco Dorigo and Dr. Vito Trianni.
My Ph.D. work has been part of the two European Projects E-SWARM - Engineering Swarm Intelligence Systems and DICE - Distributed Cognition Engineering.

Before joining IRIDIA, I collaborated with IDSIA (Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence) in Lugano, Switzerland, from November 2009 till April 2011, within the context of the European Project (FP6) Swarmanoid. Here, I initially conducted my master thesis under the supervision of Prof. Luca Gambardella and Dr. Gianni Di Caro. Then, after graduation, I prolonged my research collaboration of a few months. My work at IDSIA focused on the use of a ceiling camera network to perform distributed path planning for ground robots.

I conducted my bachelor and master studies at Politecnico di Milano - Department of Electronics and Information in the campus of Como, Italy, where I specialised in robotics, artificial intellidence and web technologies. I graduated with a first class honours Master of Science Degree in Computer Engineering.

During my studies, I worked for one year on the EU Project: PHAROS (Platform for searcHing of Audiovisual Resources across Online Spaces). A part of the work has been conducted in Milano (Italy) at WebModels srl, and another part at Microsoft (Fast Search & Transfer) in Oslo, Norway, thanks to an European scholarship.

I happily grew up in Como, my hometown, which is situated in the North of Italy.

Latest highlights

2019 - 2020 Documentary

The collaboration with the artist Suki Chan is giving its first results. Here the trailer (featuring part of my interview) of the documentary I and my research will be part of. For a longer read, see the post on the Arts Council page.

November 2019 Swarm Intelligence's Editor

Thanks to the General Chair, Marco Dorigo, for the great opportunity to serve as a Guest Editor for Swarm Intelligence. The first part of the edited issues is out in November 2019 with a collection of great articles.

2019-10-30 Accepted article

The article "Comparison of magnitude-sensitive sequential sampling models in a simulation-based study" has been accepted for publication on the Journal of Mathematical Psychology. Congratulations to all the co-authors.

2019-09-30 Accepted article

Great news for people that like models but don't want to much maths. Our article that describes MuMoT, the "Multiscale Modelling Tool: Mathematical Modelling of Collective Behaviour without the Maths" has been accepted today for publication on PLoS ONE. Try MuMoT and enjoy modelling

Andreagiovanni Reina - Research Associate in Collective Robotics - The University Of Sheffield, UK Design support from SoftyWeb