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

2019-07-05 Invited lecture

Invited lecture at the Collective Behaviour Lab of the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behaviour and the University of Konstanz, Germany. Thank you, Iain Couzin, for the great hospitality and the opportunity to meet your lab members.

2019-06-18 Accepted paper

The short paper titled "A Soft-Bodied Modular Reconfigurable Robotic System Composed of Interconnected Kilobots" by Federico Pratissoli, Andreagiovanni Reina, Yuri Kaszubowski Lopes, Lorenzo Sabattini, and Roderich Gross has been accepted for presentation at the IEEE International Symposium on Multi-Robot and Multi-Agent Systems (MRS 2019). Well Done!!

2019-05-02 Invited lecture

Invited lecture at the University of Luebeck, Germany, in the Institute of Computer Engineering. Thank you, Heiko Hamann , for the invitation!! Great opportunity to visit a great university and the natural beauties of North of Germany.

2019-04-30 Accepted article

The article titled "Frequency-sensitivity and magnitude-sensitivity in decision-making: a computational study" by Thomas Bose, Freya Bottom, Andreagiovanni Reina, and James Marshall has been accepted in the Computational Brain & Behavior journal (Springer). Well Done!!

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