Luca Carlonemit-unofficial


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I'm a research scientist in the MIT Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems, working with Prof. Sertac Karaman.  

Before joining MIT, I was a postdoctoral fellow at Georgia Tech (2013-2015) working with Frank DellaertI got my Ph.D. from Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 2012. During my Ph.D. I was also a visiting researcher at the University of California Santa Barbara (2011) and at the University of Zaragoza (2010).
I got my MS degree in Mechatronic Engineering from Politecnico di Torino (2008) and a MS degree in Automation Engineering from Politecnico di Milano (2008)

My research interests include nonlinear estimation, numerical and distributed optimization, and probabilistic inference applied to sensing, perception, and decision-making in single and multi robot systems.    



Dec 1, 2016 - the paper "A certifiably correct algorithm for synchronization over the Special Euclidean group", written in collaboration with David Rosen, Afonso Bandeira, and John Leonard is finalist for the best paper award at WAFR 2016!

October 20, 2016 - The paper "Towards 4D Crop Analysis in Precision Agriculture: Estimating Plant Height and Crown Radius over Time via Expectation-Maximization" (in collaboration with J. Dong, G.C. Rains, T. Coolong, and F. Dellaert) was featured on the second edition of the Springer Handbook of Robotics.

October 11, 2016 - our preprint on visual attention for resource-constrained visual-inertial navigation is available on ArXiv! (link)

September 10, 2016 - my interview was featured on the 2016 issue of MIT LIDS/ALL magazine (How robust algorithms can change the world)

July 1, 2016 - our paper on sparse sensing has been accepted at IROS 2016.

June 19, 2016 - our position/survey paper on SLAM has been released on Arxiv!

February 7, 2016 - I'll serve as Associate Editor for IROS 2016.

January 15, 2016 - ICRA paper accepted!

September 20, 2015 - I'll be at IROS 2015 to present the work "Lagrangian Duality in 3D SLAM: Verification Techniques and Optimal Solutions", joint work with David Rosen, John Leonard, Giuseppe Calafiore and Frank Dellaert.

July 17, 2015 - the workshop "The problem of mobile sensors: setting future goals and indicators of progress for SLAM", that I co-organized with Cesar Cadena, Yasir Latif, Henry Carrillo, John Leonard, Jose Neira and Ian Reid, was a success! Excellent speakers, great participation, and interesting discussion - you can find pictures, comments, and posts about the future of SLAM by joining the Google+ SLAM community.

July 1, 2015 -  the paper "IMU Preintegration on Manifold for Efficient Visual-Inertial Maximum-a-Posteriori Estimation ", written in collaboration with Christian Forster  and Davide Scaramuzza , is best paper finalist at RSS 2015

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Curriculum Vitae

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