People

The CRNS includes an international group of academics, postdoc and research students from a wide range of disciplines. This creates a highly interdisciplinary community ranging from computer science and robotics to psychology and neuroscience. 

Opportunities

The centre provides research opportunities (including MPhil/PhD where available) and welcomes visitors. For further information, please get in touch directly with the individual staff in your field of expertise.

Core/current staff

Associate members

Associate members

  • Professor Stefani Nolfi (PhD Node at CNR Rome)
  • Dr Amedeo Cesta (PhD Node at CNR Rome)
  • Dr Gianluca Baldassarre (PhD Node at CNR Rome)
  • Dr Nikolas Hemion (PhD Node at Aldebaran Robotics)
  • Dr Angelica Lim (PhD Node at Aldebaran Robotics)
  • Dr Nikolas Hemion (PhD Node at Aldebaran Robotics)
  • Dr Michael Garcia-Ortiz (PhD Node at Aldebaran Robotics)
  • Dr Alban Laflaquière (PhD Node at Aldebaran Robotics)
  • Dr Natalia Lyubova (PhD Node at Aldebaran Robotics)
  • Dr Ian Philips (CRNS Visiting Professor) 
  • Dr Katerina Pastra (CRNS Visiting Fellow)

Visiting/adjunct professors

  • Dr Katerina Pastra, Visiting Associate Professor (CSRI Athens)
  • Dr Murukiah Arumugam (Broadline Inc)
  • Dr Ian Phillips (ARM)

Research fellows

  • Dr Fotios Papadopoulos
  • Dr Severin Lemaignan
  • Dr Daniel Hernandez Garcia
  • Mriganka Biswas

Visiting students and researchers

  • Emily Shunk (Us Air Force Academy)
  • Tatsuro Yamada (Waseda University)
  • Luca Surace (University of Calabria)
  • Dr Junpei (Joni) Zhong (AIST Japan)
  • ​Nicolas Cantono, 2013
  • Naveen Kuppuswamy (Zurich University), 2012
  • Giuseppe Filippone (Calabria University, Italy), 2012
  • Professor Jing Li (Xidian University, China), 2011
  • Dr Oleksandr Burylko (Kiev, Ukraine) 2011
  • Felix Njap (University of Luebeck, Germany), 2011
  • Martin Tangermann (Hochschule Lausitz, Senftenberg Germany
  • Professor Guenther Palm (Einstein University Ulm, Germany)
  • Christos Melidis (Thessaloniki University), 2012
  • Anestis Fachantidis (Thessaloniki University), 2012
  • Victor Gonzales (University Carlos III Madrid), 2012
  • Hande Ceilikkanat (METU Ankara, Turkey), 2012
  • Nicholas Hemion (Bielefeld University), 2012
  • Francesco Pugliese (Naples University Federico II), 2012
  • Martin Stoelen (University Carlos III Madrid), 2011
  • Fernando Alonso (Madrid University), 2011
  • Dr Alessandro Di Nuovo (Catania University, Italy), 2011
  • Jorge Perez (University of Amsterdam), 2011
  • Neda Hantehzadeh (Southern Illinois University, USA), 2011
  • Daniele Caligiore (Bologna University), 2010
  • Hiroyuki Iizuka (University of Osaka, Japan), 2010
  • Joris Bleys (VUB, Brussels), 2010
  • Julie Chuang Weng (NTUST Taiwan), 2010

Current PhD students

  • Marta Romeo
  • Samuele Vinanzi
  • Mohammad Thabet
  • Beatriz Lopez-Rodriguez
  • Frederico Belmonte Klein
  • Leszek Pecyna
  • James Kennedy
  • Christopher Bishop
  • Chunxu Li
  • Pontus Loviken
  • Oksana Hagen
  • Virginia Fernandez De Tejada
  • Mohamed Adbdulla
  • Baris Sehran
  • Gabriella Pizzuto
  • Andrea Ferrario
  • Piotr Bogdan
  • Chris Wallbridge
  • Emmanuel Senft
  • Mina Marmpena
  • Bahar Irfan
  • Alexandre Antunes
  • Francois Foerster
  • Ricardo de Azambuja
  • Thomas Colin
  • Federico Da Rold
  • Jack McKay Fletcher
  • Francois Lemarchand
  • Christos Melidis
  • Massimiliano Patacciola
  • Saumya Rao-Shankar
  • Ilaria Torre
  • Debora Zanatto
  • Paolo Pagliuca (PhD node at CNR Rome)
  • Tomassino Ferrauto (PhD node at CNR Rome)
  • Riccardo De Benedictis (PhD node at CNR Rome)
  • Valerio Sperati (PhD node at CNR Rome)
  • Jonata Tyska Cavalho (PhD node at CNR Rome)​

Former members/students

  • Dr Karla Stepanova (Czech Technical University, Prague) 
  • Dr Akita Taniguchi (Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto)
  • Dr Martin Coath
  • Dr Max Garagnani
  • Dr Michael Klein
  • Dr Julian Tilbury
  • Dr Valerio Biscione
  • Dr Giovanni Siri Carmantini
  • Rosario Tomasello
  • Dr Sam Adams
  • Dr George Terzakis 
  • Dr Roy Tucker
  • Dr Vieri Giuliano Santucci (PhD node at CNR Rome)
  • Dr Frédéric Delaunay
  • Dr Kristsana Seepanomwan
  • Dr Paul Baxter
  • Dr Frank Broz
  • Dr ​Samantha Adams
  • Dr Alessandro Di Nuovo
  • Dr Beata Grzyb (Marie Curie Fellow)
  • Dr Beibei Jiang
  • Dr Anthony Morse
  • Dr Ning Wang
  • Dr Joachim De Greeff
  • Dr James Humble
  • Dr Martin Peniak
  • Dr Salomon Ramirez-Contla
  • Dr Robin Read
  • Dr Timothy Rumbell
  • Dr Marek Rucinski (Airbus)
  • Dr Francesca Stramandinoli (IIT, Genoa)
  • Dr Christopher Ford
  • Dr Abul Al-Azad
  • Emili Balaguer-Ballester
  • Dr Gleb Basalyga
  • Barry Bentley (Cambridge University)
  • Dr Davi Bugmann
  • Dr Ali - Ali
  • Ullrich Bartsch
  • Pauline Campbell
  • Faith Budge
  • Dr David Chik
  • Dr Eduardo Coutinho (Liverpool University, UK)
  • Lucy Davies
  • Dr Kameliya Dimova
  • Dr Salvador Dure Bernal
  • Kristzina Horvath-Nimmo
  • Peter Gibbons
  • ​Dr João Gomes
  • Alicja Knast
  • Floortje Klijn
  • Chris Larcombe
  • Magdalena Leshtanska
  • Dr Manuel Lopes (INRIA Bourdeaux, France)
  • Dr Zoran Macura
  • Dr Mohammad Masud
  • Dr Gianluca Massera (CNR Rome)
  • Dr Mariagiovanna Mazzapioda (University of Rome La Sapienza)
  • Cathy McCabe
  • Dr Natalia Passynkova
  • Dr Fabio Ruini
  • Dr Jared Sommerville
  • Dr Vadim Tikhanoff (Italian Institute of Technology, Italy)
  • Dr Jonathan Waddington
  • Dr Anna-Lisa Vollmer (Marie Curie Fellow)
  • Dr Rachel Wood