Assistant Professor

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Room 2.15
Earl Mountbatten Building
Heriot-Watt University
Mauro Dragone
Selected publications

A list of all research publications is available on the Research Gateway


"Mauro Dragone: Mauro Dragone received a BSc (110/110 Cum Laude) degree in Computer Science from Bologna University, in 1999, and worked as a software developer and project manager in the software industry before returning to academia and receiving a PhD degree from University College Dublin (UCD), in 2009. Between 2009 and 2011 he was a postdoctoral researcher in UCD, working as co-principal investigator in the EU projects HOBNET and FIEMSER, in the area of embedded sensor systems, wireless sensor networks and intelligent buildings spaces. In 2011 he initiated the FP7 project RUBICON (Robotic UBIquitous Cognitive Network), a 2.5 million EUR project (completed in 2014) that has posed the foundations for self-adaptive ecologies of robotic and sensing devices. Dr. Dragone has successfully led an international scientific team exploring this domain, leading to numerous publications, open source software, industrial prototypes and demonstration systems in smart housing and transport. From 2014 to 2016 he was a Research Fellow with the Distributed Systems Group (DSG), School of Computer Science and Statistics at Trinity College Dublin. Since 2016, he is an Assistant Professor at the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. His current research focuses on building smart spaces combining sensors, actuators and robots working together to accomplish complex tasks while also adapting to new environments and to changing and evolving requirements with minimum human supervision."