Ing. Claudio Loconsole

Department of Electrical and Information Engineering (DEI), Politecnico di Bari
Claudio Loconsole (Eng.,Ph.D.) received his B.S. and M.S. cum laude in Computer Science Engineering respectively from Politecnico di Bari, Italy, in 2007 and Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in 2009.
In 2012, he received the Ph.D.cum laude in Innovative Technologies from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy. 
He is a former Post-Doc Research Fellow at Perceptual Robotics (PERCRO) laboratory, TeCIP Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna.
Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at Department of Electrical and Information Engineering (DEI), Politecnico di Bari and the scientifc responsible of the “Braille Lab” project funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research within the “Smart Cities and Communities and Social Innovation” call.
In 2012, he passed a semester as Visiting Ph.D. student at Universidade do Porto (Portugal).
He has been awarded with several international acknowledgments and prizes such as the first prize winner at “World Simulink Student Challenge” in 2011, the “Europe Future of Health Award” in 2012, the ETIC Prize (AICA-Rotary) for his Ph.D. thesis in 2013, the Tech Disruption Prize at the Global Impact Competition Italia in 2014 and the second prize winner at “Start Cup Toscana” in 2013 and in 2016.
He is an invited member at AUDI Innovative Thinking community (2015) and co-founder, secretary and member of the executive committe of the ONLUS association “SOS Visione” for the improvement of the quality of life of the visually impaired.
His research interests include human-machine and huma-robot interaction, assistive technologies, computer vision, motion planning and neurorehabilitation.