Summary

Currently, I’m adjunct professor of Artificial Intelligence and a senior researcher of the Software Department (LSI), at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) (Barcelona, Spain), and director of research at TMT Factory (Barcelona, Spain). My main research interests combine: ontologies; software agents; Web services; the semantic Web; interactive television; personable, attentive personal-assistants; and application of artificial intelligence in environmental sciences. I'm lead of UPC participation in the European IP project "Laboranova: a collaboration environment for strategic innovation", to change existing technological and social infrastructures for collaboration and support knowledge workers in sharing, improving and evaluating ideas systematically across teams, companies and networks (IST-5-035262-IP), with a total budget of 10M €. I'm currently taking part in the evaluation of European research proposals submitted in response to the call FP7-ENV-2007-1 for Theme 6 "Environment (including climate change)", specifically on forecasting methods and assessment tools for sustainable development taking into account differing scales of observation. In 2003-2006, I served as lead of technical activities in the European project @LIS TechNET, to develop an advanced technology demonstration network for education and cultural applications in Europe and Latin America (ALA2002/049-055/2209), with a total budget of 2.5M €; and I was the coordinator of the IntegraTV-4all project, to develop interactive television for blind people in Spain (FIT-350301-2004-2), with a total budget of 1.2M €. In 2001-2003 I have worked as a member of research staff at the Network Agent Research (NAR) group at Fujitsu Laboratories of America. As a member of NAR, I shared the vision to enable software, individuals and organizations to confidently collaborate on shared tasks and transactions in the context of the public Internet.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2005 - Present

Adjunct professor

Technical University of Catalonia (UPC)
Currently, I’m adjunct professor of Artificial Intelligence and a researcher of the Software Department (LSI), at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) (Barcelona, Spain). My main research interests combine: ontologies; software agents; Web services; the semantic Web; interactive television; personable, attentive personal-assistants; and application of artificial intelligence in environmental sciences. For the past three years, I served as lead of technical activities in the @LIS TechNET project, to develop an advanced technology demonstration network for education and cultural applications in Europe and Latin America (ALA2002/049-055/2209), with a total budget of 2.5M €. As a member of the Knowledge Engineering and Machine Learning group (KEMLg), I completed my PhD in Artificial Intelligence (first class honors), with a thesis entitled "OntoWEDSS - An Ontology-based Environmental Decision-Support System for the management of Wastewater treatment plants".
Aug 2003 - Present

Director of research and environmental policies

TMT Factory
TMT Factory es una factoría de soluciones integrales en tecnología y contenidos. Luigi dirige los proyectos de investigación en las áreas de la inteligencia artificial (artificial intelligence) y de la orquestación de contenido multimedia (multimedia content orchestration). También coordina la aplicación de la responsabilidad ambiental y social corporativa. TMT Factory is a revolution-by-design software company, which does its own software and its own design, and places an unusual emphasis on interface design and on the cosmetic details that in other companies are not seen as very important.
Oct 2003 - Aug 2005

Research associate

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Experienced researcher active in the knowledge representation, agent technology and distributed artificial intelligence fields. Luigi works in a very large research initiative: the EuropeAid @LIS Technology NET project (deploying technology demonstrations in Latin America [http://www.alis-technet.org].
2001 - 2003

Member of research staff

Fujitsu Laboratories of America

Education

Education
Sep 1996 - Dec 2001

Ph.D.

Technical University of Catalonia (UPC)

Doctorado en Inteligencia Artificial otorgado por la Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña (UPC) en Barcelona, España, en fecha 21 de diciembre de 2001, con la calificación de excelente cum laude. Tesis de doctorado: OntoWEDSS - An Ontology-based Environmental Decision-Support System for the management of Wastewater treatment plants. ISBN: B-19353-2003/84-688-1569-1. Directores de tesis: Ulises Cortés y Miquel Sànchez-Marrè.