About

My name is Michele Dallachiesa and I live in Trento (Italy). The goal of this blog is to talk about things that I'm working on. Mostly personal projects. If you're interested in my work or you just have a question or comment, please feel free to contact me anytime at michele [dot] dallachiesa [at] gmail [dot] com.

I'm currently looking for new challenges. Interested to work together? Contact me!

Short bio

I hold a PhD in Computer Science earned at the University of Trento (Italy), where I also received MS and BS degrees. In my PhD, I studied the problems of querying, mining and storing uncertain data. During my MS, I worked on reactive-search optimization techniques as Research Fellow at the machine Learning and Intelligent Optimization (LION) Group. I am the author of eight papers published in prestigious international conferences and journals on databases and data mining including SIGMOD, VLDB, EDBT, KAIS, and DKE. I served as a reviewer for top database conferences including ICDE, VLDB, SIGMOD, CIKM, DEBS, MDM, and for the Information Systems (IS) journal. I visited as research associate the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and the Qatar Computing Research Institute, investigating the implications of uncertainty in streaming applications, classification in uncertain network graphs, and unified models for data cleaning.

I founded and served as CTO of Skysense Inc., a robotics company whose mission is to enable fully autonomous, unattended and persistent drone operations. I contributed to several inventions applied to the field of aerial robotics. I supervised the design, development, and commercialization of a variety of products, including cloud-connected robotic systems, charge stations, miniaturized battery chargers with wireless management, and remote-controlled hangars for drones. These hardware products and software services have been instrumental for Skysense, and led to contracts with more than thirty international clients, including CIA, NASA, NIH, Google X, Parrot, and Stanford University. This work also resulted in a US patent.