Emilio Frazzoli

Visiting Professor


Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139

Academic Degrees

Laurea, 1994, University of Rome "La Sapienza" Ph.D., 2001, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Honors and Awards

NSF Career Award, 2002 C.S.Draper Career Development Chair, 2006-2009 Invited speaker, National Academy of Engineering-Von Humboldt Foundation: German-American Frontiers of Engineering 2009; Best Open-Source Code Award, Robotics: Science and Systems 2010

Positions Held at MIT

Assistant Professor, 2006-2007; Associate Professor, 2007-2017; Visiting Professor 2017-present

Positions Held outside MIT

Assistant Prof. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Univ. of California, Los Angeles, 2004-2006; Assistant Prof. of Aerospace Engineering, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2001-2004; Spacecraft flight dynamics specialist, Telespazio S.p.A., Rome, Italy, 1996-1997; Ensign, Italian Navy, 1994-1995

Specialization and Research Interests

Aerospace control systems, autonomous air/space/ground vehicles, mobile robotics, systems and control theory, optimization algorithms, real-time and embedded systems

Teaching Interests

Automatic control, robotics, autonomous systems