Career
Daniele Caltabiano
Actual position
  • Employee at STMicroelectronics in Milan (Italy) as Engineer, working on Robotics and Embedded Systems:
    • Mobile robots
    • UAV: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
    • Manipulators
    • Micro robots
    • Low and high level control
    • HW modularity
    • Machine vision
    • Autonomous navigation
    • Localization, map building and SLAM.
EDUCATION
  • March 21st, 2006: Ph.D. in Electronics and Automation Engineering defending an experimental thesis titled “Innovative methods in Autonomous Field Robotics”.
  • July 15th, 2002: Qualification to practising the Profession of Engineer at the Engineering Faculty of the, University of Catania, Italy.
  • January 29th, 2002: Master Degree (MSc equivalent) in Computer Science Engineering at the Engineering Faculty of the University of Catania with final mark 110/110 with lode (summa cum laude), defending an experimental thesis titled “Ottimizzazione della trazione e del consumo energetico di un robot a sei ruote indipendenti per esplorazioni vulcaniche” (Optimization of the traction and the power consumption of six independent wheels robot for volcanic exploration).
  • July 1996: High School Diploma at the “Liceo Scientifico Leonardo”, Giarre, CT, Italy with full marks (60/60).
Grant and scholarships
  • Scholarship awarded by Italian Ministry for Instruction, University and Research to attend the Ph.D. Course in Electronics and Automation Engineering (cycle XVIII) at the University of Catania.
  • Scholarship awarded by the Socrates/Erasmus European programme for education to attend a six month period of study at the University of Exeter (UK).
Attended schools and courses
  • ICVSS2007: "International Computer Vision Summer School", with final examination session on "Detection, Recognition and Segmentation in Context", July 9 - 14, 2007, Sicily, Italy.
  • 2nd Summer School on "Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping", August 3 - 7, 2004, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France.
  • 2nd Rescue Robotics Camp, October 29th - November 2nd, 2005, Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza" - Istituto Superiore Antincendi, Roma, Italy.
Scientific skills
  • Programming Languages: C, C++, Pascal, Delphi, Java, SQL, Assembler, Ladder Diagram, Sequential Function Chart, Instruction List, Function Block Diagram.
  • WEB Languages: HTML, PHP, JavaScript, SQL.
  • Other Languages: Matlab, VHDL, ActiveHDL.
  • IDEs: Visual C++, Visual Basic, Borland C++ Builder, Borland Delphi, Metrowerks Codewarrior, Visual Five, Keil MicroVision, Microchip MPLAB IDE, Dynamic C, Frontpage, Adobe GoLive.
  • PLC and Microcontrollers: Arm Based microcontrollers (STMicroelectronics Str7, Str9 and STM32), STMicroelectronics ST5, ST7, ST10, Microchip PIC16/PIC18/dsPIC, Freescale (ex. Motorola) MPC555, 8051 architecture (Rabbit 3000), PLC SAIA PCD1.
  • Operating Systems: Ms-Dos, MS Windows (3.x, 9x, Me, NT, 2000, XP), Linux (Fedora, Mandriva, Kubuntu, ...), Real Time OSs (RTLinux, RTAI, MiniRTL), Microcontroller OSs (FreeRTOS).
  • Scientific Tools: CC, Matlab, Simulink, Protel, Orcad, VisualNastran, Autocad, 3DS MAX, SolidWorks, Labview, SCADA National Instrument.
  • Graphic Tools: Adobe PhotoShop, Corel Draw, Paint Shop Pro, The GIMP, Inkscape.
  • Office Tools: MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project, Outlook), OpenOffice.
Languages
  • Italian: mother language
  • English: Cambridge FCE - First Certificate in English (Dec 2007).