Dr. Eliseo Ferrante owns a Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences delivered by the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB - Belgium) in 2013, a MSc in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a MSc in Computer Science Engineering from Politecnico di Milano (Italy). He is currently a Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, where he contributes to both Dubai and UK campuses. Prior to that, he has worked at Middlesex University (Dubai Campus) as Senior Lecturer, at the Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France) as part-time Junior Research Chair, and at the KULeuven (Belgium) as a post-doctoral fellow.
Dr. Ferrante has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed publications, among which 17 publications in international journals with peer review, and 24 articles between peer-reviewed conference, workshops, and video proceedings. Some of Dr. Ferrante journal articles have been published in journals with high impact factor, including Physical Review Letters (IF 2016: 8.46), IEEE Transactions in Cybernetics (IF 2016: 7.38). He also authored a survey article with more than 650 citations since 2013. His Google Scholar H-index is 18, and the total number of citations is over 2000. Dr. Ferrante’s research was featured on international and national magazines, including Science Magazine and IEEE Spectrum.
Dr. Ferrante’s research focuses on swarm robotics studies from an interdisciplinary perspective comprising computational, statistical physics, and evolutionary models of collective behaviors. Some of the phenomena he studies include collective motion, task specialization, and collective decision-making in artificial agents and robots. His methodological expertise includes computer simulations, real robot experiments, evolutionary and mathematical models.