Leonardo S. Mattos (B.Sc. 1998, M.Sc. 2003, Ph.D. 2007) is a Permanent Researcher and Head of the Biomedical Robotics Laboratory at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT, Genoa). His research background ranges from robotic microsurgery and assistive human-machine interfaces to computer vision and micro-biomanipulation.
Leonardo received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the North Carolina State University (NCSU, USA), where he worked as research assistant at the Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (CRIM) from 2002 until 2007. Since then he has been a researcher at the IIT’s Department of Advanced Robotics.
Dr. Mattos leads a team of 22 researchers and technicians at IIT and collaborates closely with other institutions, including hospitals and industry. So far, Leonardo has been a key player in securing over 8 million Euros for research through externally funded projects. He was the PI and coordinator of the European project µRALP – Micro-Technologies and Systems for Robot-Assisted Laser Phonomicrosurgery, and is currently the PI and coordinator of the translational project Robotic Microsurgery and of the TEEP-SLA project, which is dedicated to the creation of new interfaces and assistive systems for ALS patients. Dr. Mattos is also participating to the project Sistemi Cibernetici Collaborativi - Teleoperation as coordinator and work package leader.
Leonardo has graduated 11 PhD students and is currently supervising another 5 PhD candidates. He is the author or co-author of more than 130 peer-reviewed publications and has been the chair and main organizer of several international scientific events, including the 9th Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery (CRAS 2019), the 4th Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery (CRAS 2014), the IEEE BioRob 2014 Workshop on Robotic Microsurgery and Image-Guided Surgical Interventions, and the IEEE BioRob 2012 Workshop on Robot-Assisted Laryngeal Microsurgery. Leonardo has also been part of scientific and program committees of major international conferences, serving as Associate Editor for ICRA, BioRob, MFI, and the Hamlyn Symposium. He is also a regular reviewer for several computer-assisted surgery and robotics conferences and journals.
Recent Conferences (from 2016)