Leonardo S. Mattos (B.Sc. 1998, M.Sc. 2003, Ph.D. 2007) is a Team Leader at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) and the Head of the Biomedical Robotics Laboratory. His research background includes robotic microsurgery, laser microsurgery, user interfaces, mixed and augmented reality, systems integration, automation, usability analysis, computer vision, and micromanipulation.
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. He has been a researcher at the IIT’s Department of Advanced Robotics since then.
Dr. Mattos leads a team of 19 researchers 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. He is currently the PI and Coordinator of the project TEEP-SLA, which is dedicated to the creation of assistive systems for people with ALS.
Leonardo has graduated 11 PhD students and is currently supervising 5 PhD candidates. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, and has been the chair and main organizer of several international scientific events, including 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)