Alberto Pretto is an associate professor at the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padua. Pretto's main research topics are autonomous robotics and perception. He received a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Padua in 2003 and 2009, respectively. His career includes both academic and professional experiences in IT (Information Technology) companies. Between 2004 and 2005 he worked as an analyst programmer at Padova Ricerche Scpa, a company operating in the field of university to industry technology transfer. In 2005 he was one of the founders of IT+Robotics Srl, a spin-off of the University of Padua that works in the fields of industrial robotics and machine vision, where he served as CEO until 2008. Between 2010 and 2013, Pretto was a Post-Doc at the Intelligent Autonomous Systems Laboratory of the University of Padua, and between 2013 and 2018 he was a fixed-term assistant professor at the Department of Computer, Automation and Management Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome. During his academic career, he spent a total of 14 months as a visiting researcher in three research laboratories: Autonomous Intelligent Systems laboratory of the University of Freiburg (Germany), UCLA Vision Lab of the University of California, Los Angeles (USA), and Photogrammetry and Robotics laboratory of the University of Bonn (Germany). In 2019 with other partners he founded FlexSight Srl, a start-up operating in the field of computer vision and artificial intelligence on embedded devices, where he served as CEO until August 2020.
A detailed Curriculum Vitae [PDF, DRAFT]
is available (last update: September 2018
). An italian version [PDF, DRAFT]
is also available (last update: December 2021