I'm currently Chief Technology Officer at Hansen Medical, a medical robotics startup in Mountain View, CA. At Hansen I oversee advanced development and research areas.

I'm also a consulting Associate Professor at the Robotics Lab, in the CS Department of Stanford University. At Stanford I co-teach the Experimental Haptics class and the Surgical Robotics Seminar. I have collaborated (and still collaborate albeit much less than when I was a full time academic) with Kenneth Salisbury, Jean Claude Latombe, Francois Conti, Gunter Niemeyer, and Mark Cutkosky (school of Engineering), Thomas Krummel, Nik Blevins, Sanjeev Dutta, Sabine Girod (Medical School), Bill Verplank (CCRMA), and Jeremy Bailenson (School of Communication). Other collaborators at Stanford who have relocated are Hong Tan (Purdue University) and Will Provancher (University of Utah).

I'm an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Haptics, and a program committee member of the Haptic Symposium. I've served, and still serve, in a variety of other program committees for conferences dealing with haptics and robotics.

Between 2002 and 2004 I was an assistant professor at the DII at the University of Siena. There I co-managed the haptics group and collaborated with Domenico Prattichizzo, Alberto Bemporad, and Antonio Vicino. Between 2002 and 2004 I was also a post-doctoral fellow at the Stanford Robotics Lab (and yes, the commute was killing me).

I was a Ph.D. student at PERCRO, Scuola Superiore S.Anna (Pisa), part of Professor Massimo Bergamasco's group.




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