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 Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT).
His research background includes medical and surgical robotics, laser microsurgery, medical image analysis, biomedical sensors, user interfaces, mixed and augmented reality, and micromanipulation. Leonardo received his MSc and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the North Carolina State University (USA), where he worked as research assistant at the Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (CRIM) from 2002 until 2007. Leonardo has been a researcher at the IIT’s Department of Advanced Robotics since 2007.
He currently leads a team of 13 researchers and technicians at IIT and collaborates closely with other institutions, including hospitals and industry. Dr. Mattos has graduated 15 PhD students and is currently supervising another 6 PhD candidates.
He is the author or co-author of more than 170 peer-reviewed publications and 6 patents, and has been the chair and main organizer of several international scientific events, including both the 4th and 9th Joint Workshop on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery (CRAS 2014, CRAS 2019), the IEEE BioRob 2014 Workshop on Robotic Microsurgery and Image-Guided Surgical Interventions, and the IEEE BioRob 2012 Workshop on Robot-Assisted Laryngeal Microsurgery. He is currently serving as Editor for Applied Sciences, and as Associated Editor for both IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters and IEEE IROS. Recently, he has served as Guest Editor for Frontiers in Robotics and AI, Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, Journal of Medical Robotics Research, and for several IEEE flagship conferences.
Recent Advances in Autonomous Surgery: emerging AI technologies towards machine consciousness and robotic awareness in the surgical field
Talk: Applications of sensors, AI and Deep Learning for enhanced awareness during medical procedures