Gioele Zardini

Ph.D. Student
Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control
ML K 42.2
Sonneggstrasse 3
8092 Zurich, Switzerland

I am a Ph.D. Student in Prof. Emilio Frazzoli's group, at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control, ETH Zurich. I received my BSc. and MSc. in Mechanical Engineering with focus in Robotics and Control from ETH Zurich in 2017 and 2019, respectively. During my master's studies, I worked six months in Singapore at nuTonomy (an Aptiv company) and wrote my master's thesis at Stanford University, in Prof. Marco Pavone's Autonomous Systems Lab.

My research interests include the co-design of future mobility systems and of robotic systems, and more in general compositionality in engineering.

I organize the Autonomy Talks at ETH Zurich. Check out our webpage, have a look at the recorded talks and contact me if you want to be the next speaker!

Open projects

As a Ph.D. student, I supervise theses at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control. Feel free to contact me if interested.
  • Smart Vehicles or Smart Cities? An Inside-Out Approach to AMoD (Master Thesis)
  • The logic of temporal resources and planning for embodied agents (Master Thesis)
  • Co-design and mobility games (Master Thesis)
  • Co-Design Applications in Engineering (Semester/Master Thesis)
  • Latest News


    06/07/2021 - Our paper Limits and Colimits in a Category of Lenses has benn accepted to the 4th Annual International Applied Category Theory Conference, and has been awarded with a distinguished keynote talk.
    05/31/2021 - Check out our ICRA 2021 workshop Compositional Robotics: Mathematics and Tools
    05/15/2021 - New preprint on the category of lenses!
    04/21/2021 - New preprint on game theory and future mobility!
    02/26/2021 - Our paper Co-Design of Autonomous Systems: From Hardware Selection to Control Synthesis has been accepted at the European Control Conference 2021!
    02/08/2021 - Our workshop Compositional Robotics: Mathematics and Tools has been accepted to IEEE ICRA 2021!
    12/02/2020 - We just launched a new, free online course, called Applied Compositional Thinking for Engineers (ACT4E). Check out the teaser below, visit our webpage to subscribe, and help us advertising it!


    12/01/2020 - Two new preprints available in the Publications section.
    07/07/2020 - Our paper A Compositional Sheaf-Theoretic Framework for Event-Based Systems has been accepted at the 3rd International Applied Category Theory Conference (ACT) 2020 and will be published in the Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science (EPTCS)! Watch our ACT20 Talk, and check out the slides!

    Recent Talks

    Co-Design of Autonomous Systems: From Hardware Selection to Control Synthesis
    European Control Conference 2021, July 2021


    Categories for Co-Design (jointly with Dr. Andrea Censi)
    1st IEEE ICRA 2021 Workshop on Compositional Robotics: Mathematics and Tools, May 2021


    Co-Design to Enable User-Friendly Tools to Assess the Impact of Future Mobility Solutions