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.

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!

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

Latest News


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!
06/28/2020 - This week I will be working with Prof. Dr. Michael Johnson on the Maintainable Relations project, at the Applied Category Theory School.
05/08/2020 - Our paper On the Co-Design of AV-Enabled Mobility Systems has been accepted at the 23rd IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC)!
04/23/2020 - I've been accepted to the IPAM Long Program on the Mathematical Challenges and Opportunities for Autonomous Vehicles!
01/12/2020 - We have presented our work Towards a Co-Design Framework for Future Mobility Systems at the 99th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board in Washington D.C (USA).
01/04/2020 - From today until 02/04/2020 I will be visiting Dr. David Spivak's group at MIT. Apart from working on Applied Category Theory for Robotics, while in USA I will follow the course Programming with Categories.

Recent Talks

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


IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, September 2020


Applied Category Theory Conference, July 2020