|Areas of competence :||Distributed Architectures, Automatic Web data extraction, User Interfaces, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Mobile Robotics, Networking|
|Languages :||Java, C, C++, WebL, Delphi, PROLOG and Ada|
|Operating Systems :||Windows (9X/NT) , UNIX (IRIX, LINUX), DOS|
|March 1998 – Present time||SRI
International / AIC
Working on the OAA project (Distributed software architecture), used in more than thirty research and industrial projects. The task consists in maintaining and improving the existing core OAA components (mostly Java, C and C++ libraries), supporting users, writing papers and preseting the OAA philosophy at international conferences. Also developing new OAA based applications to enhance and extend the fields in which OAA can be utilised.
Took part in the CHIC! (Computer Human Interface Center) group first set of prototypes, whose research focus is placed on tomorrow's user interfaces. In this framework, where OAA is utilised as backbone for multimodal user interfaces, agents dynamically compete to provide the human user with a quick and natural response. In addition to the already existing set of components, agents able to automatically retreive live information from the WEB (based on the WebL language) were designed and implemented.
Also actively working on mobile robotics projects, where robots are seen as physical agents. This configuration allows us to have teams of robots, working together to perform cooperative tasks such as collaborative map building or dynamic navigation.
|August 1996 – March 1998||Swiss
Federal Institute of Technology Research assistant (VRAI
Involved in the VIRGY project (Virtual Surgery) aimed at developing a training system, based on virtual reality and force feedback, for endoscopic surgery. Conducted the design and implementation of a virtual reality application able to represent human organs and surgery tools. In this framework, created real time effects (deformations, cuttings, bleedings) and managed high bandwidth network connections for imagery and force feedback actions among distant surgeons. Represented the project and the Institute by writing papers for international conferences, performing several demonstrations and talks.
|April 1996 - August 1996||SRI
International / AIC
Designed and implemented the integration of two SRI technologies, Saphira™ and OAA™, in order to create teams of heterogeneous mobile robots able to perform cooperative tasks. Using this innovative approach, represented SRI at the AAAI-96 mobile robots competition, winning the first place award for the office navigation event.
Federal Institute of Technology
M.S. in Computer Science with highest marks
School of Geneva
B.S. with highest honors in Electronic Engineering
Specialisation in Computer Science and Telecommunications
Guzzoni , Kurt Konolige, Adam Cheyer and Luc Julia
Many Robots Make Short Work
AAAI Journal, 1997
Robots as Physical Agents
Swiss Workshop on Collaborative and Distributed systems, 1997
Baur, Didier Guzzoni and Olivier Georg
A Virtual Reality and Force Feedback Based Endoscopic Surgery Simulator,
MMVR 98 (Medicine Meets Virtual Reality)
IOS Press, San Diego, January 1998, pp. 110--116
Fluent in English and French
Available on request