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Giovanni Beltrame

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Giovanni Beltrame received an MSc in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of Illinois, Chicago in 2001, the Laurea degree in computer engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy in 2002, a MS degree in information technology from CEFRIEL, Milan, in 2002 and a PhD in computer engineering from the Politecnico di Milan in 2006. He worked as an engineer at the European Space Agency until 2010 and he is currently an Assistant Professor at École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada, where he directs the MIST Laboratory. Giovanni Beltrame has published more than 40 papers in international conferences and journals. He is in the organising committee of several international conferences and is principal investigator on multiple projects funded by government and industry.


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