My scientific interests are at the conjunction of Machine Learning and Robotics, in what is know as Robot Learning. Specifically I am interested in learn and leveraging models of the world in order to provide robots with the capability of predicting their actions. Some of the research topics that I am currently interested in include: Deep Reinforcement Leaning, Bayesian Optimization and Dynamics Modeling.
I originally come from Palermo, in Sicily, in Italy, in Europe. There, I developed a passion for robotics, the sea and for good food.
Following, I moved to Helsinki, in Finland where I did a Master in Machine Learning and Data Mining. In Finland, I also learned to love the cold weather and to appreciate the Finnish concept of Sisu.
In my (little) spare time, I very much enjoy to cook. Therefore, you will also find food related things in this site. Here, you can find a collection of recipes of interesting food I prepared, with a particular emphasis on Italian and Sicilian food.
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Google Scholar: scholar.google.com/citations?user=FdE3LOEAAAAJ
Reserch Gate: www.researchgate.net/profile/Roberto_Calandra