Dr Gabriella Pizzuto

Senior Research Associate Chemistry

About

Personal Statement

Dr Gabriella Pizzuto is an interdisciplinary early career researcher in robotics and applied machine learning, currently working as a senior postdoctoral research associate on the ERC Synergy Grant 'Autonomous Discovery of Advanced Materials'. Prior to this she was a postdoctoral research associate at the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics on the EPSRC NCNR project, where she focused on physics-constrained learning in manipulators to obtain better dynamics models. She obtained her Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Manchester in 2020, where she was also a Marie-Skolodwska Curie early stage researcher. Her doctoral work focused on improving the iCub humanoid robot's language acquisition skills through perception and non-verbal communication. Working as part of the DCOMM European training network, she collaborated with other European researchers in the consortium on different interdisciplinary projects and developed expertise on improving the vision and language modules of the iCub humanoid robot. Throughout her PhD, she strengthened her research experience in robotics and applied machine learning as a visiting scholar at the iCub facility (Italian Institute of Technology) and the Institute of Perception, Action and Behaviour (University of Edinburgh) respectively.