Alcherio Martinoli wins the 2016 SIE Award for Best Teaching
The environmental engineering department’s teaching commission has awarded the 2016 Best Teaching Award to Professor Alcherio Martinoli.
And the 2016 SIE Award for Best Teaching goes to… Alcherio Martinoli, director of the Distributed Intelligent Systems and Algorithms Laboratory. The award, which was set up to promote the quality of teaching in the Institute of Environmental Engineering, recognizes the high quality of his teaching, his talent in transmitting complex matter to his students through challenging and motivating projects, and his involvement in the development of the environmental engineering curriculum. Winning the SIE Award takes Alcherio Martinoli one step closer to being nominated for the campus-wide Credit Suisse Award for Best Teaching.
After receiving his Master’s degree at ETHZ, Alcherio Martinoli pursued his PhD on swarm intelligence in autonomous collective robotics at EPFL. Following several years at Caltech, in Pasadena, California, he returned to EPFL in 2003 and became an associate professor at ENAC in 2008. His research focuses on the development of distributed, intelligent systems, with a particular focus on multi-robot systems, sensor and actuator networks, and intelligent vehicles. His teaching exposes students to a unique, interdisciplinary blend of research areas, combining computational, electrical, mechanical, mechatronic, and environmental engineering.