I'm an assistant professor in the Dartmouth Computer Science department. I co-direct the Reality and Robotics Lab. My main research interests include: autonomous mobile robotics, artificial intelligence, and agents and multiagent systems.

Before joining Dartmouth, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow (2015) and Research Assistant Professor (2016-2018) in the Autonomous Field Robotics Laboratory (AFRL), led by prof. Ioannis Rekleitis, at the Computer Science & Engineering Department of the University of South Carolina. I received a M.Sc. in Computer Science Engineering (2011) and a Ph.D. in Information Technology (2015) from Politecnico di Milano at the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria. Under the supervision of prof. Francesco Amigoni, my main research work has focused on the problem of studying, defining, and evaluating exploration policies that drive autonomous mobile robots around initially unknown environments to build their map. From February to July 2014, I have been a visiting PhD student at Research on Sensor Networks Lab directed by prof. Volkan Isler, at the Computer Science Department of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA.


Alberto Quattrini Li and Jesse Casana have been awarded NSF grant #2024541 to study Cooperative Underwater Structure Inspection and Mapping for underwater archaeology. This is part of a collaborative research involving Ioannis Rekleitis from University of South Carolina and Philippos Mordohai from Stevens Institute of Technology.
Sam Lensgraf, PhD student, has been awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship on underwater construction. Monika Roznere, PhD student, has received a honorable mention for her application to the NSF GRFP on underwater exploration.
Zhao Tian, Charles J. Carver, Qijia Shao, Monika Roznere, Alberto Quattrini Li, and Xia Zhou have received best demo award for “PolarTag: Invisible Data with Light Polarization” [C39], at the International Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications (HotMobile).
Charles J. Carver, Zhao Tian, Hongyong Zhang, Kofi M. Odame, Alberto Quattrini Li, and Xia Zhou have received best paper award for “AmphiLight: Direct Air-Water Communication with Laser Light”, at the USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI) 2020.
Sharmin Rahman, Alberto Quattrini Li, and Ioannis Rekleitis have been nominated finalists for best application paper award for “SVIn2: An underwater SLAM system using sonar, visual, inertial, and depth sensor”, at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2019.
Alberto Quattrini Li, Jesse Casana, Devin Balkcom, Xia Zhou, and Bo Zhu have been awarded NSF grant #1919647 to acquire marine multirobot systems for underwater monitoring and construction.
Alberto Quattrini Li, Holly Ewing, Ioannis Rekleitis, Annie Bourbonnais, and Paolo Stegagno have been awarded NSF grant #1923004 to study Computational Methods and Autonomous Robotics Systems for Modeling and Predicting Harmful Cyanobacterial Blooms, involving multiple institutions: Dartmouth College, Bates College, Colby College, University of New Hampshire, University of Rhode Island, University of South Carolina.
Monika Roznere and Alberto Quattrini Li received ICRA workshop best paper award for the paper “On the mutual relation between SLAM and image enhancement in underwater environments”, at the ICRA workshop on Underwater Robotics Perception, 2019.


I'm interested in low-cost robot autonomy and exploration in challenging environments, e.g., ocean. Research highlights include communication constrained multi-robot exploration, multi-robot information gathering, low-cost state estimation, robust obstacle detection and avoidance for ASVs.

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