Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Giuliano’s background is in the broad area of control theory and complex systems. After a degree in aerospace engineering, he briefly joined industry, before starting a PhD in swarm engineering, gaining it in 2013. Giuliano moved from few vehicles in formation to several autonomous agents and the field of swarm engineering. Later he expanded his interests to robotics, control theory, consensus and complexity. Giuliano first post-doctoral appointment was as teacher at the University of Glasgow, then as Research Associate at the University of Strathclyde and, finally again as Research Associate at the University of Sheffield.
Giuliano’s current commitment with The University of Sheffield is with ENCORE, the EPSRC funded Network+ to undertake the grand challenge of resilience in complex engineering systems. This includes infrastructures, socio-technical systems (e.g. cities) and the engineering of natural systems such as catchments and offshore energy systems. Within ENCORE, Giuliano’s role covers both management aspects and research. encorecomplexity.org
Recent activities and achievements
Punzo, G., Simo, J., Bennet, D. J., & Macdonald, M. (2014). Characteristics of swarms on the edge of fragmentation. Physical Review E, 89(3).
Punzo, G., Karagiannakis, P., Bennet, D. J., Macdonald, M., & Weiss, S. (2014). Enabling and Exploiting Self-Similar Central Symmetry Formations. IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 50(1), 689-703.
G. Punzo, E. W. McGookin. Engineering the Locusts. Modelling the Hind Leg Towards the Design of a Bio-Inspired Space Hopper. Proceedings of the IMechE, part K – Journal of Multibody Dynamics. January 8, 2016
Punzo, G., Young, G. F., Macdonald, M., & Leonard, N. E. (2016). Using Network Dynamical Influence to Drive Consensus. Scientific Reports, 6, 26318.
Ruaridh A. Clark, Giuliano Punzo, Charles N. MacLeod, Gordon Dobie, Rahul Summan, Gary Bolton, Stephen G. Pierce, Malcolm Macdonald, Autonomous and scalable control for remote inspection with multiple aerial vehicles, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Volume 87, January 2017, Pages 258-268
Punzo, G., Bennet, D., & MacDonald, M. (2011). Enhancing self-similar patterns by asymmetric artificial potential functions in partially connected swarms. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) Vol. 6856 LNAI (pp. 390-391). doi:10.1007/978-3-642-23232-9_42
Karagiannakis, P., Weiss, S., Punzo, G., Macdonald, M., Bowman, J., & Stewart, R. W. (2013). Impact of a Purina fractal array geometry on beamforming performance and complexity. In European Signal Processing Conference.
Pierce, S. G., Punzo, G., Dobie, G., Summan, R., Macleod, C. N., McInnes, C., . . . Bennet, D. (2012). Reconfigurable robotic platforms for structural health monitoring. In Proceedings of the 6th European Workshop - Structural Health Monitoring 2012, EWSHM 2012 Vol. 2 (pp. 1187-1194).
Punzo, G., Dobie, G., Bennet, D. J., Jamieson, J., & Macdonald, M. (2012). Low-cost, multi-agent systems for planetary surface exploration. In Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC Vol. 11 (pp. 9244-9255).
Punzo, G. (2011). Fractal patterns in fractionated spacecraft. In 62nd International Astronautical Congress 2011, IAC 2011 Vol. 11 (pp. 9034-9043).
Punzo, G., Bennet, D. J., & Macdonald, M. (2011). A fractally fractionated spacecraft. In 62nd International Astronautical Congress 2011, IAC 2011 Vol. 9 (pp. 7147-7156).
Punzo., Macdonald, M., & Bennet, D. J. (2010). swarm shape manipulation through connection control. In TAROS 2010.
Clark, R. A., Punzo, G., Dobie, G., MacLeod, C. N., Summan, R., Pierce, G., . . . Bolton, G. (2015). 3D Model Generation using an Airborne Swarm. In 41ST ANNUAL REVIEW OF PROGRESS IN QUANTITATIVE NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION, VOL 34 Vol. 1650 (pp. 1460-1467). doi:10.1063/1.4914763