Giancarlo Troni is an Assistant Professor at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. His research has focused on estimation and control of underwater robotics systems. He holds a PhD from Johns Hopkins University. In addition, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Michigan and MBARI working on underwater robotics.

Giancarlo is currently interested in developing better tools and methods for quantitative explore the ocean with low-cost autonomous machines. Oceans are mostly unexplored even though the current technology has been able to get to the deepest parts of them. The challenge is to have cheaper systems to explore the ocean that allows to reduce the cost for scientist to get quality field data.