Giancarlo Troni is a Principal Engineer at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), with a focus on the control and estimation of underwater robotics systems. He has a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University and has previously served as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at both the University of Michigan and MBARI, where he worked extensively on underwater robotics.

Currently, Giancarlo is dedicated to developing better tools and methods for small, low-cost autonomous machines that can scale ocean exploration. Despite the fact that current technology has enabled us to reach even the deepest parts of the ocean, much of it remains unexplored. The challenge lies in creating cheaper, smaller, and power-efficient systems that can autonomously explore the ocean, thereby reducing the cost for scientists to acquire quality field data.