Vito Cacucciolo
Ph.D.-Student

Phone.: +39 050 883395
Fax: +39 050 883399

About:

EDUCATION:
NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, New York, NY, US
M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering (curriculum: controls and dynamical systems), GPA 3.96/4.00, 2013

Polytechnic of Bari, Bari, Italy
M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, cum laude, 2013
B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, 2010

RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Dynamical and Complex Systems
Soft and Bioinspired Robotics
BioMechanics
Computational Biology and Evolutionary computation
Numerical methods
Optimization methods

SKILLS:
CAE FEM/FEA: ANSYS, Inc., LS-DYNA
CAD3D/CAM/CAE: CATIA (Dassault Systemes), SOLID EDGE (Siemens)
Programming Languages: MATLAB, C++
Computational software: Mathematica (Wolfram Research)
Optimization software: modeFRONTIER (ESTECO)
Certificates: TOEFL ibt 102/120, GRE quantitative 160/170

PROJECTS (completed):
Bio-mechanical model and analysis of a human knee joint using FEA, Thesis Project, NYU Poly-Politecnico di Bari,2013.
Analytical and numerical modeling of Spider Webs under constant wind and bugs impact, NYU Poly, 2013.
Electrically actuated micro-cantilever beam (MEMS) immersed in a viscous fluid, NYU Poly, 2012.
Gyro-stabilized remote head for multi-rotor drone, Politecnico di Bari, 2012.
Optimization design of wind turbines using RSM, Politecnico di Bari, 2012.
Comparison of structural configurations of hat-stiffened panels (under buckling loads), Thesis Project, Politecnico di Bari, 2010.


Awards:

Innovation Fellowship 2012/13, Office of graduate admission,  NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering.

https://engineering.nyu.edu/


Pubblications:

Vito Cacucciolo, Matteo Cianchetti and Cecilia Laschi, 2014. "A model-based framework to investigate morphological computation in muscular hydrostats and to design soft robotic arms". Proceedings of Artificial Life 14, the fourteenth international conference on the synthesis and simulation of living systems.

Vito Cacucciolo*, Francesco Corucci*, Matteo Cianchetti and Cecilia Laschi, 2014. "Evolving optimal swimming in different fluids: a study inspired by batoid fishes". Living Machines 2014, the 3rd Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid systems (accepted for publication).

Vito Cacucciolo, Matteo Cianchetti and Cecilia Laschi, 2014.  "Muscular hydrostat biomechanical model to investigate morphological computation in grasping with soft structures". RoboSoft plenary meeting 2014.

Vito Cacucciolo*, Francesco Corucci*, Matteo Cianchetti and Cecilia Laschi, 2014. "Evolving optimal swimming in different fluids: a study inspired by batoid fishes". IV congresso Gruppo Nazionale Bioingegneria 2014.