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Postdoctoral Fellow

Tommaso Guffanti

Dr. Tommaso Guffanti is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Space Rendezvous Lab at Stanford University. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Aerospace engineering cum laude from Politecnico di Milano, and the Ph.D. degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University. Dr. Guffanti research contributions aim at developing cutting-edge guidance and control algorithms, and flight software to enable safe and autonomous functions and operations on-board space vehicles, in order to satisfy the requirements of the next generation of multi-spacecraft missions. During his doctorate and postdoctorate, he has been making research contributions in astrodynamics, safe and fault-tolerant multi-agent optimal control, and learning-based spacecraft motion planning and guidance for a variety of projects funded by national agencies and industry. He has over 15 scientific publications, including conference proceedings, and peer-reviewed journal articles. Dr. Guffanti is currently contributing to the GNC subsystem of the upcoming NSF-funded VISORS distributed telescopy mission, and leading the GNC team within the multi-institutional mission team. He has been awarded a doctoral Stanford Graduate Fellowship, a post-doctoral Stanford Center of Excellence for Aeronautics and Astronautics Scholarship, and a Stanford Emerging Technology Review Fellowship. He has been named excellent reviewer of the Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics for three years.