Gianluca Chiozzi works at the European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere in Munich (ESO). He has been heavily involved in the design and implementation of the Common Software and Telescope Control Software for all major ESO projects (VLT, ALMA and now the E-ELT) since 1994. He is now working primarily on the control software architecture for the E-ELT project, back to "real work" after 5 years of line management as head of the Control and Instrumentation Software Department. Before ESO he worked at the IBM Technical and Scientific Research Center in Milan.
PC based PLCs and ethernet based fieldbus: the new standard platform for future VLT instrument control
MathWorks Simulink and C++ integration with the new VLT PLC-based standard development platform for instrument control systems
The cost of developing and maintain the monitoring and control software of large ground-based telescopes
Integrating a university team in the ALMA software development process: a successful model for distributed collaborations