Luca Carlone started as the Charles Stark Draper Assistant Professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and as a Principal Investigator in LIDS in 2017, after being a postdoctoral associate (2015) and a research scientist in LIDS (2016). He received his PhD in Mechatronics from the Polytechnic University of Turin in 2012. The main goal of his research is to enable superhuman perception and world understanding on mobile robotics platforms operating in the real world, such as micro aerial vehicles and self-driving cars. Towards this goal he leverages theoretical tools from nonlinear estimation, probabilistic inference, and optimization. He is the recipient of several Best Paper awards in his field.