Mario Caruso is a research assistant at the Institute of Cognitive Science and Technologies (ISTC) – Semantic Technology Laboratory (STLab) of the National Council of Research (CNR), since 2016.
He received his PhD in Engineering in Computer Science from Sapienza Università di Roma, where he was a research assistant from 2010 to 2015. During his academic experience, he focused on Smart Homes, in particular their role in Energy Management Systems (EMS) and in supporting disabled users in Activities of Daily Living (ADL). He has been involved in several research projects including: BrIndiSys (Brain-computer interface devices to support individual autonomy in locked-in individuals), funded by the Italian Agency for Research on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and SM4All (Smart Homes for All) an European Union Specific Targeted Research Project.
In the last years he has been the Chief Technical Officer, and co-founder of Over Technologies, an innovative start-up in the field of Smart Homes.