Massimiliano de Benedetti




Born in Catania in 1983, holds a Master degree in Electronic engineering with specialization in Automation and Control of Complex Systems.

Started his career in E-Distribuzione, the Italian DSO (Distribution System Operator) in 2011, working on

the development of web/mobile application and services for the management and monitoring of medium voltage network critical failure events, software platforms integration and new technologies application to the Medium/Low voltage Network.

Since 2016 he has been working in the renewable energy sector  for Enel Green Power, Innovation and Sustainability energy storage unit, working on control and aggregation strategies for energy storage systems based on machine learning algorithms, software platform architecture for DER (Distributed Energy Resources) management and optimization, Blockchain technology applications, microgrids controller and smart metering systems.

In 2013 he was one of the winner of the first ISSNAF International Internship at Vision-Lab of UCLA in Los Angeles where he worked on Visio-Inertial Navigation systems for Robotics applications.  

In 2014 he started his PhD in Computer Science at University of Catania dealing with research topics as Distributed Systems and software Architecture, Computer Vision, Robot Cooperation and Machine Learning for Robotics applications.

From December 2016 he has been selected as Fellow of Enel Foundation, leading research project in the technology sector focused on Big Data, Robot Cooperation and Artificial Intelligence.

Massimiliano's Fellowship research is based on: Combining autonomous robots capability, robot cooperation and big data analysis through machine learning technique design and develop a fully automated inspection system capable to enhance the inspection quality and reduce costs.