ISSIA CNR – Bari
Filippo Grassia obtained his Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Genoa in 1970. In 1971 he joined the Institute for Naval Automation (IAN) of Italy’s National Research Council (CNR). In 1988 he became Senior Research Scientist and in 1991 was appointed Research Manager for Electrical Engineering, Measurement and Automatic Control. His research activity focused on the development of software for vessel operation, algorithms and mathematical models for computer-assisted navigation and the testing of these programs on board commercial vessels and later on CNR research vessels. He serves in numerous Italian commissions for maritime traffic and marine environment technology
From October 1990 to March 2002 he was Director of the Naval Automation Institute. Under his guidance, the Institute was involved in numerous activities of marine technology, with an increase of national and international research contracts. From March 2002 to 2010, he was director of the Genoa Branch of Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automation (ISSIA). Currently he is associate researcher at the Genoa branch of the Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automation.