Core team


Luca Maggiani, CEO of Sma-RTy, received his PhD title at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa in “Emerging Digital Technologies” and in “Vision pour la robotique” at Université Clermont Auvergne, Clermont Ferrand, in 2017. His research experience has been focused to distributed coordination models and Machine Learning applications in the industrial and defense sectors. Since 2015, he runs highly innovative startups focused on distributed artificial intelligence and on the next generation communication technologies.

5G & Edge project manager

Federico Civerchia, R&D engineer at Sma-RTy, holds a PhD in embedded systems from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy. During his Ph.D, he worked on the 5G infrastructure back-end for massive parallel data processing. He joined Sma-RTy to support Multi-access Edge Computing processing capabilities for distributed edge computing. Since 2022, he coordinates the 5G & Edge business unit.

Artificial Intelligence project manager

Kamel Abdelouahab is a R&D engineer at Sma-RTy. He obtained his Ph.D in electronics and system architectures in 2019 from Universite Clermont Auvergne (Clermont-Ferrand). He also received a master of engineering in electronics from Ecole Nationale Polytechnique (Algiers) in 2015. His research interests are related to embedded deep learning, smart cameras and FPGA-based computer vision systems. Since 2020, he coordinates the Artificial Intelligence business unit.

Scientific Advisors

François Berry, François is Scientific Advisor at Sma-RTy, is full professor at the University of Clermont-Auvergne. His research is focused on smart cameras, active vision, embedded vision systems and hardware/software co-design algorithms. He is in charge of a Masters in “Embedded System for Image and Sound processing” and is the head of the DREAM (Research on Embedded Architecture and Multi-sensor). He has authored and co-authored more than 60 journal, conference and workshop papers.

Jean-Jacques Lemaire (MD, PhD), Scientific Advisor at Sma-RTy, is full professor of neurosurgery at the Université Clermont Auvergne (UCA). He heads a service of neurosurgery (University Hospital of Clermont-Ferrand), and a research axe of Image Guided Therapy (Institut Pascal; UMR UCA CNRS SIGMA). His research focuses on image guided neurosurgery and connectomics from methodological approaches to clinical research. He co-authored 100+ scientific papers and 200+ contributions in international congresses.