Francesco Ferroni

Francesco Ferroni

Principal Researcher



I am a principal researcher at NVIDIA. My current interests are multi-modal models (i.e. text+vision), zero/few-shot and open-set learning, and NeRFs.

Prior to NVIDIA, I was a software engineering manager at ArgoAI, where I led multiple teams working on computer vision and machine learning for autonomous vehicles, primarily in the context of onboard perception and mapping/localization.

I enjoy being at the interface of large-scale engineering projects and cutting edge academic research. I have a track record of delivering innovative solutions to machine learning problems, either embedded in robots or in the cloud.

I am proficient in Python, C++ and CUDA. A long time ago, I did a PhD at Oxford University under Prof. Steve Roberts, trying to predict material properties in the fusion reactor ITER and playing with petascale GPU supercomputers around the world. Since then, I’ve solely focused on machine learning and robotics problems in industry.

  • Computer Vision
  • Machine Learning
  • Robotics
  • Startups
  • DPhil in Computational Physics, 2015

    Oxford University

  • MEng in Mechanical Engineering, 2012

    Imperial College London