Dr. Monique Calisti joined Martel Consulting as Senior Consultant and Project Manager on the 1st September 2011. Since 1st October 2010, she is responsible for the Consortium Management activities of two 7th EU FP funded ICT projects, namely FIGARO, Future Internet Gateway-based Architecture of Residential Networks, and SCAMPI, Service platform for social Aware Mobile and Pervasive computing. Moreover, Monique also contributes to the management of other R&D projects in which Martel is involved in (e.g., FIRE Station, INFINITY) and to the creation and submission of new R&D project proposals.
In the last 5 years, Monique has been also working on a regular basis for teh European Commission as expert evaluator of proposals and reviewer of running EC funded projects.
Previously, Monique worked for Whitestein Technologies that she joined in 2002 as Vice President of Research and Development. There, she bootstrapped the overall R&D team and activities by securing affiliation and funding for several national and international R&D projects. She has also been directly responsible for the management of these projects, as well as for IPR protection, professional publications, technical support and consulting and public relations.
From 2006 to 2009, as Head of Innovation and Technology Relations, Monique was responsible for strategic planning and development of technological innovations for several innovative software products across several industry segments (business process management, telecommunications, manufacturing, and logistics) as well as establishment of high level partnerships across various industry domains. From January to August 2010, Monique has been responsible for the development of marketing and sales opportunities, by identifying target markets and generating new leads for prospective customers as Whitestein's Head of Market Development.
From 1997 to March 2002, she was research scientist at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne, EPFL. Her main area of activity covered coordination and negotiation techniques between distributed (and eventually self-interested) software agents controlling distinct resources. During her period at EPFL, Monique has attended the Doctoral School in Telecommunication Systems (1997), she obtained a postgraduate diploma in multi-agent systems (1999) and she attended the "CREATE - Course of Entrepreneurship" organized by the Branco Weiss Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (1999).
From 1996 until 1997, Monique was a research assistant at the Electrical and Computer Science Department at the University of Bologna (Italy), where she mainly worked on packet switching in optical networks.
In the last 15 years, she has been actively involved in several ICT European initiatives (expert reviewer and evaluator, invited speaker at various scientific and/or industrial events), she has been serving as Program Committee member of many international conferences and workshops in the area of artificial intelligence, software agents, autonomic computing and communication networks, she has given several tutorials in both academic and industrial fora, and she has worked on more than 60 publications in various conferences, journals, workshops and books.
For several years, Dr. Calisti has been member of the Board of Directors for the Autonomic Communication Forum, ACF, and she has been actively involved in the activity of the IEEE FIPA standardization body, where she acted as editor of the FIPA Content Language Library specification, and she has been a member of the FIPA Board of Directors and the chair of the FIPA Image Committee from 2001 to 2004.
Monique holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from EPFL, and a Ph.D. in Telecommunications from the University of Bologna, Italy.