Thomas Parisini VP Publication Activities Imperial College London (UK) and University of Trieste (I) Email Biography Thomas Parisini received the "Laurea" degree (Cum Laude and printing honours) in Electronic Engineering from the University of Genoa in 1988 and the Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science in 1993. He was with Politecnico di Milano and since 2001 he is professor and Danieli Endowed Chair of Automation Engineering with University of Trieste. Since 2009, Thomas Parisini is Deputy Rector of University of Trieste and since 2010 he holds the Chair of Industrial Control at the Imperial College London. He authored or co-authored more than 200 research papers in archival journals, book chapters, and international conference proceedings. His research interests include neural-network approximations for optimal control problems, fault diagnosis for nonlinear and distributed systems and nonlinear model predictive control systems. Among several awards, he is a co-recipient of the 2004 Outstanding Paper Award of the IEEE Trans. on Neural Networks and a recipient of the 2007 IEEE Distinguished Member Award. He is involved as Project Leader in several projects funded by the European Union, by the Italian Ministry for Research, and he is currently leading consultancy projects with some major process control companies (ABB, Danieli, Duferco, Electrolux, among others). Thomas Parisini is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology. He was the Chair of the Conference Editorial Board and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Control Systems Society. Moreover, he was an elected member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Control Systems Society and of the European Union Control Association (EUCA) as well as a member of the board of evaluators of the 7th Framework ICT Research Program of the European Union. Thomas Parisini is currently serving as an Associate Editor of Int. J. of Control and served in several editorial boards of international journal including the IEEE Trans. on Automatic Control, Automatica, and the IEEE Trans. on Neural Networks. He was involved in the committees of several international conferences. In particular, he was the Program Chair of the 2008 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and he is General Co-Chair of the 2013 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Thomas Parisini is a Fellow of the IEEE.