Alessandro Astolfi

Alessandro Astolfi

Alessandro Astolfi

Biography

Alessandro Astolfi (F’09) was born in Rome, Italy, in 1967. He received the Graduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Rome, Rome, in 1991, the M.Sc. degree in information theory and the Ph.D. degree with Medal of Honor with a thesis on discontinuous stabilization of nonholonomic systems from ETH-Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, both in 1995 and the Ph.D. degree for his work on nonlinear robust control from the University of Rome La Sapienza, Rome, Italy, in 1996.,Since 1996, he has been with the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Imperial College London, London, U.K., where he is currently a Professor of nonlinear control theory and the Head of the Control and Power Group. From 1998 to 2003, he was also an Associate Professor with the Department of Electronics and Information, Politecnico of Milano. Since 2005, he has also been a Professor with Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Ingegneria Informatica, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome. He has been a Visiting Lecturer in nonlinear control with several universities, including ETH-Zurich (1995–1996); Terza University of Rome (1996); Rice University, Houston, TX, USA (1999); Kepler University, Linz, Austria (2000); SUPELEC, Paris, France (2001); and Northeastern University (2013). He is the author of more than 150 journal papers, 30 book chapters, and more than 240 papers in refereed conference proceedings. He is the author (with D. Karagiannis and R. Ortega) of the monograph Nonlinear and Adaptive Control With Applications (Springer-Verlag). His research interests include mathematical control theory and control applications, with special emphasis on the problems of discontinuous stabilization, robust and adaptive control, observer design, and model reduction. 

Prof. Astolfi was the recipient of the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) A. Ruberti Young Researcher Prize (2007), the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Googol Best New Application Paper Award (2009), the IEEE CSS George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award (2012), and the Automatica Best Paper Award (2017). He was also the recipient of the 2015 Sir Harold Hartley Medal, for outstanding contribution to the technology of measurement and control, from the Institute of Measurement and Control. He is a Distinguished Member of the IEEE CSS, and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the International Federation of Automatic Control. He served as an Associate Editor for the Automatica, the Systems and Control Letters, the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, the International Journal of Control, the European Journal of Control, and the Journal of the Franklin Institute; an Area Editor for the International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing; a Senior Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control; and an Editor-in-Chief for the European Journal of Control. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. He served as the Chair of the IEEE CSS Conference Editorial Board (2010–2017) and in the International Program Committee (IPC) of several international conferences. He has been a Member of the IEEE Fellow Committee (2016, 2019).

Positions & Affiliations

Imperial College London
United Kingdom
University of Rome Tor Vergata
Italy