Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Chair in Industrial Control



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I 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. I was with Politecnico di Milano, as Associate Professor and since November 2010 I hold the Chair of Industrial Control at Imperial College London. Since 2016 I serve as Director of Research at the Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. During 2001-2012 I was Professor and Danieli Endowed Chair of Automation Engineering with University of Trieste. In 2009-2012, I have been appointed Deputy Rector of University of Trieste

In 2018, he received an Honorary Doctorate from University of Aalborg, Denmark. Picture below was taken at the Awards Ceremony at University of Aalborg showing the Rector conferring the Honorary Doctorate.

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I authored or co-authored over 300 research papers in archival journals, book chapters, and international conference proceedings. My research interests include monitoring, diagnosis, control and security of large-scale interconnected nonlinear systems with applications in smart grids, power electronics and industrial process control.

Among several awards, I was a co-recipient of the 2011-2013 IFAC Best Application Paper Prize of the Journal of Process Control, Elsevier, and of the 2004 Outstanding Paper Award of the IEEE Trans. on Neural Networks. I was also awarded the 2007 IEEE Distinguished Member Award.

In 2016, I was awarded as PI at Imperial the H2020 Flagship Teaming Project KIOS (total budget for the two partners over 40 MEuros). Picture below was taken at the EU Commission premises in Brussels and shows Dr. Ian Smith conferring the Grant Award to the KIOS flagship project

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In 2013 I was awarded a prestigious ABB Research Grant (

Before joining Imperial, I was involved as Project Leader in several projects funded by the European Union and by the Italian Ministry for Research. Moreover, I secured several major grants from process control industries especially in the steel-making sector.

I'm currently serving as Vice-President for Publications Activities of the IEEE Control Systems Society and during 2009-2016 I served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Trans. on Control Systems Technology. Since 2018 I am the Editor in Chief of the European Journal of Control. Since 2017, I'm also serving as Editor for Control Applications of Automatica. I am the Chair of the IFAC Technical Committee on Fault Detection, Supervision & Safety of Technical Processes - SAFEPROCESS. I was the Chair of the IEEE Control Systems Society Conference Editorial Board and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Control Systems Society. I was an elected member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Control Systems Society and of the European Control Association (EUCA) and a member of the board of evaluators of the 7th Framework and of the Horizon 2020 framework Research Program of the European Union. I'm also currently serving as an Associate Editor of the Int. J. of Control and I served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Trans. on Automatic Control, of the IEEE Trans. on Neural Networks. Among other activities, I was the Program Chair of the 2008 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, the Program Chair of the 2018 European Control Conference, and General Co-Chair of the 2013 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and of the 2018 IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications.

I am a Fellow of the IEEE and of IFAC.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Boem F, Carli R, Farina M, et al., 2019, Distributed fault detection for interconnected large-scale systems: a scalable plug & play approach, Ieee Transactions on Control of Network Systems, Vol:6, ISSN:2325-5870, Pages:800-811

Chen B, Pin G, Ng WM, et al., 2018, Online detection of fundamental and interharmonics in AC mains for parallel operation of multiple grid-connected power converters, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, Vol:33, ISSN:0885-8993, Pages:9318-9330

Anagnostou G, Boem F, Kuenzel S, et al., 2018, Observer-based anomaly detection of synchronous generators for power systems monitoring, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol:33, ISSN:0885-8950, Pages:4228-4237

Boem F, Zhou Y, Fischione C, et al., 2018, Distributed Pareto-optimal state estimation using sensor networks, Automatica, Vol:93, ISSN:0005-1098, Pages:211-223

Ascencio P, Astolfi A, Parisini T, 2018, Backstepping PDE design: a convex optimization approach, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol:63, ISSN:0018-9286, Pages:1943-1958

Chen B, Pin G, Ng W, et al., 2018, An adaptive observer-based robust estimator of multi-sinusoidal signals, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol:63, ISSN:0018-9286, Pages:1618-1631

Parisini T, Pin G, Chen B, 2017, Robust finite-time estimation of biased sinusoidal signals: a volterra operators approach, Automatica, Vol:77, ISSN:0005-1098, Pages:120-132

Boem F, Ferrari RMG, Keliris C, et al., 2017, A distributed networked approach for fault detection of large-scale systems, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol:62, ISSN:0018-9286, Pages:18-33

Riverso S, Boem F, Ferrari-Trecate G, et al., 2016, Plug-and-Play Fault Detection and control-reconfiguration for a class of nonlinear large-scale constrained systems, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol:61, ISSN:0018-9286, Pages:3963-3978

Pin G, Parisini T, 2014, On the Robustness of Nominal Nonlinear Minimum-Time Control and Extension to Non-Robustly Controllable Target Sets, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol:59, ISSN:0018-9286, Pages:863-875

Ferrari RMG, Parisini T, Polycarpou MM, 2012, Distributed Fault Detection and Isolation of Large-Scale Discrete-Time Nonlinear Systems: An Adaptive Approximation Approach, Ieee Transactions on Automatic Control, Pages:275-290

Pin G, Parisini T, 2011, Networked Predictive Control of Uncertain Constrained Nonlinear Systems: Recursive Feasibility and Input-to-State Stability Analysis, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol:56, ISSN:0018-9286, Pages:72-87

Zhang X, Polycarpou MM, Parisini T, 2010, Fault diagnosis of a class of nonlinear uncertain systems with Lipschitz nonlinearities using adaptive estimation, Automatica, Vol:46, ISSN:0005-1098, Pages:290-299

Casagrande D, Astolfi A, Parisini T, 2008, Global asymptotic stabilization of the attitude and angular rates of an underactuated non-simmetric rigid body, Automatica, Vol:44, Pages:1781-1789

Franco E, Magni L, Parisini T, et al., 2008, Cooperative constrained control of distributed agents with nonlinear dynamics and delayed information exchange: A stabilizing receding-horizon approach, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol:53, ISSN:0018-9286, Pages:324-338

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