Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Chair in Industrial Control, Head of Group for CAP



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1114Electrical EngineeringSouth Kensington Campus




Main Research Topics

  • Fault diagnosis and fault tolerant control of complex and distributed large-scale dynamic systems
  • Distributed Estimation Over Sensor Networks
  • Estimation in Power Electronics Applications
  • Monitoring and control of industrial processes with emphasis on steel-making plants.


R. M. G. Ferrari, Danieli Automation, Italy, Fault Diagnosis, Sensing Systems

M. Filippo, Wartsila, Italy, Explicit Model Predictive Control

C. Fischione, KTH, Sweden, Distributed Estimation

M. Gaggero, University of Genova, Italy, Neural Control

G. Gnecco, IMT, Lucca, Italy, Approximation Theory, Neural Control

C. Keliris, University of Cyprus, Cyprus, Distributed Fault Dignosis

M. Lovera, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Systems Identification

L. Magni, University of Pavia, Italy, Nonlinear Predictive Control

F. A. Pellegrino, University of Trieste, Italy, Machine Learning, Patter Recognition, Adaptive Control

G. Pin, Electrolux, Italy, Nonlinear Model Predictive Control, Networked Control, Periodic Signals Estimation

M. M. Polycarpou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus, Fault Diagnosis

D. M. Raimondo, University of Pavia, Italy, Nonlinear Model Predictive Control

R. Selmic, Louisiana Tech, USA, Fault Diagnosis

X. Zhang, Wright State University, USA, Fault Diagnosis, Fault-tolerant Control

F.A. Cuzzola, Danieli Automation, Italy, Flatness Control, Control in Steel-making

D. Casagrande, University of Udine, Italy, Switching Control

F. Boem, University of Trieste, Italy, Fault Diagnosis, Distributed Estimation

M. Bodson, University of Utah, USA, Periodic Signals Estimation

F. Blanchini, University of Udine, Italy, Adaptive Control

E. Franco, University of California, Riverside, USA, Cooperative Control

Guest Lectures

Real-time HIL Large-Scale Simulation Models: the Case of Process Plants (Plenary Lecture), Mathworks, 2017

Plenary Lecture: A Distributed Networked Approach to Fault Diagnosis of Large-scale Systems, 21st IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, Chania, Greece, 2013

Semi-Plenary Lecture: "Monitoring of Large-scale Nonlinear Systems by Approximation-based Methods: Theory and Industrial Perspectives", 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, Orlando, FL, USA, 2011

Plenary Lecture: Neural Approximations for Distributed-Information Control of Nonlinear Stochastic Systems, International Symposium on Neural Networks (ISSN07), Nanjing, China, 2007

Plenary Lecture: Control of Distributed-Information Nonlinear Stochastic Systems, 2006 IEEE Joint Conference on Control Applications, Computer-AidedControl Systems Design, and Intelligent Control, Munich, Germany, 2006