Sincronizzazione e Controllo di Reti e Processi


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Mario di Bernardo (SMIEEE ’06, FIEEE 2012) is currently Full Professor of Automatic Control at the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. He is also Professor of Nonlinear Systems and Control at the University of Bristol, U.K. In 1998, he obtained a Ph.D. in Nonlinear Dynamics and Control from the University of Bristol, U.K. He was then appointed to a Lecturership at the Department of Engineering Mathematics of the University of Bristol in 1997 where he became Professor of Nonlinear Systems and Control (part-time) on 1st August 2007. From 2001 till 2003, he was Assistant Professor at the University of Sannio, Italy.

On 28th February 2007 he was bestowed the title of Cavaliere of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic for scientific merits from the President of Italy, HE Giorgio Napolitano. In January 2012 he was elevated to the grade of Fellow of the IEEE for his contributions to the analysis, control and applications of nonlinear systems and complex networks.

In 2009, He was elected President of the Italian Society for Chaos and Complexity for the term 2010-2013 (following Prof Marco Gilli, Rector of Turin Polytechnic University – president from 2006 till 2010 – and prof Sergio Rinaldi, Polytechnic of Milan – president from 2002 till 2006). In 2006 and again in 2009 he was elected to the Board of Governors of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (one of the largest in the IEEE with over 9000 members). From 2011 he is serving as Vice President for Financial Activities of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.

His research interests include the analysis, synchronization and control of complex networked systems; the analysis and control of hybrid and piecewise-smooth dynamical systems; nonlinear dynamics, nonlinear control theory and applications to engineering and computational biology. He authored or co-authored more than 200 international scientific publications including more than 100 papers in scientific journals, over 100 contributions to refereed conference proceedings, a unique research monograph on the dynamics and bifurcations of piecewise-smooth systems published by Springer-Verlag and two edited books. His h-index is 28 and his publications received over 5100 citations.

He serves on the Editorial Board of several international scientific journals and conferences. From 1st January 2014 he will be Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems: Regular Papers. He is also Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems and Associate Editor of the Conference Editorial Board of the IEEE Control System Society and the European Control Association (EUCA). He was Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Sytems I: Regular Papers from 1999 to 2002 and again from 2008 to 2010, and the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Brief papers from 2003 till 2008. He was Guest Editor-in-Chief of special issues for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, Physica D, Nonlinear Dynamics, Dynamical Systems. He was also a member of the Editorial Board of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine and is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the Newsletter of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.

He is regularly invited as Plenary Speakers in Italy and abroad. Recent invitation as plenary speaker at the National meeting of Italian Researchers in Electrical Engineering, Padova 2013; SICC International Tutorial Workshop “Complex Networks in Action”, University of Catania, Italy, september 2012; International Workshop on Control of Complex Systems, University of Warwick, UK, 2012; IEEE International Workshop on Complex Systems and Networks, Melbourne, Australia 2011; International School on Complex Dynamics Engineering, Batz-sur-mer, France 2011; International Symposium on Innovative Mathematical Modelling, Tokyo, Japan, 2011; IEEE International Workshop on Complex Systems and Networks, Beijing, China, 2010; 2nd IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control) Conference on Analysis and Control of Chaotic Systems, Londra, UK, 2009.

He has been organizer and co-organizer of several scientific initiatives and events including international events at Urbino (2011 & 2013), Paris (2010), Bristol (2009), Napoli (2006), Capri (2006), Bristol (2004), Milano (2004).

He received funding from several funding agencies and industries including the EU project SICONOS V PQ that he wrote and coordinated together with Bernard Brogliato (INRIA, Francia) – 2.8M EUR; the EU project COBIOS VI PQ – 350K EUR; the EPSRC grant EPSRC UK Applied Nonlinear Mathematics – Making it Real – 1.8M pounds; the FP7 EU Project ALTEREGO - 500K EUR.