I was born in Italy in 1980 and
I have obtained a PhD in Information Engineering, and a MSc degree in Computer Engineering (EE) from the University
of Siena in
2008, and 2004, respectively.
Since September 2011 I have been with the Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, where I am the Team Leader for Optimization-based Control and a Senior Principal Member of the Research Staff in the Mechatronics group. My research focuses on advanced control systems for application to robotics, factory automation, space systems, and automotive components.
From April 2008 to September 2011, I was with the Powertrain Control
R&A, Ford Motor Company,
Dearborn, MI, where I investigated
advanced control strategies for powertrain, vehicle
dynamics, energy management and supply chain.
From 2004 to 2008 I was with the COHES
Group (Control and Optimization of Hybrid and Embedded Systems)
at Information Engineering Department, Universitá di
Siena, Italy, working with Prof. A. Bemporad.
I was visiting
student at Technical University
of Denmark on AY 2002/2003.
I was visiting graduate
student/researcher at the Control and Dynamical
Systems department of the California
Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, under the supervision of Prof. R.M.
Murray, where I have also worked on Caltech's entry in the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge.
I have been participating in the European project Control
and Computation (CC) in the European Network
of Excellence HYCON and in the PRINs (italian national interest
research projects) Models
for optimization, control and coordination of distributed production
systems and Analysis and Control of Hybrid Systems PRIN.
My interests include Constrained Control, Model Predictive Control,
Networked Control Systems, Automotive systems, Space Systems, Hybrid systems, and Optimization.