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Brief bio

Giancarlo Ferrari-Trecate received the Ph.D. degree in electronic and computer engineering from the of the Universita degli Studi di Pavia, Italy in 1999. Since November 2005, he is an Associate Professor at the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e dell'Informazione of the Universita degli Studi di Pavia. In spring 1998, he was a Visiting Researcher at the Neural Computing Research Group, University of Birmingham, U.K. In fall 1998, he joined the Automatic Control Laboratory, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland, as a Postdoctoral Fellow. He was appointed Oberassistent at ETH, in 2000. In 2002, he joined INRIA, Rocquencourt, France, as a Research Fellow. From March to October 2005, he worked at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

His research interests include distributed and decentralised control, plug-and-play control, scalable control of microgrids, modelling and analysis of biochemical networks, hybrid systems and Bayesian learning.

Prof. Ferrari Trecate was the recipient of the "assegno di ricerca" Grant from the University of Pavia in 1999 and the Researcher Mobility Grant from the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research in 2005. He was invited speaker at the NDNS+ Workshop "Control theory for systems biology" (Groningen, The Netherlands, 2007) and keynote speaker at the Workshop Data 2 Dynamics (Freising, Germany, 2009) and at the Workshop "Intelligent Data Analysis in bioMedicine and Pharmachology" (Pavia, Italy, 2012). He was Guest Editor for the Special Issue on "System Identification for Biological Systems" of the International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control (2012) and he is Guest Associate Editor the "Special Issue on structured DC Microgrids" of the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics.

He is currently a member of the IFAC Technical Committee on Control Design and of the Technical Committee on Systems Biology of the IEEE SMC society. He is on the editorial board of Automatica and Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems.

Detailed CV (updated 17 October 2016)