CORARC - Convex Optimization and Randomized Algorithms for Robust Control


People involved in the CORARC project


Fabrizio Dabbene

He received the Laurea degree in 1995 and the Ph.D. degree in Systems and Computer Engineering in 1999, both from Politecnico di Torino, Italy. Since 2001 he is with the IEIIT institute of the National Research Council (CNR) of Italy, where he is currently a Senior Researcher. He has held visiting and research positions at The University of Iowa, at Penn State University and at the RAS (Russian Academy of Sciences) Institute of Control Science, Moscow.
His research interests include probabilistic and randomized methods for systems and control, robust con- trol and identification of complex systems, convex optimization and modeling of environmental systems. On these topics, he has published more than 80 research papers, which include 30 articles published in international journals. He is co-author of the book Randomized Algorithms for Analysis and Control of Uncertain Systems, Springer-Verlag, published in two editions, and editor of the book Probabilistic and Randomized Methods for Design under Uncertainty, also published by Springer. He has been co-organizer of several invited sessions and special courses, and of three Conference Workshops at CDC-00, MSC-08 and MSC-10. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Paper Award from EurAgeng in 2010. He serves as Associate Editor for Automatica and as Chair of the IFAC Technical Committee on Robust Control. Dr. Dabbene is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and he has taken various responsibilities within the IEEE Control Systems Society. He has been an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (2008-2012), Program Chair for the CACSD Symposium of the 2010 IEEE Multiconference on Systems and Control, Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on CACSD (2010-present), member of CEB (2002-2008), IPC member of various IEEE conferences, and member of several CDC Best Student Paper Award Committees.


Didier Henrion

He was born in Creutzwald, France, in 1971. Currently he is a CNRS ``Directeur de Recherche'' (senior researcher) at LAAS in the research team MAC. He is also holding a secondary appointment as an associate professor at the Department of Automatic Control of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague. He received the ``Diplome d'Ingenieur'' (Engineer's Degree) and the ``Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies'' (Masters' Degree) with specialization in control from Institut National des Sciences Appliquees (INSA, National Institute for Applied Sciences), Toulouse, Southwestern France, in September 1994. From October 1994 to December 1995 he was a research assistant at Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela. From February 1996 to December 1998 he was a Ph.D. student at Ustav Teorie Informace a Automatizace (UTIA, Institute of Information Theory and Automation), Prague, Czech Republic. From October 1996 to August 1999 he was a Ph.D. student at Laboratoire d'Analyse et d'Architecture des Systemes (LAAS, Laboratory of Analysis and Architecture of Systems) of Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, National Center for Scientific Research) in Toulouse, France. He received the ``Candidate of Sciences'' (Ph.D.) degree from Akademie Ved Ceske Republiky (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic) in December 1998, the ``Diplome de Doctorat'' (Ph.D. degree) from INSA Toulouse in October 1999, the ``Diplome d'Habilitation a Diriger des Recherches'' (French Habilitation) degree from Universite Paul Sabatier de Toulouse in December 2007, and the ``Docent'' (Czech Habilitation) degree from Ceske Vysoke Uceni Technicke v Praze (CVUT, Czech Technical University in Prague) in June 2008. In 2004 he was awarded the Bronze Medal from CNRS, for his achievements in systems control theory. In 2005 he was awarded, jointly with Fredrik Kahl, the David Marr Prize for the best paper at the International Conference on Computer Vision. In 2011, upon recommendation by a committee of the French Academie des Sciences, he was awarded a scientific grant by the Simone and Cino del Duca Foundation of the Institut de France, on the topic of applied mathematics. In 2012 he was awarded, jointly with Jerome Malick, the Charles Broyden prize for the best paper in the journal Optimization Methods and Software.
His research interests are in polynomial optimization for systems control, focusing on the development of constructive tools for addressing mathematical problems arising from systems control theory. He aims at exploring the mathematical domains of convex optimization, real algebraic geometry, functional analysis and dynamical systems. He would like to unveil existing links between these disciplines, and exploit them to study classical problems of systems control theory from a different perspective.


Dimitri Peaucelle

He was born in Leningrad, USSR, in 1974. He is a full-time researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), working at LAAS in Toulouse. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2000 from Toulouse University.
His research interests are in robust control, and extend to convex optimization over linear matrix inequalities (LMIs), periodic systems, time-delay systems and direct adaptive control. He is also involved in computer-aided control design activities and leads a project for control-oriented software development. He is the main contributor to the Robust Multiobjective Control (RoMulOC) Toolbox. He has been involved in several industrial projects with aerospace partners for launcher, aircraft, and satellite robust control. See for more information.


Roberto Tempo

He was born in Cuorgné, Italy, in 1956. In 1980 he graduated in Electrical Engineering at Politecnico di Torino, Italy. After a period spent at Politecnico di Torino, he joined the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) at the research institute IEIIT, Torino, where he is a Director of Research of Systems and Computer Engineering since 1991. He has held visiting and research positions at Kyoto University, The University of Tokyo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, German Aerospace Research Organization in Oberpfaffenhofen and Columbia University in New York.
Dr. Tempo's research activities are mainly focused on the analysis and design of complex systems with uncertainty, and various related applications within information technology. On these topics, he has published more than 170 research papers in international journals, books and conferences. He is also a co-author of the book Randomized Algorithms for Analysis and Control of Uncertain Systems, Springer-Verlag, London, published in two editions in 2005 and 2013.
He is a Fellow of the IEEE for ``Contributions to Robust identification and Control of Uncertain Systems'' and a Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) for ``Contributions to the Analysis and Control of Uncertain Systems, for Pioneering the Probabilistic Approach to Robustness''. He is a recipient of the Outstanding Paper Prize Award from the IFAC for a paper published in the journal Automatica, and of the Distinguished Member Award from the IEEE Control Systems Society. He is a Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences, Institute of Bologna, Italy, Class Physical Sciences, Section Technical Sciences.
Dr. Tempo is currently an Editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Automatica, a Senior Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, and an Editor at Large of the Asian Journal of Control. He has been Editor for Technical Notes and Correspondence of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control in 2005-2009.
In 2010 he has served the IEEE Control Systems Society as President and, during the period 2002-2003, as Vice-President for Conference Activities. He is General Co-Chair for the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, to be held in Florence, Italy, in 2013 and he was Program Chair of the first joint IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, Seville, Spain, 2005.

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