CANCELED: Ezra's Round Table / Systems Seminar: Thomas Parisini (Imperial College)



Thomas Parisini received the Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering and computer science in 1993 from the University of Genoa, Genova, Italy. He was with Politecnico di Milano and since 2010 he holds the Chair of Industrial Control and is the Director of Research at Imperial College London, U.K. He is a Deputy Director with the KIOS Research and Innovation Centre of Excellence, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus. Since 2001, he has also been the Danieli Endowed Chair of Automation Engineering with University of Trieste, Italy. From 2009 to 2012, he was Deputy Rector with the University of Trieste. In 2018, he received an honorary doctorate from University of Aalborg, Denmark. He authored or coauthored more than 300 research papers in archival journals, book chapters, and international conference proceedings. His research interests include monitoring, diagnosis, control, and security of large-scale interconnected nonlinear systems with applications in smart grids, power electronics, and industrial process control. Dr. Parisini is a Fellow of the IFAC. He was a co-recipient of the IFAC Best Application Paper Prize of the Journal of Process Control, Elsevier, for the three-year period 2011-13, and of the 2004 Outstanding Paper Award of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks. He was also a recipient of the 2007 IEEE Distinguished Member Award. He was the recipient of ABB Research Grant dealing with energy-autonomous sensor networks for self-monitoring industrial environments, in 2012. In 2016, he was awarded as Principal Investigator at Imperial of the H2020 European Union flagship Teaming Project KIOS Research and Innovation Centre of Excellence led by University of Cyprus. He currently serves as Vice-President for Publications Activities with the IEEE Control Systems Society. During 2009-16, he was the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology and since 2018, he has been the Editor-in-Chief for the European Journal of Control. Since 2017, he has also been the Editor for Control Applications of Automatica. He is the Chair of the IFAC Technical Committee on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes—SAFEPROCESS. He was the Chair of the IEEE Control Systems Society Conference Editorial Board and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Control Systems Society. He was an Elected Member for the Board of Governors of the IEEE Control Systems Society and of the European Control Association (EUCA) and a Member of the board of evaluators of the 7th Framework ICT Research Program of the European Union. He is also currently serving as an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Control and served as associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, Automatica, and the International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control. Among other activities, he was the program chair for the 2008 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, the program chair for the 2018 European Control Conference, and general co-PtPchair for the 2013 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and for the 2018 IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications.