Biography: Prof. Kostas Kyriakopoulos received a Diploma in Mechanical Eng. (Honors) from NTUA (1985) and the MS (1987) & Ph.D (1991) in Electrical, Computer & Systems Eng. (ECSE) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, NY. Between 1988-91 he did research at the NASA Center for Intelligent Robotic Systems for Space Exploration. Between 1991-93 he was an Assist. Prof. at ECSE - RPI and the NY State Center for Advanced Technology in Automation & Robotics. Since 1994 he has been with the Mechanical Eng. Dept. at NTUA. His current interests are in the area of Embedded Control Systems applications in multi-Robot Autonomous Systems (Mobile, Underwater & Aerial Vehicles / Manipulators). He was awarded the G.Samaras award of academic excellence (NTUA), the Bodosakis Foundation Fellowship (1986-1989), the Alexander Onassis Foundation Fellowship (1989-1990) and an Alexander Von Humboldt Fellowship (1993). He has published ~330 papers to journals and fully refereed international conferences; he is Specialty Chief Editor for "Frontiers in Robotics and AI", Senior Editor of “IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics” and he serves in the editorial committees of a number of publications, while he has served as an administrative member of a number of international conferences. He has contributed to 40 projects funded by the EC and Greek Sources. He is an IEEE Fellow.
Biography: Daniel E. Quevedo received Ingeniero Civil Electronico and M.Sc. degrees from Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Valparaiso, Chile, in 2000, and in 2005 the Ph.D. degree from the University of Newcastle, Australia. He is Professor of Cyberphysical Systems at the School of Electrical Engineering and Robotics, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), in Australia. Before joining QUT, he established and led the Chair in Automatic Control at Paderborn University, Germany.
Prof. Quevedo’s research interests are in networked control systems, control of power converters and cyberphysical systems security. He currently serves as Associate Editor for IEEE Control Systems and in the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control. From 2015-2018 he was Chair of the IEEE Control Systems Society Technical Committee on Networks & Communication Systems.
In 2003 he received the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control Best Student Paper Award and was also a finalist in 2002. Prof. Quevedo is co-recipient of the 2018 IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control George S. Axelby Outstanding Paper Award. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.
Biography: Graziano Chesi is a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the University of Hong Kong. He received the Laurea in Information Engineering from the University of Florence and the PhD in Systems Engineering from the University of Bologna. Before joining the University of Hong Kong, he was with the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Siena. He served as Associate Editor for various journals, including Automatica, the European Journal of Control, the IEEE Control Systems Letters, the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, the IEEE Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, and Systems and Control Letters. He also served as chair of the Best Student Paper Award Committees for the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and the IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control. He is author of the books "Homogeneous Polynomial Forms for Robustness Analysis of Uncertain Systems" (Springer 2009) and "Domain of Attraction: Analysis and Control via SOS Programming" (Springer 2011). He was elevated to IEEE Fellow for contributions to control of nonlinear and multi-dimensional systems upon evaluation by the IEEE Control Systems Society.
Biography: Maciej M. Michalek received the Ph.D. and D.Sc. (habilitation) degrees in the field of Automation and Robotics from the Poznan University of Technology (PUT), Poland, in years 2006 and 2015, respectively. He is currently an Associate/Academic Professor of PUT in the Institute of Automatic Control and Robotics, where he serves as a deputy director of scientific affairs. His current research interests concern modeling, control design, and control applications in the area of nonholonomic systems, mobile robots, articulated vehicles, N-trailer structures, and intelligent/automated vehicles. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and the Chair of the Polish Chapter of IEEE Robotics & Automation Society (in cadence 2020-2022). Currently he is a member of the Conference Editorial Board for IEEE Control Systems Society, an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, and an Associate Editor for the Journal of the Franklin Institute.
Elena ZATTONI received the Laurea Degree cum laude in Electronics Engineering in 1995 and the PhD Degree in Systems Engineering in 1999, both from the University of Bologna. She is Associate Professor at the University of Bologna. She obtained the national scientific qualification for Full Professor in 2019. She has been in the Scientific Board of Collegio Superiore from 2016 to 2020. She has been a Visiting Professor at Leuphana University in 2018, Aalto University in 2012-2015, University of Michigan in 2009, IRCCyN in 2003-2004, Brown University in 1999. She is Associate Editor of IFAC Journal “Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems” since 2018. She is a Member of IFAC Technical Committee 2.2 “Linear Control Systems” and IFAC TC 9.4 “Control Education”, since 2014 and 2019, respectively. She is the Coordinator of IFAC TC2.2 Working Group on “Control of Complex Systems” for the triennium 2021-2023. She is an IEEE Senior Member since 2003 (an IEEE Member since 1999). She is a Member of the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) Technology Conference Editorial Board and of the IEEE CSS Technical Committee “Educon” since 2019. She has been a Member of the IEEE CSS Member Activities Board from 2007 to 2010. She is International Program Committee Chair (with E. Zerz) of the “8th IFAC Symposium on System Structure and Control (IFAC SSSC 2022)”, National Organizing Committee (NOC) Chair of the “1st IFAC Workshop on Control of Complex Systems (IFAC COSY 2022)” and she has been the NOC Chair of the IFAC technically co-sponsored event “15th European Workshop on Advanced Control and Diagnosis (ACD 2019)”. She is Editor (with A.M. Perdon and G. Conte) of Springer LNCIS volume 482 “Structural Methods in the Study of Complex Systems”. Her research interests are focused on control design problems and structural approaches in multivariable linear and nonlinear systems, hybrid systems, switching systems, impulsive systems and time-delay systems. She is also involved in fault diagnosis and fault tolerant control design studies. She has authored nearly 200 publications in Systems and Control field.