Franco Blanchini - Professor (K04X-Automatica)

University of Udine,

Department: Mathematics and Computer Science

Address: Via Delle Scienze, 208 - 33100 Udine

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Franco Blanchini was born on 29 December 1959, in Legnano (Italy). He is Director of the Laboratory of System Dynamics at the University of Udine. He has been involved in the organization of several international events: in particular, he was Program Vice-Chairman of the conference Joint CDC-ECC 2005, Seville, Spain; Program Vice-Chairman of the Conference CDC 2008, Cancun, Mexico; Program Chairman of the Conference ROCOND, Aalborg, Denmark, June 2012 and Program Vice-Chairman of the Conference CDC 2013, Florence, Italy. He is co-author of the book ``Set theoretic methods in control", Birkh\"auser. He is the recipient of 2001 ASME Oil \& Gas Application Committee Best Paper Award as a co-author of the article ``Experimental evaluation of a High-Gain Control for Compressor Surge Instability". He is the recipient of the 2002 IFAC prize survey paper award as author of the article ``Set Invariance in Control -- a survey", Automatica, November 1999. He later received the High Impact Paper Award for this work. He received the 2017 Nonlinear Analysis and Hybrid Systems Best Paper Award for he paper “A switching system approach to dynamic race modeling, Nonlinear Analysis and Hybrid Systems, vol. 21, no. 8, pp. 37-48, 2016

He was nominated Senior Member IEEE in 2003. He has been an Associate Editor for Automatica, from 1996 to 2006, and for IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, from 2012 to 2016. Starting from 2017 he is Associate Editor for Automatica. He is Senior Editor for IEEE Control Systems Letters.