Prof. Giancarlo Ferrari Trecate

Adjunct Professor

Giancarlo Ferrari Trecate received the Ph.D. degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the Università degli Studi di Pavia in 1999. Since September 2016 he is Professor at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. In spring 1998, he was a Visiting Researcher at the Neural Computing Research Group, University of Birmingham, UK. In fall 1998, he joined as a Postdoctoral Fellow the Automatic Control Laboratory, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland. 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. From 2005 to August 2016, he has been Associate Professor at the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale e dell’Informazione of the Università degli Studi di Pavia.

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 20 December 2016)

Research Area

Prof. Ferrari Trecate's research interests include modelling, analysing and controlling dynamic applications, including affine and hybrid systems. He has explored the areas of AC and DC voltage control in microgrids using consensus algorithms, plug-and-play control and other techniques.


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