Contact Info:



Room 341

4 Research Drive

Clemson, SC 29607

Phone: (864) 283-7227

Fax: (864) 283-7208



Dr. Pierluigi Pisu Associate Professor
Leader of the Connected Vehicle Technology Faculty Group
Department of Automotive Engineering
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Clemson University

Pierluigi Pisu is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Automotive Engineering at Clemson University, Clemson, SC and he is part of the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) since July 2006. Dr. Pisu also holds a joint appointment with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Clemson University. Dr. Pisu received is Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Ohio State University in 2002. Prior joining Clemson University, he was Senior Researcher at the Center for Automotive Research at the Ohio State University between 2003 and 2006. His research interests lie in the general areas of fault diagnosis and prognosis with application to vehicle electrical systems, batteries and fuel cells, energy management control of hybrid electric vehicles, vehicle systems optimization, and connected vehicle technologies. He is a member of the IEEE, ASME, SAE, and Associate Editor of the SAE Journal on Alternative Powertrains. Dr. Pisu holds two patents and has published over 70 papers in international journals and refereed conference proceedings.



Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, March 2002

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Major area: Control; Minor areas: Communications and Industrial Engineering

Thesis: "Hierarchical Model-Based Fault Diagnosis with Application to Vehicle Systems"

Advisors: Prof. Giorgio Rizzoni, Prof. Vadim Utkin


M.S. in Computer Engineering, October 1996

University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy

Final Grade: 110/110, summa cum laude

Thesis: "Application of Second Order Variable Structure Control (VSC) to Induction Motor Control"

Advisor: Prof. Giorgio Bartolini, Co-Advisor: Prof. Mario Marchesoni




G. Rizzoni, A. Soliman, P. Pisu, S. Amberkar, B. Murray, "Fault detection and isolation system and method", filed 11/09/2001. OSU Ref. #: 01ID45F, U.S. Patent Application No. 10/039,636. Patent No. 6,687,585 B1, granted on Feb. 2004.


G. Rizzoni, A. Soliman, P. Pisu, S. Amberkar, B. Murray, "Model-Based Fault detection and isolation system and method", filed 11/09/2001. OSU Ref. #: 01ID45F, U.S. Patent Application No. 10/039,634. Patent No. 6,766,230 B1, granted on Jul. 2004.


P. Pisu, P. Venhovens, S. Mohon, J. Streit, "Systems and Methods to Determine the Condition of a Battery," filed 10/25/2012.  Ref. #: 24070/AJ-33,  U.S. Patent Application No. 13,660,703.




Winner and PI of National Science Foundation proposal "CPS:Synergy:Security of Distributed Cyber-Physical Systems with Connected Vehicle Applications" 2015.


Winner of the Best Paper and Outstanding Presentation Award in Future Automotive Technologies at FISITA'04 World Congress with the paper titled "Model-Based Sensor Fault Detection and Isolation in a Steer-by-wire system with Parameter Uncertainties".


       Best Paper Presentation in the Vehicle Control II session at the American Control Conference 2003.


       Outstanding Ph.D. student, initiated into The Ohio State University Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi on Tuesday, May 15 2001.


     'The Best and Youngest Graduate in Computer Engineering' at the University of Genoa for the academic year 95/96.