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Francesco Ferrante

f-ferrante-large.jpgAdjunct Professor

Francesco Ferrante is an assistant professor of Systems and Control at the University of Grenoble Alpes and a member of the Grenoble Images Speech Signal and Control Laboratory. He received in 2010 a ''Laurea degree'' (BSc) in Control Engineering from University ''Sapienza'' in Rome, Italy and in 2012 a ''Laurea Magistrale'' degree (MSc) cum laude in Control Engineering from University ''Tor Vergata'' in Rome, Italy. During 2014, he held a visiting scholar position at the Department of Computer Engineering, University of California Santa Cruz.

In 2015, he received a PhD degree in control theory from ''Institut supérieur de l'aéronautique et de l'espace'' (SUPAERO) Toulouse, France. From November 2015 to August 2016, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Clemson University. From August 2015 to September 2016, he held a position as postdoctoral scientist at the Hybrid Systems Laboratory (HSL) at the University of California at Santa Cruz. He is the ex-aequo recipient of the “Best Ph.D. Thesis Award 2017” from the Research Cluster on Modeling, Analysis and Management of Dynamical Systems (GDR-MACS) of the French National Council of Scientific Research (CNRS).

His research interests are in the general area of systems and control with a special focus on hybrid systems, observer design, and application of convex optimization in systems and control.