University of Groningen
Claudio De Persis is a Professor with the Engineering and Technology Institute, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands. He received the Laurea degree in electronic engineering in 1996 and the Ph.D. degree in system engineering in 2000 both from the University of Rome “La Sapienza,” Rome, Italy. Before joining the University of Groningen, he held faculty positions with the Department of Mechanical Automation and Mechatronics, University of Twente and the Department of Computer, Control, and Management Engineering, University of Rome “La Sapienza”. He was a Research Associate with the Department of Systems Science and Mathematics, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA, from 2000–2001, and with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA, from 2001–2002. His main research interest includes control theory, and his recent research focuses on learning for control, networked cyber-physical systems, smart grids, and resilient control. Dr. Persis was an Editor of the International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control (2006–2013), an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CONTROL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY (2010–2015), and of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATIC CONTROL (2012–2015). He is currently an Associate Editor of Automatica (2013–present) and of IEEE CONTROL SYSTEMS LETTERS (2017–present).
Jacquelien M. A. Scherpen is a professor in Systems and Control Engineering at the Engineering and Technology institute Groningen (ENTEG), fac. Science and Engineering at the University of Groningen. From 2013 til 2019 she was scientific director of ENTEG. She is currently director of the Groningen Engineering Center, and Captain of Science of the Dutch top sector High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM).
Her current research interests include model reduction methods for networks, nonlinear model reduction methods, nonlinear control methods, modeling and control of physical systems with applications to electrical circuits, electromechanical systems, mechanical systems, and distributed optimal control applications to smart grids.
Jacquelien has been and is at the editorial board of a few international journals. She received the 2017-2020 Automatica Best Paper Prize, in 2019 she received a royal distinction and is appointed Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion, and she is a fellow of IEEE. She has been active at the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) for a number of years, and is currently member of the council. She is currently a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Control Systems Society, chair of the IEEE CSS standing committee on Women in Control, and president of the European Control Association (EUCA).
Loek Cleophas is an assistant professor in the Software Engineering Technology cluster at the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science at Eindhoven University of Technology and a research fellow at the Department of Information Science at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He is also the Managing Director of the Dutch national research school IPA, the Institute for Programming research and Algorithmics. His research interests intersect formal methods, algorithmics, and software engineering, with over 80 peer-reviewed scientific articles. His research focus in recent years has been on variability and families of algorithms and models, using both constructive and analytic approaches.
Carlos Murguia was born in Mexico City, Mexico, in 1984. He received a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Electrical Engineering from the Center for Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV), Mexico City, Mexico, in 2010. From November 2010 to May 2015, he was affiliated with the Dynamics and Control group at Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, where he pursued a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering. He have served as postdoctoral research fellow (August 2015 – February 2020) at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (Singapore); the University of Melbourne (Australia); and the University of California (USA), Los Angeles. During his time as postdoctoral fellow, he was a visiting scientist at Princeton University, the University of Texas at Austin (UTAUS), and the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). As of March 2020, Carlos is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. His main research strengths and interests are in nonlinear dynamics and control, distributed dynamical systems, fault isolation/mitigation, and security and privacy of cyber-physical systems.
Alessandro Saccon received the laurea degree cum laude in computer engineering and the Ph.D. degree in control system theory from the University of Padova, Italy, in 2002 and 2006 (Claudio Maffezzoni best PhD thesis award by the Politecnico di Milano). Prior joining the TU/e in 2013 as Assistant Professor in Nonlinear Control and Robotics, he had a research and development position at University of Padova in joint collaboration with the motorcycle racing company Ducati Corse (2006-2009) and he has been a PostDoc researcher (2009-2012) at the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal. His areas of expertise include modeling, and control multibody systems, nonsmooth mechanics, geometric mechanics, nonlinear control theory, and numerical optimal control for exploration of trajectory space of complex and highly manoeuvrable nonlinear systems. Recent work has focused on the modeling, planning, sensing and control of robotic systems for exploitation of intentional collisions for manipulation and locomotion. He is the coordinator of the H2020 EU project I.AM. (www.i-am-project.eu) on Impact-Aware Manipulation.