Alessandro Rizzo

Associate Professor
Department of Electronics and Telecommunications (DET)

  • Member of Interdepartmental Center PIC4SeR - PoliTO Interdepartmental Centre for Service Robotics

Profile

Research interests

Automatic controls
Complex networks and systems
Digital epidemiology
Distributed systems
Dynamical systems
Epidemic model
Feedback control systems
Robotics

Biography

Alessandro Rizzo received the Laurea degree (summa cum laude) in computer engineering and the Ph.D. degree in automation and electronics engineering from the University of Catania, Italy, in 1996, and 2000, respectively. In 1998, he worked as EURATOM Research Fellow at JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, U.K., researching on sensor validation and fault diagnosis for nuclear fusion experiments. In 2000 and 2001, he worked as Research Consultant to ST Microelectronics, Catania Site, Italy, and as Industry Professor of Robotics at the University of Messina, Italy. From 2002 to 2015 he was a tenured Assistant Professor at Politecnico di Bari, Italy, where he conducted and supervised research on modeling and control of nonlinear systems, robotics, complex networks and systems, distributed estimation and control, and dynamical systems theory. In November 2015, he joined the Politecnico di Torino, Italy, as a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Control and Computer Engineering. From 2012, he has also been a Visiting Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of the New York University Tandon School of Engineering, Brooklyn, NY, USA. Prof. Rizzo is engaged in conducting and supervising research on complex networks and systems, modeling and control of nonlinear systems, cooperative robotics. He is author of two books, two international patents, and more than 100 papers on international journals and conference proceedings. Prof. Rizzo has been the recipient of the award for the best application paper at the IFAC world triennial conference in 2002 and of the award for the most read papers in Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (Elsevier) in 2009. Prof. Rizzo is also a Distinguished Lecture of the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Science Society.

Scientific branch

ING-INF/04 - SYSTEMS AND CONTROL ENGINEERING
(Area 0009 - Industrial and information engineering)

Skills

ERC sectors

PE7_1 - Control engineering
PE1_20 - Control theory, optimisation and operational research
PE7_8 - Networks, e.g. communication networks and nodes, Internet of Things, sensor networks, networks of robots
LS7_9 - Public health and epidemiology
PE7_10 - Robotics
PE7_3 - Simulation engineering and modelling

SDG

Goal 3: Good health and well-being
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals

Awards and Honors

  • Borsa Erasmus conferred by Comunità Europea, Italy (1995)
  • Best Paper Award SOCO/ISFI Conference conferred by International Computing Sciences Conferences ICSC, Italy (2001)
  • Award Winning Application Paper conferred by IFAC International Federation of Automatic Control, United States (2002)
  • IEEE Distinguished Lecturer conferred by IEEE, United States (2007)
  • IEEE Senior Member conferred by IEEE, United States (2008)
  • Most 10 read papers on on Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (Elsevier) conferred by IMACS International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, Belgium (2009)
  • IMACS (International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation) Honor Member conferred by IMACS (International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation), Belgium (2010)
  • Scolarship H2CU Honors Center of Italian Universities conferred by H2CU Honors Center of Italian Universities, Italy (2012)
  • Migliore presentazione SIDRA Società Italiana Docenti e Ricercatori in Automatica conferred by SIDRA Società Italiana Docenti e Ricercatori in Automatica, Italy (2012)
  • APS Highlight in Physics - Synopsis conferred by APS - American Physical Society, United States (2014)
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Fellowships

Editorial boards

  • IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CONTROL OF NETWORK SYSTEMS (2022-), Associate Editor of magazine or editorial series
  • IEEE CONTROL SYSTEMS LETTERS (2022-), Associate Editor of magazine or editorial series
  • JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE (2021-), Associate Editor of magazine or editorial series
  • JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT & ROBOTIC SYSTEMS (2020-), Associate Editor of magazine or editorial series
  • PLOS ONE (2018-), Associate Editor of magazine or editorial series

Conferences

  • ICUAS - International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (4/6/2024-7/6/2023), Invited Session Chair
  • COMPENG Complexity in Engineering, Program chair

Other research or teaching roles outside Politecnico

  • Visiting Professor, presso New York University (1/9/2013-31/5/2015)
  • Visiting Professor, presso New York University (1/5/2012-31/8/2012)
  • Visiting Researcher, presso New York University (1/5/2012-31/5/2015)
  • Professore a contratto, presso Università degli Studi di MESSINA (1/11/1999-30/6/2002)
  • Titolare di contratto di ricerca, presso STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L (ITALY) (1/11/1999-31/10/2001)
  • Visiting Researcher, presso ENEA Agenzia nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l'energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile (1/1/1999-31/12/2002)
  • Visiting Researcher, presso European Fusion Development Agreement (1/3/1998-31/12/1998)
  • Visiting Researcher, presso Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique INRIA (1/1/1995-31/7/1995)
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Teaching

Collegi of the PhD programmes

  • ROBOTICS AND INTELLIGENT MACHINES, 2022/2023 (39. ciclo)
    Università degli Studi di GENOVA
  • INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA, ELETTRONICA E DELLE COMUNICAZIONI, 2022/2023 (39. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA, ELETTRONICA E DELLE COMUNICAZIONI, 2021/2022 (38. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • ROBOTICS AND INTELLIGENT MACHINES, 2021/2022 (38. ciclo)
    Università degli Studi di GENOVA
  • INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA, ELETTRONICA E DELLE COMUNICAZIONI, 2020/2021 (37. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA, ELETTRONICA E DELLE COMUNICAZIONI, 2019/2020 (36. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA, ELETTRONICA E DELLE COMUNICAZIONI, 2018/2019 (35. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA, ELETTRONICA E DELLE COMUNICAZIONI, 2017/2018 (34. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA, ELETTRONICA E DELLE COMUNICAZIONI, 2016/2017 (33. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA E DEI SISTEMI, 2015/2016 (32. ciclo)
    Politecnico di TORINO
  • INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA E DELL'INFORMAZIONE, 2014/2015 (31. ciclo)
    Politecnico di BARI
  • INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA E DELL'INFORMAZIONE, 2012/2013 (29. ciclo)
    Politecnico di BARI
  • INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA E DELL'INFORMAZIONE, 2011/2012 (28. ciclo)
    Politecnico di BARI
  • INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA E DELL'INFORMAZIONE, 2010/2011 (27. ciclo)
    Politecnico di BARI
  • INGEGNERIA ELETTRICA E DELL'INFORMAZIONE, 2009/2010 (26. ciclo)
    Politecnico di BARI
  • INGEGNERIA DELL'INFORMAZIONE, 2008/2009 (25. ciclo)
    Politecnico di BARI
  • INGEGNERIA DELL'INFORMAZIONE, 2007/2008 (24. ciclo)
    Politecnico di BARI
  • INGEGNERIA DELL'INFORMAZIONE, 2006/2007 (23. ciclo)
    Politecnico di BARI
  • INGEGNERIA DELL'INFORMAZIONE, 2005/2006 (22. ciclo)
    Politecnico di BARI
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Supervised PhD students

  • Luca Ambrosino. Programme in Intelligenza Artificiale (39th cycle, 2023-in progress)
  • Edoardo Todde. Programme in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni (39th cycle, 2023-in progress)
    Research subject: Develop Ai-based solutions for mechatronics and industrial robotics with traditional control design
    Mechatronics and robotics
    Systems, Automation and Control
    Mechatronics and robotics
    Systems, Automation and Control
  • Andrea Usai. Programme in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni (39th cycle, 2023-in progress)
    Research subject: Modeling and control strategies for unmanned aerial vehicles operating in urban environments
    Big Data, Machine Learning, Neural Networks and Data Science
    Mechatronics and robotics
    Systems, Automation and Control
    Big Data, Machine Learning, Neural Networks and Data Science
    Mechatronics and robotics
    Systems, Automation and Control
  • Lorenzo Calogero. Programme in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni (38th cycle, 2022-in progress)
    Research subject: Advanced model predictive control strategies for sustainable mobility
    Big Data, Machine Learning, Neural Networks and Data Science
    Mechatronics and robotics
    Systems, Automation and Control
    Big Data, Machine Learning, Neural Networks and Data Science
    Mechatronics and robotics
    Systems, Automation and Control
  • Yuan Cao. Programme in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni (38th cycle, 2022-in progress)
    Research subject: Reinforcement learning control, continually updated the control law over measured performance
    Big Data, Machine Learning, Neural Networks and Data Science
    Mechatronics and robotics
    Systems, Automation and Control
    Big Data, Machine Learning, Neural Networks and Data Science
    Mechatronics and robotics
    Systems, Automation and Control
  • Jinze Wu. Programme in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni (38th cycle, 2022-in progress)
    Research subject: Complex and networked systems, Multi-agent systems, Distributed Control, Cooperative Localization
    Systems, Automation and Control
    Systems, Automation and Control
    Systems, Automation and Control
  • Zhipeng Ding. Programme in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni (37th cycle, 2021-in progress)
    Research subject: Analysis, planning and control of complex redundant manipulators
    Systems, Automation and Control
    Systems, Automation and Control
  • Marco Rinaldi. Programme in Ingegneria Aerospaziale (37th cycle, 2021-in progress)
  • Giada Galati. Programme in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni (36th cycle, 2020-in progress)
    Thesis: Human-centered robotics: challenges in socially-aware navigation and mission planning
    Mechatronics and robotics
    Systems, Automation and Control
  • Weibin Gu. Programme in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni (36th cycle, 2020-in progress)
    Research subject: Autonomous Robots with Data-driven Modeling and Control Techniques
    Big Data, Machine Learning, Neural Networks and Data Science
    Mechatronics and robotics
  • Francesco Parino. Programme in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni (35th cycle, 2019-2023)
    Thesis: Mathematical modeling and control of epidemics as decision support systems to steer effective public health policies
    Big Data, Machine Learning, Neural Networks and Data Science
    Modeling, simulation and CAD
  • Francesco Vincenzo Surano. Programme in Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica E Delle Comunicazioni (34th cycle, 2018-2023)
    Thesis: Unveiling human interactions : approaches and techniques toward the discovery and representation of interactions in networks
    Big Data, Machine Learning, Neural Networks and Data Science
    Modeling, simulation and CAD
    Systems, Automation and Control
    Big Data, Machine Learning, Neural Networks and Data Science
    Modeling, simulation and CAD
    Systems, Automation and Control
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