Invited Speakers

Plenary Speakers:


David Q. Mayne received the Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees from the University of London, and the degree of Doctor of Technology, honoris causa, from the University of Lund, Sweden. He has held posts at the University of the Witwatersrand, the British Thomson Houston Company, University of California, Davis and Imperial College London where he is now a Senior Research Fellow. An IEEE Life Fellow and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Royal Society of London, and the Royal Academy of Engineering, Mayne received the Sir Harold Hartley Medal in 1986 from the Institute of Measurement and Control for contributions to technology of measurement and control of outstanding merit. His research interests include optimization, optimization based design, nonlinear control and model predictive control.



Panagiotis D. Christofides was born in Athens, Greece, in 1970. He received a Diploma in Chemical Engineering in 1992 from the University of Patras, Greece, a M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics in 1995 and 1996, respectively, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in 1996, all from the University of Minnesota. Since July 1996 he has been with the University of California, Los Angeles, where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the Department of Electrical Engineering.




Rolf Findeisen is full professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Otto-von-Guericke-Universitat Magdeburg, where he heads the Laboratory for Systems Theory and Automatic Control. He studied Engineering Cybernetics (diploma) at the University of Stuttgart, chemical engineering (M.Sc.) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, information technology at the ETH Zurich. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Stuttgart. He is organizer and co-organizer of several international conferences and workshops. His main research interests are in the field of optimization based control and state estimation, nonlinear control and state estimation, distributed and decentralized control, identification, with applications in various fields such fast mechatronic systems, automotives, biomedicine and systems biology.


David Angeli completed in 2000 his Ph.D. in control engineering and, ever since, he has been with the Dept. of Systems and Computer Science of the University of Florence, where he currently holds an Associate Professorship appointment. From January 2008, he has been also Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Imperial College, London. His research interests include: stability theory of nonlinear systems, control under constraints, systems biology and nonlinear dynamics. Since 2005 he has been serving as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.





Semiplenary Speakers:

  • J. Lygeros
  • L.T. Biegler
  • R.D. Braatz
  • L.  Magni
  • J.E.  Normey
  • A. Bemporad
  • E.F. Camacho
  • D.E.  Quevedo
  • G. Pannocchia
  • E.C. Kerrigan
  • M. Lazar
  • L. Fagiano
  • R. González
  • C. De Prada
  • M. Muller
  • M. Alamir
  • J. H. Lee



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