Paolo Lino, Dr. Eng., Ph.D.



Assistant Professor
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica e dell'Informazione, Politecnico di Bari, ITALY - SSD ING/INF-04
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Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum

PERSONAL DATA

Name: Lino Paolo
Address: via E. Orabona 4, 70125, Bari (BA)
Telephone: +390805963639
e-mail: paolo.lino [at] poliba.it
Homepage: http://c3lab.poliba.it/index.php/PaoloLino
Current position held: Tenured Assistant Professor in Automation, Adjunct Professor of Control of Robots - Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy.
Vice-coordinator of the Master Degree in Automation Engineering, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

• 19/07/2000 - “Laurea” degree in Electrical Engineering (Equivalent of Master of Engineering), Full marks. Final dissertation (in Italian): “Controllo Intelligente di Azionamenti Elettrici mediante regolatori Fuzzy” (“Intelligent Control of Electric Drives using Fuzzy Regulators”). Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy.
• /02/2001 Professional Engineer license, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy.
• 28/02/01-31/10/03 - Ph.D. degree in Electronics and Automation. Final dissertation: “Modelling Problems of Innovative Injection Systems for Internal Combustion Engines”. DEES, University of Catania, Italy, and DEE, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy.
• 09/12/02-15/05/03 - Visiting Scholar at EECE Department of University of New Mexico, New Mexico, USA.; Supervisor: prof. Mo Jamshidi;
• 11/05/05-10/05/07 - Assistant Researcher at Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy. Main research activity on “Methodologies and applications of model predictive control.
• 30/03/11-Present - Tenured Assistant Professor in Automation at Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy.

MAIN RESEARCH ACTIVITY

Main research interests

• Control of dynamic systems using nonlinear and soft computing techniques;
• Modeling and control of automotive systems;
• Modeling and control of the dynamics of evacuation of crowds from large buildings;
• Modelling and identification of fractional order systems;
• Design, tuning and implementation of fractional-order controllers.

Cooperation with foreign institutions and universities

• University of New Mexico, New Mexico, USA, under the supervision of prof. Mo Jamshidi: Researches in the field of mobile robotics in unstructured environments using Intelligent DEVS (Discrete Event System Specification), within the project V-Lab, NASA NRA Grant: NAG 2-147.
• Kazan National Research Technical University, prof. Roul Nigmatullin.
• University of Novi Sad, Serbia, prof. Milan Rapaic.
• Queen's University of Belfast, UK, Prof. Kang Li.

Cooperation in national and international funded research projects

PRIN National Research Projects
• “Bio-Inspired Strategies for the Control of Handling Systems” (2003)
• “Sensors, Actuators and Motion Control Systems based on IPMC” (2007)
• “Robust high performance fractional controllers for industrial and mechatronic applications” (2009)

Regional Research Projects
• “Telecommunication infrastructures and wireless sensor networks for the management of emergency situations”.

National Research Projects
• “Heavy Duty - Innovative Injection System Project for Heavy-Duty Engines”, PON 2000/2006 “Scientific Research, Technological Development, Advanced Training”;
• “LISAR - Intersectorial Scientific Laboratory of Automation and Robotics”, PON 2000/2006 “Scientific Research, Technological Development, Higher Education”, Notice n.68 of 23.01.2002, Axis II Measure II.1.
• “Innovative models for mechatronic systems” - Framework program agreement on “Scientific Research” in the Puglia Region - CIPE Resolution 20/04, Intervention cod. DM01, Industrial research projects related to the implementation strategy developed by the Mechatronics Technological District.
• “EURO6 - Control electronics, injection system, combustion strategies, sensors and innovative process technologies for EURO 6 Diesel engines”, PON 2007/2013 "Scientific Research, Technological Development, Advanced Training”.
• “INNOVHEAD - Innovative technologies for emissions reduction, consumption and operating costs of heavy duty engines”, PON 2007/2013 “Scientific Research, Technological Development, High Training”.
• “PLATINO - PLATform for INnOvative services in future Internet”, Project code: PON01_01007 / 4, PON R & C 2007-2013 - P.A.C. “Cohesion Action Plan” for the Convergence Regions.
• “MAIVISTO”, Project code: PAC0211_00061, PON R & C 2007-2013 - P.A.C. “Cohesion Action Plan” for the Convergence Regions.
• “MEA - Hybrid Management of Energy for Aeronautical applications”, PON R & C 2007-2013 - Convergence Axis I Regions “Support to structural changes” - Operative Objective I.3 “Networks for strengthening the Scientific-Technological potential of Regions of the Convergence” - Actions I.3.1 “High Technology Districts and Related Networks” - Notice DD 713 / Ric. of 29/10/2010 – “Aerospace” Technological Area

European Research Projects
• “OptiTruck” (Topic: GV-6-2015 - Powertrain control for heavy-duty vehicles with optimized emission), Programme/Call: H2020 — H2020-GV-2014-2015/H2020-GV-2015 (cfr. http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/204974_en.html).
• Cost Action CA 15225 “FRACTAL” (Fractional-order systems: analysis, synthesis and their importance for future design), European Cooperation in Science and Technology, EU Horizon 2020/FP7". (cfr. http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA15225?management).

EDITORIAL ACTIVITY AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC ORGANIZATIONS

Participation in international conferences as a speaker

04-05/10/01 - WILF 2001, Italian Workshop on Fuzzy Logic. Milan, Italy.
08-11/07/02 - IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (IEEE ISIE 2002), 2002, L’Aquila, Italy.
07-10/09/03 - International Conference on Control Systems Design (2003 IFAC CSD ’03), 2003, Bratislava, Slovak Republic.
14-17/09/05 - 2nd International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO 2005), 2005, Barcelona, Spain.
19-22/09/05 - IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (IEEE ETFA 2005), 2005, Catania, Italy.
04-06/10/06 - IEEE International Conference on Control Applications 2006 (IEEE CCA 2006) e IEEE Computer Aided Control Systems Design Conference (IEEE CACSD 2006), 2006, Munich, Germany.
09-12/05/07 - 4th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO 2007), 2007, Angers, France.
27-29/02/08 - 4th International Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics (PED2008), 2008, Wuppertal, Germany.
11-15/05/08 - 5th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO 2008), 2008, Madeira, Portugal.
08-09/10/08 - International LMS Engineering Simulation Conference 2008, 2008, Paris, France.
02-05/07/09 - 6th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO 2009), 2009, Milan, Italy.
08-10/07/09 - The 2009 IEEE International Multi-Conference on Systems and Control (IEEE MSC 2009), 2009, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
28/08-02/09/11 - IFAC 18th World Congress 2011, 2011, Milan, Italy.
07-10/11/11 - 37th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IEEE IECON 2011), 2011, Melbourne, Australia.
04-06/02/13 - 2013 IFAC Joint Conference - 6th Workshop on Fractional Differentiation and Its Applications, 2013. Grenbole, France.
04-07/09/13 - 7th IFAC Symposium on Advances in Automotive Control (AAC 2013), 2013, Tokyo, Japan.
16-19/06/14 - 22nd Mediterranean Conference on Control & Automation (MED 2014), 2014, Palermo, Italy.
23-25/06/14 - International Conference on Fractional Differentiation and Its Applications (ICFDA 2014), 2014, Catania, Italy.
17-19/03/15 - 2015 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (IEEE ICIT 2015), 2015, Seville, Spain.
15-18/12/15 - 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (IEEE CDC 2015), 2015, Osaka, Japan.
20-23/06/16 - 8th Conference on Advances in Automotive Control (AAC 2016), 2016, Kolmarden, Sweden.
31/08/16-02/09/16 - 11th UKACC International Conference on Control (Control 2016), 2016, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
09-11/05/2018 - 3rd IFAC Conference on Advances in Proportional-Integral-Derivative Control (PID 2018), 2018, Ghent, Belgium.
21-24/08/2018 - 2nd IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications (CCTA 2018), 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Member of the Program Committee of International Conferences

• International Conference on Intelligent Computing ICIC 2006, 16th-19th August 2006, Quingdao, China;
• International Conference on Intelligent Computing ICIC 2007, 21st-24th August 2007, Quingdao, China;
• International Conference on Life System Modeling and Simulation LSMS'07, 17th-20th September 2007, Shanghai, China.

Activities carried out within international conferences

• Special Session Organizer: “Multidisciplinary Design Optimization”; 6th EUROSIM Congress on Modelling and Simulation (EUROSIM 2007), 9th-13th September 2007, Ljubljana, Slovenia;
• Session Chair for the 4th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO 2007), 9th-12th May 2007, Angers, France;
• Session Chair for the 5th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO 2008), 11th-15th May 2008, Madeira, Portugal;
• Session Chair for the 6th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO 2009), 2nd-5th July 2009, Milan, Italy;
• Session Chair for the IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE 2010), 4th-7th July 2010, Bari, Italy;
• Session Chair for the IFAC 18th World Congress 2011, 28th August – 2nd September 2011, Milan, Italy;
• Session Chair for the 7th IFAC Symposium on Advances in Auomotive Control (AAC 2013), 4th-7th September 2013, Tokyo, Japan;
• Session Chair for the 22nd Mediterranean Conference on Control & Automation (MED 2014), 16th-19th June 2014, Palermo, Italy;
• Session chair for the International Conference on Fractional Differentiation and Its Applications (ICFDA 2014), 23rd-25th June 2014, Catania, Italy;
• Session chair for the 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (IEEE CDC 2015), 15th-18th December 2015, Osaka, Japan;
• Session chair for the 11th UKACC International Conference on Control (Control 2016), 31st August – 2nd September 2016, Belfast, Northen Ireland, UK;
• Session chair for the 3rd IFAC Conference on Advances in Proportional-Integral-Derivative Control (PID 2018), 9th-11th May 2018, Ghent, Belgium;
• Local Arrangment Chair for the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2019), 6th-9th October 2019, Bari, Italy.

Reviewer for International Journals and International Conferences

• Revision activity for International Journals: Automatica, Control Engineering Practice, Mechatronics, Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, Neurocomputing, Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Information Sciences, Journal of Franklin Institute, Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, Asian Journal of Control, Int. Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, Int. Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Journal of Vibration and Control, Nonlinear Dynamics, Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.
• Revision activity for International Conferences: IEEE International Conference on Decision and Control, American Control Conference, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, IFAC Workshop on Dependable Control of Discrete Systems, IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control, IFAC World Congress, IFAC Workshop on Fractional Differentiation and Its Applications.

MAIN TEACHING ACTIVITY

Teaching activity in official courses

AYs 2003-2005 - “Industrial Automation”, - Laurea degree in Management Engineering, Polytechnic University of Bari.
AYs 2007-2008 - “Discrete Event Systems Control and PLC”, - II level Master degree in “Technological Innovation in Mechatronics, Polytechnic University of Bari.
AYs 2007-2010 - “Process Control Systems”, Laurea degree in Information Engineering, Polytechnic University of Bari.
AYs 2010-2012 - “Fundamentals of Control Systems Engineering”, Bachelor degree in Information and Automation Engineering, Polytechnic University of Bari.
AYs 2012-2017 - “Fundamentals of Control Systems Engineering”, Bachelor degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Polytechnic University of Bari.
AYs 2017-2018 - “Digital Control Systems”, Master degree in Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Bari.
AYs 2016-2019 - “Control of Robots”, Master degree in Automation Engineering, Polytechnic University of Bari.

Mentoring and Supervision Activities

• Thesis supervisor of +40 Bachelor and Masters students in Information Engineering, Automation Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering.
• Supervisor of 3 PhD students within the Electrical engineering PhD program.

International teaching activity

26/02/17-08/03/17 - “Modeling and Control Techniques for Automotive and Mechatronics Applications”. Short intensive course (20h) for Master and PhD students, within the Erasmus+ program, Key Action 1; University of Novi Sad, Serbia.
14/06/17-23/06/17 - “Modeling and Control Techniques for Automotive and Mechatronics Applications”. Short intensive course (20h) for Master and PhD students, within the Erasmus+ program, Key Action 1; Kazan National Research Technical University - Kazan Aviation Institute (KNRTU-KAI), Russian Federation.
05/09/17-08/09/17 - “Modelling and Implementation Issues of Fractional Order Controllers: Some Case Studies”. Training School on “Fractional Order Controllers: from Theory to Application” (4h), within the European Project COST “Fractional”.
21/02/18-27/02/18 - Modelling and Implementation Issues of Fractional Order Controllers in Electro-Mechanical and Automotive Systems”. Short intensive course (14h) for Master and PhD students, within the Erasmus+ program, Key Action 1; University of Novi Sad, Serbia.
21/05/18-25/05/18 - “Modelling and Implementation Issues of Fractional Order Controllers in Electro-Mechanical and Automotive Systems”. Short intensive course (10h) for Master and PhD students, within the Erasmus+ program, Key Action 1; Kazan National Research Technical University - Kazan Aviation Institute (KNRTU-KAI), Russian Federation.
08/06/18-14/06/18 - “Introduction to Mechatronic Systems”. Short intensive course (14h) for Master and PhD students, within the Erasmus+ program, Key Action 1; University of Novi Sad, Serbia.
10/07/18-21/07/18 - “Introduction to mechatronic systems, and applications of fractional calculus to mechatronic systems”. Short intensive course (24h) for Master and PhD students, within the Erasmus+ program, Key Action 1; Novosibirsk State Technical University (NSTU), Russian Federation.

Teaching activity for research organizations

/11/03 – /02/04 - Training school for “Researchers with Expertise in Mechatronics” (140h), within the National Research Project "Heavy Duty" Headquarters: FIAT Research Center, Valenzano branch(BA);
24/11/11–06/02/12 - Short intensive course on “Automotive Control Systems” (48h), Bosch - Centro Studi Componenti per Veicoli S.p.A., Modugno (BA), within the Research Project MIUR EU6 (ex DM 593/2000);
05/2016-12/2016 - Teaching activity (55h) for the postgraduate school titled “Technologist of hybrid propulsion systems for aeronautical applications” - Teaching Modules: “Automation and Distributed Control Systems”; “Electrical Drives” - within the Research Project “MEA – Hybrid Energy Management for aeronautical applications”;
10/2017-12/2017 - Short intensive course on “Mechatronic Systems” (24h), Bosch - Centro Studi Componenti per Veicoli S.p.A., Modugno (BA), Robert Bosch – TEC division.

Further supervisory activity

29/06/07–29/02/08 - Teaching coordinator for the post-graduate school on “Technological Innovation in Mechatronics - MIMEC” - POR Puglia 2000-2006 Asse III - Misura III.7 "Higher Education", Polytechnic University of Bari;
30/11/07–31/05/08 - Training coordinator for the post-graduate school on “Technological Innovation in Mechatronics - MIMEC” - POR Puglia 2000-2006 Asse III - Misura III.7 "Higher Education", Polytechnic University of Bari;
11-13/12/2013 - Member of the Examining Board for the admission to the post-graduate training school for “Experts in design, development, and experimentation of powertrain mechatronics devices”, within the National Research Project “INNOVHEAD”;
AY 2013-2014 - Member of the PhD program Committee in Electrical and Information Engineering, Polytechnic University of Bari;
AY 2018/2019 - Vice-coordinator of the Master Degree in Automation Engineering, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy;
2018-2021 - Member of the elected Department Board, Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Polytechnic University of Bari.

AWARDS

/07/2002 - Student Award, awarded by IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, during the IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (IEEE ISIE 2002), 8th-11th July 2002, L’Aquila, Italy;
2010 - 4th IMACS 2009 Most Successful Papers Award, awarded by International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation. IMACS Honor Member 2010