Professor Giorgio Picci has been with the
University of Padova,
Italy, Department of Information Engineering, since 1980. He graduated (cum laude) from the University of
Padova in 1967 and since then has held several
long-term visiting appointments with various American, Japanese and
European universities among which Brown
University, M.I.T., the University of Kentucky,
Arizona State University, the Center for Mathematics and Computer
Sciences (C.W.I.) in Amsterdam, the Royal
Institute of Technology, Stockholm Sweden,
Kyoto University and Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.
He has been contributing to Systems and Control theory mostly in the
area of modeling, estimation and
identification of stochastic systems and published over 100 refereed
papers and written or edited several books
in this area. He has been
active also in the field of dynamic vision
and on-line scene and motion reconstruction.
He has been involved in various joint research projects with industry and state agencies. He has been general
coordinator of an italian national research
project on New techniques for identification and adaptive control of industrial systems, funded by MIUR (the
Italian ministery for higher education) for the last ten years; has been project manager of the italian team for
the Commission of the European Communities
Network of Excellence System Identification (ERNSI)
and general project manager of the
Commission of European Communities IST project
RECSYS, in the fifth Framework Program.
Giorgio Picci is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, Fellow of IFAC, past
Technical Committee on Stochastic Systems
and past member of the EUCA council. He is a foreign member of the
Swedish Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences.