Prof. Gianluigi Pillonetto
IEEE Fellow
Full Professor of Control and Dynamic Systems
Department of Information Engineering
University of Padova

Personal Data

Born in Montebelluna on 21 January 1975


Ph.D. Bioengineering, Polytechnic of Milan, 2002
Five-year Laurea degree (cum laude) in Computer Science Engineering, University of Padova, 1998
Gianluigi Pillonetto was born on January 21, 1975 in Montebelluna (TV), Italy. He received the Doctoral degree in Computer Science Engineering cum laude from the University of Padova in 1998 and the PhD degree in Bioengineering from the Polytechnic of Milan in 2002. In 2000 and 2002 he was visiting scholar and visiting scientist, respectively, at the Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle. From 2002 to 2005 he was Research Associate at the Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, becoming an Assistant Professor in 2005. He is currently a Full Professor of Control and Dynamic Systems at the Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova. His research interests are in the field of system identification, estimation and machine learning. From 2014 to 2016 he has been Associate Editor of Systems & Control Letters. He currently serves as Associate Editor for Automatica and IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. In 2003 he received the Paolo Durst award for the best Italian Ph.D. thesis in Bioengineering, he was the 2017 recipient of the Automatica Prize, assigned every three years for outstanding contributions to control theory by the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) and Automatica (Elsevier), and he was Plenary Speaker at System Identification IFAC Symposium in 2018. He has been elevated to IEEE Fellow in 2020 for contributions to System Identification.