Scientific Director - Kitenergy Project
Mario Milanese graduated in electronic engineering at Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy, in 1967. From 1968 he was assistant professor at Politecnico di Torino and from 1972 associate professor at the University of Torino. Since 1980, he has been a full professor of system theory at Politecnico di Torino. From 1982 to 1987, he was head of the Dipartimento di Automatica e Informatica at the Politecnico di Torino.
His research interests include identification, prediction, filtering and control of complex systems with applications to biomedical, automotive, aerospace, financial, environmental, and energy problems. He is the author of more than 250 papers on these topics in international journals and conference proceedings. He is Co-Editor of the books Robustness in Identification and Control, Plenum Press, 1989 and Bounding Approaches to System Identification, Plenum Press, 1996. He is inventor of 5 patents on the control of semiactive suspensions and on the control of tethered airfoils for wind energy generation. He has been responsible of several projects with industrial companies and European and national organizations on modeling and control in automotive, aerospace, biomedical, and renewable energy fields. Honors include the International Huspy Award for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine in 1984 and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences Fellowship in 1999.