Saverio Bolognani

Automatic Control Laboratory
ETH Zurich

Physikstrasse 3, ETL K 13.2
CH-8092 Zurich
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ORCID 0000-0002-7935-1385 - Google Scholar

Saverio Bolognani portrait photo

I am a Senior Scientist in Prof. Florian Dörfler's group, at the Automatic Control Laboratory of ETH Zurich. I am passionate about applications of networked control theory to complex systems like power grids and autonomous mobility. I care about the efficiency of these systems, but also their fairness. I am currently looking into the intersection between nonlinear optimization and feedback control design, and I always like to learn more about control theory, distributed optimization, stochastic optimization, and game theory.

News and latest talks

20-23 June 2022 - EECI International Graduate School on Control

Module M19 "Control and Optimization of Autonomous Power Systems"

Lecturers: Florian Dörfler and Saverio Bolognani

Course website

Registration: EECI Website

9 May 2022 - NCCR Automation Symposium on Systems Theory of Algorithms

Iterative algorithms in optimization, games, and learning are dynamical systems with inputs, outputs, and uncertainty. The symposium explores the systems and control theory behind such algorithms shaping our reality.

My talk: "First-Order and Zeroth-Order Optimization Algorithms as Model-Free Feedback Controllers"

NCCR Symposium website - slides

5-7 July 2022 - IFAC Conference on Networked Systems

NecSys22 will take place at ETH in Zurich next summer. It will feature a great list of plenary speakers, an IFAC Young Author Award spotlight presentation, and interactive poster sessions of contributed papers.

Visit for more information!

3 December 2021 - TecDays presentation in Lugano

Gioele Zardini, Nicolas Lanzetti, and I contributed to the TecDays event at the Liceo Lugano 2 with an interactive activity on game theory, future mobility, mathematical models of equilibria and competition, and more. Thank you to Giuseppe Belgioioso and Christian Hartnik for their help!

Slides (in Italian)

People I work with

Past Ph.D. students

  • Adrian Hauswirth (now at Fortum)

  • Bala Kameshwar Poolla (now at NREL)

Sponsors of my research