Saverio Bolognani received the Ph.D. degree in Information Engineering from the University of Padova, Italy, in 2011. In 2006-2007, he was a visiting graduate student at the University of California at San Diego. In 2013-2014, he was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge (MA). He is currently a Senior Scientist at the Automatic Control Laboratory at ETH Zurich. His research interests include the application of networked control system theory to power systems, cyber-physical systems, the intersection of nonlinear optimization with feedback control design, multi-agent systems, and game theory.
I am currently affiliated with the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Automation. Here is a short video about my interests!
I received my Ph.D. degree in Information Engineering in 2011 from the University of Padova in Italy, under the supervision of Prof. Sandro Zampieri.
Before that, I received my M.Sc. degree in Automation Engineering, also from the University of Padova in Italy. During my graduate studies, in 2006/07, I was a visiting student at the University of California, San Diego, where I wrote my M.Sc. thesis under the supervision of Prof. Miroslav Kristić.
In 2013-2014 I was Postdoc at the Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems at MIT, in the group of Prof. Munther Dahleh.
I have been at the Automatic Control Laboratory at ETH Zurich since 2015, in Prof. Florian Dörfler's group.
2021 NCCR Automation collaborative project "Urban driving games" (PI: Florian Dörfler, Emilio Frazzoli)
2021 NCCR Automation collaborative project "Dynamic population games for efficient autonomous mobility" (PI: Florian Dörfler, Emilio Frazzoli)
2019 [Principal Investigator] Swiss Federal Office of Energy project "UNICORN - A unified control framework for real-time power system operation"
2019 [Principal Investigator] EU H2020 ERIGrid grant "TEAMVAR2 - Networked feedback control of distributed energy resources for real-time voltage regulation"
2017 [Principal Investigator] EU H2020 ERIGrid grant "TEAMVAR - Networked feedback control of distributed energy resources for real-time voltage regulation"
2016 EU H2020 project "MIGRATE - Massive integration of power electronic devices" (PI: Florian Dörfler, Gabriela Hug)
2013 MIT & Masdar Institute program "Information and Decision Architectures for Robustness, Resilience, and Risk Mitigation in Power Grids" (PI: Munther Dahleh)
2013 MIT-Siemens cooperation "Electric mobility and electric vehicle grid integration" (PI: Mardavij Roozbehani)
2010 EU FP7 project "FeedNetBack - Feedback design for wireless networked systems" (PI: Sandro Zampieri)
Honors and awards
2020 ETH Medal for Outstanding Master Thesis (student: Ezzat Elokda)
2020 SGA Förderpreis Award (student: Verena Häberle)
2020 ETH Medal for Outstanding Master Thesis (student: Verena Häberle)
2017 Basil Papadias Student Paper Award (students: A. Hauswirth and A. Zanardi), IEEE PES PowerTech
2016 Best Student Paper Award finalist (student: B. K. Poolla), American Control Conference
2011 "Ottavio Bonazzi 2011" Award, AICT (ICT section of the AEIT)
2009 Best Student Paper Award, NecSys 09
2007 Provost’s Honor, Thurgood Marshall College, University of California, San Diego
2006 Innovation Prize, IEEE First Region 8 Robotic Contest