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Alberto Bemporad

Professor of Control Systems
IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
Piazza San Francesco 19 [map]
55100 Lucca, Italy
Tel: +39 0583 4326600
Fax: +39 02 700 543345
Email: Alberto Bemporad's email


Interests: Model predictive control, numerical optimization, automotive control, hybrid systems, computational geometry, systems identification, financial engineering, aerospace control, energy markets and smart grids, water networks.


Funded projects


My interviews at Mathworks on how to design and implement MPC controllers.


Alberto Bemporad was born in Florence on March 26, 1970. He received his master's degree in Electrical Engineering in 1993 and his Ph.D. in Control Engineering in 1997 from the University of Florence, Italy. In 1996/97 he was with the Center for Robotics and Automation, Department of Systems Science & Mathematics, Washington University, St. Louis. In 1997-1999 he held a postdoctoral position at the Automatic Control Laboratory, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, where he collaborated as a senior researcher until 2002. In 1999-2009 he was with the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Siena, Italy, becoming an associate professor in 2005. In 2010-2011 he was with the Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering of the University of Trento, Italy. Since 2011 he is full professor at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy, where he served as the director of the institute in 2012-2015. He spent visiting periods at the University of Michigan and Zhejiang University. In 2011 he cofounded the company ODYS S.r.l., a consulting and software development company specialized in advanced controls and embedded optimization algorithms. He has published more than 300 papers in the areas of model predictive control, automotive control, hybrid systems, multiparametric optimization, computational geometry, robotics, and finance (H-Index: see my Google Scholar page). He is author or coauthor of various MATLAB toolboxes for model predictive control design, including the Model Predictive Control Toolbox (The Mathworks, Inc.) and the Hybrid Toolbox. He was an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control during 2001-2004 and Chair of the Technical Committee on Hybrid Systems of the IEEE Control Systems Society in 2002-2010 (read article). He received the IFAC High-Impact Paper Award for the 2011-14 triennial. He has been an IEEE Fellow since 2010.

Read more in my "People in Control" article.

Full CV (English, Italian), Short CV (Italian)

Model Predictive Control (PhD course)
Identification, Analysis and Control of Dynamical Systems (PhD course)
Automatic control (undergraduate course)
Short Model Predictive Control courses, other courses, and lectures

PhD Schools, workshops and conferences


To complement and contribute to spread my research, I have developed a number of MATLAB/Simulink toolboxes for model predictive control design. These have been applied in thousands of control design projects in industry and academia

Older tools (MIQP.M, MLD2PWA, HYSDEL) are now included in the Hybrid Toolbox.

My Erdös number is 3. Paul Erdös is a famous mathematician, born on March 26, 1913, died on September 20, 1996

Last update: February 9, 2017