Alberto Bemporad

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

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Graduate courses

Model Predictive Control
Numerical Optimization
Introduction to Machine Learning
Identification, Analysis, and Control of Dynamical Systems

Undergraduate courses

Automatic control
Process control (in Italian)
Digital control (in Italian)
Control systems technology (in Italian)
Optimization models and methods (in Italian)
Introduction to linear systems (in Italian)
Linear systems (in Italian)

Short courses/workshops on Model Predictive Control and related subjects

I am often invited to give short courses on Model Predictive Control to various universities and companies. Below is a partial list of short courses I have given:

  • Lectures on "Model Predictive Control," Harbin Institute of Technology, China, October 16-20, 2023
  • Lectures on "Model Predictive Control," University of Science & Technology Beijing, China, November 2022
  • Workshop on "Model Predictive Control: From the Basics to Reinforcement Learning," 58th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Nice, France, December 10, 2019 (link)
  • Lectures on "Model Predictive Control," KIOS Graduate Summer School 2019, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, September 19-20, 2019 (link)
  • Workshop on "Model Predictive Control: Concepts, Algorithms, Tools, and Applications," organized by the Israel Association for Automatic Control, Herzliya, Israel, November 5, 2018 (link)
  • PhD course on "Model Predictive Control," KU Leuven, Belgium, November 2017 (link)
  • Series of lectures on "Model Predictive Control," Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, May 25-29, 2015 (announcement in Chinese)
  • Lecture on Stochastic Dynamic Optimization for Trading and Dispatching on Intra-day Electricity Markets, E-Quant Bootcamp on Quantitative Analysis and Modelling for Energy Trading and Risk Management, IMT Lucca, October 17, 2014
  • Short PhD course on Model Predictive Control, Univ. Nazarbayev, Astana, Kazakhstan, October 20-24, 2014
  • Short PhD course on Stochastic and Hybrid MPC, Univ. Stuttgart, Germany, April 23-27, 2012
  • Lectures on “Explicit and hybrid MPC”, Workshop on Model Predictive Control, IFAC World Congress, Milano, August 28, 2011
  • Lecture on MPC design methods for networked systems, Final WIDE Workshop on Networked Control Systems, IFAC World Congress, Milano, August 27, 2011
  • Lectures on “Explicit MPC, hybrid MPC, future trends in MPC”, Italian PhD school on control, Bertinoro (July 14-16, 2011) (Slides 1,2,3)
  • Optimization methods and models, Danieli Automation, April 17, 2008
  • Hybrid model predictive control and wireless sensor networks, PhD school, University of Naples, February 25-29, 2008
  • “Model Predictive Control of Hybrid Systems”, Escuela de doctorado en control predictivo de sistemas híbridos y con restricciones, UPC, Barcelona, Spain (July 17-21, 2006)
  • Workshop “Model Predictive Control of Hybrid Systems, joint Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, Sevilla, Spain (December 11, 2005)
  • Short course on Model Predictive Control, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, University of Linköpings, Sweden (September 22-24, 2004)
  • Short Course on “Hybrid and Explicit Model Predictive Control”, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI (December 2-4, 2003)
  • Short course on “Advanced optimal and robust control techniques - hybrid systems”, Centro Superiore di Formazione - Tecnologie per il Calcolo Numerico, Fiat Research Center, Orbassano (TO) (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008) editions
  • Lecture on “Hybrid systems”, Italian PhD school on control, Bertinoro, Italy (July 16-19, 2003)
  • Short course on “Hybrid Systems: modeling, control, identification, reachability and observability analysis”, DISC Summer School on Modeling and Control of Hybrid Systems (June 23-26, 2003) (Slides 1,2,3,4)
  • Short course on “Model Predictive Control”, KTH Stockholm, Sweden (April 7-9, 2003)
  • Short course on Modeling, Control, and Reachability Analysis of Hybrid Systems, Dutch Institute of Systems and Control (DISC) School, (con B. de Schutter e M. Heemels), 31 marzo 2003
  • Lecture on “Model predictive control”, Italian PhD school on control, Bertinoro (July 18-21, 2001)
  • Short Course “Model Predictive Control”, Ford Research Laboratories, Dearborn, MI, June 21-22, 2001
  • Short course on Hybrid Systems, University of Pisa, Italy (December 11-12, 2001).
  • Short course on “Hybrid Systems”, University of Florence, Italy (May 10-11, 2001)
Lectures at PhD schools