Andrea Serrani Earns IEEE Control Systems Distinguished Member Award

Posted: September 24, 2023

Ohio State ECE Professor Andrea Serrani was awarded the IEEE Control Systems Distinguished Member Award in 2023. This award recognizes significant technical contributions and outstanding long-term service to the IEEE Control Systems Society.

Serrani (M’94) received the Laurea (B.Eng.) (summa cum laude) degree in electrical engineering from the University of Ancona, Ancona, Italy, in 1993, the M.S. degree in systems science and mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA, in 1996, the Ph.D. degree in artificial intelligence systems from the University of Ancona in 1997, and the D.Sc. degree in systems science and mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis in 2000.

From 1994 to 1999, he was a Fulbright Fellow with Washington University in St. Louis. From 2004 to 2007, he served as the Technical Leader of the Reusable Launch Vehicle area of the AFOSR/AFRL Collaborative Center for Control Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA. He held visiting positions at the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, and the University of Padova, Padua, Italy, and multiple summer faculty positions at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH, including four AF-SFFP Fellowships. Since 2002, he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus OH, where he is currently a Professor and the Chair of Graduate Studies. He has authored or co-authored over 150 articles in journals, proceedings of international conferences and book chapters, and has co-authored the book Robust Autonomous Guidance: An Internal Model Approach (Springer-Verlag). His research interests are at the intersection of methodological aspects of nonlinear, adaptive and geometric control theory with advanced applications in aerospace and marine systems, fluidic systems, robotics, and automotive engineering.

Dr. Serrani is a member of International Federation of Automatic Control and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He received the Certificate of Outstanding Service as an Associate Editor (AE) of Automatica, was selected three times as an Outstanding Reviewer of the IEEE Transaction on Automatic Control, and three times as an Excellent Reviewer of the AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics. He served, among other positions, as the Publications Chair of the 53rd and 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, and the 2009 American Control Conference. He has served as an Editor-at-Large of the 53rd and 51st IEEE CDC, and the 2017 ACC. He has been a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Control System Society (CSS) and has delivered semi-plenary lectures at the 8th IFAC Symposium on Nonlinear Control Systems and the 2011 Chinese Control and Decision Conference. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology and also serves in the IEEE CSS and IFAC Editorial Boards. He is a past AE of the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems TechnologyAutomatica, and the International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control. He will serve as the Program Chair of the 2019 ACC, and is currently serving as General co-Chair for the 2022 IEEE CDC.

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