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Luca Schenato

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Associate Professor

 

Department of Information Engineering

University of Padova

Via Gradenigo 6/B

35131 Padova Italy

 

Tel.: +39 049.827.7925

Fax:  +39 049.827.7799

 

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Webpage:  http://automatica.dei.unipd.it/people/schenato.html

Skype: l_schenato

   EDUCATION AND APPOINTMENTS

 

2007-current Associate Professor, Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Italy
2013-2014 Visiting Professor, Department of EECS, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
2004-2007 Adjunct Professor, Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Italy
2003 Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
1999 Laurea Degree, Electrical Engineering, University of Padova, Italy

 

   AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

2017 Fellow, IEEE Society (15th youngest awardee from Ph.D year to year of awarding out of 299 awardees)
2014 EUCA European Control Award for outstanding contribution to Networked Control Systems and Multi-agent Systems (currently first and only Italian to be awarded)
2006 Eliah Jury Award for outstanding achievement in the area of Systems, Communications, Control, or Signal Processing, U.C. Berkeley (co-shared with Bruno Sinopoli)
2004 "Rientro dei Cervelli" (Brain Gain) Professorship, Ministry of Italian Education, University and Research (MIUR) (only 80 awardees in Italy in all discipline in 2004)
2004 International Reintegration Grant, Marie Curie Actions, European Union

 

   PROJECTS

 

Period Acronym Funding Title
2010-2013 HYCON2 European Highly-complex and Networked Control Systems 
2010-2012 SIMEA Industrial Distributed Systems Design for Energy and Environment Monitoring
2008-2011 FeedNetBack European Feedback design for wireless networked systems
2007-2011 WISE-WAI Italian Wireless Sensor Networks for city-Wide Ambient Intelligence
2010-2010 SENSE-a-LOT Industrial RF localization and tracking using wireless sensor networks
2004-2006 SENSNET European Analysis and design of large scale sensor networks for distributed control applications

 

   EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES

 

2016-current Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems
2015 Technical Program Committee IFAC Conference Necsys'15
2013 Technical Program Committee IFAC Conference Necsys'13
2011-2013 Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
2012 Technical Program Committee SmartGridComm
2010 Conference Editorial Board for DARS
2010 Conference Editorial Board for HSCC
2008-2011 IEEE CSS Conference Editorial Board
2007-2009 IEEE RAS Conference Editorial Board
2006-current
Member of IFAC Technical Commiteee TC 1.5 on "Networked Systems"
2009 vice-General Chair for Necsys'09, Venice, Italy
2009 co-organizer of tutorial "Networked Control Systems subject to packet loss and random delay", Necsys'09
2009 Techical Program Chair for Robocomm'09, Odence, Danmark
2007 vice-General Chair for Robocomm'07, Athens, Greece

 

   PH.D. EXAMINER

 

2017 Jingbo Wu Univ. of Stuttgard, Germany
2015 Burak Demirel KTH, Sweden
2015 Grazia Barchi University of Trento, Italy
2013 Burak Demirel (Licenciate Degree)
KTH, Sweden
2013 Yiming (Alex) Ji Australian National University, Australia
2013 Domenica Borra Polytechnic of Turin, Italy
2013 Luis Orihuela University of Seville, Spain
2012 Nicolas Cardoso De Castro INRIA Grenoble, France
2010 Nicola Varanese Polit. Milan & New Jersey Insititute of Technology, USA
2009 Osvaldo Simeone Polit. Milan & New Jersey Insititute of Technology, USA (winner of ERC Consolidator 2016)
2009 Maja Karasalo
KTH, Sweden

 

   INVITED LECTURES

 

Multi-agent map-building: Kalman Filtering meets Machine Learning
- IFAC Workshop on Estimation and Control of Networked Systems (NecSys'16), Tokyo, Japan, September 2016,
- Control Seminar Series, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland, October 2016
- Control Seminar Series, Univ. of Stuttgard, Germany, April 2017

Bayesian linear state estimation using smart meteres and PMU Measurements in Distribution Grids
- IEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm'14), October 2014

Getting multi-agent systems to cooperate (Video Time Sych) (VIdeo Map Building)
- European Control Award Plenary Talk, European Control Conference (ECC14), June  2014

Control over finite capacity channels: the role of data losses, delays and SNR limitations
- Control Theory Seminars, EECS, UC Berkeley, February 2014

Newton-Raphson Consensus for Distributed Convex Optimization
- HYCON2 Workshop on Distributed Optimization in Large Networks and its Applications, Zurich, Swizerland, July 2013.

- also presented at UC San Diego, UC Berkeley, UCLA, MIT, UC Santa Barbara, Stanford in 2014

The Consensus Algorithm in Distributed Multi-Agent Systems
Symposium on New Directions of Automatic Control, Seoul, Korea, October 2011.

Localizzazione in Reti di Sensori Wireless: Tecnologia ed Applicazioni (in Italian)
WISE-WAI project, Final Review Meeting, Padova, May 2011.

Estimation and Control Applications of Linear Consensus Algorithms,
Workshop on Multi-Agent Estimation and Control, Lund, Sweden, January 2010.

Networked Control Systems subject to random delay and packet loss: state-of-the-art, main results and future directions,
Minicourse at IFAC Workshop on Estimation and Control of Networked Systems (NecSys'09), Venice, Italy, September 2009

Distributed Estimation and Consensus,
3rd WIDE Ph.D. School on Networked Control Systems, Siena, Italy, July 2009
 

Application of Consensus Algorithms to Wireless Sensor Networks
Seminars on Control Systems, Mechanical Engineering Department, UC Berkeley, October 2008

Some Results on Optimal Estimation and Control for Lossy Networked Control Systems,
Seminars in Optimization and System Theory, KTH, Stockolm, Sweden, September 2007

Distributed Consensus Protocols for Clock Synchronization in Sensor Networks
Ph.D. Summer School in Automatic Control, Bertinoro, Italy, July 2007

Analysis and Control of Flapping Flight: from Biological to Robotic Insects
Invited talk, Mechanical Enginering Department, Columbia University, NY, USA, 2004


Recent publications     [ all BibTeX ]
20XX
K. Yildirim, R. Carli, L. Schenato. A Distributed Dual-Ascent Approach for Power Control of Wireless Power Transfer Networks. IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC'17) [submitted], 20XX   [BibTeX]  
K. Yildirim, R. Carli, L. Schenato. Adaptive Proportional-Integral Synchronization In Wireless Sensor Networks. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology (submitted), 20XX   [BibTeX]  
M. Todescato, A. Carron, R. Carli, G. Pillonetto, L. Schenato. Efficient Spatio-Temporal Gaussian Regression via Kalman Filtering. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence [submitted, available@arXiv:1705.01485], 20XX    [url] [BibTeX]  
M. Todescato, N. Bof, G. Cavraro, R. Carli, L. Schenato. Generalized gradient optimization over lossy networks for partition-based estimation. SIAM Journal on Optimization (submitted), 20XX   [BibTeX]  
N. Bof, R. Carli, L. Schenato. Is ADMM always faster than Average Consensus?. Automatica [submitted], 20XX   [BibTeX]  
N. Bof, R. Carli, G. Notarstefano, L. Schenato, D. Varagnolo. Newton-Raphson Consensus under asynchronous and lossy communications for peer-to-peer networks. IEEE Trans. Automatic Control [submitted], 20XX   [BibTeX]  
M. Todescato, R. Carli, L. Schenato, G. Barchi. PMUs Clock De-Synchronization Compensation for Smart Grid State Estimation. 56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC17) [submitted], 20XX   [BibTeX]  
D. Varagnolo, G. Pillonetto, L. Schenato. Statistical bounds for distributed Gaussian regression algorithms. 56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC17) [submitted], 20XX   [BibTeX]  
2017
S. Borile, A. Pandharipande, D. Caicedo, L. Schenato, A. Cenedese. A data-driven daylight estimation approach to lighting control. IEEE Access, 2017    [url] [BibTeX]  
N. Bof, R. Carli, A. Cenedese, L. Schenato. Asynchronous Distributed Camera Network Patrolling under Unreliable Communication. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 2017    [url] [pdf] [BibTeX]  
N. Bof, R. Carli, L. Schenato. Average Consensus with Asynchronous Updates and Unreliable Communication (with proofs). Proceedings of IFAC Word Congress [to appear], 2017    [ abstract ] [pdf] [BibTeX]  
K. Yildirim, R. Carli, L. Schenato. Distributed Control of Wireless Power Transfer Subject to Safety Constraints. Proceedings of IFAC Word Congress [to appear], 2017   [BibTeX]  
M. Todescato, A. Dalla Libera, R. Carli, G. Pillonetto, L. Schenato. Distributed Kalman Filtering for Time-Space Gaussian Processes (with proofs). 20th World Congress of International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), 2017   [pdf] [BibTeX]  
S. Dey, A. Chiuso, L. Schenato. Feedback Control over lossy SNR-limited channels: linear encoder-decoder-controller design. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 2017    [url] [BibTeX]  
M. Todescato, A. Carron, R. Carli, G. Pillonetto, L. Schenato. Multi-Robots Gaussian Estimation and Coverage Control: from Server-based to Distributed Architecture. Automatica, vol. 80pp. 284--294, 2017    [url] [pdf] [BibTeX]  
2016
S. Borile, A. Pandharipande, D. Caicedo, A. Cenedese, L. Schenato. An identification approach to lighting control. European Control Conference 2016 (ECC'16), 2016    [url] [BibTeX]  
L. Brinon-Arranz, L. Schenato, A. Seuret. Distributed Source-seeking via a Circular Formation of Agents with asynchronous communication. IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, vol. 3(2), pp. 104--115, 2016    [url] [pdf] [BibTeX]  
M. Todescato, A. Carron, R. Carli, L. Schenato, G. Pillonetto. Machine Learning meets Kalman Filtering (with proofs). 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC16), pp. 4594--4599, 2016   [pdf] [BibTeX]  
M. Todescato, A. Carron, R. Carli, A. Franchi, L. Schenato. Multi-Robot Localization via GPS and Relative Measurements in the Presence of Asynchronous and Lossy Communication. European Control Conference 2016 (ECC'16), pp. 2527–-2532, 2016   [pdf] [BibTeX]  
D. Varagnolo, F. Zanella, A. Cenedese, G. Pillonetto, L. Schenato. Newton-Raphson Consensus for Distributed Convex Optimization. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 61(4), pp. 994--1009, 2016    [ abstract ] [url] [pdf] [BibTeX]  
N. Bof, R. Carli, L. Schenato. On the performances of consensus based versus Lagrangian based algorithms for quadratic cost functions. European Control Conference 2016 (ECC'16), 2016    [ abstract ] [url] [BibTeX]  
N. Bof, M. Todescato, R. Carli, L. Schenato. Robust Distributed Estimation for Localization in Lossy Sensor Networks. 6th IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and control in Networked Systems (NecSys16), pp. 250–-255, 2016   [pdf] [BibTeX]  
2015
M. Todescato, G. Cavraro, R. Carli, L. Schenato. A Robust Block-Jacobi Algorithm for Quadratic Programming under Lossy Communications. 5th IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and control in Networked Systems (NecSys15), pp. 126--131, 2015   [pdf] [BibTeX]  
K. Yildirim, R. Carli, L. Schenato. Adaptive Control-Based Clock Synchronization in Wireless Sensor Networks. European Control Conference ECC15, 2015   [pdf] [BibTeX]  
R. Carli, G. Notarstefano, L. Schenato, D. Varagnolo. Analysis of Newton-Raphson Consensus for multi-agent convex optimization under asynchronous and lossy communication. Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC'15), 2015   [pdf] [BibTeX]  
D. Varagnolo, G. Pillonetto, L. Schenato. Auto-tuning procedures for distributed nonparametric regression algorithms. European Control Conference ECC15, 2015   [pdf] [BibTeX]  
A. Pandharipande, M. Rossi, D. Caicedo, L. Schenato, A. Cenedese. Centralized lighting control with luminaire-based occupancy and light sensing. Proc. of the IEEE Int. Conf. on Industrial Informatics 2015 (INDIN 2015), pp. CD-007153, 2015    [ abstract ] [url] [BibTeX]  
M. Todescato, A. Carron, R. Carli, L. Schenato. Distributed Localization from Relative Noisy Measurements: a Robust Gradient Based Approach. European Control Conference (ECC'15), pp. 1914--1919, 2015   [pdf] [BibTeX]  
R. Carli, G. Notarstefano, L. Schenato, D. Varagnolo. Distributed Quadratic Programming under Asynchronous and Lossy Communications Via Newton-Raphson Consensus. European Control Conference ECC15, 2015   [pdf] [BibTeX]  
A. Pandharipande, A. Peruffo, D. Caicedo, L. Schenato. Lighting control with distributed wireless sensing and actuation for daylight and occupancy adaptation. Energy and Buildings, vol. 97pp. 13-20, 2015    [url] [BibTeX]  
S. Dey, A. Chiuso, L. Schenato. Linear Encoder-Decoder-Controller Design over Channels with Packet Loss and Quantization Noise. European Control Conference ECC15, 2015   [pdf] [BibTeX]  
A. Carron, M. Todescato, R. Carli, L. Schenato, G. Pillonetto. Multi-agents adaptive estimation and coverage control using Gaussian regression. European Control Conference (ECC'15), pp. 2490--2495, 2015   [pdf] [BibTeX]  
M. Rossi, A. Pandharipande, D. Caicedo, L. Schenato, A. Cenedese. Personal lighting control with occupancy and daylight adaptation. Energy and Buildings, vol. 105pp. 263–-272, 2015    [ abstract ] [url] [BibTeX]