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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

I am in sabbatical leave from 1st October 2013 to 30 September 2014 and I will be visiting the EECS Dept. at UC Berkeley for most of this period.

   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

 

2014 EUCA European Control Award for outstanding contribution to Networked Control Systems and Multi-agent Systems
2006 Eliah Jury Award for outstanding achievement in the area of Systems, Communications, Control, or Signal Processing, U.C. Berkeley
2004 "Rientro dei Cervelli" (Brain Gain) Professorship, Ministry of Italian Education, University and Research (MIUR)
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

 

2013 Technical Program Committee Necsys
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

 

2013 Burak Demirel KTH, Sweeden
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
2009 Nicola Varenese New Jersey Insititute of Technology, USA
2009 Maja Karasalo
KTH, Sweeden

 

   INVITED LECTURES

 

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. (updated version presented at UC San Diego, UC Berkeley, UCLA, MIT, UC Santa Barbara, Stanford, 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
A. Carron, M. Todescato, R. Carli, A. Franchi, L. Schenato. A Distributed Asynchronous Algorithm for Multi-Robot Localization using Noisy and Heterogeneous Measurements. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation ICRA15 (submitted), 20XX   [BibTeX]  
K. Yildirim, R. Carli, L. Schenato. Adaptive Control-Based Clock Synchronization in Wireless Sensor Networks. European Control Conference ECC15 (submitted), 20XX   [BibTeX]  
D. Varagnolo, G. Pillonetto, L. Schenato. Auto-tuning procedures for distributed nonparametric regression algorithms. European Control Conference ECC15 (submitted), 20XX   [BibTeX]  
M. Todescato, A. Carron, R. Carli, L. Schenato. Distributed Localization from Relative Noisy Measurements: a Robust Gradient Based Approach. European Control Conference ECC15 (submitted), 20XX   [pdf] [BibTeX]  
R. Carli, G. Notarstefano, L. Schenato, D. Varagnolo. Distributed Optimization under Asynchronous and Lossy Communications via Newton-Raphson Consensus. European Control Conference ECC15 (submitted), 20XX   [pdf] [BibTeX]  
L. Brinon-Arranz, L. Schenato. Distributed Source-seeking via a Circular Formation of Agents with asynchronous communication. IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems (submitted), 20XX   [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, 20XX   [BibTeX]  
S. Dey, A. Chiuso, L. Schenato. Linear Encoder-Decoder-Controller Design over Channels with Packet Loss and Quantization Noise. European Control Conference ECC15 (submitted), 20XX   [BibTeX]  
A. Carron, M. Todescato, R. Carli, L. Schenato, G. Pillonetto. Multi-agents adaptive estimation and coverage control using Gaussian regression. European Control Conference ECC15 (submitted), 20XX   [pdf] [BibTeX]  
D. Varagnolo, F. Zanella, A. Cenedese, G. Pillonetto, L. Schenato. Newton-Raphson Consensus for Distributed Convex Optimization. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (submitted), 20XX    [ abstract ] [pdf] [BibTeX]  
K. Yildirim, R. Carli, L. Schenato. Proportional-Integral Synchronization In Wireless Sensor Networks. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 20XX   [pdf] [BibTeX]  
2014
A. Carron, M. Todescato, R. Carli, L. Schenato. An asynchronous consensus-based algorithm for estimation from noisy relative measurements. IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, vol. 1(3), pp. 283 - 295, 2014    [url] [pdf] [BibTeX]  
L. Schenato, G. Barchi, D. Macii, R. Arghandeh, K. Poolla, A. Von Meier. Bayesian Linear State Estimation using Smart Meters and PMUs Measurements in Distribution Grids. Proceeding ofIEEE International Conference on Smart Grid Communications (SmartGirdComm14), 2014   [BibTeX]  
D. Varagnolo, G. Pillonetto, L. Schenato. Distributed cardinality estimation in anonymous networks. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 59(3), pp. 645-659, 2014    [ abstract ] [pdf] [BibTeX]  
A. Chiuso, N. Laurenti, L. Schenato, A. Zanella. LQG control over communication channels: the role of data losses, delays and SNR limitations. Automatica, to appear, 2014   [pdf] [BibTeX]  
D. Macii, G. Barchi, L. Schenato. On the Role of Phasor Measurement Units for Distribution System State Estimation. Proceeding of IEEE Workshop on Environmental, Energy and Structural Monitoring Systems (EESMS14), 2014   [BibTeX]  
S. Dey, A. Chiuso, L. Schenato. Remote estimation with noisy measurements subject to packet loss and quantization noise. IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, vol. 1(3), pp. 204-217, 2014    [url] [pdf] [BibTeX]  
2013
D. Varagnolo, L. Schenato, G. Pillonetto. A variation of the Newton-Pepys problem and its connections to size-estimation problems. Statistics & Probability Letters, (83), pp. 1472-1478, 2013    [ abstract ] [pdf] [BibTeX]  
A. Carron, M. Todescato, R. Carli, L. Schenato. Adaptive consensus-based algorithms for fast estimation from relative measurements. 4th IFAC Workshop on Distributed Estimation and Control in Networked Systems (NecSys'13), 2013   [pdf] [BibTeX]  
R. Carli, A. Carron, L. Schenato, M. Todescato. An exponential-rate consensus-based algorithms for estimation from relative measurements: implementation and performance analysis. 2013   [pdf] [BibTeX]  
L. Brinon-Arranz, L. Schenato. Consensus-based Source-seeking with a Circular Formation of Agents. European Control Conference ECC13, 2013   [pdf] [BibTeX]  
D. Varagnolo, S. Del Favero, F. Dinuzzo, L. Schenato, G. Pillonetto. Finding Potential Support Vectors in linearly separable classification problems. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, vol. 24(11), pp. 1799-1813, 2013    [ abstract ] [pdf] [BibTeX]  
S. Bolognani, N. Bof, D. Michelotti, R. Muraro, L. Schenato. Identification of power distribution network topology via voltage correlation analysis. Conference on Decision and Control (CDC13), 2013   [pdf] [BibTeX]  
F. Parise, L. Dal Col, A. Chiuso, N. Laurenti, L. Schenato, A. Zanella. Impact of a realistic transmission channel on the performance of control systems. 2013   [pdf] [BibTeX]  
A. Chiuso, N. Laurenti, L. Schenato, A. Zanella. LQG cheap control over SNR-limited lossy channels with delay. Conference on Decision and Control (CDC13), 2013   [pdf] [BibTeX]  
A. Chiuso, N. Laurenti, L. Schenato, A. Zanella. LQG cheap control subject to packet loss and SNR limitations. European Control Conference ECC13, 2013   [pdf] [BibTeX]  
S. Dey, A. Chiuso, L. Schenato. Remote estimation subject to packet loss and quantization noise. Conference on Decision and Control (CDC13), 2013   [pdf] [BibTeX]