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Brief Curriculum of Professor Claudio Bonivento, University of Bologna, Italy. (October 2004)

Claudio Bonivento was born in Bologna, Italy, in 1941. He graduated cum laude in Electrical Engineering from the University of Bologna in 1964. Since 1975, he has been Professor of Automatic Control in that University. He has held visiting positions at various academic institutions, which include the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Florida at Gainesville, the MIT in Boston. He served the Italian scientific community as President of GRIS (Italian Group of Researchers on Computer and Systems) in the period 1981-82, and as President of CIRA (Italian Inter-university Center of Research on Automatica), during the period 1989-1992.

In 1986, he promoted the constitution of LAR (Lab of Automation and Robotics) at the Department of Electronics Computer and Systems, University of Bologna. In 1990 he launched the Center for distance-teaching technologies of the same University. From 1993 to 1996 he was the co-ordinator of ERNET (European Robotics NETwork) in the framework of the Human Capital and Mobility programme of the European Union. He was an elected member of the Administrative Council of EUCA (European Union Control Association) for the 2-term 1997-2002. Since 1994, he has been a permanent member of the Italian delegation at the IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control).

His main general research interests are in control systems design and robotics areas. He is author or co-author of about 180 technical and scientific publications. He is author or co-author of five books on applied mathematics, digital control systems, and system identification and simulation. Professor Bonivento is also active in industrial control applications, at present with specific interest in automatic machinery for packaging and automotive control systems.

Professor Bonivento is Director of DEIS (Dept. of Electronics Computer Science and Systems, University of Bologna) since 2000,  a senior member of IEEE, and a member of the Adcom of EURON (European Robotics Research Network) since 2000. Since November 2002, he is the Coordinator of the newly constituted research center CASY (Center on Complex Automated Systems) of DEIS.


At the present, the main research areas of interest are the following:

  • digital control systems
  • advanced robotics
  • industrial automation
  • fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant control

Knowledge of languages:

  • Italian (mother's)
  • English
  • French




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