Francesco Ferrante 

Francesco Ferrante
Assistant Professor (Maître de Conférences)
University Grenoble Alpes
Gipsa Lab

Bio sketch

Francesco Ferrante is an assistant professor of Automatic Control (maître de conférences) at the University of Grenoble Alpes and member of the Grenoble Images Speech Signal and Control Laboratory.

He received in 2010 a “Laurea degree” (BSc) in Control Engineering from University “Sapienza” in Rome, Italy and in 2012 a “Laurea Magistrale” degree (MSc) cum laude in Control Engineering from University “Tor Vergata” in Rome, Italy. During 2014, he held a visiting scholar position at the Department of Computer Engineering, University of California Santa Cruz. In 2015, he received a PhD degree in control theory from “Institut supérieur de l'aéronautique et de l’espace” (SUPAERO) Toulouse, France. From November 2015 to August 2016, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Clemson University. From August 2015 to September 2016, he held a position as postdoctoral scientist at the Hybrid Systems Laboratory (HSL) at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

His research interests are in the general area of systems and control with a special focus on hybrid systems, observer design, application of convex optimization in systems and control.


  • July 1-8 University of California at Santa Cruz

What's New

  • May 2018: Our project “CrYStAL:Boundary Feedback Control of Hyperbolic PDEs: Robustness, Performance, and Nonlinearity” has been funded by IDEX-Université Grenoble Alpes!

  • February 2018: Our paper “Hybrid Regional Stabilization of Linear Systems with Actuator Saturation and Multi-Rate Samplers” will appear at the upcoming European Control Conference

  • February 2018: Our project “COBrA:Computationally Oriented Methods for Boundary Feedback Control of Hyperbolic PDEs” has been funded by CNRS!

  • January 2018: Our paper “On the Value of the Cost of Optimal Control Problems for Constrained Difference Inclusions” will appear at the upcoming American Control Conference


  • Ph.D. in Control Engineering, Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace, France, 2015

  • M.S. in Control Engineering, Tor Vergata University of Rome, Italy, 2012

  • B.S. in Control Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, 2010


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