He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Padova, Padova, Italy, in 1991 and 2004, respectively. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova. He has held several visiting positions at the UKAEA-JET laboratories in the Culham Research Centre, U.K. (2002–2004), the JAERI Institute, Japan (2000) and General Atomics, CA (2004), the UCLA Vision Lab, CA (2010), the F4E European Agency, Spain (2014). His research interests include system modeling, control theory and its applications, sensor and actuator networks, and multi-agent systems.