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Professor Mario Di Bernardo

Professor Mario Di Bernardo

Professor Mario Di Bernardo
Laurea(Napoli), Ph.D.(Bristol)

Professor of Nonlinear Systems and Control

Office Level 0 MVB
Merchant Venturers Building,
Woodland Road, Clifton BS8 1UB
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Summary

Current Research Interests

  • Analysis, Synchronization and Control of Complex Networks
  • Systems and Synthetic Biology
  • Hybrid and Piecewise-smooth dynamical systems
  • Nonlinear Control Theory
  • Mathematical modelling and industrial applications of mathematics

Biography

I received a 5 year degree in Control Engineering and Applied Mathematics from the University of Naples "Federico II", Italy in 1994. This was then followed by a Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Bristol, UK in 1998. Since August 1997, I have been a  Lecturer in Nonlinear Systems at the Department of Engineering Mathematics of the same University. My research interests  are within the broad area of nonlinear systems, on both dynamics and control.  
 
Some other professional activities
I am a  member of  SIAM and  IEEE and a regular columnist for UK Nonlinear News and the newsletter of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.  I am also reviewer for several international scientific journals and since July 1999 I have been serving as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I. 
 I was the organiser of  minisymposia at the 5th and 6th SIAM Conferences on the Applications of Dynamical Systems, Snowbird, Utah, U.S.A, in May 1999 and May 2001, and member of the organising committees of  the IEEE Symposia on Circuits and Systems 2000, 2001 and 2002. I was also involved with the organisation of the successful Colston Symposium on Nonlinear Dynamics, held in Bristol in June 2001. I am currently an associate member of the International Centre for Chaos Control and Synchronization at the City University of Hong Kong.

Mario di Bernardo (SMIEEE ’06, FIEEE 2012) is currently Professor of Nonlinear Systems and Control at the University of Bristol, U.K.  He is also Full Professor of Automatic Control at the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. 

On 28th February 2007 he was bestowed the title of Cavaliere of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic for scientific merits from the President of Italy, HE Giorgio Napolitano.  In January 2012 he was elevated to the grade of Fellow of the IEEE for his contributions to the analysis, control and applications of nonlinear systems and complex networks.

In 2009, He was elected President of the Italian Society for Chaos and Complexity for the term 2010-2013 and re-elected for the term 2014-2017. In 2006 and again in 2009 he was elected to the Board of Governors of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (one of the largest in the IEEE with over 10,000 members). From 2011 he is serving as Vice President for Financial Activities of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.

His research interests include the analysis, synchronization and control of complex networked systems; the analysis and control of hybrid and piecewise-smooth dynamical systems; nonlinear dynamics, nonlinear control theory and applications to engineering and computational biology.  He authored or co-authored more than 200 international scientific publications including more than 100 papers in scientific journals, over 100 contributions to refereed conference proceedings, a unique research monograph on the dynamics and bifurcations of piecewise-smooth systems published by Springer-Verlag and two edited books. His h-index is 28 and his publications received over 5100 citations.

He serves on the Editorial Board of several international scientific journals and conferences. From 1st January 2014 he will be Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems: Regular Papers. He is also Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems and Associate Editor of the Conference Editorial Board of the IEEE Control System Society and the European Control Association (EUCA). He was Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Sytems I: Regular Papers from 1999 to 2002 and again from 2008 to 2010, and the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Brief papers from 2003 till 2008.  He was Guest Editor-in-Chief of special issues for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I,  Physica D, Nonlinear Dynamics, Dynamical Systems. He was also a member of the Editorial Board of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine and is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the Newsletter of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. 

He is regularly invited as Plenary Speakers at national and international events.

He has been organizer and co-organizer of several scientific initiatives and events including international events at Urbino (2011 & 2013), Paris (2010), Bristol (2009), Napoli (2006), Capri (2006), Bristol (2004), Milano (2004).

He received funding from several funding agencies and industry.

Keywords

  • Synchronization
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Control Theory
  • mathematical modelling
  • nonlinear dynamics

Recent publications

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