Prof. Paolo Mercorelli, Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Germany

Paolo Mercorelli (Member, IEEE) received a Ph.D. degree in systems engineering from the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, in 1998. In 1997, he was a Visiting Researcher for one year with the Department of Mechanical and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA. From 1998 to 2001, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher with Asea Brown Boveri Corporate Research, Heidelberg, Germany. From 2002 to 2005, he was a Senior Researcher with the Institute of Automation and Informatics, Wernigerode, Germany, where he was the Leader of the control group. From 2005 to 2011, he was an Associate Professor of process informatics with the Ostfalia University of Applied Sciences, Wolfsburg, Germany. Since 2012, he has been the Distinguished Full Professor and a Chair of control and drive systems with the Institute of Product and Process Innovation, Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Lueneburg, Germany. Since 2018, he has been an International Distinguished Visiting Professor with the Institute of Automatic Control, Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland. His current research interests include applications of Kalman filters, robotics, wavelets, geometric control, and SMC. Dr. Mercorelli was the recipient of a three-year scholarship from the Marie Curie Actions Research Fellowship Program which is one of the most competitive and prestigious European Awards sponsored by the European Commission in 1998. He received seven best IEEE international conferences paper awards: IECON 2013, IECON 2014, CoDIT 2014, ICCC 2017, FedCSIS 2019, ACD 2019, ICCC 2020 and ICSTCC 2023. In the years 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 he has been on the list of the top 2% scientists by Elsevier Database and Stanford University (USA). Since 2022 he has been Editor-in-Chief for the Section „Engineering Mathematics“ in  „Mathematics“, an Open Access Journal from MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.