Alessandro Abate - Bio Sketch

I was born in Milan, in April 1978, and grew up in Padova (Italy).

After graduating cum laude at the Scientific ‘Liceo’ E. Curiel in July 1997, I studied at the University of Padova, earning the ‘Laurea’ Degree in ‘Electronics Engineering’ (with focus on ‘Control and Automation’) in October 2002, with final grade 110/110 summa cum laude. As an undergraduate I also studied at the University of California, at Berkeley (USA), and at the Rheinish-Westfaelishe Technische Hochschule (RWTH), in Aachen (Germany).

Back at UC Berkeley, I received an MS in May 2004 and a PhD in December 2007, both in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS), working on Systems and Control Theory. Meanwhile I was also an International Fellow in the CS Lab at SRI International in Menlo Park, CA.

Thereafter, I was a PostDoctoral Researcher at Stanford University, in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics (working on Systems Biology in affiliation with the Stanford School of Medicine).

I have been an Assistant Professor at the Delft Center for Systems and Control (DCSC), Technische Universiteit Delft - Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands), and moved to the University of Oxford, UK, in 2013.