Riccardo M.G. Ferrari

Asst. Prof. in Fault Tolerant Control in the Delft Center for Systems and Control, at Delft University of Technology

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+31 (0)15 27 83519

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2628 CD, Delft

The Netherlands

I am a Marie Curie Alumnus and an Assistant Professor in Fault Tolerant Control in the Delft Center for Systems and Control, within the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime, and Materials Engineering (3mE) at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

I investigate how to make dynamical systems safe and resilient against faults, malicious cyber-attacks and degradation phenomena, fighting uncertainty while doing so. My research is applied to problems in wind energy and the automotive sector, in particular for electric and for cooperative automous vehicles.

I took an unusual career path: after a PhD in Information Engineering form the University of Trieste, under the guidance of Prof. Thomas Parisini (Imperial College London and Univ. of Trieste) and of Prof. Marios Polycarpou (Univ. of Cyprus) , I spent 7 years in industrial R&D at Danieli Automation. There I specialized in instrumentation and automation solutions for process control in the steelmaking sector, at researcher and executive manager level. After that I joined DCSC as a Postdoc in the group of Prof. Robert Babuska, and later as an Asst. Prof. in the group of Prof. Jan-Willem van Wingerden.

I acknowledge funding from the EU via the H2020 program (Marie Sklowdowska-Curie Actions and Secure, clean and efficient energy work programme), from AB Volvo, from NWO (TKI-HTSM), from Vestas Wind Systems A/S, from The Research Council of Norway and from TU Delft (Cohesie program).


Jul 5, 2021 The Springer book Safety, Security and Privacy of Cyber-Physical Systems I edited and co-authored with André is out!
Jul 5, 2021 The new website is online! Let me know if you like it :sparkles: :smile:

selected publications

  1. A Switching Multiplicative Watermarking Scheme for Detection of Stealthy Cyber-Attacks
    Ferrari, Riccardo MG, and Teixeira, Andre MH
    IEEE Trans. on Automatic Control 2021
  2. A Novel Adaptive Controller for Robot Manipulators based on Active Inference
    Pezzato, Corrado, Ferrari, Riccardo M.G., and Hernández Corbato, Carlos
    IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 2020
  3. Distributed Fault Detection and Isolation of Large-Scale Discrete-Time Nonlinear Systems: An Adaptive Approximation Approach
    Ferrari, Riccardo M.G., Parisini, Thomas, and Polycarpou, Marios M.
    IEEE Trans. on Automatic Control 2012
  4. Safety, security, and privacy for cyber-physical systems

more info

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  • I received a BA in Classical Piano from the Conservatory of Trieste (Italy), the city where I was born in 1979
  • In my free time, I enjoy(ed) bike touring around Europe, skating, jazz music and Aikido