Massimo Canale

Born in Torino (Italy) on January, 25, 1966.

Received the Laurea degree on Electronic Engineering in 1992 from the Politecnico di Torino (Italy) and qualified as engineer in 1993 at the Politecnico di Milano (Italy).

In 1997 received the PhD degree on System Engineering from the Politecnico di Torino.

From 1997 to 1998 he worked at the R&D department of Comau Robotics (Italy) as a software engineer.

In 1998 he joined the Dipartimento di Automatica e Informatica of the Politecnico di Torino where he is currently an Associate Professor of Automatic Control.

At present he teaches Automatic Control (Bachelor level on Computer , Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering) and Predictive Control (PhD on System Engineering).

His main research interests include robust control, interactions between robust identification and control, robust constrained control, predictive control, set membership approximation and application to automotive and aerospace problems. He is coauthor of over 80 papers published on international journals and international conferences.

In 2011, he has been the co-recipient of the IEEE Transactions on Control System Technology Outstanding Paper Award * for the article: M. Canale, L. Fagiano, M. Milanese, "High altitude wind energy generation using controlled power kites", IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 279-293, 2010.

He took part to several research projects funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), by the National Council of Research (CNR) and by private companies (e.g. FIAT AUTO, FIAT Reseach Centre). He is also co-inventor of a patent on semi-active suspension control.

He is Associate Editor of the Conference Editorial Board of the IEEE Control System Society and of EUCA.

He is referee for the main journals in the field of Automatic Control: IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Automatica, Control Engineering Practice and for the most important related conferences.

He is a member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Automotive Control.