Alessandro Abate - Bio Sketch

I am Professor of Verification and Control (formerly, Associate Professor) in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford, where I am also Deputy Head of Department. I am Fellow and Tutor at St Hugh’s College Oxford, and Faculty Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute in London.

Born in Milan in 1978, I grew up in Padua and received a Laurea degree in Electrical Engineering (summa cum laude) in October 2002 from the University of Padua. As an undergraduate I also studied at UC Berkeley and RWTH Aachen.

I earned an MS in May 2004 and a PhD in December 2007, both in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, at UC Berkeley, working on Systems and Control Theory with S. Sastry. Meanwhile I was 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 with C. Tomlin on Systems Biology in affiliation with the Stanford School of Medicine.

From June 2009 to mid 2013 I have been an Assistant Professor at the Delft Center for Systems and Control, TU Delft - Delft University of Technology, working with my research group on Verification and Control of complex systems.

My research interests lie on the analysis, formal verification, and control theory of heterogeneous and complex dynamical models – in particular of stochastic hybrid systems – and in their applications in cyber-physical systems (particularly involving safety-critical applications, energy, and biological networks). I blend in techniques from machine learning and AI, such as Bayesian inference, reinforcement learning, and game theory.