Piermarco Cannarsa was born in Rome, Italy, in 1957. He graduated in mathematics in 1979 from the University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, and in Pisa he got his mathematics diploma from Scuola Normale Superiore in 1985. He was an Assistant Professor at the Naval Academy, Livorno, Italy, and Associate Professor at the University of Pisa. Since 1990, he has been a Professor in mathematical analysis at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata,”Rome, Italy, where he served as chairman of the graduate school for eight years and of the undergraduate school for six years. He supervised eight Ph.D. theses and is currently following the work of three graduate students. Cannarsa's scientific interests include partial differential equations, control theory, and nonsmooth analysis. His current research is concerned with the regularity of solutions to Hamilton-Jacobi equations, Carleman estimates and null controllability for parabolic problems, and stabilization of evolution equations. Cannarsa authored about one hundred papers in international journals and two books. He served as Associate Editor for the SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization and for the Journal of Mathematical Systems, Estimation, and Control. He is currently in the Editorial Board of Nonlinear Differential Equations and Applications. He was a Plenary Speaker at the 4th SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications in 1998, the 17th Congress of the Italian Mathematical Society in 2003, the 22nd IFIP TC 7 Conference on Systems Modeling and Optimization in 2005, and the 20th Congress of the Spanish Society of Applied Mathematics in 2007. Since June 1999, for eight years, Cannarsa was the Vice President of the Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica, an Italian institution that fosters mathematical education and research.
Biography Updated on 1 December 2010