Giovanni Muscato was born in Catania, Italy, in 1965. He received the Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Catania in 1988. Following graduation, he worked with Centro di Studi sui Sistemi in Turin. In 1990, he joined the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica Elettronica e dei Sistemi, the University of Catania where he is presently a Full Professor of robotics and automatic control. His research interests include model reduction, service robotics, and the use of soft-computing techniques in the modeling and control of dynamical systems. He was the Coordinator of the EC project Robovolc: A Robot for Volcano Explorations, and is a local coordinator of several national and European projects in robotics. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE Control systems society and Robotics and Automation society and is a Cochair of the Service Robotics Technical Committee. He is on the Board of Trustees of the CLAWAR Association. He has published more than 200 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings and three books in the field of control and robotics.
Biography Updated on 14 September 2008