Paolo Castaldi was born in Bologna. In 1994 he obtained his Ph.D. degree in system engineering. Since 1998 he has served as an Associate Researcher in the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering of the University of Bologna (UNIBO), Bologna, Italy. Castaldi is a Member of Advanced Research Center on Electronic Systems for Information and Communication Technologies (ARCES), the Interdepartmental Center for Industrial Research ICT (CIRI-ICT) of the UNIBO, the board of the European Doctorate course in Information Technology (ARCES), and the prestigious Technical Committee on Aerospace of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC). He is tutor of two Ph.D. students. He teaches the courses Automatic flight control and Automatic control at UNIBO. He serves as a National Coordinator of the PRIN2008 the national research project Development of a Civil-UAV for Testing Guidance and Fault Tolerant Control for Patrol and Rescue Missions and coordinator of the research project Traffic Report with Enhanced Control of (Airport) Surface (T-RECS) (ARCES) with the industrial partner VITROCISET S.p.A. Castaldi is the author of about 80 articles published on international journals and on the proceedings of international congresses with referee; he is also the author of a research book. He is reviewer for high IF journals as CONEPRA, AUTOMATICA, IEEE_TIE, IEEE_TAES; he has been awarded as outstanding reviewer of Automatica (years 2004/05). Castaldi is IPC member, program chair, and coorganizer of congresses; chair of several sessions; author of 2 plenary talks. His research activities include the development of new methodologies for FDI and FTC for aircrafts, UAVs, and satellites; the integration of guidance laws and FTC; landing in wind shear conditions; and FDI of eolic turbine. In 2012 he has been awarded with the third place in an international competition on FTC for eolic turbines (at congress SAFEPROCESS 2012).
Biography Updated on 8 January 2013