Pierdomenico Pepe is currently serving as associate professor of automatic control at the University of L’Aquila, Italy. His main research interests include stability theory, nonlinear control, observers, optimal control, with special emphasis to systems with time-delays, and applications to biomedical, chemical, and electrical engineering. He has authored or co-authored over 190 technical articles on journals, conference proceedings and books, and is co-editor of two multi-author volumes in the Springer series LNCIS and ADD. He has served as IPC member in several (IEEE, IFAC, SIAM) international conferences. In 2013 he was plenary speaker at IFAC Joint Conference SSSC-TDS-FDA in Grenoble. He was recipient of Kybernetika Editor’s award 2013. He served as associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control in 2011-2014, and of Systems & Control Letters in 2012-2016. He is currently serving as Associate Editor of SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, Journal on Control and Decision, and IEEE Control Systems Letters. He was acknowledged as the IEEE-LCSS outstanding associate editor 2020.