Pierdomenico Pepe

Associate Professor

Coppito 1, Room 2103
pierdomenico.pepe@univaq.it
+39-0862434482

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CURRICULUM VITAE OF PIERDOMENICO PEPE

GENERALITIES

Born in Sant’Omero (province of Teramo, Italy), on 17 May 1965. Resident in L’Aquila, Italy, via Solaria 22.  Family:  Maria Paola Di Ciccio (common-law spouse), Lucrezia Pepe (daughter).

EDUCATION

1)      Master Degree in Electronic Engineering (five years degree course), 110/110 cum laude, University of Ancona, Ancona, Italy. Thesis title: Approximation and Simplification of Mathematical Models of Robots (in Italian, Approssimazione e semplificazione di modelli matematici di robots).  Advisor T. Leo, co-Advisor S. Longhi, 14 November 1990.

2)      Ph.D in Electronic Engineering, University of L’Aquila, Advisor A. Germani, final dissertation University of Genova, 15 November 1996. Thesis title: LQG Control of Retarded Ssytems (in Italian, Il Controllo LQG dei Sistemi con Ritardo).

FURTHER ON EDUCATION

1)      Course on Flexible Production Systems (in Italian), University of Ancona and Industries of Marche, Ancona, Italy, April-May 1988.

2)      Course on Programming Robot Kuka, Able Robots, Bologna, Italy, (3 days), September 1996.

3)      Summer School on Delay Differential Equations and Control Theory, University of Trieste and University of Ancona, Dobbiaco, Italy, 25-29 June 2001.   

4)      Auditor EECI Course, F.H. Clarke, Optimality, Stabilization, and Feedback in Nonlinear Control, L’Aquila, 20-24 May 2013. 

5)      Auditor EECI Course, L. Praly, Convergence theory for observers: Necessary, and Sufficient conditions, L’Aquila, Italy, 14-19 April 2014.

6)      Auditor EECI Course, F. Mazenc, Tools for nonlinear control, Lyapunov function, positivity, applications, L’Aquila, Italy, 21-25 March, 2016.

7)      Auditor EECI Course, R. Sanfelice, Hybrid Control Design, L’Aquila, Italy, 13-17 May, 2019.

CURRENT POSITION

1)      Associate Professor in Automatic Control (Scientific Disciplinary Sector SSD Automatica ING-INF/04, Competition Sector 09/G1), from 1 October 2013, at the Department of Information Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics. Department of Information Engineering, and Computer Science. Member of the Center of Excellence for Research DEWS (from 2008), L'Aquila.

2)      Research Associate (from 2010) at the Institute of Systems Analysis and Informatics of the Italian National Research Council, Rome, Italy.

PAST POSITIONS IN ITALIAN INSTITUTIONS

1)      Italian Army, Student for Complementary Second Lieutenant, Technical Corp of the Italian Army, Scuola Tecnici Elettronici dell’Esercito, Rome, 9 April 1991 – 8 July 1991, and Second Lieutenant, Technical Corp of the Italian Army, Centro Tecnico Militare Armi e Munizioni, Servizio Ricerche Studi Esperienze Materiali Elettronici Ottici Optoelettronici e Missilistici, 9 July 1991 – 8 July 1992, dismissed with Excellent as final grade. Currently lieutenant, Technical Corp of the Italian Army, on leave.

2)      Statutory personnel, full-time, SINCAD Technology, ROLAND Digital Group, Martinsicuro (province of Teramo), member of the Technical and Scientific Division, in charge for Special Projects, 1 September 1992 – 30 May 1993.

3)      Ph.D. Student, Advisor A. Germani, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of L’Aquila, Italy, academic years 1992/1993, 1993/1994, 1994/1995.

4)      Technical personnel, Technical Collaborator, VII level, Laboratory of Automatics and Robotics, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of L’Aquila, Italy, 2 December 1996 – 28 February 2001.

5)      Subject expert (‘’cultore della materia’’) in Automatic Control, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of L’Aquila, 9 May 1996 – 28 February 2001.

6)      Assistant Professor (tenured position) in automatic control (ING-INF/04), University of L’Aquila, Italy, 1 March 2001 – 30 September 2013.

OTHER PAST POSITIONS IN ITALIAN INSTITUTIONS

1)      High-school temporary professor of mathematics and physics,  Liceo Scientifico Rosetti, San Benedetto del Tronto (province of Ascoli Piceno),  9 January 1991 - 23 March 1991.

2)      High-school temporary professor of electronics, Istituto Tecnico Industriale Montani, Fermo (province of Ascoli Piceno), 9 July 1992 – 31 August 1992.

3)      High-school temporary professor of mathematics, Liceo Scientifico Bafile, L’Aquila, 5 May 1996 - 31 May 1996.

VISITING POSITIONS IN FOREIGN UNIVERSITIES

1)      Visiting Scholar (Italian National Research Council CNR grant fellowship), Faculty Sponsor A.L. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA, 2 July 2000 – 2 January 2001.

2)      Visiting Scholar (FILAURO grant fellowship), Faculty Sponsor E.I. Verriest, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 18 August 2001 – 30 December 2001.

3)      Visiting Scholar (supported with NSF funds by Z.-P. Jiang, USA), Faculty Sponsor Z.-P. Jiang, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, New York, USA, 14 February 2004 – 4 June 2004 (return to Italy for a week, for students’ exams).

4)      Visiting Scholar (supported with research funds of H. Ito), Faculty Sponsor H. Ito, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Fukuoka, Japan, 10 -17 November 2007.

5)      Visiting Scientist (supported with French DIGITEO funds), Centrale-SUPELEC, Gif-sur-Yvette, France, Faculty Sponsor Silviu-Iulian Niculescu,  15 - 29 November 2015. 

6)      Visiting Professor, (supported with French funds of SUPELEC), Centrale-SUPELEC, Gif-sur-Yvette, France, Faculty Sponsor P. Mason, 7-10 June 2016.

7)      Visiting Professor (supported with French funds of ENSEA), Faculty Sponsor I. Haidar, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l'Electronique et de ses Applications (ENSEA), Cergy, France, 14–27 June 2018.

8)      Visiting Scientist (supported with German funds of Universitat Passau), University of Passau, Germany, 29-30 April 2019, research meeting with A. Mironchenko, F. Wirth, A. Chaillet.

FOREIGN Ph.D STUDENTS, RESEARCHERS AND PROFESSORS IN VISIT  

1)   H.Ito (associate professor), Kyushu Institute of Technology, Fukuoka, Japan,  3-7 September 2011.

2)   A.Mesbahi (Ph.D. student), Sharif University of Technology, Iran, October 2012 – February 2013.

3)               M. Ataei (associate professor), University of Isfahan, Iran, 7 August – 4 November 2015.

4)               A. Chaillet (associate professor), Centrale-SUPELEC, Paris, France, 3-6 May 2016.

5)   I. Haidar (associate professor), ENSEA, Paris, France, 15-25 January 2017,  2-31 July 2018, 18-26 July 2019.

EDITORIAL ACTIVITY FOR JOURNALS

1)      Associate Editor IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, [2011-2014].

2)      Associate Editor Systems & Control Letters (Elsevier), [2012-2016].

3)      Associate Editor Journal on Control and Decision (Taylor & Francis), [2014-present].

4)      Associate Editor SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, [2016-present].

5)      Associate Editor IEEE Control Systems Letters, [2017-present].

EDITORIAL ACTIVITY FOR INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

1)      International Committee member First Italy Kazakhstan Working Symposium on Modeling and Control of Nonlinear Deterministic and Stochastic Systems, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 1999.

2)      International Program Committee Member, and co-Editor (with C. Manes), 6th IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems, L’Aquila, Italy, 2006.

3)      International Program Committee member, 7th IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems, Nantes, France, 2007.

4)      International Program Committee member, 8th IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems, Sinaia, Romania, 2009.

5)      International Program Committee member, 9th IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems, Praha, Czech Republic, 2010.

6)      International Technical Program Committee member, 23rd IEEE Chinese Control and Decision Conference, Mianyang, China, 2011.

7)      International Program Committee member, 10th IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems,  Boston, USA, 2012.

8)      Committee member (with T. Vyhlidal and S. Mondié) for the young best paper award, 10th IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems, USA, 2012.

9)      International Technical Program Committee member, 24th IEEE Chinese Control and Decision Conference, Taiyuan, China, 2013.

10)  International Program Committee member, IFAC Joint Conference 5th Symposium on System Structure and Control , 11th  Workshop on Time-Delay Systems, 6th Workshop on Fractional Differentiation and Its Applications, Grenoble, France, 2013.

11)  International Program Committee member, 3rd IFAC International Conference on Intelligent Control and Automation Science, Chengdu, China, 2013.

12)  International Technical Program Committee member, 25th IEEE Chinese Control and Decision Conference, Guiyang, China, 2013.

13)  International Program Committee member, 13th European Control Conference, Strasbourg, France, 2014.

14)  International Technical Program Committee member, 26th IEEE Chinese Control and Decision Conference, Changsha, China, 2014.

15)  International Program Committee member, 15th SIAM Conference on Control and its Applications, Paris, France, 2015.

16)  International Program Committee member, 12th IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems, Ann Arbor, USA, 2015.

17)  International Technical Program Committee member, 27th IEEE Chinese Control and Decision Conference, Qingdao, China, 2015.

18)  International Program Committee member, 13th IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems, Istanbul, Turkey, 2016.

19)  International Program Committee member, 28th IEEE Chinese Control and Decision Conference, Yinchuan, China, 2016.

20)  International Program Committee member, 16th SIAM Conference on Control and its Applications, Pittsburgh, USA, 2017.

21)  International Technical Program Committee member, 29th IEEE Chinese Control and Decision Conference, Chongquing, China, 2017.

22)  International Program Committee member, 14th IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems, Budapest, Hungary, 2018.

23)  International Technical Program Committee member, 30th IEEE Chinese Control and Decision Conference, Shenyang, China, 2018.

24)  International Program Committee member, 15th IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems, Sinaia, Romania, 2019.

25)  Technical Program Committee member, 31st  Chinese Control and Decision Conference, Nanchang, China, 2019.

26)  Program Committee member, International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies, Paris, 2019.

27) Technical Program Committee Member, 32nd Chinese Control and Decision Conference, Hefei, China, 2020.

 EDITORIAL ACTIVITY FOR NATIONAL CONFERENCES

 1)      National Program Committee member, Italian Conference SIDRA Automatica.it, Rome, Italy, 2016.

2)      Committee member for best presentation award, Italian Conference SIDRA Automatica.it, Milan, Italy, 2017.

EDITORIAL ACTIVITY FOR MULTI-AUTHOR VOLUMES AND CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

1)      Proceedings of the 6th IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems, L’Aquila, Italy, July 10-11-12th, 2006, IFAC-PapersOnline (www.ifac-papersonline.net), Vol. 6, Part 1, ISBN 978-3902661-11-1, posted online October 5th , 2007, C. Manes, P. Pepe Editors.

2)      Time Delay Systems: Methods, Applications and New Trends, Series Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences, Vol. 423, Springer, ISBN 978-3-642-25220-4, pp. 470, 2012, R. Sipahi, T. Vyhlidal, S.-I. Niculescu, P. Pepe Editors.

3)      Recent Results on Nonlinear Delay Control Systems, in Honor of Miroslav Krstic, Vol. 4, Springer, Series Advances in Delays and Dynamics, 2016, I, Karafyllis, M. Malisoff, F. Mazenc, P. Pepe Editors.

ORGANIZATION OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES AND CONFERENCE SESSIONS

1)      National Organizing Committee Chairman, 6th IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems, L’Aquila, Italy, 2006.

2)      Co-organizer (with A. Germani and C. Manes), sessions “Time Delay Systems I”, “Time Delay Systems II”, 6th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Systems, Alghero, Italy, 1998.

3)      Co-organizer (with A. Germani and C. Manes), of the session “Nonlinear Delay Systems”, at the 2nd IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems, Ancona, Italy, 2000.

4)      Co-organizer (with E.I. Verriest) of the miny-symposium “New Approaches for Analysis and Observation of Infinite Dimensional Systems (PDE and FDE)”, at the 16th International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNS), Leuven, Belgium, 2004.

5)      Co-organizer (with H. Ito) of the session “Lyapunov Tools for ISS and Stabilization”, at the 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Osaka, Japan, 2015.

6)      Local organizer of a course of the International Graduate School on Control, EECI (European Embedded Control Institute), L’Aquila, Italy, 5-9 February, 2018. Speakers: E. Fridman and P. Pepe. Course title: Time-Delay and Sampled-Data Systems.

REVIEW OF PAPERS, BOOKS

Author of over 700 reviews for papers submitted to international journals, books and conferences on automatic control. Reviewer of two books on automatic control published by Birkhauser. Assignments for the evaluation of research projects presented for three calls by banks Foundations.

INVITED TALKS AT CONFERENCES

1)      Plenary speaker, IFAC Joint Conference 5th Symposium on System Structure and Control, 11th Workshop on Time Delay Systems, 6th Workshop on Fractional Differentiation and its applications, Grenoble, France, 2013. Plenary title: Input-to-State Stability of Nonlinear Functional Systems.

2)      INdAM (Istituto Nazionale di Alta Matematica) Workshop on Recent Trends in Delay Differential Equations - Models, Theory and Numeric (Organizer N. Guglielmi), Cortona, Italy, 2012. Talk title: On the Actuator Disturbance Attenuation for Stabilizable, Retarded, Nonlinear Systems.

3)      3^rd DELSYS Workshop on Delay Systems, Observers and Controllers for Complex Dynamical Systems. Talk Title: Stabilization in the Sample-and-Hold Sense of the Glucoce-Insulin System (P. Palumbo, P. Pepe, S. Panunzi, A. De Gaetano), GIPSA LAB, Grenoble, France, 2014.

4)      4^th DELSYS Workshop on Delay Systems, Observers and Controllers for Complex Dynamical Systems, emphasizing Delays and Interconnections Methodology, Algorithms and Applications. Talk Title: Decentralized Nonlinear Control for a Class of Interconnected Time-Delay Systems (P. Pepe, H. Ito, Z.-P. Jiang), Centrale-Supelec, Gif-sur-Yvette, France, 2015.

5)      Workshop Mathematical Modeling of the Glucose/Insulin System, Modeling and Control of Glucose Homeostasis. Talk title: State and ouptut feedback control of plasma glycemia (P. Palumbo, P. Pepe, S. Panunzi, A. De Gaetano), Lipari, 2009.

6)      Fukuoka Workshop on Nonlinear Control Theory (organized by H. Ito). Talk title: Sampled-data control of nonlinear retarded systems, 2015, Fukuoka, Japan.

7)      Workshop Stability and Control of Infinite-Dimensional Systems (Organizers S. Dashkovskiy, B. Jacob, A. Mironchenko, F. Wirth), 12-14 October 2016, Passau, Germany. Talk title: Practical Stabilization of Nonlinear Retarded Systems: Continuous--Time and Sampled--Data Controllers.

8)      1st DECOD Workshop on Delays and Constraints on Distributed Parameter Systems, Centrale-Supelec, Paris, 2017. Talk title: Global and Semi-Global Stabilization by Sampled-Data Emulation of Global Stabilizers for Time-Delay Systems (P. Pepe, M. Di Ferdinando).

9)      Gran Sasso Science Institute, invited as visiting scientist, workshop ‘’New trends in control of evolution systems’’, organizers R. Guglielmi and P. Cannarsa, April 20-21, 2018. Talk title: Stabilization of Retarded Systems: a Lyapunov-Based Sampled-Data Approach.

10)  Workshop Stability and Control of Infinite-Dimensional Systems (Organizers S. Dashkovskiy, B. Jacob, A. Mironchenko, F. Wirth), Universitat Wurzburg, Wurzburg, Germany, 10-12 October 2018, Germany. Talk title: Converse Lyapunov Theorems for Systems with Delays: the Continuous-Time and the Discrete-Time Case.

11)  Workshop in Control Theory and Applications, (Organizers A. Festa, R. Guglielmi, A. Marigonda, M. Palladino), GSSI, L’Aquila, 28-29 March 2019. Talk title:Converse Lyapunov Theorems for Discrete-Time Switching Systems with Given Switches Digraphs,

INVITED SEMINARS

1)      Séminaire Automatique et Énergie renouvelable du Laboratoire QUARTZ, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l'Electronique et de ses Applications (ENSEA), Cergy (Paris), France, 26 June 2018 (Guest I. Haidar). Seminar title: Converse Lyapunov Theorems for Nonlinear Functional Systems.

2)      Séminaire d'Automatique du Plateau de Saclay, CENTRALE-SUPELEC, Gif-sur-Yvette (Paris), France,  8 June 2016,  (Guests Y. Chitour, P. Mason, A. Chaillet). Seminar title: On Control Lyapunov-Krasovskii Functionals and Stabilization in the Sample-and-Hold Sense of Nonlinear Time-Delay Systems. 

3)      Kyushu Institute of Technology, Fukuoka, Japan, and RACOT (Research Committee for control theory in Kyushu area). Seminar title: Input-to-State Stability of Retarded Nonlinear Systems, November 12th, 2007 (Guest H. Ito).

4)      The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Tokyo, Japan, and SICE Research Committee ICDND (Innovative Control via Diversity of Nonlinear Dynamics). Seminar title: ISS of Nonlinear Systems Described by Coupled Delay Differential and Difference Equations, November 16th, 2007 (Guest H. Ito).

SEMINARS AS VISITING SCHOLAR

 1)      Polytechnic University, New York, Laboratory of Communications and Control. Seminar title: Stability of Coupled Delay Differential and Difference Equations, February 17th, 2004.

2)      Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Systems and Control Seminar, and School of Mathematics Center for Dynamical Systems and Nonlinear Studies. Seminar title: Nonlinear Time Delay Control Systems: Observers, Adaptive Regulators, Internal Stability, November 19th, 2001.

3)      University of California, Berkeley, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Seminar. Seminar title: Estimation and Control of Time Delay Systems: LQG Regulator, Nonlinear Control, Nonlinear Observers, December 20th, 2000.

SEMINARS IN NATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

1)      Italian National Research Council (CNR), Istituto di Analisi dei Sistemi e Informatica, Rome, Italy, 1998. Seminar title: Controllo di Sistemi Nonlineari con Ritardo (Control of nonlinear systems with delay).

2)      Italian National Research Council (CNR), Istituto di Analisi dei Sistemi e Informatica A. Ruberti, Colloquia IASI, Rome, Italy, 2008. Seminar title: Stabilizzazione Ingresso-Stato di Sistemi Ritardati Nonlineari Stabilizzabili (Input-to-state stabilization of stabilizable retarded nonlinear systems).

LECTURES AT INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE SCHOOLS AND PRE-CONGRESS WORKSHOPS

1)      University of Grenoble, 34th International Summer School of Automatic Control, Stability of Time-Delay Systems and its Applications (Scientific Coordinators A. Seuret, W. Michiels, S.-I. Niculescu, Organizer A.I. Bratcu), Grenoble, France, July 1-5, 2013. Lecture (three hours) title: Input-to-state Stability of time-delay systems.

2)      Ph.D. Summer School SIDRA (Scientific Coordinators and Organizers M.E. Valcher and C. Melchiorri), Bertinoro, Italy, July 3-5, 2017. Formal methods for the control of large-scale networked nonlinear systems with logic specifications (coordinators G. Pola and M.D. Di Benedetto). 1st lecture (1h 30m) title: Review on internal and external stability notions of nonlinear systems.  2nd lecture title (2h): Nonlinear time-delay systems: basic theory and stability.

3)      International Graduate School on Control, EECI (European Embedded Control Institute). E. Fridman (seven lectures, each one of 1h 30m) and P. Pepe (seven lectures, each one of 1h 30m), L’Aquila, Italy, 5-9 February 2018. Course title: Time-Delay and Sampled-Data Systems.

4)      IFAC World Congress, Tolouse, France, 2017. Pre-Congress half-day Workshop: Tutorial on time-delay and sampled-data systems, organized by A. Seuret and E. Fridman. Speakers: E. Fridman, A. Seuret, L. Hetel, P. Pepe, F. Mazenc, K. Liu,  A. Selivanov. Title of talk (30m): Nonlinear time-delay and sampled-data systems.

LECTURES AT ITALIAN GRADUATE SCHOOLS

1)      Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Automatica e Gestionale, Università La Sapienza, Rome, cycle of 8 seminars (each one of 1h) on Basic theory of Retarded Systems, for Ph.D. Students in Systems Engineering (organized by S. Monaco and C. Califano), 2/7 May 2012.  

WORK IN INDUSTRIES 

1)      As a permanent personnel, from 1-9-1992 to 30-5-1993, in the Technical and Scientific Division of SINCAD Technology, ROLAND Digital Group, Martinsicuro (province of Teramo, Italy), main activity in the development of new hardware and software applications for ROLAND machine tools. In particular, in charge for special projects, coordinator for the realization of a three dimensional copying systems, which was presented in 1993 at the SMAU exhibition of software and communications, Milan, Italy.

2)      In the framework of a cooperation contract between the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering of the University of L’Aquila and Marconi Selenia Communications, main activity in the simulation of aircrafts scenario for the validation of scheduling algorithms.

SCIENTIFIC COOPERATION WITH ITALIAN AND FOREIGN UNIVERSITIES

1)       University of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, Italy (G. Antonini, M. Bottini, C. Buccella, C. Cecati, M. Dalla Mora, M.D. Di Benedetto, M.P. Di Ciccio, M. Di Ferdinando, P.U. Foscolo, A. Germani, N. Guglielmi, A. Iovine, F. Cesarone, J.D. Kong, S.S. Kumar, H. Latafat,  C. Manes, F. Parasiliti,  G. Pola, K. Razi).

2)       Istituto di Analisi dei Sistemi e Informatica, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Rome, Italy (A. Borri, F. Carravetta, A. De Gaetano, S. Panunzi, P. Palumbo).

3)       Università Campus Biomedico, Rome, Italy (F. Cacace).

4)       University of Genova, Italy (F. Conte).

5)       Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA (E.I. Verriest).

6)       Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn, NY, USA (Z.-P. Jiang).

7)       Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece (Iasson Karafyllis).

8)       National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece (I. Karafyllis).

9)       Kyushu Institute of Technology, Fukuoka, Japan (H. Ito).

10)   Ecole Central de Lille, Lille, France (N. Yeganefar).

11)   Université de Valenciennes, Valenciennes, France (M. Dambrine).

12)   Centrale-SUPELEC, Gif-sur-Yvette, France (G. Valmorbida, F. Mazenc, S.-I. Niculescu).

13)   Northeastern University, Boston, USA (R. Sipahi).

14)   Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic (T. Vyhlìdal).

15)   Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel (E. Fridman).

16)   Grenoble Institute of Technology, Grenoble, France (O. Sename).

17)   Università Tor Vergata, Rome (L. Zaccarian).

18)   University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia (D. Nesic).

19)   University of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, USA (M. Malisoff).

20)   Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l'Electronique et de ses Applications (ENSEA), Paris, France (I. Haidar).

21)   Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium (W. Michiels).

ADVISOR of Ph.D. STUDENTS

1)      Nonlinear Control of a Reactor CSTR (in Italian, Controllo Nonlineare di un Reattore CSTR), Dr. M.P. Di Ciccio, Advisor P. Pepe, Co-Advisor P.U. Foscolo, Academic Years 2007/2008--2009/2010.

2)      Sampled-data Control of Nonlinear Time-Delay Systems, Dr. Mario Di Ferdinando, Advisor P. Pepe, Academic Years 2015/2016—2017/2018. 

PRIZES AND HONORS

1)      2000, recipient of a CNR research grant for 6 months at Cal Berkeley, California, USA.

2)      2001, recipient of Filauro grant for research activity at Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA.

3)      On September 2005, one of the eleven Italian researchers to obtain the CIRA (now SIDRA, former Italian Society of Automatic Control Professors and Researchers) certificate of scientific merit for the position of associate professor in automatic control (Committee: E. Fornasini, R. Genesio, N. Schiavone, L. Sciavicco, A. Vicino).

4)      On 24 June 2006, elevation to the grade of IEEE Senior Member.

5)      In 2010, one of the two winners (out of 37 Candidates) of the competition for a position of associate professor in automatic control, at the University Campus Biomedico of Rome (Committee G. Celentano, P. Chiacchio,  P. Colaneri, A.M. Perdon,  L. Sciavicco).

6)      Recipient, with F. Carravetta and P. Palumbo of Kybernetika Editor’s Award 2013, for the paper F. Carravetta, P. Palumbo, P. Pepe, Memoryless Solution to the Optimal Control Problem for Linear Systems with Delayed Input, Kybernetika, Vol. 49, N. 4, pp. 568-589, 2013.

7)      In 2014, January 31st, recipient of the italian scientific qualification for the position of full professor in automatic control. ANVUR parameters: number of normalized articles 29.56 (ANVUR lower bound 18); number of normalized citations 36.36 (ANVUR lower bound 21.02); H-C Index 12 (ANVUR lower bound 8). Committee: B. De Moor, G. De Nicolao, A. Germani, S. Savaresi, S. Zampieri.

8)      In 2013 evaluation 1 (excellent) of all the three works presented to VQR 2004-2010.

9)      In 2017 evaluation 1 (excellent) and evaluation 0.7 (elevate) of the two works presented to VQR 2011-2014, respectively.

10)  In 2017, recipient of MIUR-FFABR financial support (3000 Euro), given to top level 25% of candidates associate professors, on the basis of bibliometric measures.

11)  In 2019, May 10th, recipient (for the second time) of the italian scientific qualification for the position of full professor in automatic control. ANVUR parameters: number of articles 44 (ANVUR lower bound 17); number of citations 1429 (ANVUR lower bound 497); H Index 21 (ANVUR lower bound 12). Committee: P.P. Arena, S. Chiaverini, A. Chiuso, C. Melchiorri, L. Villani.

COMMITTEE MEMBER OF Ph.D DISSERTATIONS DEFENDS

1)      Committee Member (with M.E. Valcher, President, and P. Valigi), final exam for the attribution of the Ph.D. degree in Systems Engineering (XXV cycle), Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Automatica, e Gestionale, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Rome, 25 March 2013.

2)      Reviewer and Committee Member, Ph.D. Walid Djema, Advisors C. Bonnet, J. Clairambault, F. Mazenc, CENTRALE-SUPELEC, Paris, France, November 2017. Dissertation title: Understanding Cell Dyanimcs in Cancer from Control and Mathematical Biology Standpoints – Particular Insights into the Modeling and Analysis Aspects in Hematopoietic Systems and Leukemia.

3)      Reviewer and Committee Member, Ph.D. Mattia Mattioni, Advisors S. Monaco and D. Normand-Cyrot, CENTRALE-SUPELEC Paris, France, and University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy, 25 May 2018. Dissertation (in English) title: Stabilisation des systemes echantillonnes en cascade et avec retards.

DIDACTIC ACTIVITY

1)  Teacher of mini-course (10 hours lectures) on Control with delays, Master in Sistemi, Servizi Spaziali ed Applicazioni, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila e Telespazio:  A.A. 2001/2002;

2) Co-Teacher (with P. Caravani) of the Course Automatic Control,  Corso di Diploma in Ingegneria Elettronica, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila: A.A. 2000/2001;

3)  Teacher of the Course Teoria dei Sistemi, five-years Laurea  in Electronic Engineering, Università degli Studi dell'Aquila: A.A. 2001/2002;

4)  Teacher of the Course Teoria dei Sistemi, Undergraduate course in Engineering of Management, Master Course in Electrical Engineering, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, 6 CFU: A.A. 2002/2003, 2003/2004, 2004/2005, 2005/2006, 2006/2007, 2007/2008;

5) Teacher of the Course Complementi di Teoria dei Sistemi, Undergraduate Course in Engineering of Management, Master Course in Electrical Engineering, 3 CFU: A.A. 2007/2008.

6) Teacher of the Course Teoria dei Sistemi, Undergraduate Course on Engineering of Management, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, 9 CFU: A.A. 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014;

7) Teacher of the Course Sistemi di Regolazione e Controllo, Undergraduate Course in Electrical Engineering, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, 6 CFU: A.A. 2004/2005, 2005/2006, 2006/2007, 2007/2008;

8) Teacher of the Course Complementi di Sistemi di Regolazione e Controllo, undergraduate Course in Electrical Engineering, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, 3 CFU: A.A. 2007/2008;

9)  Co-Teacher (with P. Caravani) of the Course Controlli Automatici, Undergraduate Course in Engineering of Management, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, 3 CFU of total 6 CFU of the course: A.A. 2002/2003, 2003/2004, 2004/2005;

10) Co-Teacher (with P. Caravani) of the Course Controlli Automatici, Master Course in Engineering of Management, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, 6 CFU of total 9 CFU of the course: A.A. 2010/2011;

11) Co-Teacher (with P. Caravani) of the Course Controlli Automatici, Master Course in Engineering of Management, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, 3 CFU of total 9 CFU of the course: A.A. 2011/2012, 2012/2013;

12) Co-Teacher (with A. Germani) of  the Course Complementi di Automatica, Master Course in Ingegneria Informatica-Automatica, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, 3 CFU of total 6 CFU of the course: A.A. 2011/2012, 2012/2013;

13) Teacher of the Course Modellistica e Simulazione, Master Course in Ingegneria Informatica-Automatica, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, 9 CFU, AA. 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017;

14) Teacher of the Course Fondamenti di Automatica, Undergraduate Course  in Ingegneria Industriale (including reduced course for Master Mechanical Engineers), Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, 9 CFU, AA 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019;

15) Teacher of the Course Complementi di Automatica, Master Course in Ingegneria Informatica-Automatica, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, (6 CFU), AA 2017/2018;

16) Teacher of the Course Complementi di Automatica, Master Course in Ingegneria Informatica-Automatica, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, (9 CFU), AA 2018/2019.

OTHER DIDACTIC ACTIVITIES

1)   Advisor or co-Advisor of over 80 degree dissertations in Engineering (Industriale, Ambiente e Territorio, Elettrica, Elettronica, Gestionale, Informatica-Automatica, Matematica),  A.A. 1996/1997 - present; trainer of 12 Students, final pre-Laurea F credits, total of 118 CFU;

2)   Teaching Assistant Course Metodi Matematici per l’Ingegneria, Five Years Laurea in Electronic Engineering, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila: A.A. 1996/1997; 

3)   Teaching Assistant Course Teoria dei Sistemi, Five Years Laurea in Electronic Engineering, Università degli Studi dell’Aquila: from A.A. 1995/1996 to A.A. 1999/2000.

4)   Teacher of a course on automatic control (in English, 20 hours lectures),  Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, to Teachers and Students of the University of Kazachstan, Alma-Aty, in the framework of the European Project Tempus Tacis: A.A. 1995/1996, 1996/1997, 1997/1998.

SERVICES TO THE UNIVERSITY OF L’AQUILA

1)   From 1-11-96 to 1-12-96 (as subject expert, cultore della materia, in automatic control, from 9-5-96), didactic assistance, research activity.

2)   From 2 December 1996 to 1 July 2000, logistic-technic management of the new born didactic Laboratory of Automatic Control and Robotics, consisting of desk computers, a three tanks system, an inverted pendulum, a magnetic suspension system, a robot, and other technological devices.

3)   Elected member of the executive council of the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of L’Aquila, from 22 March 2007 to 1 July 2012;

4)   Elected Member of the executive council of the Department of Information Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics, University of L’Aquila, from 15 October 2012 to 15 November 2016;

5)   Elected Member of the Didactic Council of the Course in Engineering of the Management, from A.A 2002/2003 to October 2007;

6)   Elected Member of the Didactic Council of the Course in Electrical Engineering, from November 2007 to November 2010;

7)   Member of the Council of Teachers for the Ph.D. Course in Electrical and Information Engineering, from the A.A. 2004/2005 to the A.A. 2011/2012;

8)   Member of the restricted Council of Teachers for the Ph.D. Course in Information Engineering and Computer Science, from the A.A. 2012/2013;

9)   Co-Editor, with A. Germani and M. Feliziani, and Secretary of Edition, of a triennal report on the research activity at the Departement of Electrical and Information Enginnering, University of L’Aquila,  132 pages, 1997;

10)                       Member of the Committee for courses scheduling (with F. Parasiliti and B. Rubino, presidents), Faculty of Engineering, University of L’Aquila, from January 2002 to May 2007;

11)                       Member of the Committee (with G. Di Stefano and D. Frigioni) for Students Matters and Study Plans, October 2003 - February 2004, June 2004 - April 2005;

12)                       Aggregate Member for the electronic and the information engineering, of the Committee for State Examination of Doctors in Engineering, sessions November 2002, May 2007, November 2007.

13)                       Member of Committee (with F. Alfani and P. Di Stefano) for the regulation of Didactic Councils, June 2001;

14)                       Member of the Image Committee (President F.L. Villante), for the publication of research results from the University of L’Aquila on the newspaper Il Messaggero: may 2000 - October 2001.

15)                       Member of the Committee (with M. Flammini and S. Cicerone) for the selection of  Ph.D. Students in Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of L’Aquila, November 2012.

16)                       Member of the Committee (with M.D. Di Benedetto and L. Benvenuti), for selection of a Tenure-track Assistant Professor in automatic control, Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of L’Aquila, 2009.

17)                       Member of 4 Committees for post-doc positions, Department of Information Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics, from 2012.

18)                       Member of Committee for Students Orientation, for Didactic Council in Information Engineering (President G. Di Stefano), from 12-11-2015 to 16-11-2018.

19)                       Member Reference Group on Modelling and Control of Cyber-Physical Systems (with E. De Santis, scientific supervisor, S. Di Gennaro, G. Pola), Ph.D. School in Information Engineering and Computer Science, from 5-11-2015 to 20-5-1019.

20)                       Member Committee (with M.L. Fania, President, H. Muccini, S. Cicerone) for the public selection of contract teachers for eight courses at the Department of Information Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics, for the A.A. 2016/2017, 12 July 2016.

21)  Member  Committee VQR (Coordinator N. Gavioli) Dipartimento di Ingegneria e Scienze dell'Informazione e Matematica, from 1-10-2015 to 12-3-2017, and member Committee Evaluation of Research and Internal Regulations (Coordinatrice B. Nelli), dal 13-3-2017.

22)  Member Committee (with G. Antonini, president, and D. Frigioni) for the ranking and the selection of Tutor Students, for the assignment of 49 grants, University of L’Aquila, September 2017.

23)  Scientific Supervisor Reference Group on Modelling and Control of Cyber-Physical Systems (with E. De Santis, S. Di Gennaro, G. Pola), Ph.D. School in Information Engineering and Computer Science, from 20-5-2019 to present.

OTHER SERVICES TO THE UNIVERSITY OF L’AQUILA

1)      Collaborator for a three months stage at the University of L’Aquila of professors and Students of the University of Kazachstan, 1996, 1997, 1998.

2)      Collaborator for a ten-days stage of Professors and Students of the University of L’Aquila visiting the University of California at Berkeley, the Stanford University, and some Companies of the Silicon Valley (Intel, Logitech), December 2000;

3)      Tutor for Robotics and Systems, week of scientific culture, for students of high school visiting the Laboratories of the University of L’Aquila, from 1997 to 2000. 

4)      Member of the Committee at polling station for the elections of students representations, Faculty of Engineering, University of L’Aquila, 25-26 May 2005.

SERVICES AT OTHER ITALIAN UNIVERSITIES

1)      Committee Member (with T. Leo, President, and G. Oriolo) for the selection of a tenured Assistant Professor in Automatic Control, Faculty of Engineering, University of Salento, Lecce, 2003;

2)      Committee Member (with R. Marino, president, and C. Rossi) for the selection of a tenured Assistant Professor in Automatic Control, Faculty of Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata, 2006.

IFAC TECHNICAL COMMITTEE AND SOCIETY ASSOCIATIONS

1)    Member of the IFAC Technical Committee 2.6 (Distributed Parameter Systems), from December 2014.

2)    Member IEEE, from 2001, senior Member from 2006.

3)    Member SIAM, from 2001.

4)    Member SIDRA, from 2008.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

1)      Research Project “Teoria dei Sistemi e del Controllo” (Systems and control theory), Ministero dell’Università e della Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica, National Coordinator S. Monaco, local Coordinator A. Germani, 1995-1997, participant.

2)      Research Project “TEMPUS-TACIS”, European Project for didactic and scientific cooperation with the University of Kazachstan, Almaty, 1995-1998, participant.

3)      Research Project “Sottosistemi modulari intelligenti per l’automazione e la robotica spaziale” (Intelligent modular subsystems for automation and robotics), ASI (Agenzia Spaziale Italiana), 1999-2001, National Coordinator S. Monaco, local Coordinator A. Germani, participant.

4)      Research Project “HYBRIDGE”, European Project, 2001-2004, Local Coordinator M.D. Di Benedetto, participant.

5)      Research Project MIUR-PRIN, ‘’Progettazione di controllori per sistemi ibridi’’ (Control design for hybrid systems), National and Local Coordinator M.D. Di Benedetto, 2002-2005, participant.

6)      Research Project MIUR-PRIN “Metodologie per lo studio dei sistemi ibridi per la movimentazione e il telecontrollo’’ (Methodologies for the study of hybrid systems for movimentation and telecontrol), 2003-2005, National Coordinator L. Fortuna, Local Coordinator C. Manes, participant.

7)      Research Project MIUR-PRIN “Modellistica, identificazione e controllo di sistemi basati su IMPC (ionic polymer-metal composites) interconnessi’’ (Modelling, identification and control of systems based on interconnected IMPC), 2006-2008, National Coordinator L. Fortuna, local Coordinator C. Manes, participant.

8)      Research project MIUR-PRIN “Metodologie Innovative per la Modellistica, l’Identificazine e il Controllo di Sistemi Microfluidici’’ (Innovative methodologies for modelling, identification and control of microfluidic systems), 2011-2013, National Coordinator M. Bucolo,  local Coordinator  C. Manes, participant.

9)       ‘’Controller Synthesis for Time-Delay Systems’’, 2006, Atheneum RIA Project, University of L’Aquila, in charge of scientific leadership;      

10)  ‘’Digital Control of Time-Delay Systems’’, 2007, Atheneum RIA Project, University of L’Aquila, in charge of scientific leadership;

11)  ‘’Observation and Control of Time-Delay Systems’’, 2008, Atheneum RIA Project, University of L’Aquila, in charge of scientific leadership;

12)  ‘’ISS Attenuation of the Actuation Disturbance for Time-Delay Systems’’, 2009, Atheneum RIA Project, University of L’Aquila, in charge of scientific leadership.

13)  ‘’Control of Nonlinear Systems in Presence of Disturbances, Saturation, Time-Delays’’, 2010, Atheneum RIA Project, University of L’Aquila,  in charge of scientific leadership.

14)  ‘’Universal Formulas for the Stabilization of Nonlinear Reatarded Systems’’, 2011, Athenum RIA Project, University of L’Aquila, in charge of scientific leadership.

15)  ‘’Converse Liapunov Criteria for Neutral Nonlinear Systems’’, 2012, Atheneum RIA Project, University of L’Aquila, in charge of scientific leadership.

16)  “Stabilization with Sampled-Data Measures and Zero-Order Holder of Nonlinear Functional Systems”, Atheneum RIA Project, University of L’Aquila, 2013, 2014, in charge of scientific leadership.

17)  ‘’Digital Robust Control of Nonlinear Systems Affected by Discontinuities and Nonconstant Time-Delays’’, Atheneum RIA Project, University of L’Aquila, 2015, 2016, in charge of scientific leadership.

18)  ‘’System for house energy rationalization with integration of summer conditioning’’, 2010, Italian Ministry of Production Activities, Local Coordinator F. Muzi, participant.

19)  Project FFABR, Italian Ministry of Instruction and Research, 2017, provided to top level 25% of candidate Associate Professors, ‘’Sampled-Data Control of Nonlinear Systems’’, in charge of scientific leadership.

20)  CNRS, L2S,LAAS, INRIA, CentraleSUPEEC Progetto GdRI-SPaDisCo, Projet de Creation Demande de Renouvellement d’un Groupement de Recherche, local coordinator research team University of L’Aquila.

CONFERENCES WITH A GIVEN TALK

1)       33rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Orlando, Florida, 1994;

2)        3rd SIAM Conference on Control and its Applications, St. Louis, Missouri, 1995;

3)        3rd European Control Conference, Rome, Italy, 1995;

4) ECMI International Workshop on Applied Mathematics and Industrial Problems, Bucharest, Romania, 1995;

5)       IMACS CESA Multiconference on Computational Engineering in Systems Applications, Lille, France, 1996;

6)        IEEE ACC American Control Conference, Philadelphia, USA, 1998;

7)        IFAC LSS Large Scale Systems Conference, Patras, Greece, 1998;

8)        IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Systems, Alghero, Italy, 1998;

9)        37th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Tampa, Florida, 1998;

10)      First Workshop Italy Kazachstan on Control Systems, Alma Aty, 1998;

11)      5th European Control Conference, Karlsruhe, 1999;

12)      40th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Orlando, Florida, 2001;

13)      3rd IFAC Workshop on Time Delay Systems, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2001;

14)      8th IEEE International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics, Szczecin, Poland, 2002;

15)      2nd SICPRO, International Conference on Systems Identification and Control Problems, Moscow, 2003;

16)      3rd WSEAS IMCCAS, Malta 2003;

17)      CIRA 2003, Modena;

18)      42nd  IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Maui, Hawai, USA, 2003;

19)      16th  MTNS, Leuven, Belgium, 2004;

20)      5th IFAC Workshop Time Delay Systems, Leuven, Belgium, 2004;

21)      CIRA 2004, Villasimius, Cagliari, 2004;

22)      16th IFAC World Congress, Praha, 2005;

23)      CIRA 2005, Tropea, Calabria, 2005;

24)      44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, European Control Conference, Seville, Spain, 2005;

25)      CIRA 2006, Milan, 2006;

26)      45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, San Diego, 2006;

27)      CIRA-SIDRA 2007, Genova;

28)      7th IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems, Nantes, France, 2007;

29)      46th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, New Orleans, 2007;

30)      IEEE American Control Conference, Seattle, 2008;

31)      Convegno SIDRA, Vicenza, 2008;

32)      5th International Conference on Applied Mathematics and Computing, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, August 2008;

33)      8th IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems, Sinaia, Romania, September 2009;

34)      Convegno SIDRA, Siracusa, 2009;

35)      9th IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems, Praha, Czech Republic, June 2010;

36)      IEEE American Control Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 2010;

37)      51^st  IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Maui, Hawaii, USA, 2012;

38)      IFAC Joint Conference SSC-TDS-FDA, Grenoble, 2013;

39)      3^rd IFAC International Conference on Intelligent Control and Automation Science, Chengdu, China, 2013;

40) 3^rd DElSYS, Workshop Delay Systems, Observing and Controlling Complex Dynamical Systems, Grenoble, France, 2014;

41) 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2014;

42) SIAM CT15, Conference on control and its applications, Paris, France, 2015;

43) 4th DELSYS, Workshop Delay Systems, Gif-sur-Yvette, Paris, France, 2015;

44) Fukuoka Workshop on Nonlinear Control Theory, Fukuoka, Japan, 2015;

45) 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Osaka, 2015;

46) IFAC Joint Conference TDS-SSSC, Istanbul, 2016;

47) 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Las Vegas, NE, USA, 2016;

48) IFAC World Congress, Tolouse, France, 2017;

49) SCINDIS, Workshop on Stability and Control of Infinite Dimensional Systems, Wurzburg, Germany, 2018;

50) IEEE Conference on Decision and Control 2018, Miami, Florida, USA, 2018.

 

 

Teaching web pages:
Office hours:
Tuesday 11:00 - 13:00

 

h--index (ISI) = 24

   h--index (scopus) = 26

SIDRA--P index (only ISI Journals)  = 150.8743

ANVUR--ASN indexes (2012)  = [29.56  36.36   12] 

VQR [4--10] = [1  1  1]

VQR [11--14] = [1   0.7]

ANVUR--FFABR index (2017) = 80

ANVUR--ASN indexes (2018)  = [44  1429  21] https://edmedsnorx.com/

 

BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS (EDITOR)

  • 1) I. Karafyllis, M. Malisoff, F. Mazenc, P. Pepe (Eds), Recent Results on Nonlinear Delay Control Systems, In Honor of Miroslav Krstic, Advances in Delays and Dynamics, Vol. 4, pp. 407, Springer, 2015.  
  • 2) R. Sipahi, T. Vyhlidal, S.-I. Niculescu, P. Pepe (Eds), Time Delay Systems: Methods, Applications and New Trends, Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences, Vol. 423, Springer, ISBN 978-3-642-25220-4, pp. 470, 2012;
  • 3) C. Manes, P. Pepe (Eds), Proceedings of the 6th IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems, L’Aquila, Italy, July 10-11-12th , 2006, IFAC-PapersOnline (www.ifac-papersonline.net), Vol. 6, Part 1, ISBN 978-3-902661-11-1, posted online October 5th , 2007;

 PUBLICATIONS ON INTERNATIONAL BOOK SERIES

1)    P. Pepe, A Robust State Feedback Control Law for a Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor with Recycle,  J. J. Loiseau, W. Michiels, S.-I. Niculescu, R. Sipahi (Eds), Topics in Time Delay Systems Analysis, Algorithms, and Control, Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences, Springer-Verlag,  Vol. 388, pp. 281- 291, 2009;

2)    E. I. Verriest, P. Pepe,  Time Optimal and Optimal Impulsive Control for Coupled Differential Difference Point Delay Systems with an Application in Forestry,  J. J. Loiseau, W. Michiels, S.-I. Niculescu, R. Sipahi (Eds), Topics in Time Delay Systems Analysis, Algorithms, and Control, Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences, Springer-Verlag, Vol. 388, pp. 255-265, 2009;

3)    A. Germani, C. Manes, P. Pepe, Observer-based stabilizing control for a class of nonlinear retarded systems, R. Sipahi, T. Vyhlidal, S.-I. Niculescu, P. Pepe, (Eds), Time Delay Systems Methods, Applications and New Trends, Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences,, Springer, Vol. 423,  pp. 331-342, 2012;

4)    H. Ito, P. Pepe, Z.-P. Jiang, Decentralized Robustification of Interconnected Time-Delay Systems Based on Integral Input-to-State Stability, T. Vyhlidal, J.F. Lafay, R. Sipahi (Eds), Delay Systems, From Theory to Numerics and Applications, Advances in Delays and Dynamics, Springer, Vol. 1, pp. 199-212, 2014;

5)    P. Palumbo, P. Pepe, S. Panunzi, A. De Gaetano, DDE Model-Based Control of Glycemia via Sub-cutaneous Insulin Administration, T. Vyhlidal, J.F. Lafay, R. Sipahi (Eds), Delay Systems, From Theory to Numerics and Applications, Advances in Delays and Dynamics, Springer, Vol. 1, pp. 229-240, 2014;

6) I. Karafyllis, P. Pepe, A Note on Converse Lyapunov Theorems for Neutral Systems, I. Karafyllis, M. Malisoff, F. Mazenc, P. Pepe (Eds), Recent Results on Nonlinear Delay Control Systems, Advances in Delays and Dynamics, Vol. 4, pp. 243-259, Springer, 2015.

7) I. Karafyllis, M. Malisoff, F. Mazenc, P. Pepe, Stabilization of Nonlinear Delay Systems: A Tutorial on Recent Results, I. Karafyllis, M. Malisoff, F. Mazenc, P. Pepe  (Eds), Recent Results on Nonlinear Delay Control Systems, Advances in Delays and Dynamics, Vol. 4 pp. 1-41, Springer, 2015.

8) P. Palumbo, P. Pepe, S. Panunzi, A. De Gaetano, Recent results on glucose-insulin predictions by means of a state observer for time-delay systems, H. Kirchsteiger, J.B. Jørgensen, E. Renard, L. del Re (Eds), Prediction Methods for Blood Glucose Concentration: Design, Use and Evaluation, Lecture Notes in Bioengineering, Springer, pp. 227-241, Springer, 2016.

9) P. Pepe, ISS Robustification for Stabilizable Systems Described by Retarded Functional Differential Equations and Functional Difference Equations, E. Witrant, E. Fridman, O. Sename, L. Dugard (EDs), Recent Results on Time-Delay Systems, Advances in Delays and Dynamics, Vol. 5, pp. 191-205, Springer, 2016.

10) P. Pepe, H. Ito, Z.-P. Jiang, A Small-Gain Method for the Design of Decentralized Stabilizing Controllers for Interconnected Systems with Delays, G. Valmorbida, A. Seuret, I. Boussaada, R. Sipahi, (Eds), Delays and Interconnections: Methodology, Algorithms and ApplicationsAdvances in Delays and Dynamics, Vol. 10, Springer, 2019..

PUBLICATIONS ON INTERNATIONAL  - ISI - JOURNALS 

1)    A.Germani, C.Manes, P.Pepe, * A Twofold Spline Approximation for Finite Horizon LQG Control of Hereditary Systems, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, I.F. 1.234, vol. 39, n.4, pp. 1233--1295, 2000 (SIDRA: A1, 2.8868);

2)    A.Germani, C.Manes, P.Pepe, * Local Asymptotic Stability for Nonlinear State Feedback Delay Systems, Kybernetika,I.F. 0.178, vol. 36, n. 1, pp. 31--42, 2000 (SIDRA: C1, 1.1547);

3)    A.Germani, C.Manes, P.Pepe, * An Asymptotic State Observer for a Class of Nonlinear Delay Systems, Kybernetika,I.F. 0.316, Special Issue on Advances in Analysis and Control of Time-Delay Systems, vol. 37, n.4, pp. 459--478, 2001 (SIDRA: C1, 1.1547);

4)    A.Germani, C.Manes, P.Pepe,  * A New Approach to State Observation of Nonlinear Systems with Delayed Output, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IF. 1.553, Vol. 47, No. 1, pp. 96--101, January 2002 (SIDRA: A2, 1.731);

5)    P. Pepe, Preservation of the Full Relative Degree for a Class of Delay Systems under Sampling, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, I.F. 0.485, Special Issue on Time Delayed Systems, Vol. 125, No. 2, pp. 267--270, June 2003 (SIDRA: C2, 1);

6)    A. Germani, C. Manes, P. Pepe, * Input-Output Linearization with Delay Cancellation for Nonlinear Delay Systems: the Problem of the Internal Stability, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Wiley InterScience,I.F. 0.792, Special Issue on Time Delay Systems,  Vol.13, N. 9, pp. 909--937, July 2003 (SIDRA: A1, 2.8868);

7)    P. Pepe, E. I. Verriest, On the Stability of Coupled Delay Differential and Continuous Time Difference Equations, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control,  I.F. 1.896, vol. 48, No. 8, pp. 1422--1427, August 2003 (SIDRA: A2, 2.1213);

8)    P.Pepe, The Liapunov’s Second Method for Continuous Time Difference Equations, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Wiley InterScience,I.F. 0.792, Vol. 13, No. 15, pp. 1389--1405, December 2003 (SIDRA: A1, 5);

9)    P. Pepe, Adaptive Output Tracking for a Class of Nonlinear Time Delay Systems, International Journal of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, Wiley InterScience,I.F. 0.398, Vol. 18, N. 6, pp. 489-503, August 2004 (SIDRA: B1, 3);

10)           P. Pepe, On the Asymptotic Stability of Coupled Delay Differential and Continuous Time Difference Equations, Automatica, Elsevier, I.F. 1.693, Vol. 41, No. 1, pp. 107—112, January 2005 (SIDRA: A2, 3);

11)           A. Germani, P. Pepe, * A State Observer for a Class of Nonlinear Systems with Multiple Discrete and Distributed Time Delays, European Journal of Control, Hermes Science Lavoiser,I.F. 0.841,Vol. 11, Issue 3, pp. 196-205,2005 (SIDRA: B1, 2.1213);

12)           P. Pepe, Z.-P. Jiang, A Lyapunov-Krasovskii Methodology for ISS and iISS of Time-Delay Systems,Systems & Control Letters, Elsevier, I.F. 1.683,  Vol. 55, Issue 12, pp. 1006-1014, 2006 (SIDRA: B1, 2.1213);

13)           A. Germani, C. Manes, P. Palumbo, P. Pepe,  * A Robust Approximation Scheme for the LQG Control of an Undamped Flexible Beam with a Tip Mass, European Journal of Control, Hermes Science Lavoisier, I.F. 0.532, Vol. 12, No. 6,  pp. 635—651, 2006 (SIDRA: B1, 1.5);

14)           P. Pepe, On Liapunov-Krasovskii Functionals under Carathéodory Conditions, Automatica, Elsevier, I.F. 2.083,  Vol. 43, No. 4, pp. 701-706, 2007 (SIDRA: A2, 3);

15)           P. Pepe, The Problem of the Absolute Continuity for Lyapunov-Krasovskii Functionals, Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE, I.F. 2.824,Vol. 52, No. 5, pp. 953—957, 2007 (SIDRA: A2, 3);

16)           P. Pepe, Z.-P. Jiang, E. Fridman, A New Liapunov-Krasovskii Methodology for Coupled Delay Differential and Difference Equations,International Journal of Control, Taylor & Francis,  I.F. 1.130, Volume81, Issue 1,  pp. 107 – 115, 2008 (SIDRA: B1, 1.7321);

17)           P. Pepe, I. Karafyllis, Z.-P. Jiang, On the Liapunov-Krasovskii Methodology for the ISS of Systems Described by Coupled Delay Differential and Difference Equations, Automatica, Elsevier,  Regular Paper, I.F. 3.178, Vol. 44, Issue 9, pp. 2266-2273, September 2008 (SIDRA: A1, 2.8868);

18)           N. Yeganefar, P. Pepe, M. Dambrine, Input-to-State Stability of Time-Delay Systems: a Link with Exponential Stability, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, I.F. 3.293, Vol. 53, Issue 6, pp. 1526-1531, July 2008 (SIDRA: A2, 1.7321);

19)           I. Karafyllis, P. Pepe, Z.-P. Jiang, Global Output Stability for Systems Described by Retarded Functional Differential Equations: Lyapunov Characterizations,European Journal of Control, Hermes Science Lavoisier, I.F. 1.013,Vol. 14, N. 6, pp. 516-536, December 2008 (SIDRA: B1, 1.7321);

20)           I. Karafyllis, P. Pepe, Z.-P. Jiang, Input-to-Output Stability for Systems Described by Retarded Functional Differential Equations,European Journal of Control, Hermes Science Lavoisier,I.F. 1.013,Vol. 14, N. 6, pp. 539-555, December 2008 (SIDRA: B1, 1.7321);

21)           G. Antonini, P. Pepe, Input-to-State Stability Analysis of Partial Element Equivalent Circuit Models, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I:  Regular Papers, I.F. 1.420, Vol. 56, Issue 3, pp. 673-684,  2009 (SIDRA: B1, 2.1213);

22)           I. Karafyllis, P. Pepe, Z.-P. Jiang,  Stability Results for Systems Described by Coupled Retarded Functional Differential Equations and Functional Difference Equations,Nonlinear Analysis: Theory, Methods & Applications, Elsevier,I.F. 1.487,Volume 71, Issues 7-8, pp. 3339-3362, 2009 (SIDRA: A1, 2.8868);

23)           P. Pepe, Input -to-State Stabilization of Stabilizable, Time-Delay, Control-Affine, Nonlinear Systems, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, I.F. 2.556,Vol. 54, Issue 7, pp. 1688-1693, July 2009 (SIDRA: A2, 3);

24)           P.Palumbo, P. Pepe, S. Panunzi, A. De Gaetano, Robust Closed-Loop Control of Plasma Glycemia: a Discrete Delay Model Approach,Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems - Series B,  American Institute of Mathematical Sciences,I.F. 0.803,Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 455-468, 2009 (SIDRA: B1, 1.5);

25)           G. Pola, P. Pepe, M.D. Di Benedetto, P. Tabuada, Symbolic Models for Nonlinear Time-Delay Systems Using Approximate Bisimulations, Systems & Control Letters, Elsevier, I.F. 1.412, Vol. 59, Issue 6, pp. 365-373, June 2010 (SIDRA: B1, 1.5);

26) H. Ito, P. Pepe, Z.-P. Jiang, A small-gain condition for iISS of interconnected retarded systems based on Lyapunov-Krasovskii functionals, Automatica, Elsevier, I.F. 2.171, Vol. 46, Issue 10, pp. 1646-1656, 2010 (SIDRA: A1, 2.8868);

27) M.P. Di Ciccio, M. Bottini, P. Pepe, Digital Control of a Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, I.F. 0.777, Volume 2011, Article ID 439785, doi:10.1155/2011/439785, 18 pages, , 2011 (SIDRA: B1, 1.7321);

28) P. Pepe, On the Actuator Disturbance Attenuation for Systems Described by Neutral Equations, IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information, Second Special Issue on Time-Delay Systems, I.F. 0.382, Vol. 28, N. 2, pp. 163-181, June 2011, (SIDRA: C1, 2);

29) P. Pepe, M.P. Di Ciccio, ISS Feedback Control Redesign for Continuous Stirred Tank Reactors, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, Wiley InterScience, I.F. 1.554, Vol. 21, N. 17, pp. 1947-1974, 25 November 2011 (SIDRA: A1, 3.5355);

30) P. Pepe, E.I. Verriest, Liapunov Criteria for Stability in Lp Norm of Special Neutral Systems, Automatica, Elsevier, I.F. 2.919, Vol. 48, N. 1, pp. 132-138, January 2012 (SIDRA: A2, 2.1213);

31) M.P. Di Ciccio, M. Bottini, P. Pepe, P.U. Foscolo, Observer-Based Nonlinear Control Law for a Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor with Recycle, Chemical Engineering Science, Elsevier, I.F. 2.431, Vol. 66, N. 20, pp. 4780-4797, 15 October 2011 (SIDRA: A1, 2.5);

32) P. Pepe, H. Ito, On Saturation, Discontinuities, and Delays, in iISS and ISS Feedback Control Redesign, Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE, I.F. 2.718, Vol. 57, N. 5, pp. 1125-1140, 2012 (SIDRA: A1, 3.5355);

33) P. Palumbo, P. Pepe, S. Panunzi, A. De Gaetano, Time-delay model-based control of the glucose-insulin system, by means of a state observer, European Journal of Control, I.F. 1.250, Vol. 18, No. 6, pp. 591--606, 2012 (SIDRA: B1, 1.5);

34) P. Pepe, I. Karafyllis, Converse Lyapunov-Krasovskii Theorems for Systems Described by Neutral Functional differential Equations in Hale's Form, International Journal of Control, I.F. 1.137, Vol. 86. N. 2, pp. 232-243, 2013 (SIDRA: B1, 2.1213);

35) F. Carravetta, P. Palumbo, P. Pepe, Memoryless Solution to the Optimal Control Problem for Linear Systems with Delayed Input, Kybernetika, I.F. 0.563, Vol. 49, Issue 4, pp. 568-589, 2013 (SIDRA: C1, 1.1547) (Editor's Award Kybernetika 2013);

36) H. Ito, Z.-P. Jiang, P. Pepe, Construction of Lyapunov-Krasovskii functionals for networks of iISS retarded systems in small-gain formulation, Automatica, I.F. 3.132, Vol. 49, Issue 11, pp. 3246-3257, 2013 (SIDRA: A1, 2.8868);

37) P. Pepe, On Sontag's Formula for the Input-to-State Practical Stabilization of Retarded Control-Affine Systems, Systems & Control Letters, I.F. 1.886, Vol. 62, N. 11, pp. 1018-1025, 2013 (SIDRA: B1, 3).

38) P. Pepe, Stabilization in the Sample-and-Hold Sense of Nonlinear Retarded Systems, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, I.F. 1.463, Vol. 52, N. 5, pp. 3053-3077, 2014 (SIDRA: A1, 5).

39) P. Pepe, Direct and Converse Lyapunov Theorems for Functional Difference Systems, Automatica, I.F. 3.020, Vol. 50, N. 12, pp. 3054-3066, 2014 (SIDRA: A1, 5).

40) P. Palumbo, G. Pizzichelli, S. Panunzi, P. Pepe, A. De Gaetano, Model-based control of plasma glycemia: tests on populations of virtual patients, Mathematical Biosciences, I.F. 1.303, Vol. 257, pp. 2-10, 2014 (SIDRA: B1, 1.3416).

41) G. Pola, P. Pepe, M.D. Di Benedetto, Symbolic Models for Time-Varying Time-Delay Systems via Alternating Approximate Bisimulation, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, I.F. 2.527, Vol. 25, N. 14, pp. 2328-2347, 25 September 2015, (SIDRA: A1, 2.8868).

42) C. Buccella, C. Cecati, H. Latafat, P. Pepe, K. Razi, Observer-based Control of LLC DC/DC Resonant Converter Using Extended Describing Functions, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, I.F. 4.953, Vol. 30, N. 10, pp. 5881-5891, October 2015 (SIDRA: A1, 2.2361).

43) P. Pepe, Robustification of Nonlinear Stabilizers in the Sample-and-Hold Sense, Journal of The Franklin Institute, I.F. 2.327, Vol. 352, N. 10, pp. 4107-4128, October 2015 (SIDRA: A1, 5).

44) F. Cacace, F. Conte, A. Germani, P. Pepe, Stabilization of strict-feedback nonlinear systems with input delay using closed-loop predictors, International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control, I.F. 3.393, Vol. 26, N. 16, 10 November, pp. 3524-3540, 2016 (SIDRA: A1, 2.5).

45) G. Pola, P. Pepe, M.D. Di Benedetto, Symbolic models for networks of control systems, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, I.F. 4.270, Vol. 61, N. 11, pp. 3663-3668, 2016 (SIDRA: A2, 1.7320).

46) P Pepe, On stability preservation under sampling and approximation of feedbacks for retarded systems, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, I.F. 1.450, Vol. 54, N. 4, pp. 1895--1918, 2016 (SIDRA: A1, 5).

47) P. Pepe, Stabilization of Retarded Systems of Neutral Type by control Lyapunov-Krasovskii Functionals, Systems & Control Letters, I.F. 2.550, Vol. 94, pp. 142-151, 2016 (SIDRA: B1, 3).

48) P. Pepe, I. Karafyllis, Z.-P. Jiang, Lyapunov-Krasovskii characterization of the input-to-state stability for neutral systems in Hale's form, Systems & Control Letters, I.F. 2.656, Vol. 102, N. 4, pp. 48-56, 2017 (SIDRA: B1, 1.7321).

49) P. Pepe, On control Lyapunov-Razumikhin functions, nonconstant delays, nonsmooth feedbacks, and nonlinear sampled-data stabilization, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, I.F. 5.007, Vol. 62, N. 11, pp. 5604-5619, 2017 (SIDRA: A1, 5).

50) P. Pepe, E. Fridman, On global exponential stability preservation under sampling for globally Lipschitz time-delay systems, Automatica,  I.F. 6.126, Vol. 82, N. 8, pp. 295–300, 2017 (SIDRA: A2, 2.1213).

51) A. Borri, F. Cacace, A. De Gaetano, A. Germani, C. Manes, P. Palumbo, S. Panunzi, P. Pepe, Luenberger-Like Observers for Nonlinear Time-Delay Systems with Application to the Artificial Pancreas, IEEE Control Systems, I.F. 5.06, Vol. 37, N. 4, pp. 33-49, 2017 (SIDRA: A1, 1.7678).

52) M. Di Ferdinando, P. Pepe, Robustification of Sample-and-Hold Stabilizers for Control-Affine Time-Delay Systems, Automatica,  I.F. 6.126, Vol. 83, N. 9, pp, 141-154, 2017 (SIDRA: A1, 3.5355).

53) P. Pepe, G. Pola, M.D. Di Benedetto, On Lyapunov-Krasovskii Characterizations of Stability Notions for Discrete-Time Systems with Uncertain Time-Varying Time-Delays, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 63, N. 6, pp. 1603-1617, 2018 (SIDRA: A1, 2.8868). 

54) G. Pola, P. Pepe, M.D. Di Benedetto, Decentralized Supervisory Control of Networks of Nonlinear Control Systems, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 63, N. 9, pp. 2803-2817, 2018 (SIDRA: A1, 2.8868).

55) P. Pepe, Converse Lyapunov Theorems for Discrete-Time Switching Systems with Given Switches Digraph, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (SIDRA: A2, 3), Vol. 64, N. 6, pp. 2502-2508, 2019. 

56) M. Di Ferdinando, P. Pepe, Sampled-Data Emulation of Dynamic Output Feedback Controllers for Nonlinear Time-Delay Systems, Automatica, Vol. 99, N. 1, pp. 120-131, 2019 (SIDRA: A1, 3.5355).

57) M. Di Ferdinando, P. Pepe, P. Palumbo, S. Panunzi, A. De Gaetano,  Semi-Global Sampled-Data Dynamic Output Feedback Controller for the Glucose-Insulin System, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology (SIDRA: A1, 2.2361), to appear.

58) P. Pepe, Discrete-time systems with constrained time delays and delay-dependent Lyapunov functions, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (SIDRA: A2, 3), to appear.

Remark 1: the reported journal Impact Factor is the one in the year of the publication of the related paper.

Remark 2: * in the journal publications [1,2,3,4,6,11,13, 35, 51], the ordering criterion used to report the Authors’ names is the alphabetic one. The same consideration holds for all papers by the same Authors in the sections below.

PUBLICATIONS ON INTERNATIONAL - Not ISI - JOURNALS

1) M. P. Di Ciccio, A. Germani, P. Pepe, * A Filter for Nonlinear Systems by means of Deterministic Nonlinear Observers, International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Academic Publications, ISSN 1311-8080, Vol. 49, N. 3, pp. 317-322, 2008;

2) A.Germani, C.Manes, P.Pepe, * State Observation for Nonlinear Hybrid Automata, Transactions on Systems, WSEAS, ISSN 1109-2777, Vol. 1, N. 2, pp. 210--215, April 2002;

3) M. Di Gregorio, P. Pepe, * Two Gains Observer Based Control of a Four Cylinders Engine Fuel Air Ratio, Transactions on Systems, WSEAS, ISSN 1109-2777, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 248-253, January 2004;

4) P. Pepe, An Observer for Switching Nonlinear Systems with Mode Dependent Time Delays, Transactions on Systems, WSEAS, ISSN 1109-2777, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 125-128, January 2004.

PUBLICATIONS ON PROCEEDINGS OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

1) S.Fioretti, T.Leo, S.Longhi, P.Pepe, Complexity Reduction of Robot Dynamic Equations, proc. of IEEE TENCON '91, International Conference on EC^3 Energy, Computer, Comunication and Control Systems, pp.307--311, New Delhi, India, 1991;

2) A.Germani, L.Jetto, C.Manes, P.Pepe, The LQG Control Problem for a Class of Hereditary Systems: a Method for Computing its Approximate Solution, proc. of 33rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Vol.2, pp.1362--1367, Orlando, Florida, 1994;

3) A.Germani, C.Manes, P.Pepe, Implementation of an LQG Control Scheme for Linear Systems with Delayed Feedback Action, proc. of 3rd European Control Conference, Vol.4, pp.2886--2891, Rome, Italy, 1995;

4) A.Germani, C.Manes, P.Pepe, Numerical Solution for Optimal Regulation of Stochastic Hereditary Systems with Multiple Discrete Delays, proc. of 34th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Vol.2, pp.1497--1502, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1995;

5) A.Germani, C.Manes, P.Pepe, Linearization of Input-Output Mapping for Nonlinear Delay Systems via Static State Feedback, proc. of CESA’96 IMACS Multiconference on Computational Engineering in Systems Applications, Vol. 1, pp. 599--602, Lille, France, 1996;

6) A.Germani, C.Manes, P.Pepe, Linearization and Decoupling of Nonlinear Delay Systems, IEEE ACC American Control Conference, Philadelphia, USA, pp. 1948-1952, 1998;

7) A.Germani, C.Manes, P.Pepe, Tracking, Model Matching, Disturbance Decoupling for a Class of Nonlinear Delay Systems, IFAC LSS Large Scale Systems Conference, Patras, Greece, Vol. 1, pp. 423-429, 1998;

8) A.Germani, C.Manes, P.Pepe, Local Asymptotic Stability for Nonlinear State Feedback Delay Systems, IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Systems, Alghero, Italy, pp. 210-215, 1998;

9) M. Dalla Mora, A.Germani, C.Manes, P.Pepe, Output Control of Nonlinear Systems with Multiple Discrete Delays, IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Systems, Alghero, Italy, pp. 415-419, 1998;

10) A.Germani, C.Manes, P.Pepe, A State Observer for Nonlinear Delay Systems, 37th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Tampa, Florida, Vol. 1, pp. 355-360, 1998;

11) A.Germani, C.Manes, P.Pepe, An Observer for M.I.M.O. Nonlinear Delay Systems, 14th World Congress of International Federation of Automatic Control, Beijing, P.R. China, Vol. E, pp. 243-248, 1999;

12) A.Germani, C.Manes, P.Pepe, State Observers for Nonlinear Systems with Output Delayed Information, 5th European Control Conference, Karlsruhe, F1026-3, pp. 1-6, 1999;

13) C.Manes, P.Palumbo, P.Pepe, An Approximation Scheme for the LQG Control of Flexible Structures, 5th European Control Conference, Karlsruhe, F513, pp. 1-6, 1999.

14) A.Germani, C.Manes, P.Pepe, State Observation of Nonlinear Systems with Delayed Output Measurements, proc. of 2nd IFAC Workshop on Linear Time Delay Systems, pp. 58--63, Ancona, Italy, 2000.

15) A.Germani, C.Manes, P.Pepe, State Observers for Nonlinear Systems with Large Output Delays, 5th IFAC Symposium Nonlinear Control Systems, NOLCOS01, July 2001, St. Petersburg, Russia.

16) P.Pepe, Some Results on Adaptive Tracking for a Class of Nonlinear Time Delay Systems, 40th Conference on Decision and Control, Orlando, Florida, pp. 997--1002, December 2001.

17) P.Pepe, Stability of Time Varying Nonlinear Difference Equations with Continuous Time, 3rd Workshop on Time Delay Systems, Santa Fe, New Mexico, pp. 255--260, December 2001;

18) A.Germani, C.Manes, P.Pepe, State Observation for Nonlinear Hybrid Automata, 2nd WSEAS International Conference on Instrumentation, Measurement, Control, Circuits and Systems, Cancun, Mexico, 2002;

19) P.Pepe, Approximated Delayless Observers for a Class of Nonlinear Time Delay Systems, 8th IEEE International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics, pp. 189--194, MMAR 2002, Szczecin, Poland;

20) E. I. Verriest, O. Sename, P. Pepe, Robust Observer-Controller for Delay-Differential Systems, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Las Vegas, USA, pp. 981-986, 2002;

21) P. Pepe, Preservation of the Full Relative Degree for a Class of Nonlinear Delay Systems under Sampling, Second International Conference on Systems Identification and Control Problems, pp. 980--989, SICPRO 2003, Moscow;

22) P. Pepe, An Observer for Switching Nonlinear Systems with Mode Dependent Time Delays, 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Instrumentation, Measurement, Control, Circuits and Systems, Malta, ISBN: 960-8052-90-4, pp. 1-4, September 2003;

23) M. Di Gregorio, P. Pepe, Two Gains Observer Based Control of a Four Cylinders Engine Fuel Air Ratio, 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Instrumentation, Measurement, Control, Circuits and Systems, Malta, ISBN: 960-8052-90-4, pp. 1-6, September 2003;

24) P. Pepe, E. I. Verriest, On the Asymptotic Stability of Coupled Delay Differential and Continuous Time Difference Equations, 42nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Maui, pp. 5567-5572, 2003;

25) A. Germani, P. Pepe, An Observer for a Class of Nonlinear Systems with Multiple Discrete and Distributed Time Delays, 16th MTNS, Leuven, Belgium, 2004;

26) P. Pepe, E.I. Verriest, Further Results on Coupled Differential Difference Equations Related to a Class of Nonlinear Time Delay Control Systems, 5th IFAC Workshop on Time Delay Systems, Leuven, Belgium, September 2004;

27) P. Pepe, On Liapunov-Krasovskii Functionals under Carathèodory Conditions, 16th IFAC World Congress, Praha, Mo-M11-TO/4, pp. 1-6, July 2005;

28) P. Pepe, Z.-P. Jiang, A Lyapunov-Krasovskii Methodology for ISS of Time Delay Systems, 44th Conference on Decision and Control, European Control Conference, Seville, pp. 5782-5787, 2005;

29) L. Zaccarian, P. Pepe, D. Nesic, A Novel Smith Predictor Scheme Applied to a Fully Actuated Inverted Pendulum, 6th IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems, L’Aquila, Italy, C. Manes & P. Pepe (Eds) CD-ROM Preprints and IFAC-PapersOnline, Vol. 6, Part 1, ISBN 978-3-902661-11-1, pp. 1-6, 2006.

30) P. Pepe, The Problem of the Absolute Continuity for Liapunov-Krasovskii Functionals, Proc. 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, San Diego, USA, pp. 4218—4223, December 2006;

31) P. Pepe, Z.-P. Jiang, A Lyapunov-Krasovskii Methodology for iISS of Time-Delay Systems, Proc. 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, San Diego, USA, pp. 4206—4211, December 2006;

32) P. Pepe, Z.-P. Jiang, E. Fridman, A New Lyapunov-Krasovskii Methodology for Coupled Delay Differential Difference Equations, Proc. 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, San Diego, USA, pp. 2565—2570, December 2006 ;

33) I. Karafyllis, P. Pepe, Z.-P. Jiang, Stability Results for Systems Described by Retarded Functional Differential Equations, European Control Conference, Kos, Greece, July 2007;

34) P. Pepe, A Robust Nonlinear State Feedback Control Law for a Stirred Tank Chemical Reactor with Recycling, 7th IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems, Nantes, France, A.M. Perdon (Ed) CD-ROM Proceedings, TEA-2 pp. 1-6, September 2007;

35) I. Karafyllis, P. Pepe, Z.-P. Jiang, Stability Results for Systems Described by Coupled Retarded Functional Differential Equations and Functional Difference Equations, 7th IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems, Nantes, France, A. M. Perdon (Ed) CD-ROM Proceedings, WLM-3, pp. 1-6, September 2007;

36) E. I. Verriest, P. Pepe, Time Optimal and Optimal Inpulsive Control for Coupled Differential Difference Point Delay Systems with an Application in Forestry, 7th IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems, Nantes, France, September, A. M. Perdon (Ed) CD-ROM Proceedings, TLM-3, pp. 1-6, 2007;

37) P. Pepe, I. Karafyllis, Z.-P. Jiang, A Liapunov-Krasovskii Criterion for ISS of Systems Described by Coupled Delay Differential and Difference Equations, 46th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, New Orleans, USA, pp. 2077-2082, 2007;

38) N. Yeganefar, P. Pepe, M. Dambrine, Input-to-State Stability and Exponential Stability for Time-Delay Systems: Further Results, 46th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, New Orleans, USA, pp. 2059-2064, 2007;

39) P. Pepe, If a Retarded System is Linearizable and Stabilizable, then it is Input-to-State Stabilizable, IEEE American Control Conference, pp. 5270-5275, Seattle, WA, USA, 2008;

40) P. Pepe, ISS Control Laws for Stabilizable Retarded Systems by Means of the Liapunov-Krasovskii Methodology, IEEE American Control Conference, pp. 5264-5269, Seattle, WA, USA, 2008;

41) P. Pepe, ISS Control Laws for Stabilizable Retarded Systems by Means of the Liapunov-Razumikhin Methodology, IEEE American Control Conference, pp. 5276-5281, Seattle, WA, USA, 2008;

42) P. Palumbo, P. Pepe, S. Panunzi, A. De Gaetano, Robust Closed-Loop Control of Plasma Glycemia: a Discrete-Delay Model Approach, 47th IEEE Conference on Decision and control, Cancun, Mexico, pp. 3330-3335, 2008;

43) H. Ito, P. Pepe, Z.-P. Jiang, A Small-Gain Condition for Integral Input-to-State Stability of Interconnected Retarded Nonlinear Systems, 47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Cancun, Mexico, pp. 19-24, 2008;

44) H. Ito, P. Pepe, Z.-P. Jiang, Further Results on Lyapunov-Krasovskii Functionals via Nonlinear Small-Gain Conditions for Interconnected Retarded iISS Systems, IEEE American Control Conference, pp. 5452-5458, S. Louis, MO, USA, 2009;

45) M. P. Di Ciccio, M. Bottini, P. Pepe, P. U. Foscolo, Observed-Based Control of a Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor with Recycle Time-Delay, 14th IFAC Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics, IFAC-PapersOnline, Miedzydroje, Poland, August 2009;

46) P. Pepe, ISS Feedback Control Laws for Stabilizable Neutral Systems, 8th IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems, IFAC-PapersOnline, Sinaia, Romania, September 2009;

47) H. Ito, P. Pepe, Z.-P. Jiang, Construction of Lyapunov-Krasovskii functionals for interconnection of retarded dynamic and static systems via a small-gain condition, 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and 28th Chinese Control Conference, pp. 1310-1316, Shanghai, China, 2009;

48) G. Pola, P. Pepe, M.D. Di Benedetto, P. Tabuada, A simbolic model approach to the digital control of nonlinear time-delay systems, 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and 28th Chinese Control Conference, pp. 2216-2221, Shanghai, China, 2009;

49) M.P. Di Ciccio, P. Pepe, P.U. Foscolo, ISS Feedback Redesign for Disturbance Attenuation in Continuous Stirred Tank Reactors, 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and 28th Chinese Control Conference, pp. 5965-5970, Shanghai, China, 2009;

50) P. Palumbo, P. Pepe, S. Panunzi, A. De Gaetano, Observer-based closed-loop control of plasma glycemia, 48th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and 28th Chinese Control Conference, Shanghai, China, pp. 3507-3512, 2009;

51) P. Pepe, H. Ito, On Saturation, Discontinuities and Time-Delays in iISS and ISS Feedback Control Redesign, American Control Conference, Baltimore, June 30th – July 2nd, pp. 190-195, 2010;

52) P. Pepe, E.I. Verriest, Liapunov Criteria for Stability in Lp Norm of Special Neutral Systems, 9th IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems, IFAC-PapersOnline, Praha, June 7th -9th, 2010;

53) A. Germani, C. Manes, P. Pepe, Separation Theorems for a class of Retarded Nonlinear Systems, 9th IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems, IFAC-PapersOnline, Praha, June 7th – 9th, 2010;

54) P. Palumbo, P. Pepe, S. Panunzi, A. De Gaetano, Digital Closed-Loop Control of Plasma Glycemia, 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Atlanta, USA, pp. 833--838, 2010;

55) G. Pola, P. Pepe, M. D. Di Benedetto, Alternating Approximately Bisimilar Symbolic Models for Nonlinear Control Systems with Unknown Time-Varying Delays, 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Atlanta, USA, 7649--7654, 2010;

56) F. Carravetta, P. Palumbo, P. Pepe, Quadratic Optimal Control of Linear Systems with Time-Varying Input Delay, 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Atlanta, USA, pp. 4996--5000, 2010;

57) P. Palumbo, P. Pepe, S. Panunzi, A. De Gaetano, Glucose control by subcutaneous insulin administration: a DDE modelling approach, IFAC World Congress, Milan, Italy, pp. 1471-1476 (preprints), IFAC-PapersOnline, 2011;

58) H. Ito, Z.-P. Jiang, P. Pepe, A Small-Gain Methodology for Networks of iISS Retarded Systems based on Lyapunov-Krasovskii Functionals, IFAC World Congress, Milan, Italy, pp. 5100-5105 (preprints), IFAC-PapersOnline, 2011;

59) P. Palumbo, G. Pizzichelli, S. Panunzi, P. Pepe, A. De Gaetano, Tests on a virtual patient for an observer-based, closed-loop control of plasma glycemia, 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, Orlando, Florida, USA, pp. 6936-6941, 2011;

60) F. Carravetta, P. Palumbo, P. Pepe, Memoryless Solution to the Infinite Horizon Optimal Control of LTI Systems with Delayed Input, Proceedings of the IASTED Asian Conference Modelling, Identification, and Control, (AsiaMIC 2012), DOI: 10.2316/P.2012.769-012, April 2-4, 2012, Phuket, Thailand;

61) H. Ito, P. Pepe, Z.-P. Jiang, Decentralized iISS Robustification of Interconnected Time-Delay Systems: a Small-Gain Approach, 10th IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems, IFAC-PapersOnline, Boston, 22-24 June, 2012;

62) P. Palumbo, P. Pepe, S. Panunzi, A. De Gaetano, Observer-based glucose control via subcutaneous insulin administration, 8th IFAC Symposium on Biological and Medical Systems, IFAC-PapersOnline, Budapest, Hungary, August 29-31, 2012.

63) P. Pepe, On the Input-to-State Practical Stabilization of Nonlinear Neutral Systems, 51st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Maui, Hawaii, pp. 3880-3885, 2012;

64) P. Pepe, Input-to-State Stabilization in the Lp Space of Stabilizable Systems Described by Coupled Delay Differential and Difference Equations, IFAC Joint Conference SSC-TDS-FDA, Grenoble, IFAC-PapersOnline, Vol. 11, Part 1, pp. 427—432, DOI 10.3182/20130204-3-FR-4031.00056,2013;

65) P. Pepe, Input-to-State Stability of Nonlinear Functional Systems, Plenary Lecture, IFAC Joint Conference SSC-TDS-FDA, Grenoble, France, IFAC-PapersOnline, Vol. 11, Part 1, pp. 528—539, DOI 10.3182/20130204-3-FR-4031.00066, 2013;

66) P. Palumbo, P. Pepe, S. Panunzi, A. De Gaetano, Observer-based closed-loop control for the glucose-insulin system: local Input-to-State Stability with respect to unknown meal disturbances, American Control Conference, Washington, USA, pp. 1751-1756, June, 2013;

67) P. Palumbo, P. Pepe, J.D. Kong, S.S. Kumar, S. Panunzi, A. De Gaetano, Regulation of the Human Plasma Glycemia by Means of Glucose Measurements and Subcutaneous Insulin Administration, 3rd IFAC International Conference on Intelligent Control and Automation Science, Chengdu, China, IFAC-PapersOnline, 2013;

68) F. Mazenc, H. Ito, P. Pepe, Construction of Lyapunov functionals for coupled differential and continuous time difference equations, 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Florence, Italy, pp. 2245 - 2250, 2013;

69) P. Palumbo, P. Pepe, S. Panunzi, A. De Gaetano, Closed-loop glucose Control: application to the Euglycemic Hyperinsulinemic Clamp, 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Florence, Italy, pp. 4461 - 4466, 2013;

70) C. Buccella, C. Cecati, H. Latafat, P. Pepe, K. Razi, Linearization of LLC Resonant Converter Model Based on Extended Describing Function Concept, IEEE International Workshop on Intelligent Energy Systems (IWIES), Vienna, Austria, 2013;

71) G. Pola, P. Pepe, M.D. Di Benedetto, Symbolic Models for Networks of Discrete–Time Nonlinear Control Systems, IEEE American Control Conference, Portland, pp. 1787 - 1792, 2014;

72) P. Palumbo, G. Pizzichelli, P. Pepe, S. Panunzi, A. De Gaetano, Closed-loop control scheme for the Euglycemic Hyperinsulinemic Clamp: validation on virtual patients, 19th IFAC World Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, IFAC-PapersOnline, pp. 2088-2093, 2014;

73) H. Ito, F. Mazenc, P. Pepe, Construction of Lyapunov Functionals for Networks of Coupled Delay Differential and Continuous-Time Difference Equations, 19th IFAC World Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, IFAC-PapersOnline, pp. 6800-6805, 2014;

74) P. Pepe, H. Ito, Z.-P. Jiang, Design of Decentralized, Practically Stabilizing Controllers for a Class of Interconnected Retarded Systems, 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Los Angeles, USA, pp. 1209 -1214, 2014.

75) P. Latafat, P. Palumbo, P. Pepe, L. Kovacs, S. Panunzi, A. De Gaetano, An LMI-Based Controller for the Glucose-Insulin System, pp. 7-12, European Control Conference, Linz, Austria, 2015.

76) P. Pepe, Lyapunov-Razumikhin Methods for Stabilization in the Sample-and-Hold Sense of Retarded Nonlinear Systems, Proceedings (on-line) of SIAM Conference on Control and Its Applications, Paris, France, pp. 197-204, 2015.

77) P. Pepe, Linearizing and Stabilizing Discontinuous Feedbacks for Delay Systems as Stabilizers in the Sample-and-Hold Sense, Proceedings of the 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Osaka, Japan, pp. 1829-1834, 2015.

78) P. Pepe, Stabilization in the Sample-and-Hold Sense of Nonlinear Retarded Systems: Further Insights and Perspectives, Proceedings of the 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Osaka, Japan, pp. 7072-7077, 2015.

79) P. Pepe, E. Fridman, On Global Exponential Stability Preservation under Sampling for Globally Lipschitz Delay-Free and Retarded Systems, 13th IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems, Istanbul, Turkey, Vol. 49, pp. 41-46. IFAC-PapersOnline, 2016.

80) M. Di Ferdinando, P. Pepe, Robust Sample-and-Hold Stabilization for Nonlinear Retarded Systems, 13th IFAC Workshop on Time-Delay Systems, Istanbul, Turkey, Vol. 49, pp. 53-58, IFAC-PapersOnline, 2016.

81) P. Pepe, G. Pola, M.D. Di Benedetto, On Lyapunov-Krasovskii Characterizations of Stability Notions for Discrete-Time Systems with Unknown Time-Varying Time-Delays, Proceedings of the 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Las Vegas, USA, pp. 447-452, 2016.

82) P. Pepe, P. Palumbo, S. Panunzi, A. De Gaetano, Local Sampled-Data Control of the Glucose-Insulin System, IEEE American Control Conference, Seattle, WA, pp. 110--115, 2017.

83) A. Chaillet, P. Pepe, P. Mason, Y. Chitour, Is a point-wise dissipation rate enough to show ISS for time-delay systems? IFAC World Congress, Tolouse, FR, IFAC-PapersOnline, V. 50, p 14356-14361, 2017.

84) M. Di Ferdinando, P. Pepe, P. Palumbo, S. Panunzi, A. De Gaetano, Robust Global Nonlinear Sampled-Data Regulator for the Glucose-Insulin System, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 4686-4691, 2017.

85) M. Di Ferdinando, P. Pepe, On Emulation of Oserver-Based Stabilizers for Nonlinear Systems, IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Melbourne, Australia, p. 6738-6743, 2017.

86) P. Pepe, Spline Approximated Feedbacks for Local Sample-and-Hold Stabilization of Nonlinear Retarded Systems: Applications, IEEE Confeence on Decision and Control, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 3745-3750, 2017.

87) F. Cesarone, P. Pepe, N. Guglielmi, Solution by sampled-data control of a consensus problem: an approach by stabilization in the sample-and-hold sense, IEEE American Control Conference, Milwaukee, USA, pp. 6493-6498, 2018.

88) A. Iovine, G. Damm, E. De Santis, M.D. Di Benedetto, L. Galai-Dol, P. Pepe, Voltage Stabilization in a DC Micro Grid by an ISS-like Lyapunov Function implementing Droop Control, Proceedings of European Control Conference, Limassol, Cyprus, pp. 1130-1135, 2018. 

89) F. Battista, P. Pepe, Small-gain theorems for nonlinear discrete-time systems with uncertain time-varying time-delays, 57th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Miami, FL, USA, pp. 2029-2034, 2018.

90) A. Chaillet, P. Pepe, Integral input-to-state stability of delay systems based on Lyapunov-Krasovskii functionals with point-wise dissipation rate, Proceedings of 57th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Miami, FL, USA, pp. 5451-5456, 2018.

91) G. Pola, A. Borri, P. Pepe, P. Palumbo, M.D. Di Benedetto, Symbolic models approximating possibly unstable time-delay systems with application to the artificial pancreas, European Control Conference, Naples, Italy, 2019, to appear.

92) F. Cesarone, P. Pepe, Robustification of sample-and-hold controllers for the consensus problem, European Control Conference, Naples, Italy, 2029, to appear.

93) A. Chaillet, J. Orlowski, P. Pepe, A relaxed Lyapunov-Krasovskii condition for global exponential stability of Lipschitz time-delay systems, 58th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Nice, France, 2019, to appear.