Paolo Arena received his Master Degree in Electronic Engineering (cum
Laude) in 1990; in 1994 he got his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering; in
1996 he became Assistant Professor in Control and System Theory at the
University of Catania. Since 2000 he is Associate Professor of Control
and System Theory at the University of Catania. He is a Senior Member of
the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, Control System Society, Nuclear
and Plasma Science Society and Robotics and Automation society, Italian
National consortium Biostructures and Biosystems. He is co-author of
more than 150 scientific papers, both published on international
research journals and in the proceedings of International conferences.
Among his publications are five monographs edited by International
Publishers and three international patents. Since 1995 has been
professor of different subjects in the field of System and Control
theory, Optimization theory, Bioengineering and Biorobotics.
Paolo Arena participates to several National and International
scientific projects and European Research Networks, some of them are
coordinated by himself.
Paolo Arena served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transaction on
Circuits and Systems, Part I in the period 2002-2004 and in 2005. He
served and Guest Co-editor of the Special Issue of the IEEE Transaction
CAS I on CNN Technology and Active wave computing, published in May
2004. He also served as Guest Co-Editor for the International Journal of
Circuit Theory and Applications, Special Issue on CNN Technology, parts
I and II, published in 2005 and 2006, respectively.
He has been serving as Chair elect of the IEEE Circuits and Systems
Chapter, Central and South Italy Section, since 2002.
He was the organiser of special sessions in several conference on
circuits, systems and control.
He is a member of the Technical committee on Cellular Neural Networks
and Array Computing since 2000, and of the BIOCAS (Biological circuits
Prof. Paolo Arena research interests include the following fields:
- Artificial Supervised And Unsupervised Neural Networks (Theoretical
aspects and application to modelling of nonlinear systems, as well as
- Cellular Nonlinear Networks (CNNs) (Theoretical aspects, modelling and
control of complex systems; Applications to real-time sensing/processing
for diagnostics and control );
- Complex Systems, CNNs and Bio-Robotics (Theoretical aspects,
Bio-inspired robots design, realization and control; Hybrid systems on
chip for locomotion control);
- Non-Integer Order Systems (Theoretical aspects and applications);
- Complex Systems and Perception
More details about some ongoing projects can be found in the following