Vito Cerone is a Professor of Control Systems in the Department of Control and Computer Engineering (Dipartimento di Automatica e Informatica) at the Politecnico di Torino.
He received the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering in 1984 and the PhD in System Engineering in 1989 from the Politecnico di Torino, Italy. From 1989 to 1990, he has been a Research Fellow at the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Birmingham (UK). From 1989 to 1998, he has been an Assistant Professor with the Department of Control and Computer Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino, where he has been an Associate Professor from 1998 to 2021. In May 2014, he was awarded the Italian National Scientific Qualification to full professorship (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale – ASN), in Automatica (09/G1). Since 2021 he has been a Full Professor at the Politecnico di Torino. He is a co-author of Linear Quadratic Control: An Introduction. His main research interests include system identification, parameter estimation, optimization, and control, with applications to automotive systems. He has served as Editor for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology from 2019 to 2022.
He has published numerous scientific papers (H-Index: see the Google Scholar page), in the areas of modelling, identification and control, in top journals, including IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Automatica, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, International Journal of Robust Control and nonlinear Control, Systems and Control Letters, IEEE Control Systems Magazine. He has also presented many contributions to international conferences such as IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, American Control Conference, IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications, IFAC Symposium on System identification, European Control Conference, Ifac World Congress, and IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium.
At the Politecnico di Torino, he heads the System Identification and Control group. National and local projects and contracts with industrial companies have funded his research.
Vito Cerone served as deputy director of the Dipartimento di Automatica e Informatica from October 2007 to December 2011 and from October 2015 until September 2019. He has been a member of the steering committee of the same department since 2004.