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Position Permanent position
Role IAB Leader
Institution Ford Motor Company
Address 2101 Village Rd
48121 Dearborn
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Dr. Stefano Di Cairano received the Laurea degree in Computer Engineering in 2004, and the PhD in Information Engineering i n 2008, both from the University of Siena, Italy. In $2008$ he was granted the International Curriculum Option for Doctoral Studies in Hybrid Control for Complex Distributed and Heterogenous Embedded Systems.

In 2002--2003 he was visiting student  at the Informatics and Mathematical Modelling department, the
Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark. In 2006--2007 he was visiting researcher at the Control and
Dynamical Systems department, the California Institute of  Technology, Pasadedna, CA, where he joined the team competing in the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge. In 2008, he joined as a Sr. Research Engineer the Powertrain
Control Research and Advanced Engineering department, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI, where he is now Technical Expert in Optimal Powertrain Control.

His research focuses on the application of optimization-based control algorithms to complex systems including powertrain, vehicle dynamics, energy management, and supply chains. His interests include Automotive Control, Model Predictive Control, Networked Distributed Control Systems, Hybrid Systems,

Optimization Algorithms, and Stochastic Control.