Alberto Isidori, born in Rapallo in 1942, obtained his Laurea degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rome in 1965 and the Libera Docenza in Automatic Control from the University of Rome in 1969. Since 1975, he is Professor of Automatic Control at this University.
He has held visiting position at various academic/research institutions which include: University of Florida, Gainesville in 1974, University of California, Davis in 1983, Arizona State University, Tempe in 1986, University of Illinois, Urbana in 1987, CINVESTAV, Mexico City in 1987, University of California, Berkeley in 1988, ETH, Zurich in 1991, Universite Paris-Dauphine, Paris in 1992, NASA, Langley in 1996, Mittag-Leffler Institute, Stockholm in 2003 and Washington University in St. Louis between 1989 and 2006.
He is currently President of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) for the triennium 2008-2011. He has been President of the European Union Control Association (EUCA) between 1995 and 1997.