Since the academic year 1980/81 Roberto Paolo Guidorzi has been holder
of the chair of Systems Theory at the
Faculty of Engineering of the University of Bologna.
Prior to that he was responsible for this course between
1973/74 and 1979/80. He has taught also a course of Computer Science
Principles at Bologna University from 1991/92 to 1994/95 and,
in 1992/93, the course Advanced Control Systems at Ferrara University
where he currently teaches the course Dynamic System Identification.
He teaches also the course Modeling and Control of Environmental Systems at
Bologna University from the academic year 1997/98 and Dynamic System Identification
He has, besides, been Director of the Computer Centre of the Faculty of
Engineering of Bologna University (C.C.I.B.) from 1987 to 1992 and has
been elected, in January 1997, Head of
CITAM (Centro Interfacoltà
per le Tecnologie Didattico-Educative Teleaudiovisive "G. Marconi"
dell'Università di Bologna).
In 1999 he has been elected Chairman of the Special Interest Group on
Web-based Open and Distance Learning in the context of the
(PROmoting Multimedia access in Education and Training in the EUropean
Society) initiative of the European Commission.
He is the author of some 150 publications dealing with subjects of a
methodological nature such as analysis of the structural properties of
linear and bilinear dynamic systems, the development of canonical
representations for these systems and their identification from
generic input/output noise-corrupted sequences and with applications
of system theory methodologies in determining dynamic models for
industrial processes (electric, chemical, petrochemical), natural
(reservoirs and storages of natural gas, Lakes Erie and Ontario and the
Adriatic Sea) and economic (models of the Dutch and Italian economies).
He is a reviewer for several national and international magazines
(IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Automatica (for which he
has acted as Associate Guest Editor), C-TAT, Systems & Control
Letters, International Journal of Control, Zentralblatt für Mathematik,
Mathematical Reviews, Ricerche di Automatica, The International Journal
of Modelling and Simulation) and has acted as Chairman of international
congresses such as MECO'78, the 5th IFAC Symposium on Identification
and System Parameter Estimation, MTNS 91, 93, 96 and 98.
He has been visiting professor at Washington University (St. Louis,
Missouri), Brown University (Provi- dence, Rhode Island), the University
of Florida (Gainesville, Florida) and the Technische Hogeschool
Eindhoven (Eindhoven, Holland) and, by invitation, has held seminars
at Italian and foreign universities, among them Washington University,
the ETH, Zürich, the University of Florida, the Technische Hogeschool
Eindhoven, Kaiserlautern Polytechnic, the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
as well as research organizations like the International Institute of
Applied Systems Analysis, the International Atomic Energy Agency and
UNESCO. He was also main invited speaker at the 1986 Benelux Meeting on
Systems and Control.
He has collaborated with various industries in the development of
advanced projects, among them management systems for a gas pipeline
network (SNAM, Milan), satellite navigation systems (Elettronica, Rome),
computerized injection systems for gasoline propulsors (Weber, Bologna),
software for the identification of natural gas reservoirs (Agip Mineraria,
Milan), tracking and data fusion (ITALTEL, Milan), early diagnosis
in railway systems (SASIB, Bologna).
In 1977 he was elected Coordinator of the subgroup Systems and Control
Theory of G.R.A.S. (Group of Researchers of Automatics and System Science)
and, in 1978, representative of the research personnel in G.N.A.S.
(National Group of Automatics and Science Systems) in the G.N.A.S.
Scientific Council. Since its foundation he has been a member of the
Interdepartmental Research Centre on Sea Sciences of the University of
Bologna and has coordinated, from 1984 to 1996, the research group of
Bologna University in the national project Identification, Control
and Optimization of Dynamical Systems. He is also coordinator of the
group participating to the European project
SIMONET (System Identification and MOdelling
NETwork) and of the STING (System Theory
and IdentificatioN Group) research group.
His present research interests concern filtering-oriented identification
of dynamic processes and blind channel identification and equalization as
well as the investigation
of advanced network-oriented educational technologies.
Prof. Guidorzi is mentioned in the International Directory of
Distinguished Leadership of the American Biographical Institute,
in Longman's Who's Who in Science, in Marquis' Who's Who in the World
and in Who's Who in World Oil and Gas of the Financial Times.