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Journal papers

    2019

  1. C. Cuba Samaniego, G. Giordano and E. Franco, "Periodic switching in a recombinase-based molecular circuit", IEEE Control Systems Letters, to appear.
  2. F. Blanchini, G. Chesi, P. Colaneri and G. Giordano, "Checking structural stability of BDC-decomposable systems via convex optimisation", IEEE Control Systems Letters, to appear. (*)
  3. C. Drioli, G. Giordano, D. Salvati, F. Blanchini and G. L. Foresti, "Acoustic target tracking through a cluster of mobile agents", IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, to appear.
  4. PDF download F. Blanchini, D. Casagrande, F. Fabiani, G. Giordano, R. Pesenti, "Network-decentralised optimisation and control: an explicit saturated solution", Automatica, 103, pp. 379-389, 2019. (*)
  5. PDF download F. Blanchini, G. Giordano, "BDC-decomposition for global influence analysis", IEEE Control Systems Letters - Special Issue on Control and Network Theory for Biological Systems, 3(2), pp. 260-265, 2019. (*)
  6. 2018

  7. PDF download G. Giordano, D. Bauso, F. Blanchini, "A robust saturated strategy for n-player Prisoner's dilemma", SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, 56(5), pp. 3478-3498, 2018.
  8. PDF download G. Giordano, "CERT-mediated ceramide transfer is a structurally tunable flow-inducing mechanism with structural feed-forward loops", Royal Society Open Science, 5(6):180494, 2018.
  9. PDF download F. Blanchini, C. Cuba Samaniego, E. Franco, G. Giordano, "Homogeneous time constants promote oscillations in negative feedback loops", ACS Synthetic Biology, 7(6), pp. 1481-1487, 2018. (*)
  10. PDF download D. Palma, P. L. Montessoro, G. Giordano, F. Blanchini, "Biometric palmprint verification: a dynamical system approach", IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, to appear, 2018.
  11. PDF download F. Blanchini, C. Cuba Samaniego, E. Franco, G. Giordano, "Aggregates of Monotonic Step Response systems: a structural classification", IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems - Special Issue on Approaches to Control Biological and Biologically Inspired Networks, 5(2), pp. 782-792, 2018. (*)
  12. PDF download F. Blanchini, D. Casagrande, G. Giordano, U. Viaro, "A bounded complementary sensitivity function ensures topology-independent stability of homogeneous dynamical networks", IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 63(4), pp. 1140-1146, 2018. (*)
  13. 2017

  14. PDF download F. Blanchini, G. Giordano, "Polyhedral Lyapunov functions structurally ensure global asymptotic stability of dynamical networks iff the Jacobian is non-singular", Automatica, 86(12), pp. 183-191, 2017. (*)
  15. PDF download G. Giordano, C. Altafini, "Qualitative and quantitative responses to press perturbations in ecological networks", Scientific Reports, 7:11378, 2017.
  16. PDF download F. Blanchini, G. Fenu, G. Giordano, F. A. Pellegrino, "Model-free plant tuning", IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 62(6), pp. 2623-2634, 2017. (*)
  17. PDF download G. Giordano, F. Blanchini, "Flow-inducing networks", IEEE Control Systems Letters, 1(1), pp. 44-49, 2017.
    (The contents of this paper were also selected by the Program Committee of the 56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Melbourne 2017, for presentation at the Conference.)
  18. PDF download F. Blanchini, D. Casagrande, G. Giordano, S. Miani, S. Olaru, V. Reppa, "Active fault isolation: a duality-based approach via convex programming", SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, 55(3), pp. 1619-1640, 2017. (*)
  19. PDF download F. Blanchini, G. Fenu, G. Giordano, F. A. Pellegrino, "A convex programming approach to the inverse kinematics problem for manipulators under constraints", European Journal of Control, 33, pp. 11-23, 2017. (*)
  20. PDF download F. Blanchini, D. Casagrande, G. Giordano, P. L. Montessoro, "A robust decentralized control for channel-sharing communication", IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, 4(2), pp. 336-346, 2017. (*)
  21. PDF download C. Cuba Samaniego, G. Giordano, F. Blanchini, E. Franco, "Stability analysis of an artificial biomolecular oscillator with non-cooperative regulatory interactions", Journal of Biological Dynamics, 11(1), pp. 102-120, 2017.
  22. 2016

  23. PDF download G. Giordano, F. Blanchini, E. Franco, V. Mardanlou, P. L. Montessoro, "The smallest eigenvalue of the generalized Laplacian matrix, with application to network-decentralized estimation for homogeneous systems", IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, 3(4), pp. 312-324, 2016.
  24. M. T. Laraba, S. Olaru, S.-I. Niculescu, F. Blanchini, G. Giordano, D. Casagrande, S. Miani, "Guide on set invariance for delay difference equations", Annual Reviews in Control, 41, pp. 13-23, 2016.
  25. PDF download F. Blanchini, D. Casagrande, G. Giordano, U. Viaro, "Robust constrained Model Predictive Control of fast electromechanical systems", Journal of the Franklin Institute, 353 (9), pp. 2087-2103, June 2016. (*)
  26. PDF download C. Cuba Samaniego, G. Giordano, J. Kim, F. Blanchini, E. Franco, "Molecular titration promotes oscillations and bistability in minimal network models with monomeric regulators", ACS Synthetic Biology, 5 (4), pp. 321-333, 2016.
  27. PDF download F. Blanchini, D. Casagrande, G. Giordano, U. Viaro, "A switched system approach to dynamic race modelling", Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems, 21 (8), pp. 37-48, 2016. (*) AudioSlides Presentation

    NAHS Best Paper Award 2017

  28. PDF download F. Blanchini, E. Franco, G. Giordano, V. Mardanlou, P. L. Montessoro, "Compartmental flow control: decentralization, robustness and optimality", Automatica, 64 (2), pp. 18-28, 2016. (*) AudioSlides Presentation
  29. PDF download G. Giordano, C. Cuba Samaniego, E. Franco, F. Blanchini, "Computing the structural influence matrix for biological systems", Journal of Mathematical Biology, 72 (7), pp. 1927-1958, June 2016.
  30. 2015

  31. PDF download F. Blanchini, E. Franco, G. Giordano, "Network-decentralized control strategies for stabilization", IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 60 (2), pp. 491-496, 2015. (*)
  32. 2014

  33. PDF download F. Blanchini, G. Giordano, "Piecewise-linear Lyapunov functions for structural stability of biochemical networks", Automatica, 50 (10), pp. 2482-2493, 2014. (*)        Errata corrige AudioSlides Presentation
  34. PDF download F. Blanchini, E. Franco, G. Giordano, "A structural classification of candidate oscillatory and multistationary biochemical systems", Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 76 (10), pp. 2542-2569, 2014. (*)
  35. PDF download E. Franco, G. Giordano, P.-O. Forsberg, R. M. Murray, "Negative autoregulation matches production and demand in synthetic transcriptional networks", ACS Synthetic Biology, 3 (8), pp. 589-599, 2014.

Book chapters

  1. PDF download F. Blanchini, D. Casagrande, G. Giordano, S. Miani, "On the LPV control design and its applications to some classes of dynamical systems". In S. Olaru, A. Grancharova, F. Lobo Pereira (Editors), Developments in Model-Based Optimization and Control. Distributed Control and Industrial Applications, pp. 319-338, Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences 464, Springer, 2015. (*)

Conference papers (peer reviewed proceedings)

    2019

  1. G. Giordano, L. M. de Graaf, E. Vasilakou, S. A. Wahl, "Unraveling energy homeostasis in a dynamic model of glycolysis in Escherichia coli", invited paper, Proceedings of the European Control Conference, Napoli, Italy, June 2019. (*)
  2. G. Giordano, A. Singh, F. Blanchini, "Analysis of coupled genetic oscillators with delayed positive feedback interconnections", invited paper, Proceedings of the European Control Conference, Napoli, Italy, June 2019.
  3. F. Blanchini, D. Casagrande, G. Giordano, U. Viaro, "A switched model for mixed cooperative-competitive social dynamics", invited paper, Proceedings of the European Control Conference, Napoli, Italy, June 2019. (*)
  4. C. Cuba Samaniego, G. Giordano, E. Franco, "Practical differentiation using ultrasensitive molecular circuits", invited paper, Proceedings of the European Control Conference, Napoli, Italy, June 2019.
  5. 2018

  6. PDF download F. Blanchini, H. El-Samad, G. Giordano, E. Sontag, "Control-theoretic methods for biological networks", tutorial paper, Proceedings of the 57th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 466-483, Fontainebleau, Miami Beach (FL), USA, December 2018. (*)
  7. PDF download C. Cuba Samaniego, G. Giordano, E. Franco, "Design and analysis of a biomolecular positive-feedback oscillator", invited paper, Proceedings of the 57th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 1083-1088, Fontainebleau, Miami Beach (FL), USA, December 2018.
  8. PDF download F. Blanchini, D. Casagrande, G. Giordano, S. Miani, S. Olaru, V. Reppa, "Fault isolation for large scale discrete-time systems based on implicit set representation", Proceedings of the European Control Conference, pp. 685-690, Limassol, Cyprus, June 2018. (*)
  9. 2017

  10. PDF download G. Giordano, C. Altafini, "Interaction sign patterns in biological networks: from qualitative to quantitative criteria", invited paper, Proceedings of the 56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 5348-5353, Melbourne, Australia, December 2017.
  11. PDF download F. Blanchini, G. Fenu, G. Giordano, F. A. Pellegrino, "Model-free tuning of plants with parasitic dynamics", Proceedings of the 56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 499-504, Melbourne, Australia, December 2017. (*)
  12. PDF download F. Blanchini, C. Cuba Samaniego, E. Franco, G. Giordano, "Aggregates of Positive Impulse Response systems: a decomposition approach for complex networks", invited paper, Proceedings of the 56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 1987-1992, Melbourne, Australia, December 2017. (*)
  13. PDF download G. Giordano, M. Segata, F. Blanchini, R. Lo Cigno, "A joint network/control design for cooperative automatic driving", Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC), pp. 167-174, Torino, Italy, November 2017.
  14. PDF download F. Blanchini, G. Fenu, G. Giordano, F. A. Pellegrino, "Discrete-time trials for tuning without a model", Proceedings of the 20th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC 2017 World Congress), pp. 1575-1580, Toulouse, France, July 2017 (IFAC-PapersOnLine 50-1, July 2017, pp. 1539-1544). (*)
  15. PDF download F. Blanchini, D. Casagrande, G. Giordano, U. Viaro, "Topology-independent robust stability of homogeneous dynamic networks", Proceedings of the 20th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC 2017 World Congress), pp. 1772-1777, Toulouse, France, July 2017 (IFAC-PapersOnLine 50-1, July 2017, pp. 1736-1741). (*)
  16. 2016

  17. PDF download G. Giordano, A. Rantzer, V. Jonsson, "A convex optimization approach to cancer treatment to address tumor heterogeneity and imperfect drug penetration in physiological compartments", invited paper, Proceedings of the 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 2494-2500, Las Vegas (NV), USA, December 2016.
  18. PDF download G. Giordano, D. Bauso, F. Blanchini, "A saturated strategy robustly ensures stability of the cooperative equilibrium for Prisoner's dilemma", invited paper, Proceedings of the 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 4427-4432, Las Vegas (NV), USA, December 2016.
  19. PDF download G. Giordano, E. Franco, "Negative feedback enables structurally signed steady-state influences in artificial biomolecular networks", Proceedings of the 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 3369-3374, Las Vegas (NV), USA, December 2016.
  20. 2015

  21. PDF download F. Blanchini, G. Giordano, "Polyhedral Lyapunov functions for structural stability of biochemical systems in concentration and reaction coordinates", Proceedings of the 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 3110-3115, Osaka, Japan, December 2015. (*)
  22. PDF download F. Blanchini, G. Fenu, G. Giordano, F. A. Pellegrino, "Plant tuning: a robust Lyapunov approach", Proceedings of the 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 1142-1147, Osaka, Japan, December 2015. (*)
  23. PDF download F. Blanchini, E. Franco, G. Giordano, "Structural conditions for oscillations and multistationarity in aggregate monotone systems", invited paper, Proceedings of the 54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 609-614, Osaka, Japan, December 2015. (*)
  24. PDF download D. Palma, P. L. Montessoro, G. Giordano, F. Blanchini, "A dynamic algorithm for palmprint recognition", Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security (IEEE CNS 2015), 1st IEEE Workshop on Security and Privacy in Cybermatics (SPiCy 2015), pp. 659-662, Firenze, Italy, September 2015.
  25. PDF download F. Blanchini, G. Fenu, G. Giordano, F. A. Pellegrino, "Inverse kinematics by means of convex programming: some developments", Proceedings of the 11th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE 2015), pp. 515-520, Gothenburg, Sweden, August 2015. (*)
  26. PDF download F. Blanchini, D. Casagrande, G. Giordano, U. Viaro, "Properties of switching–dynamics race models", Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Control (ECC15), pp. 2907-2912, Linz, Austria, July 2015. (*)
  27. PDF download F. Blanchini, G. Giordano, "Structural stability of biochemical networks: quadratic vs. polyhedral Lyapunov functions", 8th IFAC Symposium on Robust Control Design (ROCOND'15), pp. 277-282, Bratislava, Slovakia, July 2015 (IFAC-PapersOnLine 48-14, 2015, pp. 278–283). (*)
  28. PDF download M. T. Laraba, S. Olaru, S.-I. Niculescu, F. Blanchini, G. Giordano, D. Casagrande, S. Miani, "Set invariance for delay difference equations", 12th IFAC Workshop on Time Delay Systems, Ann Arbor (MI), USA, June 2015 (IFAC-PapersOnLine 48-12, 2015, pp. 215-220).
  29. 2014

  30. PDF download F. Blanchini, G. Giordano, P. L. Montessoro, "Network–decentralized robust congestion control with node traffic splitting", Proceedings of the 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 2901-2906, Los Angeles (CA), USA, December 2014. (*)
  31. PDF download F. Blanchini, C. Cuba Samaniego, E. Franco, G. Giordano, "Design of a molecular clock with RNA–mediated regulation", Proceedings of the 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 4611-4616, Los Angeles (CA), USA, December 2014. (*)
  32. 2013

  33. PDF download F. Blanchini, E. Franco, G. Giordano, "Structured-LMI conditions for stabilizing network-decentralized control", Proceedings of the 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 6880-6885, Firenze, Italy, December 2013. (*)
  34. PDF download G. Giordano, E. Franco, R. M. Murray, "Feedback architectures to regulate flux of components in artificial gene networks", Proceedings of the American Control Conference (ACC), pp. 4747-4752, Washington (DC), USA, June 2013.
  35. 2012

  36. PDF download F. Blanchini, E. Franco, G. Giordano, "Determining the structural properties of a class of biological models", invited paper, Proceedings of the 51st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 5505-5510, Maui (HI), USA, December 2012. (*)

Conference contributions (peer reviewed, without proceedings)

  1. G. van Furth, G. Giordano and Z. Perkó, "Optimal control of combined chemo-radiation therapy treatments for improving cancer care", TU Delft BioDay 2019, Delft, The Netherlands, July 2019. (*)
  2. L. M. de Graaf, E. Vasilakou, G. Giordano and S. A. Wahl, "Metabolic stability under highly dynamic conditions - An experimental and theoretical analysis of the energy homeostasis in E. coli", TU Delft BioDay 2019, Delft, The Netherlands, July 2019.
  3. G. van Furth, G. Giordano and Z. Perkó, "Optimal control of combined chemo-radiation therapy treatments for improving cancer care", NWO Life Congress, Utrecht Bunnik, The Netherlands, May 2019. (*)
  4. L. M. de Graaf, E. Vasilakou, G. Giordano and S. A. Wahl, "Analysis of the energy homeostasis by modeling substrate dynamics in E. coli", BioSB 2019 Conference, Lunteren, The Netherlands, April 2019.
  5. F. Blanchini, G. Giordano, "Understanding biological phenomena with control-theoretic tools", in the tutorial session "Control-theoretic methods for biological networks", 57th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Fontainebleau, Miami Beach (FL), USA, December 2018. (*)
  6. PDF download G. Giordano, F. Blanchini, "Structural analysis of dynamical networks: BDC-decomposition and influence matrix", Reglermöte 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden, June 2016. Poster
  7. F. Blanchini, G. Giordano, "Structural properties and robustness in biochemical networks", Workshop on Uncertain Dynamical Systems 2014 (WUDS'14), Amsterdam, the Netherlands, August 2014. (*)
  8. G. Giordano, E. Franco, R. M. Murray, "Feedback architectures to regulate flux of components in artificial gene networks", 1st FVG PhD Symposium, Grado (GO), Italy, October 2013.

Theses and technical reports

  1. PDF download G. Giordano, "Structural Analysis and Control of Dynamical Networks", Ph.D. Thesis, defended at the University of Udine, April 2016.

    EECI PhD Award 2016: best PhD thesis in Europe in the field of Control for Complex and Heterogeneous Systems

  2. G. Giordano, "Structural Properties of Biochemical Systems", M.Sc. Thesis, defended at the University of Udine, October 2012.
  3. G. Giordano, "Biomolecular Rate-Regulator Circuits", Technical Report for the SURF Project at the California Institute of Technology, August 2012.
  4. G. Giordano, "Equalized Filtering of Discrete-Time Processes", B.Sc. Thesis, defended at the University of Udine, November 2010.
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