Alessandro Papadopoulos


Mälardalens University

Alessandro V. Papadopoulos is a Full Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Mälardalen University, Sweden, and a visiting professor at the University of Malaga, Spain. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. (summa cum laude) degrees in Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy. He further earned his Ph.D. degree (Hons.) in Information Technology, specializing in Systems and Control, from Politecnico di Milano in 2013. He was a Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Automatic Control, Lund, Sweden (2014-2016), and at Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy (2016). Since 2016, he has been with Mälardalen University, where he was Assistant Professor (2016-2018), Associate Professor (2018-2022), and Full Professor (since 2022).

He was the Program Chair for the Mediterranean Control Conference (MED) 2022, and for the Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS) 2023. He serves on the editorial board of ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems and the Leibniz Transactions on Embedded Systems.

In 2020, he was awarded a strategic mobility grant by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF), giving him the opportunity to collaborate with ABB (Sweden) on the design of the computing infrastructure of future-generation automation systems. His research interests include control theory, robotics, real-time systems, and distributed systems. His work is funded by a combination of prestigious personal grants, industrial collaborations, and European Union and national projects.