Francesco Bullo


Distinguished Professor

University of California, Santa Barbara

Francesco Bullo is Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was previously associated with the University of Padova, the California Institute of Technology, and the University of Illinois. He served as IEEE CSS President and as SIAG CST Chair. His research focuses on contraction theory, network systems and distributed control with application to machine learning, power grids, social networks, and robotics. He is the coauthor of “Geometric Control of Mechanical Systems” (Springer, 2004), “Distributed Control of Robotic Networks” (Princeton, 2009), “Lectures on Network Systems” (KDP, 2022, v1.6), and “Contraction Theory for Dynamical Systems” (KDP, 2022, v1.0). He is a Fellow of ASME, IEEE, IFAC, and SIAM.