Born in Milan in 1941.
Dr. Ing. degree in Electronics from the Politecnico di Milano in 1964.
University teaching qualification in Automatic Control in 1971.
Since 1976 Full Professor of Theory of Regulation at the Politecnico di Milano.
Member of the Board of directors of the Politecnico di Milano from 1984 to 1986.
Director of the Centro di Teoria dei Sistemi (C.N.R).
Since 1992 Professor of Control Theory at the Politecnico di Milano.
Former Chairman of the Electronic Engineering Faculty Board. Head of the Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione (DEI) from November 2002 to December 2005.
Since 2012 professor emeritus.