Paolo Bolzern was born in Milan (Italy) in 1955. He received a doctor degree in Electronic Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano in 1978. From 1979 to 1981, he worked on modelling and identification of environmental systems at IIASA, Laxenburg (Austria), and at the Istituto di Elettrotecnica ed Elettronica of the Politecnico di Milano. In 1982, he was employed as a computer application engineer at ELC-Electroconsult. From 1983 to 1987, he was a researcher with the Centro di Teoria dei Sistemi of the National Research Council (CNR) in Milan. Since July 1987, he has been working with the Politecnico di Milano, where he is presently Full Professor of Systems and Control at the Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, and he serves as the Coordinator of the Systems and Control section. His current research interests include adaptive identification, robust filtering and control, guidance of autonomous articulated vehicles, control of switching systems.