Dr Andrea Lecchini-Visintini


Lecturer in Control Engineering

Aerospace & Computational Engineering Research Group

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Brief biography

Dr Lecchini-Visintini obtained the Laurea (5-year degree) in Information Engineering (1997) and a PhD in Automatic Control (2001) respectively from the University of Pavia and the University of Brescia in Italy. He was a post-doc researcher at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium (2001 - 2003), and a Research Associate in the Control Group at the University of Cambridge (2003- 2006) . He also held visiting appointments at the Australian National University, Canberra, in November 2002 and in August 2005.

Dr Lecchini-Visintini is currently a member of the editorial boards of the Int. Journal of Control. In the past he has also been an editor of the Int. J. of Adaptive Control and Signal Processing and of the European Control Conference.


Current course modules lectured:

  • EG2302 System Dynamics and Control (2nd year);
  • EG3323 Digital Control and Actuators (3rd year)
  • EG3313 State Variables Control (3rd year)
  • EG4321/7040 Nonlinear Control (4th year and MSc)


Funded research projects:

  • A. Lecchini-Visintini
    Industrial Fellowship hosted at Rolls-Royce Control Systems, Royal Academy of Engineering, (2019-2020).
  • A. Lecchini-Visintini, M.C. Turner
    Collaborative research project funded by Rolls-Royce (2018-2019).
  • Modelling and Control of a Jet Engine Hydro Mechanical Unit
    PhD studentship funded by Rolls-Royce (2014 - 2016).

  • A. Lecchini-Visintini
    Optimization with Monte Carlo methods for the control of complex systems 
    EPSRC First Grant (1/03/2010 - 30/11/2011)
  • J. Maciejowski, A. Lecchini-Visintini (co-Investigator)
    iFly: Safety, Complexity and Responsibility based design and validation of highly automated Air Traffic Management
    EU 6th Framework Programme Aeronautics and Space: innovative Air Traffic Management research
    (22/05/2007 - 21/08/2011)
  • J. Maciejowski, A. Lecchini-Visintini (co-Investigator),
    Stochastic model predictive control: theory and application to air-traffic control 
    EPSRC (1/6/2005 - 30/05/2009)

PhD students:

  • Amadi UDU, Machine learning for fault detection in aero-engines, Nigerian Air Force, 1st year.
  • Poppy TURNER, cross-college PhD studentship in Bioinformatics, graduated in 2020, now Trainee Clinical Scientist at NHS
  • Tomas PULLER, Rolls-Royce studentship, graduated in 2018, now R&D Engineer at Honeywell.
  • Xiaoxing FU, graduated in 2017.


Journal papers

Selected conference papers

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