Nicola Forti is currently a Research Scientist in the NATO Science & Technology Organization – Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (STO CMRE).
He received his Ph.D. (with highest honors) in Information Engineering from the University of Florence, Italy in 2016, under the supervision of Prof. Luigi Chisci and Prof. Giorgio Battistelli. He also completed his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Robotics and Mechatronics and his M.S. (cum laude) in Electrical and Automation Engineering at the University of Florence, Italy in 2013. In 2010, he participated in a study abroad program for a period of 6 months at the 
University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Odense, Denmark, where he started his Master. In 2015 he has been a Visiting Research Scholar in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Pittsburgh, PA, for one year, where we worked with Prof. Bruno Sinopoli on security of cyber-physical systems. In 2016-2017 he was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Information Engineering (Systems and Control group) at the University of Florence, Italy.

Dr. Forti’s main research interests include state estimation and systems theory, statistical signal processing, artificial intelligence and machine learning, sensor networks and information fusion, with special emphasis on inference and learning from big data, multisensor multitarget tracking, monitoring/control of networked control systems, distributed parameter systems, and secure cyber-physical systems.