Nicola Forti is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Engineering at the University of Florence, Italy. He 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 in 2009 and 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. He received his Ph.D. (with highest honors) in Information Engineering from the University of Florence in 2016, under the supervision of Prof. Luigi Chisci and Prof. Giorgio Battistelli. 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 2017 he was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Information Engineering (Systems and Control group) at the University of Florence, Italy. From 2018 to 2023 he was a Scientist in the NATO Science & Technology Organization – Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (STO CMRE).

Dr. Forti’s main research interests include systems and control theory, state estimation and filtering, sensor networks and data fusion, statistical signal processing, artificial intelligence and data-driven modelling applied to networked control systems, cyber-physical systems, large-scale systems, autonomous and multi-agent systems.