Roberto Tempo
Former member, CNR IEIIT Torino

Director of research
CNR-IEIIT
c/o Politecnico di Torino
Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino - Italy
TEMPO Roberto photo

Roberto Tempo suddenly passed away on January 14, 2017 during a ski mountaineering trip in the Alps, leaving his family, friends and colleagues in a deep grief. Roberto was special for many people around the world, appreciated and loved both for his outstanding professional skills and for his human qualities, for his warmth, for his integrity, and for his open mind. We will miss him as a colleague, leading researcher and friend.

Many beautiful messages about Roberto have been received from colleagues and friends. A website is under construction to share these Memories.

Several initiatives to honour the memory of Roberto have been organized or are under way.

  • A workshop entitled Roberto Tempo: In memoriam was held at the Institute of Control Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia on January 30, 2017
  • A Semi-Plenary session entitled A Tribute to the Memory of Roberto Tempo will be held at the IFAC World Congress in Toulouse, France
    • Time: Monday July 10, 2017, 18:15-19:10
    • Place: Main Amphitheater of Toulouse Congress Center, with video projection in a parallel room
  • Starting this year, the usual Workshop on uncertain dynamical systems organized by the Technical Committee on Robust Control of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) will change its name in Workshop "Roberto Tempo" on Uncertain Dynamical Systems. The workshop will take place the week before the IFAC World Congress in Banyuls-sur-Mer, France.
    • Time: July 5-7, 2017
    • Place: Observatoire Océanologique de Banyuls-sur-Mer
  • A special session dedicated to Roberto and his work will be held at Convegno AUTOMATICA.IT 2017 (Milan, 11-13 September 2017)
  • Special sessions dedicated to Roberto and his research are being organised in occasion of the 56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Melbourne, Australia